The following schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

Results from past races are found here and at the bottom of the page under past events.

Upcoming events

    • March 15, 2018
    • December 07, 2018
    • English Bay
    TCYC Sailor of the Year Challenge

    sponsored by

    The Sailor of the Year Cup is awarded annually to the sailor who turns in the best performance over a trio of diverse sailing challenges including a regatta race, a single-handed race and a double-handed long-distance challenge race, with each individual event run in any boat of the sailor’s choosing. The trophy was inaugurated in 2010, coinciding with the first year the Sailor of the Year challenge was held.

    Sailor of the Year competition is open to all TCYC members and registration is not necessary but please inform the Race Committee prior to the race if you intend to race single or double-handed.

    Qualifying races are as follows:

    Single-handed qualifying races:
    Double-handed qualifying races:
    Fully crewed qualifying races:
    One race in each crewing category must be completed to be in contention (if contenders compete in more than one race in any crewing format the best result will be used). Results for Sailor of the Year will be scored on the low-points system, using PHRF handicaps with no division breaks. Contenders can use different boats for each race (borrow a Cal 20 for Passage Island, get a Martin 242 lined up for the round-the-buoys action, and get aboard a well-equipped Beneteau for the Scramble!).

    Of course, you could also do it all on one boat, and then if you were really brilliant you might be able to win
    Fleet Champion Boat and Fleet Champion Sailor!

    Trophy Previous winners:

    2017 - Phil DeGeller

    2016 - Simon Hill

    2015 - Phil DeGeller

    2014 - Kevin Dempsey

    2013 - Stephen Snell
    2012 - Simon Hill
    2011 - Simon Hill
    2010 - Tim Coughlin

    • May 07, 2018
    • May 24, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Burrard Civic Marina and English Bay

    Tiddly Cove Yacht Club (TCYC) wants to introduce people to sailboat racing.

    Open to everyone interested in getting started racing; new crew, new sailors and new racers (space permitting.) 

    We want people with boats, crew and mentors.  When registering let us know whether you are Skipper with a boat, crew or mentor. 

    We will need someone (with a boat) to act / volunteer as a race committee boat May 8 and May 15.


    Please register at


    Starts May 7, 2018

    Week 1 - May 7, 6:00 pm- classroom session (location: Burrard Civic Marina)

    Week 1 - May 8, 6:00 pm - race day with a mentor aboard (location: English Bay)

    Week 2 - May 14 - classroom session

    Week 2 - May 15 - race day with mentor aboard

    Week 3 - May 22 - classroom session

    Week 3 - May 24 - race day with mentor aboard (Possibly participate in KYC Thursday Evening Race)

    (Maybe Week 4 - classroom session)

    (Maybe Week 4 - race day with mentor aboard)

    Topics covered:

    Racing rules

    (It is suggested to have a 2017 - 2020 rule book or buy one before the classes begin.  You can download them for free or if you prefer paperback Marine stores will have them.)
    (Paul Elvstrom Explains the Racing Rules of Sailing - 2017)

    •   Sportsmanship
    •   Avoid collisions (Rule 14)
    •   Starboard / Port
    •   Windward / Leeward
    •   Overtaking
    •   At the Marks
    •   Self policing / protest 
    •   Breaking a rule / exoneration

    Identifying wind direction

    Crew, getting crew and crew positions

    The race

    •    Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions
    •    Start
    •    Weather leg
    •    Weather\upwind mark
    •    Downwind leg
    •    Leeward mark
    •    Finish
    •   Shorten course
    •   Change of course

    Chart of English Bay showing prevailing winds / Currents

    Upwind sail trim

    •    Tell tales
    •    Sail shape / sail controls

    Spinnaker flying

    •   Set
    •   Gybe
    •   Douse

    Clear air

    Shifts - tacking / gybing

    Light / heavy wind sailing

    On the water - Short races

    • Starts
    • Windward marks
    • Leeward Marks
    • Finish

    Feel free to contact me with any questions

    See you May 7

    • June 21, 2018
    • July 26, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • English Bay

    Summer Shorts Thursday Nights

    TCYC is proud to present our annual mid-summer Thursday evening racing series.  On June 21 TCYC takes over from KYC to continue the fine Thursday night racing tradition.

