NorPac is a fun, cruiser-style, family friendly regatta held on even numbered years in Vancouver Island’s beautiful Barkley Sound. The regatta is typically scheduled for mid-July. All are welcome, but space is limited. This is a great opportunity to begin to explore the interesting and wilder west side of Vancouver Island with a congenial group of sailors. If you haven’t been to Barkley Sound yet, you need to see it with us.
Most boats clear customs in Victoria on Saturday and do a long run out the strait from Sooke on Sunday. The fleet assembles Sunday afternoon at the Port Alberni Yacht Club station in Robbers Passage (near Bamfield) for our first night in Barkley Sound. The sailing fleet will then race once per day, except Wednesday, rounding buoys and islands within the Sound. Racing is done cruiser-style, with no flying sails. Finally, on Friday we will dock at the marina in Ucluelet for an awards Banquet at Black Rock Resort followed by optional extension activities in Ucluelet and Clayoquot Sound."
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