Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wally's Tours on Wednesday

Wednesday @ 6:30 pm kicks off the Wally's Tours Racing Series. This series is named after Wally Schwenk. It is common for racing boats to have a "battle flag" to fly at regattas. Back in the days our family raced a SC-40 Ajax, and one day before Swiftsure regatta in Victoria, BC, with our "Wally's Tours" battle flag fluttering in the breeze, some government officials came to the boat to inform us we did not have the proper licenses to be running tours in Canadian waters. Wally and Girts decided it was time for some fun at the official's expense and nearly got the yellow boat impounded......So in the spirit of good times come on out! We are having a terrific season with as many as 28 boats split into A, B, and C divisions. Syndicat is on their way to an unprecedented 4th consecutive yacht of the year trophy proving that it doesn't cost a mint to have a little success if you know what you're doing. We have a "D" class for boats without a PHRF rating, just show us proof of insurance and join the fun! Each night after the race the BBQ is fired up and Northwest Rigging is sponsoring prizes for this series. You can click on "Racing Program" on this website to download the race packet for all the details. If you are a crew person looking for a ride or a skipper looking for crew simply post on the forums portion of this website or meet @ 5:30 by the flagpoles on the North side of the basin in front of the laundry and restroom facilities. If you are interested in helping out with Race Commitee call Andy Schwenk!

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