    Boats and racers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate and new racers will find the low key atmosphere especially welcoming.  If you've thought about getting into racing this is the night to do it.

    The NOR and Sailing Instructions for the 2018 TCYC Summer Shorts Series, our Thursday night racing extravaganza, are linked below.

    Join us weekly at the False Creek Yacht Club clubhouse for post-race drinks, dinner, results and door prizes after racing each week.  Overall results and prizes will be awarded to the top three boats in each division in attendance after the last race of the series on Thursday July 26.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on the water!

    Register Here

    Notice of Race

    Sailing Instructions


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    Series supported by:

    • August 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • August 12, 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • English Bay



    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 developing 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 planning to do is to to add 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. Big Boys Racing will be back as well as a team from the Guanzhao City Sailing Association.

    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.

    This is very much in the early planning stages so watch this space (and the TCYC facebook page!) for more info on what should be a very fun weekend!

    "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

    Please support and thank all of our sponsors:


    • October 13, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • English Bay
    Last Chance Regatta

    After a very successful racing season at TCYC it's time to welcome fall and embrace the cold and damp inevitability. 


    There is one more fantastic event to enter and everyone is welcome. The TCYC Last Chance Regatta on Saturday October 14th. This is your last chance to make up for some of your mistakes over the summer or to really cement your racing dominance. At the very least it is the last chance for us to pretend it's still summer and get a few more mark roundings in.

    We plan a day full of short round the cans races on varied courses to keep you on your toes.  It's a great chance to practice for the upcoming VARC Closer or to tune-up your new crew for VRC's Polar Bear series.

    Registration closes at 2000 on October 12 so register today!


    Notice of Race

    Sailing Instructions

    List of Competitors

Past events

May 12, 2018 TCYC Sailpast and Race 2018
May 05, 2018 2018 TCYC Passage Island Single-Handed Race
March 24, 2018 Spring Tune-Up Regatta 2018
January 01, 2018 2018 New Year's Day Race by TCYC
October 14, 2017 Last Chance Regatta 2017
August 19, 2017 TCYC English Bay Scramble 2017
June 23, 2017 2017 Alder Bay Raft Up
June 22, 2017 TCYC Summer Shorts Thursday Night Racing 2017
May 13, 2017 TCYC Sailpast and Race 2017
May 06, 2017 2017 TCYC Passage Island Single-Handed Race
March 25, 2017 Spring Tune-Up Regatta 2017
January 01, 2017 2017 New Year's Day Race by TCYC
January 01, 2017 2017 Sailor of the Year Challenge
October 29, 2016 Last Chance Regatta 2016
August 13, 2016 TCYC English Bay Scramble 2016
June 30, 2016 Summer Shorts Thursday Night Racing 2016
June 24, 2016 2016 Alder Bay Raft Up
May 14, 2016 TCYC Sailpast and Race 2016
May 10, 2016 Sailor of the Year Challenge
May 07, 2016 2016 TCYC Passage Island Single-Handed Race
April 02, 2016 Spring Tune-Up Regatta 2016
January 01, 2016 2016 New Year's Day Race
October 17, 2015 Last Chance Regatta
June 26, 2015 Alder Bay Raft Up
June 25, 2015 Summer Shorts Thursday Night Racing
May 16, 2015 TCYC Passage Island Single-Handed Race
May 09, 2015 TCYC Sailpast and Race
March 21, 2015 Spring Tune-Up Regatta
January 01, 2015 2015 New Year's Day Race
January 01, 2015 Sailor of the Year Challenge
October 18, 2014 Last Chance Regatta
August 16, 2014 TCYC English Bay Scramble
June 27, 2014 Alder Bay Raft Up
June 26, 2014 Summer Shorts Thursday Night Racing
May 17, 2014 TCYC Passage Island Race
May 10, 2014 TCYC Sailpast and Race
March 22, 2014 Spring Tune-Up Regatta
January 01, 2014 New Years Day Race
October 19, 2013 Last Chance Regatta
August 17, 2013 TCYC English Bay Scramble
June 28, 2013 Alder Bay Raft Up
June 20, 2013 Summer Shorts Thursday Night Racing
May 18, 2013 TCYC Passage Island Race
May 11, 2013 TCYC Sailpast and Race
March 09, 2013 Spring Tuneup Regatta
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