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#1 Boomberries

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:19 PM

New website is up and running B). As previously posted, the dates are June 4 - 18, 2011. It's going to be a fun & exciting time watching the race preparations and anticipation unfold.

www.vanisle360.com

From Janine Bell
Dear Sailors

Get your boats and crews ready! The 2011 Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is ramping up and is already attracting a long list of boats looking to register. The Notice of Race and Registration Forms should be available by month's end. If you haven't done so already, please contact me to ensure you receive entry information as soon as it is available. This year's event runs June 4 - 18. Stay tuned.....exciting news to follow soon.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:03 PM

Have already begun the planning...

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:24 AM

Nice news confirmed there B.B.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:30 AM

excellent news..... :)

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:41 AM

Great news - the big blue sled will be IN for another lap!

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:41 PM

At long last the 2011 VI360 registration process is now open - you can get the necessary documents here:

Van Isle 360 Registration Documents

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:04 PM

At long last the 2011 VI360 registration process is now open - you can get the necessary documents here:

Van Isle 360 Registration Documents



Yes excellent news..........

Now just have to see if I meet the criteria:)

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:08 PM

Sounds like most things are the same, except that you now have a choice regarding which safety regulations you want to comply with - PIYA Cat 1 or ISAF Offshore Cat 2...

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:09 AM

Has anyone laid them out side by side for comparison yet? We have looked at both, but not head to head. High level summary would be nice to post here.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 01:48 AM

This would be an interesting comparison - we know we meet PIYA Cat 1 so this is what we are going with...

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:49 AM

Here is a link to the ISAF Cat 2 monohull regulations - they emphasize many different things than the PIYA regulations. I haven't been able to find a comparison between the two and making one would be quite involved:

ISAF Cat 2 Monohull Regulations


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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:54 AM

I have the comparison sheet. If you PM me I will send them to you.
The Special regs are a bit more detailed in some areas but they are very close in most areas.
PIYA has changed some of the regs to come a bit more in line with the Special regs. The new set will be out in early January.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:16 AM

Here's a link to the 2011 PIYA Cert.

http://www.ussailing...Certificate.pdf

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:53 PM

Skinny, you have attached the 2010 PIYA Certificate, not your comparison. Any chance you can post this?

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:13 PM

This may be better.
Sorry about the last one. Please remember that this uses the 2010 PIYA info.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:54 PM

The two safety standards seem somewhat comparable, but ISAF Cat 2 would seem to be stricter in a number of key areas (many of which make sense)...

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 04:20 PM

This may be better.
Sorry about the last one. Please remember that this uses the 2010 PIYA info.

Skinny



This might be a bit easier for comparisons

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 09:46 PM

Thanks to all for this! Very useful overview. At a glance we look pretty close to ISAF Cat II compliant (old transpac boat) but we'll want to look at this carefully before we sign the form.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:42 PM

Rumor has it that a bunch a J-109s are planning to sign up with the hope of getting their own division! If this happens the event will fill up early so get your registration in if this is something you are thinking about...

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:10 PM

Correct on the J-109's. Interrest has been expressed by at least 4 boats. A couple more would create their own playground.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:51 PM

Maybe an overlay on the regular divisions...

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:31 PM

Maybe an overlay on the regular divisions...



Well a J 109 division would be great but in an event with so few boats..........it would be more a side show than a true one design division IMO!

Cinco de Mayo should have her application in over the next week.............can't wait boys.........is it June yet:)

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so who else is stepping up???

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

Okay - don't all chime in at once...

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 06:07 PM

White cloud is filling out the paperwork. And shaking the piggy bank.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

Kotuku will be there if we can scrape the entry fee together. Should be good fun chasing sprit boats round the big island.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:28 AM

Night Runner will be in. Beware the old and treacherous.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 04:27 PM

Check is in the mail for Flash

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:50 PM

Night Runner will be in. Beware the old and treacherous.

