Michael Briones photo The 2019 Lasqueti Regatta takes place on June 1 at Schooner Cove in Nanoose Bay.

Registration for Lasqueti Island regatta now open

Entries for this year’s sailboat race limited to 50 entries

The challenging race around Lasqueti Island is set to hoist it sails again soon.

The 2019 BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta, hosted by the Schooner Cover Yacht Club, take places May 31 to June 2 at Fairwinds Marina in Nanoose Bay. The race (41 nautical miles) around the island, takes place June 1.

“The Lasqueti Island Race has become very popular with racers since it was first implemented in 2012 and it attracts some of the largest boats in the Vancouver Island Racing Series, as well as very fast and nimble smaller boats and multi-hulls,” said Peter Milne, regatta chair.

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This year, Milne said that the entries will again be limited to just 50 boats. To prevent disappointment, he encourages racers to register early. Registration is only available online at www.scyc.ca/racing/regatta

Boats with PHRF certificates from the Lower Mainland, the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and Puget Sound are all invited. A cruising division will also be available for boats without a PHRF rating.

Complimentary moorage will be provided to visiting boats by the SCYC and Fairwinds Marina.

Boats from the Mainland that want to position their boats during the week prior to the race will be provided moorage.

Aside from the race, skippers and crews will be treated to meals that include a barbecue and music on Friday night, May 31, and hot chili after the race on Sunday evening, June 1. The event wraps up with the awards ceremony on June 2.

— NEWS Staff

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