The Vancouver fleet keeps rolling along, we have about 11 boats sailing out of Kitsilano Yacht Club, with a couple of more boats in the surrounding areas. There’s usually at least 5 or 6 boats on the start line on any given race night. www.kitsilanoyachtclub.com
The fleet is integrated quite closely with the other fleets in the Pacific Northwest, including a few boats from BC’s interior, and we try to race as many events as we can with the boats from the Seattle area, which has a rapidly growing fleet sailing primarily out of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Seattle. http://www.cycseattle.org/racing/fleets/5o5/
Our highlights for the 2017 season include the usual local Kits events, the Kitsilano Invitational July 8/9 and the Bluenose Nov 4/5; as well as a couple of popular long-distance races which offer a nice change from the normal round-the-buoys format. We also plan on sailing the Pacific Coast Championships.
The 505 fleet continues to be one of the largest & most active dinghy fleets on English Bay, and we’re always happy to showcase the boat to interested sailors.
(Kits Invite 2016)