Boats from all over BC and Washington came to Pt Browning Marina on the 2019 Labour Day weekend to join in the 50th Anniversary Sail in of B.C. Multihull Society. There was the usual group dinner on the beach on Saturday night, Sunday fun race and Awards Dinner but the highlight of the weekend was the multihull raft up. It made it so easy to view other multihulls and socialize with other sailors plus creating an impressive sight in the bay. Fun Race Winner in the Cruiser Division was Mustang Sally and first in the Racer Division was TNT, second Dream Chaser (Greg Keel) and third Bad Kitty.
Although the 2019 spring Sail in was a lot of fun, one of the members hit an unseen object on the way home which caused considerable damage to their boat. They made it home safely but it was a bad ending to a great weekend. First place in the Cruiser Division was Simone and Flying Geese placed second. Cheekee Monkee 2 won the Racing Division while Bad Kitty took second & Lotus third. The award dinner Sunday night was again held at Jo’s Place in Driftwood Mall and enjoyed by all with great food & ambiance.
There was a Multihull Raft up at the BCMS Port Browning Sail In on the Labour day long weekend. Twelve multis joined up, just off the beach, after the Sunday fun race for a photo shoot as well lots of socializing. The usual beach group dinner on Saturday was well attended as was the Awards dinner on Sunday night at Jo’s place in Driftwood Mall. First Place in the fun Sunday race went to TNT (Skipper: Jerzy Kostanski), second place Lotus (Skipper: Peter Walford) and third Dream Chaser (Skipper: Cam McCannel).
The Cowichan Bay Regatta is is hosted by the Cowichan Bay Sailing Association. The Northwest Multihull Championship is part of this event and BC Multihull Society provides and presents the trophies to the winning multihulls skippers.
Multihulls at the 2018 Spring Sail in at Pt Browning Marina were Green Flash, Mustang Sally, Simone, Albatross, Paudine, Lightyears, Dutch Treat, Lotus, Bad Kitty & Dream Chaser. There was a group picnic on the grass area in front of the marina on Saturday followed by the annual Meeting. Sunday was the fun race and the wind blew. First in the Cruiser Division was Simone, in the Racer Fleet Albatross took the honors with TNT34 second and Bad Kitty third. Awards were held Sunday night at Jo’s place restaurant in Driftwood Mall. It was a fun weekend with lots of sunny weather.
There were two BC Multihull Christmas Parties this year — one on the mainland and one on the island. Rae & Sharon Simpson were gracious enough to host a party for the club members at their home in Surrey while Gary & Liz Astill gave Island members a place to come together to celebrate the season. Both parties were on December 9th, 2017. There was lots of food plus prize giving and presents.
This year, the BC Multihull Society provided trophies for the top three multihulls in the Cowichan Bay Sailing Regatta. This event is held every year on the BC Day long weekend in August and is put on by a dedicated team of volunteers. First place went to Eric Pesty on Geneva, a F-24 trimaran. Eric was sailing single handed. Greg Keel and his crew earned second place and they were racing on a Corsair F-27 called Dream Chaser. Third place was Chris Sherman & crew on Son of Raven.
There is no anchoring in Mark Bay so some boats came early in order to ensure they could get a mooring buoy. This allowed us to have a BCMS island walk on both Friday and Saturday afternoon. The Pepperdine’s again kindly supplied us with Pizza at their place on Protection Island Friday night. We all enjoyed the lovely views from their deck and socializing with new and old members. Saturday night was the group BBQ on NewCastle Island followed by a spectacular firework display provided by the City of Nanaimo.
No wind for the Sunday fun race was the only thing that was wrong with this otherwise perfect BCMS Spring Sail in at Pt. Browning Marina. Summertime weather had come at last to the coast on the Victoria Day weekend. It was extremely pleasant to be outside at the Pt. Browning Oak Tree camping site for our annual meeting, group dinner on Saturday night and prize giving Sunday night. Everyone got something including a lucky person who received an epoxy kit worth over $200.00. Jo’s Place restaurant opened just for us Sunday night and provide a finger licking good rib dinner. First place in the Cruiser Division went to Dutch Treat, Second Simone and Third Mustang Sally. For the Racing Division, TN 34 was First, Second Flying Kiwi and Third Bad Kitty.