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TCYC English Bay Scramble 2016

  • August 13, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • English Bay


  • reduced registration prior to August 8 2016
  • prior to August 8 2016 reduced entry fee of only $60

Registration is closed


Tiddly Cove’s annual English Bay Scramble is the most interesting and popular sailboat race in Vancouver.  The English Bay Scramble is a unique race where tacticians have free rein in how the marks are rounded, even which way to cross the start line. It delivers a unique combination of:

  • the strategic challenges of a long distance race (varying sea states, winds, tides)
  • the accessibility of English Bay (no long delivery trips required)
  • a legendary after-party! (BBQ, music and prizes)
  • an open, low-intensity format, suitable to sailors of all experience levels (and budgets!)

The Race:

  • Racing starts at 11am on Saturday August 13th.
  • Division splits aligned with VARC divisions.  Div 1 scores ORC for VARC and PHRF for overall.
  • Included in the VARC Boat of the Year Championship, Division 1, 2, 3, 7, and M242 Championships.
  • Early Registration before midnight on August 8 is only $60 and includes dinner and a drink for the skipper.  Registration and payment must be received by 8 PM August 12
  • Skippers meeting and last chance to register is 7pm Friday August 12 at the Kits Yacht Club.

The Party:

After the race join all the skippers and crew for the free party, results, awards and more at the Kits Yacht Club.   Skippers, your dinner ticket is included with your paid registration and will be provided at the door.

  • Fully catered Southwest Bar-B-Que complete with salads, chips and more for only $20 (Cash only please).  You can thank our sponsor Karen Weiner of TAC Realty for this ridiculously low price!
  • Bar opens at 5 PM after the race until 10pm.  Cash only please.
  • Music by the Honky Tonk Dilletants! All acoustic all the time!
  • The Scramble Sailors Challenge.
  • Results, awards and prizes.

Coming soon:


Register Here

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

List of Competitors

"The Scramble is probably the only race in the Lower Mainland where independent thought actually pays off. Nowhere else does splitting away from your competition actually make sense and it is the only race where you can take a course that is not taken by your competitors and actually expect it to pay off in winning. The winning strategies that I have seen so far go from very straightforward to incredibly bizarre." - Peter Lagergren, GOOSE ‘n DUCK, 2006

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