NORPAC is a fun, cruiser-style, family friendly regatta held on even numbered years in Vancouver Island’s beautiful Barkley Sound. This year’s regatta is scheduled for July 15-20. Both SYC members and non-members are welcome, but space is limited - see registration information below. This is a great opportunity to begin to explore the interesting and wilder west side of Vancouver Island with a congenial group of boaters. 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.
July 13 - (optional) Gather in Victoria Inner Harbor at GVHA Causeway Marina
in front of the Empress Hotel,
July 14 - (optional) Gather in Sooke or Port Renfrew (update – a large portion
of the fleet plans to stay June 14 at Pacific Gateway Marina in Port Renfrew),
fleet departs early for Robbers Passage.
July 15 - Green Box party at Port Alberni Yacht Club Outstation at Robbers Passage
``` July 16 - Race A
July 17 - Race B
July 18 - Lay day - gather at Eagle Nook Lodge
July 19 - Race C
July 20 - Race D & Awards Banquet at Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet
We have identified opportunities for visiting the ocean beaches and other shoreside activities in the Ucluelet area. After all, once you have cruised to Barkley it makes sense to stay another week and see Clayoquot Sound, Flores Island, Hot Springs Cove and Tofino. If you are interested, we have prepared a great handout about these activities (see Things to do 2018) below. A possible “follow-on” cruise to Clayoquot Sound, just a short hop further up the coast of Vancouver Island, will continue the fun.
Planning & Social presentations are contained here in PDF and PowerPoint format
(note that the PowerPoint version slides are quite large)
NORPAC 101 PDF PowerPoint
NORPAC Planning Regatta and Destination Information PDF PowerPoint
NORPAC Planning - To Do List PDF PowerPoint
Additional Information on this year's event is provided in the links below:
Provisioning for NORPAC
Things to do 2018
Safety Equipment Requirements - SERs (Updated June 4, 2018)
Sailing Instructions - Posted on June 4, 2018
Registration Fee is $180.00 and includes NORPAC burgee, fleet book, special NORPAC swag, trophies and
prizes, shuttle to awards dinner. Each boat will be responsible for
their own moorage in Victoria, Port Alberni YC, Eagle Nook, Ucluelet and
dinner/drinks at the Black Rock
awards party. Fee will be charged to SYC Members on June 15. Non-members need to provide payment to the SYC Front Desk by June 15.
Order your NORPAC gear(shirts, hats, etc.) HERE.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BEFORE 11:00AM ON JULY 2. Your order will be delivered to you in the Barkley Sound.
If you miss the order date, you can still order gear, but you will have to arrange pick up from Kam Gear (206 789-0505) after NORPAC.
SYC Members can register here. Non-members can register by calling the SYC Front Desk at 206.325.1000 or emailing the NORPAC Cruise Captain at NORPAC.email@example.com.