+1 Fantastic to see you guys going back to defend your title of Div. 2 Champs. : )

Kudos to all involved in organzing and sponsoring this race.

179 more days

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:53 PM


Night Runner will be in. Beware the old and treacherous.

+1 Fantastic to see you guys going back to defend your title of Div. 2 Champs. : )

Kudos to all involved in organzing and sponsoring this race.

179 more days



Cinco's registrations was sent off today.........

So who are these 109's?????

177 days and counting.........

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 11:58 PM

Check is written for White Cloud. And the paper work is filled out! Now...where's a stamp?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:52 AM

Raven, a CM 1200 (Fancy Free's replacement) will be entering, just waiting for our PHRF NW certificate. Should have our application in mid January.

On the PIYA / ISAF issue, the biggest issue for us would be the masthead VHF antennae, no doubt a good idea from a communications perspective.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:27 AM

Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

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Flash

White Cloud

Raven
Kinetic
Kahuna
The bevy of nameless J-109s
Night Runner
Jaz
Cinco de Mayo
Kotuku

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 06:28 AM

Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

Icon
Flash

White Cloud

Raven
Kinetic
Kahuna
The bevy of nameless J-109s
Night Runner
Jaz
Cinco de Mayo
Kotuku

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

I am sure with the participation of Blast Performance Sailing (sorry if the name is wrong ) that there will be at least one Farr 40 in the race if not 2!

Also heard that there are up to 4 109's entering, with one being Astral Plane at least!




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Posted 30 December 2010 - 11:43 AM

Is the VI360 the one that everyone was worried wouldn't go on after last year?

What happened?

#35 dangerzone777

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:27 PM

Add
Dragonfly
Blue Skyz
Ruf Duk
Maybe
Makika
Blue Lighting

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:58 PM

Is the VI360 the one that everyone was worried wouldn't go on after last year?

What happened?


Uhhhh, it's happening and there is a huge sigh of relief in the PNW.







but I don't know the full story

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:59 PM

Is the VI360 the one that everyone was worried wouldn't go on after last year?

What happened?



It was sold. But still needs a title sponsor I think.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 05:06 PM

Who is Van Isle Marine Productions? Are they the sponor or just what the organizing group is calling themselves?

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 07:32 PM

Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

Icon
Flash

White Cloud

Raven
Kinetic
Kahuna
The bevy of nameless J-109s
Night Runner
Jaz
Cinco de Mayo
Kotuku

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?


Rumors of Madrona. Which would be cool. (If they can "qualify". LOL)

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:29 AM

Anam Carra (J122)from Portland is going around again.

JM

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Hopefully enough multi-hulls enter so that they can have their own race - haven't heard if DragonFly is back in...

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:05 PM

Hopefully enough multi-hulls enter so that they can have their own race - haven't heard if DragonFly is back in...


Blue Skyz will be keeping the blue side down.

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 02:20 AM

Flying Tiger My Tai is in.

Bring on the downhill ride. :D

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 06:00 AM

Who is Van Isle Marine Productions? Are they the sponor or just what the organizing group is calling themselves?


they would be the new management group

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:56 AM

Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

Icon
Flash

White Cloud

Raven
Kinetic
Kahuna
The bevy of nameless J-109s
Night Runner
Jaz
Cinco de Mayo
Kotuku

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?


Red Heather

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:58 PM

It's going to be Awesome!
I've been working on editing all the video from 2009 to try and make a VI360 Movie.:)

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:40 PM

Add
Dragonfly
Blue Skyz
Ruf Duk
Maybe
Makika
Blue Lighting


My son will be glad to hear Makika is back...

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:25 AM


Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

Icon
Flash

White Cloud

Raven
Kinetic
Kahuna
The bevy of nameless J-109s
Night Runner
Jaz
Cinco de Mayo
Kotuku

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?


