BCMS Christmas Party Dec 1st


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

Winter Cove

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.

Fun Race
Fun Race


Bread and Roses
Bread and Roses


Group dinner
Group dinner


Cowichan Bay Regatta – August 4 & 5, 2012

Photo by professional photographer Cim MacDonald
Photo by professional photographer Cim MacDonald

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.

Margaritas provided by UK - Halsey NW Sales (www.ukhalsey.ca)
Margaritas provided by UK – Halsey NW Sales (www.ukhalsey.ca)

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.

The Bad Kitty team.
The Bad Kitty team.

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

Victoria Inner Harbour before the race
Victoria Inner Harbour before the race


Cat Sass
Cat Sass


Dragonfly Boys
Dragonfly Boys


Ron & Bob dreaming of winning the cup
Ron & Bob dreaming of winning the cup



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.

Group Picnic
Group Picnic


Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting


Sunday night dinner at Port Browning Marina restaurant
Sunday night dinner at Port Browning Marina restaurant


Winner: Cruising Division: Lightfoot
Winner: Cruising Division: Lightfoot




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)

Flying Kiwi
Flying Kiwi

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 massage chair was a big hit
The massage chair was a big hit


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 KittySantispac 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.

FIRST PLACE MULTIHULL DIVISION :  Drum Andy Robinson & Doug Thibodeau
Andy Robinson & Doug Thibodeau


SECOND PLACE:  Osprey - Mark Zollitsch & Dave Peterson
SECOND PLACE: Osprey – Mark Zollitsch & Dave Peterson


THIRD PLACE  - BAD KITTY  - Bob Davis, Ron & Alex Tomas
THIRD PLACE – BAD KITTY – Bob Davis, Ron & Alex Tomas