Tiddly Cove Yacht Club

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Tiddly Cove Yacht Club is a Vancouver yacht club focused on keelboat cruising and PHRF racing. It's always a fun time, no matter what the weather!

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 English Bay Scramble

Tiddly Cove’s annual English Bay Scramble is the most interesting and popular sailboat race in Vancouver.  The English Bay Scramble is a unique race where tacticians have free rein in how the marks are rounded, even which way to cross the start line. It delivers a unique combination of:

  • the strategic challenges of a long distance race (varying sea states, winds, tides)
  • the accessibility of English Bay (no long delivery trips required)
  • a legendary after-party! (BBQ, music and prizes)
  • an open, low-intensity format, suitable to sailors of all experience levels (and budgets!)

The Race:

  • Racing starts at 11am on Saturday August 13th.
  • Division splits aligned with VARC divisions.  Div 1 scores ORC for VARC and PHRF for overall.
  • BACK this year is an ORC division.  All boats with a valid ORC certificate may participate in the ORC division in addition to their regular VARC division, and be eligible for special prizing.
  • Included in the VARC Boat of the Year Championship, Division 1, 2, 3, 7, and M242 Championships.
  • Early Registration before noon on August 8 is only $60 and includes dinner and a drink for the skipper.  Registration and payment must be received by 8 PM August 12.  If you cannot pay online then payment can be made in cash at the skippers meeting.
  • Skippers meeting and last chance to register is 7pm Friday August 12 at the Kits Yacht Club.

The Party:

After the race join all the skippers and crew for the free party, results, awards and more at the Kits Yacht Club.   Skippers, you're dinner ticket is included FREE at the door with your paid registration.

  • Fully catered Burger Bar complete with salads, chips and more, including your first beer or wine for only $25.  Cash only please.
  • Bar opens immediately after the race until 11pm.  Cash only please.
  • Music and Dancing.
  • The Scramble Sailors Challenge.
  • Results, awards and prizes.
  • Bring your crew to the best after-party of the year.

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Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

Competitor List

"The Scramble is probably the only race in the Lower Mainland where independent thought actually pays off. Nowhere else does splitting away from your competition actually make sense and it is the only race where you can take a course that is not taken by your competitors and actually expect it to pay off in winning. The winning strategies that I have seen so far go from very straightforward to incredibly bizarre." - Peter Lagergren, GOOSE ‘n DUCK, 2006

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Upcoming events

May 10, 2016 (PDT) • English Bay
June 30, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • English Bay
July 07, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • English Bay
July 14, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • English Bay

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