Red Heather



So am also now hearing of 2 BC 115's entering, as well that all 3 Farr 40's are stepping up.

J 109's rumoured are Astral Plane, Diva, and Mojo........

So anyone looking to partner up on shore support, pm me!

Cheers,

CdM

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 12:30 AM

Stand by for more information on the 360 including a fully stocked rigging trailer that will be travelling around the island for support.

Merlin, C&C115 has submitted her entry

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 02:03 AM

Stand by for more information on the 360 including a fully stocked rigging trailer that will be travelling around the island for support.

Merlin, C&C115 has submitted her entry



so has Raven, CM1200, went with PIYA 1

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:41 AM

Rumor has it that Tantivy and Grafix might be doing this event - given all the interest this time around it would seem that anyone thinking of doing this event had better get their entry in fast...

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:11 AM

It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.


As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:36 AM

I talked to one of the crew who sailed on Jaz last time and Jaz is not returning this time, but some of them will be on the Cal 40 California Girl from Portland (assuming they make it in!). I also heard that Tantivy is planing on going this time.

JM

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:33 PM

I'm told a Bene 40.7 will be in as well.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 04:43 PM

So the latest says that there are over 85 potential entries...........

With the deadline just 10 days away, things must be heading up at head quarters............so any new rumours of boats planning on making the trek?

CdM

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:18 PM

So the latest says that there are over 85 potential entries...........

With the deadline just 10 days away, things must be heading up at head quarters............so any new rumours of boats planning on making the trek?

CdM


I believe that they are limited to the low 40s for number of boats due to the moorage capabilities of some of the ports.
It will be tough if they have to reject some applications.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:46 PM

Does anyone know how many actual applications they have received back in? They say they have sent out 85 entry forms, but this isn't particularly meaningful as it is returned entries with $$$ that really count...

It would also be interesting to find out the ratings spread and possible divisions -- rumor has it that it will be an exceptionally fast fleet this trip around the rock! Anyone got any "inside" information on this?

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:24 PM

I have heard from a good source there are 5 multihulls signed up and paid. Also heard there was over 50 monohulls signed up and paid. I guess we should know shortly the truth.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:34 PM

I could believe 5 multihulls, but not 50 -- any idea about the number of qualified mono-hulls?

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 11:44 PM

No "inside" information, but I believe two "reasonably fast" boats sailed by some "reasonably successful" sailors from Seattle have been seriously thinking about doing the lap this time. They wouldn't hurt the high level of friendly, fair competition at all. Nope, not at all.

We shall see soon.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:19 AM

I could believe 5 multihulls, but not 50 -- any idea about the number of qualified mono-hulls?



You do not think there is 50 qualified monohulls possibily signed up that want to do the race? It would not surprise me if it is over 75. The economy is better, the entry fee is down and rumors this could be the last one all lead me to believe numbers will be way up from last time. Last time only had one multihull now possibly 5.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:04 AM

Whoops - my bad. I read 50 multi-hulls! I think it is entirely reasonable that 50 qualified monohulls have signed up - it is a great race (the best) and hopefully they will allow them all to squeeze in.

As far as it being the last one - the 2009 running was touch & go, but I think with the ownership changes associated with the event the tradition should continue!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Whoops - my bad. I read 50 multi-hulls! I think it is entirely reasonable that 50 qualified monohulls have signed up - it is a great race (the best) and hopefully they will allow them all to squeeze in.

As far as it being the last one - the 2009 running was touch & go, but I think with the ownership changes associated with the event the tradition should continue!



When is the new ownership group coming out?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 03:58 PM

I think the transition in ownership has already taken place and they are signing up sponsors -- still no word yet on the title sponsor. Doesn't sound like Save On Foods is stepping up to the plate this time (which would be too bad)...

