Labour Day Sail In – August 31 & September 1


We changed venue this year.  Went to Port Browning instead of Winter Cove and it worked out very well.  Dinner on the beach Saturday night, fun race on Sunday and awards in the restaurant on Sunday evening.  Quite a few members attended with their boats.  Jerzy Kostanski came in his recently launched trimaran, Liquidata.   Jerzy, who designed the boat himself, calls it a TNT34.  She looked very fast and was beautifully finished.


In the Sunday fun race, Liquidata was the first to finish and won the racing division.  Second was Flying Kiwi and third Dreamchaser.   In the cruising division, it was Albatross II, then Simone and third went to Manitou.


Wayne & Bob enjoy dessert at Port Browning Marina
Wayne & Bob enjoy dessert at Port Browning Marina

Cowichan Bay Regatta – August 3 & 4

Ten multihulls (Geneva, Son of Raven, Bad Kitty, Osprey, Blue Lightning, Not Yet, Dragonfly, Impulse, Flying Kiwi, Albatross I and Dream Chaser)participated in the 2013 Cow Bay Regatta.  Winds were light on Saturday but Sunday saw the return of the “Doctor”.  First place went to Geneva, second Bad Kitty and third Osprey.

NewCastle Island Sail In – July 26- 28


Quite a few members attended the annual sail in to NewCastle Island on the last weekend in July.  Members, Ken & Wendy Pepperdine invited us all to their house Friday night for Pizza.  Saturday we had the group dinner on shore followed by Fireworks courtesy of the City of Nanaimo.  The sun shone and it was a lot of fun.


Victoria Day Sail-In & Annual Meeting

Port Browning Marina

There were enough members at the annual meeting of the club on May 18 to form a quorum. The financial statements for last year were approved and the Directors elected.  On Sunday, there was a fun race with the trophies being given out that night  at Port Browning restuarant.

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 (
Margaritas provided by UK – Halsey NW Sales (

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