SIN 2020 CANCELLED

It is with regret, but probably no surprise to anyone, that we have cancelled plans for the Nanaimo Yacht Club’s Basil Hobbs Memorial Snake Island Nanaimo (SIN) Regatta for 2020. While various civil restrictions may be lifted by early July, it is obvious that no “mass gatherings” will be allowed this summer. Certainly SIN qualifies as a mass gathering, which is half its charm.

Also, we are concerned about our small army of volunteers – wonderful people all – necessary to ensure SIN’s success. Their safety and the safety of our competitors is top of mind in this decision.

So let’s look forward to SIN 2021 which will occur Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 2, 3 and 4, 2021.

It has been confirmed that we will host the Martin 242 North American Championships and Canadian Championships in 2021. Thanks to the M242 people for your confidence in the Nanaimo Yacht Club. The M242 NAs in 2022 will be hosted by the California Yacht Club at Marina del Ray.

We extend greetings to our PHRF fleets, multihull fleets, and cruiser racers to come and enjoy Nanaimo’s SIN experience next year.

In 2021 our regatta will continue to offer VARC and VIRS members a stop on their regatta schedule for point accumulation to determine our regions’ top racing boats.

In the meantime, stay home, study charts, watch race training videos and stay safe.

Bill Jones
SIN Regatta Chair

Ken Holland
SIN Co-Chair and M242 coordinator

Jennifer Ross
SIN PRO

Ken Lott
SIN DRO

Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 3, 4 and 5, 2020

Nanaimo Yacht Club

SIN Regatta 2020 & the M242 North American Championship and the Canadian Championship are Coming!

The 2020 Snake Island Nanaimo Regatta and the Martin 242 North American Championships (NAs) and the Canadian Championship will be held Friday to Sunday, July 3-5 in Nanaimo at the Nanaimo Yacht Club (NYC).

The event will be both a multi-class and one-design event held on the American Long Weekend. The Snake Island Nanaimo Regatta has taken place at NYC for 28 years, and this will be the first time for NYC to host the M242 North Americans.

Join us for our twenty-eighth year of SIN camaraderie and competition!

*Registration deadline May 29, 2020 to be eligible for the early bird prize draw.

Regatta NoRs can be found in the Resources section below

Countdown to Race Weekend!

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Schedule at a Glance

The following are highlights of planned activities for the weekend. Please refer to your registration packet for a detailed schedule.

FRIDAY, JULY 3

1500
M242 Practise Race

1600–2000
Registration check-in at NYC clubhouse

1700–2200
NYC SIN Regatta Party on the Docks, BBQ, live band, Opti racing

SATURDAY, JULY 4

0700–0800
Registration check-in continues (cut-off time: 0800)

0700–0800
Breakfast (upper hall)

0700–0900
Make-your-own lunch bar

0830
Competitors meeting

1000
Warning signal for the first race of the day (Martins go first)

1630
No further races started (1530 PHRF)

1800
SIN Regatta dinner

1930
Live band begins!

SUNDAY, JULY 5

0700–0800
Breakfast (upper hall)

0700–0900
Make your own lunch bar

1000
Warning signal (Martins go first)

1430
No further races started

1700
Results and awards presentation

Plan Your Visit

Use this guide to help you plan ahead. The event will be held at Nanaimo Yacht Club. Click any item below to read more.

One-design racing
As a sanctioned International Martin 242 Class Association (IMCA) event, you must be a member of a recognized fleet and meet all one-design requirements in order to race. A crew weight declaration form must be on file by the time check-in closes.
Moorage for motherships and 242s

Free moorage will be available on the NYC dock for visiting Martins (rafting required) between “J” and “K” dock from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. Boats arriving early for the practice race (Friday @ 1500), there may be accommodation Thursday night if required.

When registering, you will be asked to specify the length of your mothership (if you’re bringing one), to help with our dock space planning.

Getting here by car

Find us on google maps (link here):
Nanaimo Yacht Club
400 Newcastle Avenue
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada, V9S 4J1

Boat launching

We can launch trailer-bound M242s by appointment. Contact SIN co-chair and M242 coordinator Ken Holland via email.

Getting here by boat

Nanaimo Yacht Club is on the east side of Vancouver Island, below Schooner Cove and above Maple Bay. 49° 10.494′ N • 123° 56.615 W.
Beware of rocks and strong currents; please plot your course carefully.

Meals and food

Weekend meal wristbands are available for $50 each and provides:

  1. Friday: A burger, hotdog or other offering at the Welcome Barbecue
  2. Saturday: Breakfast
  3. Saturday: Access to the “Make Your Own Lunch” concession bar
  4. Saturday: Fully catered Saturday SIN dinner (vegetarian options included)
  5. Sunday: Breakfast
  6. Sunday: Access to the “Make Your Own Lunch” concession bar.

You can purchase one or more weekend meal wristbands here. Sorry, but no wristbands are included with the Skippers Package.

Health and safety

We are a green regatta. Please deposit all refuse and recycling in the appropriate bins. On the water, you may deposit nothing in the ocean.
If you develop and medical concerns please contact the Race Committee if racing, or text Regatta Safety Officer Nic Fortin at me@nicholasfortin.ca

View NYC on Google Maps

View NYC Dock Plan

If you’re potential crew looking for a boat, or a skipper looking for crew, be sure to check out the Crew Bank

Key Resources

As resources become available they will displayed here. Items in grey are not available at this time.

Notice of Race »  SIN PHRF, Multihull, Cruiser/Racers

Notice of Race »  Martin 242 North American Championships

View Registered Boats »

Crew Bank »

Purchase Weekend Meal Wristbands »

Sailing Instructions »

Sailing instructions will be available here Friday, June 26th.

Results »

Dodd Narrows Currents:

Dodd Slack Current for Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5 times PDT:
Friday: 0911 slack before flood; 1610, slack before ebb.
Sunday: 1742 PDT slack before ebb.
Please confirm these times with your own sources.

Weekend meal wristbands are available for purchase when registering your boat, or separately on our Meal Wristbands page here.

Thank You to Our Partners

Our sponsors help make this event great. Please show them your patronage when possible! Click on any sponsor logo below to be taken to their website (will open in a new window).

Please contact Bill Jones at NYC for sponsorship opportunities