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

At the present time there are 35 paid entries. There has been conversations with 7 other owners that are have indicated they will be sending entries in to the race office.
In the mix of that 35 entries are 5 mutlihulls. I am not sure what type of multi's are entered. Having said that we have opted not to accept the entry from Dogzilla (they don't meet minimum interior volume rules and wouldn't put a head in the boat).
We expect to have a full compliment of boats on the start line this year. The last week of registration always sees a few last minute entries. The final number of accepted entries will be determined as soon as possible after February 14th. Dock space is always the limiting factor.
The new "owner" of the race is fully committed to putting on a good show this year. For those of you that know Janine and Wayne they are very much involved with running the show. Janine is doing all the "heavy lifting" to get things on track and rolling.
At present we don't have a title sponsor. We are talking with a number of companies and hope to have some news soon. Rest assured the race will proceed with or without a title sponsor. We have also committed to run the race in 2013 as well!!!!!!

I will try to keep you up to date when we get more news and will post updates closer to the close of registration.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:29 AM

Sounds great - hopefully there will be room to allow more than 40 boats participate. Frequent posts to the VI360 website and this forum would help make sure the word gets out...

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:07 AM


I could believe 5 multihulls, but not 50 -- any idea about the number of qualified mono-hulls?



You do not think there is are 50 qualified monohulls possibily signed up that want to do the race? It would not surprise me if it is over 75. The economy is better, the entry fee is down and rumors this could be the last one all lead me to believe numbers will be way up from last time. Last time only had one multihull now possibly 5.


I don't think the economy or any other factor to increase entries will help alleviate a fundamental constraint: DOCK SPACE at the stop overs e.g. Comox, French Creek, Telegraph Cove, Port Hardy, Ucluelet to name a few places with limited space.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 04:50 PM

Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 05:50 PM

Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...


Hmmm... a cruiser/racer event that needs accommodation and meals ashore? Interesting .
A certain Farr 30 slept all 7 of its crew at Hardwicke , some comfortably, (and some otherwise) :rolleyes: You'd think that a boat like,, what's its name.... lemme think.. Icon for example, would have bunks and a galley :P

What if entries over 50ft requesting dock space were limited to 2 (you'd make a lot more room for smaller boats to enter), and any others over 50ft had to use that seldom seen ground tackle !!! :lol:

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:24 PM

Yeah - Hardwicke was a little interesting. Rumor has it that some of the crew on the big blue sled bailed from the comfort of bunks to sleep on the floor of the shed in order to escape the snoring!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:06 PM

Yeah - Hardwicke was a little interesting. Rumor has it that some of the crew on the big blue sled bailed from the comfort of bunks to sleep on the floor of the shed in order to escape the snoring!


And I heard from one my crewmates that slept in the shed that there was no escaping the snoring in there!

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:57 PM

Only about a week left to enter -- who is on the fence?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:18 AM

Only about a week left to enter -- who is on the fence?


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:10 AM

Well Cap't Billy - what do you have to lose? Pony up and get your entry in!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:18 AM

It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.


As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.


Jonesy here, I've been asked to be "ground crew" for a boat---anyone have any experience in this? I have no experience...any helpful hints folks? Thanks!

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 03:33 AM


It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.


As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.


Jonesy here, I've been asked to be "ground crew" for a boat---anyone have any experience in this? I have no experience...any helpful hints folks? Thanks!

Sent you a pm.

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:48 PM

Jonesy - good on you for stepping up to the plate. Shore support for this race can be hard work. It takes a ton of organizing, is challenging and an amazing trip in itself. The ground crews provide support for each other with many aspects, especially when getting to the more remote stops like Winter Harbour. They have a great camaraderie among themselves.

At the end of the two week race, the crews vote for the best Shore Support with an award going to top voted.

I"ve done the race with varying degrees of shore support, from having none (went well) to having the best shore support possible. Feel free to email, if you want. : )

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

VanIsle360
  • Sold Out!! Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is Sold Out once again. Dates June 4 - 18, 2011. More details soon.
So now the real fun starts.......and we get to find out who else is in:) but we now can say for sure...........

