B.C’s only all female sailing team, Maritime Diva, started a sailing regatta in 2014 to raise money to protect the Georgia Strait. Following a chemical fire in the harbour and an oil spill in English Bay this spring, the Vancouver Rowing Club has joined the cause to raise money for the Georgia Strait Alliance to protect and restore our coastal waters.
The VRC Summer Regatta will feature over 50 sailboats from around B.C. competing in multiple sailing races over two days in July. This is the “away regatta at home” for many sailors in the Vancouver area. The fun begins Friday night with a welcome BBQ on the docks for the crew, and a skippers meeting. After racing Saturday is the infamous Lobster Bash with fresh lobster flown in from the East Coast. Entertainment this year is provided by Ruckus Deluxe (if you’ve ever been to the Dubh Linn Gate in Whistler you know who they are)! Sunday after racing will be another BBQ with an encore performance by Ruckus Deluxe; all crew and families are invited!