Saturday, March 27, 2010

North to Southern Straits

Good Friday marks the start of the annual Southern Straits regatta sponsored by West Vancouver Yacht Club. AYC is well represented by ICON Long Course, Passepartout medium course, and Wild Rumpus short course. This race has traditionally been an early season gear buster featuring winds over 50 knots and heavy seas, also cold weather and light winds. Follow along via the website or travel to Vancouver and join in the start line festivities, all details are available via the website. Pancakes, Easter bunny, sailing, border crossings, this regatta has it all!! Pangaea probably has the most stories of gin slushies and autopilot antics. Handyman once broke the 48 hour mark, Cassiopeia broke less than 5 miles from a 1st overall finish, Kermit broke the skippers shoulder, Ajax broke 23 knots then broke(almost everything), Passepartout broke a reaching strut, Andy broke the question to Steph on a delivery up, what does this year hold???

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