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... early bird cutoff is Friday, June 7.

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 online registration is now available!

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Friday, June 28

  • 1600-2000: Registration check-in at the NYC clubhouse
  • 1700-2200: NYC Party on the Docks, BBQ, music, 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 or vegetarian dinner

Sunday, June 30

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


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