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