May 27, 2021

Gibsons RegattaThe Gibsons Regatta was a regular event on the Sea Cavalcade weekend. After a hiatus of a number of years the club revived it, having its first regatta on Saturday July 27th. 2019. The historic Howe Sound cup (which in past days was awarded to the overall winner of three local regattas, Bowen Island, Gibsons, and Squamish) was taken out of retirement and will henceforth be awarded to the Gibsons Regatta winner.

The 2021 Regatta will go ahead on the weekend of July 24/25 in an exciting new format with three races over the two days.




Gibsons BoatsThe regatta is open anyone; free to SCYC and GYC members and $25 for others. We have a new first timer trophy this year to encourage sailors who do not currently race with us to come out for the event.

Note: The actual course to be sailed for each race will be selected by the Race Committee and announced by radio on Vhf Ch73 after race check in . The course selected will come from the lists shown on this page.

Courses possible for the "Long" race:

OS Outside Regatta 2020, 12.9 nm

IH In-Harbour Regatta 2020, 11.0 nm

IH In-Harbour Regatta 2020 Alternative 11.7 nm

OS-#5 Outside long around Worlcombe & Popham, 12.6nm

Courses possible for the in-Harbour short races:

IH-#1 In-Harbour short race,7.1 nm

IH-#2 In-Harbour longer race,8.4nm

Gibsons HarbourGibsons Harbour

The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club is a sailboat racing club operating from beautiful Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Our purpose is to facilitate regular races, and special events for sailors of all levels of expertise. While we sail in a spirit of friendly competition, our number one objective is for skippers and crew to enjoy being out there!


Two Offshore Personal Survival and Safety at Sea Courses will be held in Ontario this spring:

  • March 24 & 25 at the Ashbridge's Bay Yacht club
  • March 21 & April 9 at the Humber Bay Sailing Centre

In 2003, ISAF (now World Sailing) introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an Internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the Offshore Special Regulations. These courses are run and established by World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNA) and conform to World Sailing minimum standards. Sail Canada accredits Offshore Personal Survival training organizations and instructors.