and Sunday Short Course Races
in a weekend known as
The TCYC Vancouver - Shenzhen Challenge
Tiddly Cove’s annual English Bay Scramble is the most interesting and popular sailboat race in Vancouver, and perhaps in the world. Do not argue with us! Now we are raising the stakes and offering a second day of racing.
Tiddly Cove Yacht Club is presenting a weekend regatta in Vancouver that builds on the successful English Bay Scramble. It stems from an idea presented by TCYC member, Jackee Hui, who hosted the Big Boys Sailing team from Shenzhen China on his Beneteau 41, Handsome Dragon, in an evening TCYC Summer Shorts race last summer. The idea blossomed after Jackee and TCYC Past Commodore Harry Pratt participated in the China Cup Regatta in Shenzhen.
TCYC has issued a invitation to yacht clubs and race teams from Shenzhen to come and take on one of Vancouver's most difficult one day races (TCYC's English Bay Scramble (EBS)) and then to go head to head with the great sailors of Vancouver in a day of short course, around the cans racing.
The TCYC EBS will remain unchanged. A fun and approachable day of racing around the inner and outer reaches of English Bay, a great party and awards for the best finishers in a variety of Divisions and one design classes. Results will count as part of the VARC Distance Series.
What TCYC is doing is adding a second day of racing following the English Bay Scramble. Short course races will be scored as a VARC Regatta. Results from the two events (distance and short course) will be aggregated and will lead to awards and a Trophy awarded to the winner of the Vancouver Shenzhen Challenge.
Teams from China have signaled interest. Guangzhou Guang Fan Sailing Club will be coming and we hope others will follow!
We think it will be a fun and exciting weekend and an interesting opportunity to see how our skills match up against some teams from China.
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