2014 Blackline Marine Melges 24 Canadian Nationals
2 June 2014
Article courtesy of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club - Join us for breeze and history at the Blackline Marine 2014 Melges 24 Canadian Nationals (June 13-15). This regatta is co-hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) and the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA). Racing will take place at Royal Roads, on the edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy beautiful Victoria in its finest season.
Historic Royal Roads, originally named as a naval anchorage, is a large and unobstructed body of water with a prominent southwesterly wind, and Washington State’s Olympic Mountains providing a spectacular backdrop to the south. It is considered to be one of the top sailing venues in Canada. We expect to host 25 Melges teams drawn locally and from throughout the Canadian and American Pacific NW, who will compete in a ten-race series conducted over three days. International Race Officer Paul Ulibarri and his team will manage the course.
The Melges racing fleet will rig and launch at the RVYC. Thanks to our good friends at the CFSA, boats will then moor at their facility, adjacent to the Canadian Forces naval base in Esquimalt for the duration of the regatta. The Royal Roads racing venue is immediately adjacent to the Esquimalt entrance.
Competitors will enjoy a Friday dinner at the RVYC and Saturday BBQ at the CFSA. Haul-out and awards will be at the RVYC. Bus transportation between the clubs will be provided by regatta organizers. Billeting will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Please view our website for further details.
Consider coming to Victoria a week earlier, and sail in the CFSA Solstice Regatta, June 7 & 8. This regatta will be sailed in the same venue as the Canadian Nationals. Most of the Vancouver Island M24 boats plan on using the CFSA Regatta as a tune up for the nationals. Boat storage will be made available between regattas.
This should be a wonderful event. We hope to see you there!