Snake Island Nanaimo - SIN - Regatta 2019

The Basil Hobbs Memorial
Snake Island Nanaimo (SIN) Regatta 2019
Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30

Our SIN Regatta offers great racing, serious fun, fantastic value, and a GREAT way to celebrate Canada's birthday.

Racers will have divisions and courses tuned for different boats.

A Cruiser/Racer division is planned for boats that are not fully race prepared and crewed, but want to participate in a race regatta (no PHRF rating certificate needed for this division only).

One-designs are welcome! Multihulls and faster monohulls will have new course options this year, we may even have a long-distance courses around Halibut Bank.

Come for the Party... race for the halibut!



The SIN Early Bird prize is a floatable safety package from Harbour Chandler. Have your life jacket on and, when your boat leaves you, jump in the water with this unit that accommodates your full safety gear: flares, your epirb, VHF radio, whistles and so on. And it has handles for four people to clutch. Gotta have one of these!

Register for SIN now (below)... only a few days left before the startline!

Life Cell Harbour Chandler


VARC Vanoucver Area Racing Council


SIN Regatta is both a Vancouver Area Racing Circuit Regatta and a
Vancouver Island Racing Series Regatta. Join us for the best competition around!

A big thank you goes out to our sponsors!

Visit our sponsors page to see who's helping making this regatta weekend a success.

SIN registration is currently offline.

Friday Dock Party 5 to 9pm!

Friday, June 28

  • 1600-2000: Registration check-in at the NYC clubhouse, Dinner ticket purchase
  • 1700-2100: NYC Party on the Docks, BBQ, Jo and the Bros dance band
  • 1730-2030: Opti-racing, early-bird prize draw

Saturday, June 29

  • 0700-0800: Registration check-in continues (cut-off time: 0800)
  • 0700-0800: Breakfast (upper Hall)
  • 0830: Competitors meeting
  • 1025: Warning signal for the first race of the day
  • 1500: No further races started
  • 1800: Steak BBQ dinner

Sunday, June 30

  • 0700-0800: Breakfast (upper Hall)
  • 1025: Warning signal for the first race of the day
  • 1430: No further races started
  • Approximately 1700: Results and awards presentation


The Sunday race to Halibut Bank (Geneva... F24 trimaran)
Video clip by Eric Pesty, used with permission.