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TCYC English Bay Scramble 2018 - Vancouver Shenzhen Challenge

  • August 11, 2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • August 12, 2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • English Bay


  • reduced registration prior to August 2 2018
  • prior to August 2 2018 reduced entry fee of only $75



and Sunday Short Course Races

in a weekend known as

The TCYC Vancouver - Shenzhen Challenge

Tiddly Cove’s annual English Bay Scramble is the most interesting and popular sailboat race in Vancouver, and perhaps in the world.  Do not argue with us!  Now we are raising the stakes and offering a second day of racing. 

Tiddly Cove Yacht Club is presenting a weekend regatta in Vancouver that builds on the successful English Bay Scramble. It stems from an idea presented by TCYC member, Jackee Hui, who hosted the Big Boys Sailing team from Shenzhen China on his Beneteau 41, Handsome Dragon, in an evening TCYC Summer Shorts race last summer. The idea blossomed after Jackee and TCYC Past Commodore Harry Pratt participated in the China Cup Regatta in Shenzhen.

TCYC has issued a invitation to yacht clubs and race teams from Shenzhen to come and take on one of Vancouver's most difficult one day races (TCYC's English Bay Scramble (EBS)) and then to go head to head with the great sailors of Vancouver in a day of short course, around the cans racing.

The TCYC EBS will remain unchanged. A fun and approachable day of racing around the inner and outer reaches of English Bay, a great party and awards for the best finishers in a variety of Divisions and one design classes. Results will count as part of the VARC Distance Series.

What TCYC is doing is adding a second day of racing following the English Bay Scramble. Short course races will be scored as a VARC Regatta. Results from the two events (distance and short course) will be aggregated and will lead to awards and a Trophy awarded to the winner of the Vancouver Shenzhen Challenge.

Teams from China have signaled interest. Guangzhou Guang Fan Sailing Club will be coming and we hope others will follow!

We think it will be a fun and exciting weekend and an interesting opportunity to see how our skills match up against some teams from China.

Notice of Race

Notice of Race  竞赛通知

Sailing Instructions 

Sailing Instructions  航行细则

note that Sailing Instructions are provided bilingually as a courtesy and that the English uni-lingual version as amended shall prevail

List of Competitors

Results English Bay Scramble

Results Sunday Short Course and Vancouver Shenzhen Challenge (race 2, Division 2 redress applied)

"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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