Records falling at Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race

Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island heading for finish line June 20 in Nanaimo

 

 

 

Records are falling as the 2015 Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race continues around Vancouver Island.

“We’ve made it to Winter Harbour!” reports Jeff Motley of Blast Sailing. “It was a record leg, with both the monohull and multihull elapsed time records crushed.”

The previous record for the multihulls was set by Dragonfly in 2003 with 7:50:39, and Dragonfly topped herself with a time of 6:44:26 The previous record for the monohulls was set by Mystic, also in 2003, with 9:42:36.  Neptune’s Car holds the new record with 7:54:36.

“Results are posted on the results page.  Our committee boat followed the boats around and got some great photos off Cape Scott, which we will post soon,” Motley said.

“Also a huge thanks to the crew on the Canadian Coast Guard cutter Gordon Reid who followed the fleet all the way around from Port Hardy.!  We are so grateful for the Coast Guard’s support.”

The circumnavigation of the Island started June 6 in Nanaimo and finishes there on Saturday, June 20. Follow the fleet at vanisle360.com

– Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race

 

Just Posted

Dog killed by gunshot north of Courtenay – Crime Stoppers

Police seeking help from public after dog found dead near mouth of Oyster River on Nov. 27

VIDEO: 2018 Everybody Deserves a Smile campaign packaging day

Students from throughout the Comox Valley come to Ecole Puntledge Park to help the less fortunate

Valley student’s passion project helping Cumberland forest

It took a little while for Frederica Blouin-Comeau to find her passion… Continue reading

Emailed bomb threat triggers heavy police presence at Comox Valley RV

Heavy police presence could be seen at Comox Valley RV on Ryan… Continue reading

Baby, it’s nasty outside: wind and rain will continue across Vancouver Island

Police warn drivers and pedestrians to use precaution during expected rain and winds

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

High streamflow advisory in effect across the Island

River Forecast Centre issues advisory as Pacific storms batter the coast

Trapped Vancouver Island crash survivor celebrates second chance at life

“Life is good now. It’s good to be alive.”

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

VIDEO: Kitten rescued from under school bus in Duncan

School staff have affectionately called kitten “Axle”

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Most Read