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

Cumberland mayoral debate announced prematurely; Leslie Baird declines invitation

Eduardo Uranga hoped to hold the debate Wednesday evening

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

VIDEO: Care-A-Van offers more than just care in a van

Mobile clinic brings medical and social services to the Valley’s most vulnerable

Comox Valley Regional District seeking input on development of Tsolum River Agricultural Watershed Plan

This fall, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is inviting the community… Continue reading

Lane closure in Courtenay at Lewis Centre

The City of Courtenay will be working on the water distribution system… Continue reading

Naked man jumping into Toronto shark tank a ‘premeditated’ stunt: official

The man swam in a tank at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Courtenay’s Dingwall Road to be temporarily closed for construction

Next week, the intersection of Dingwall Road and McQuillan Road will be… Continue reading

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Most Read