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TCYC English Bay Scramble

  • August 16, 2014
  • 11:00 AM
  • English Bay


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Tiddly Cove’s annual North Sails 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 16th.
  • Division splits aligned with VARC divisions.  Div 1 scores ORC for VARC and PHRF for overall.
  • Included in the VARC Corintian Series, Division 1 Championship, Division 7 Championship, and M242 Championship.
  • Not included in your VARC Div 2, 3, 6, F30 season registration.
  • Registration is $50 and includes dinner and a drink for the skipper.  Registration and payment must be received by midnight August 15.  If you cannot pay online then payment can be made in cash at the skippers meeting.
  • Skippers meeting and last chance to register is 7pm Friday August 15 at the Wicklow Pub, not the museum.

The Party:

After the race join all the skippers and crew for the free party, results, awards and more at our new venue, the Kits Yacht Club.   Skippers, you're dinner ticket is included FREE at the door with your paid registration.

  • Fully catered Burger Bar complete with salads, chips and more, including your first beer or wine for only $25.  Cash only please.
  • Bar opens immediately after the race until 11pm.  Cash only please.
  • Live Music and Dancing with Christine Best
  • Results, awards and prizes.
  • The famous Div 7 Hot Tub.
  • Bring your crew to the best after-party of the year.


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

Thank you to all our sponsors:

North Sails


Granville Island Boatyard

Red Truck Beer

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