Celia, Walter, Dorian & Pikera Payne hosted the BCMS Christmas Party for a second year. Anyone coming to the party could tell when they were at the right house by the number of hulls in the yard and by the Farrier boat parked on the road. Ron Tomas cooked the turkey again this year and everyone else brought a dish to share. There was lots of good food. After dinner, there was a small gift exchange. About forty people attend.
Winter Cove Sail In Sept 1 & 2
Again this year there was an excellent turn out of multihulls for the annual labour day winter cove sail in this year. Over fifteen boats participated in the activities at various times during the long weekend. There was a group dinner both Saturday and Sunday night at the Uthoff’s cabin (thank you Gayle, Jacqueline & Robbie) and a fun race on Sunday. Winner of the Cruising division: Mustang Sally and Racing: Dreamchaser.
Cowichan Bay Regatta – August 4 & 5, 2012
The most competative Multihulls in the Pacific Northwest were at the 2012 Cowichan Bay Regatta on the BC Day Long weekend. There were two races on Saturday and one long race on Sunday.
Saturday night there was a Margarita party followed by a steak BBQ and dancing.
First Place in the Multihull Division went to Bad Kitty owned by Ron Tomas and Bob Davis. Drum (Andy Robinson & Dough Thibodeau) finished in second place and Geneva (Eric Pesty) third.
Newcastle Island Sail In – July 20 to 22, 2012
The fun started with beer and Pizza Friday night at Wendy and Ken Pepperdine’s house on Protection Island. On Saturday, there was a single handed race sponsored by Nanaimo Yacht Club and some members decided to give the locals new challenges. First to finish was the Club’s president, Bob Davis skippering Bad Kitty. Saturday night was the usual group picnic/BBQ on NewCastle Island. About twenty people enjoyed the party which was followed by Fireworks sponsored by the City of Nanaimo.
SWIFTSURE Yacht Race – May 25 – 27, 2012
Once again, John Green organized a pre-Swiftsure race dinner for the Multihull group. Fifty people attended with a lot of great stories being told.
RESULTS: Cape Flattery Race: Multihull Division
|1. Dragon Fly||Richard Ackrill|
|2. Blue Lightning||Mark Gumley|
|3. Bad Kitty||Ron Tomas / Bob Davis|
RESULTS: Inshore Race: Multihull Division
|1. Geneva||Eric Pesty|
|2. Flying Kiwi||Wayne Carlson|
|3. Drum||Andy Robinson|
|4. Osprey||Mark Zollitsch|
|5. Moxie||Linda Adams|
|6. Cat Sass||Pat Barrett/ Keith Rubin|
Pt Browning Sail In – May 19 & 20, 2012
About thirty people and nine multihulls attended the 2012 BC Multihull Society sail in to Port Browning on Pender Island on the Victoria Day long weekend. The weather was excellent on Saturday for the Beach BBQ and annual meeting. It deterioted a bit on Sunday with light rain in the morning which stopped in time for the fun race in the afternoon.
Sunday night we all met in Pt Browning Marina Restaurant for dinner and the prize giving. First in the Cruising division was Lightfoot, 2nd Simone and 3rd Mustang Sally. Winner of the racing division was Dreamchaser, 2nd Dutch Treat and 3rd Albatross.
Semiahmoo Regatta April 28 & 29 , 2012
Held in Boundary Bay. Sponsored by the International Yacht Club of BC.
Two days of racing. Long course on Saturday and two around the buoy races on Sunday. Unfortunately, there was practically no wind on the first day and very little wind on the second day. Seven Multihulls from both sides of the border participated including the extremely fast Formula 40 catamaran Dragonfly.
First Place: Osprey (Trimaran 23) Mark Zollitsch
Second Place: Bad Kitty (one off Uthoff) Ron Tomas
Third Place: Blue Lightning (Corsair F31R) Mark Gumley)
Christmas Party Dec 3
Our BCMS Christmas party hosts for many years rented out their house this fall and took off to see the world (or at least North America) in their motor home. Therefore, we needed a new venue in 2011 and luckily Celia, Walter, Dorian and Pikera Payne offered their place for the club’s annual end of the year get together. Approximately thirty members attended. BCMS provided a turkey which Ron Tomas cooked and brought to the party. Everyone else came with an appetizer, hot entree or dessert to share.
The kids enjoyed the traditional small gift exchange.
Winter Cove Sail In – September 3 to 5
Fifteen boats came to the 2011 BCMS Winter cove Sail in. There was lots of sun and the blackberries were at their peak deliciousness. As usual, there was a group dinner at the Uthuff’s cabin on Saturday and Sunday night and a fun race on Sunday. First in the Racer division was Cat Sass, second place went to Strike and third place to Bad Kitty. Santispac took first prize in the Cruiser race with Domino Second and Dutch Treat Third.
Cowichan Bay Regatta – July 30 & 31
The UK – Halsey NW Sales sponsored Cowichan Bay Regatta is noted for its ideal racing conditions and this year was no exception. Eighteen multihulls participated in the two days of racing with the usual margarita party and steak BBQ Saturday night.