Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race 2019 welcomes Royal Canadian Navy Participation
The Van Isle 360 Yacht Race is pleased to announce the participation of Royal Canadian Navy Sail Training Vessels Goldcrest and Tuna as competitors in the 2019 Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race, June 1 to 15, 2019. The vessels will be crewed by naval officers and sailors in training.
The RCN will also provide the Orca-class patrol craft RAVEN (PCT 56) as a support vessel and for search and rescue capabilities if required by the Joint Rescue Command Centre (JRCC) Victoria.
Public events organized for the race are presently scheduled for the following ports:
Nanaimo – May 31st, 1200-1600hrs Informal welcome reception by Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue at the Visiting Vessels Pier off Cameron Island in Downtown Nanaimo.
Nanaimo – June 1st Pancake breakfast at 7:00AM at the Visiting Vessel Pier! Park at the Port Theatre Parkade and walk over to the Pier (next to the condo on Cameron Island). The official start of the race is at 9:30AM.
The Van Isle 360 is a biennial, 580 nautical mile point-to-point race circumnavigating wild and rugged Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Sailed in nine legs, encompassing 14 days, the course provides inshore, offshore and overnight sailing through some of the most stunning and challenging waters on the planet.
The race is the premiere sailboat race in the Pacific North West, having gained world-wide recognition in the sailing community since the first race in 1999. There is no other race in the world like the Van Isle. Most races start in a community, and then the sterns of the sailboats disappear over the horizon not to be seen again for days or weeks. The Van Isle visits 9 different ports during the two-week circumnavigation, laying out the natural marine beauty of Vancouver Island to participants and visitors around the world. This year’s race will feature 38 of the fastest yachts in the Pacific North West.
For more information contact:
Van Isle 360 Yacht Race – Sylvia or Jeff Motley (250) 324-886
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