Circumnavigating wild and rugged Vancouver Island
Published on August 5th, 2014
The Van Isle 360 is a biennial (odd year), 580 nm point to point race circumnavigating wild and rugged Vancouver Island, B.C. Sailed in ten legs the course provides inshore, offshore and overnight legs through some of the most stunning and challenging waters on the planet.
The Notice of Race (NOR), Provisional Schedule “A” and an application for entry is now available for the 10th running of the Van Isle 360 Yacht Race on June 6-20, 2015.
The 2013 edition broke new ground by including an IRC division for the Big Boat division, essentially PHRF 0 and faster. It is the current plan that this is the scoring system that the Big Boat fleet wishes to use in 2015 and have provided a provision for it in the NOR, using an approximate rating of PHRF -10 and faster.
During the drafting of the NOR, requests were received for the possibility of scoring other fleets using ORC. A provision has been included for owners/skippers to indicate on the application for entry if they are interested in being scored ORC instead of PHRF NW. The level of interest will be communicated to all applicants once all applications have been received. In the absence of consensus by owners/skippers, fleets will be scored PHRF-NW.
Safety regulations for 2015 will be PIYA Ocean minus, or ISAF Special Regulations Category 2.
The Ports of Call remain unchanged for the next race. A location change for moorage will occur in Comox. The fleet will moor at the government floats instead of the private marina. The location can be found by following the link http://comoxharbour.com/location