Cinco De Mayo is officially accepted into the 2011 Van Isle 360 race:)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:16 AM

Kotuku is in too, so we'll see you on the line June 4th. Check your inboxes!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:22 AM

White Cloud must have slipped past the judges when they were in need of a tea break. What a lapse of judgment.

See you all on the starting line!

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:25 AM

White Cloud must have slipped past the judges when they were in need of a tea break. What a lapse of judgment.

See you all on the starting line!


The fleet needed you to find the rocks!

See y'all June 4 from Anam Cara.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:27 AM


Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...


Hmmm... a cruiser/racer event that needs accommodation and meals ashore? Interesting .
A certain Farr 30 slept all 7 of its crew at Hardwicke , some comfortably, (and some otherwise) :rolleyes: You'd think that a boat like,, what's its name.... lemme think.. Icon for example, would have bunks and a galley :P

What if entries over 50ft requesting dock space were limited to 2 (you'd make a lot more room for smaller boats to enter), and any others over 50ft had to use that seldom seen ground tackle !!! :lol:


A Farr 30 in a "cruiser/racer" event? Where does it say it is a "cruiser/racer" event anyway? The website says "Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race"...

How about dock space is awarded on a first come, first served basis at each stop! :lol:

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:28 AM

Anyone know when the entry list will be public?

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:11 AM

They have received more than 40 entries and are now checking moorage space and other logistics to figure out exactly how many more they can accept. In the mean time, it appears that earlier registrants that have been accepted have been notified.

Rubato is in, back for the second time and looking forward to it!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:10 AM

Competitor list

http://www.vanisle36...1_2_Competitors

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:21 AM

Looks like a really good fleet this year. The Cal 40 California Girl from Portland looks like it could be a dark horse in this one with that rating and its track record offshore !!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:14 AM

Fantastic list of boats competing! ! B)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

Fantastic list of boats competing! ! B)


Agree looks like the competition is going to be red hot!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:24 PM


Fantastic list of boats competing! ! B)


Agree looks like the competition is going to be red hot!



So any guess on div splits? I'd assume the multi's will be on there own regardless of rating.............and that there will be 3 mono groups........

My guess is
Division 1 -69 - 33 ( 10 boats )
Division 2 42- 72 ( 14 boats )
Division 3 75 - 135 ( 14 boats )

CdM

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:45 PM

I'm going around for the second time on Dominatrix (X-119). It is great to see so many boats in the 68-75 rating. It will be very interesting to see where the division splits are made. It could be a tough go if we end up chasing J-109's around the island.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:59 PM

JL,
If it blows the 109s will be chasing us! ;)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:09 PM

If it blows, the RC boat will have a tough time setting up at a few of the finish lines, before a number of boats get there first!! B)

Lots of repeat teams going, with years of Van Isle experience under their belt. As well as a bunch of excited VI360 newbies who will simply have a fantastic time. It's gonna be a great time for all.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

It's gonna be a great time for all.


Except for you! :(



No idea how class splits are going to go down. Multi's will (should?) definitely have their own start. Three divs would be nice, just to keep the ratings closer.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:21 PM


It's gonna be a great time for all.


Except for you! :(



No idea how class splits are going to go down. Multi's will (should?) definitely have their own start. Three divs would be nice, just to keep the ratings closer.


Multi's will be a seperate class but all boats start together in one start unless they change something. Makes life interesting especially if Dragonfly is able to wind up from way behind the line and hit it at speed.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:36 PM



It's gonna be a great time for all.

Except for you! :(

No idea how class splits are going to go down. Multi's will (should?) definitely have their own start. Three divs would be nice, just to keep the ratings closer.

Multi's will be a seperate class but all boats start together in one start unless they change something. Makes life interesting especially if Dragonfly is able to wind up from way behind the line and hit it at speed.

No pouting! ; ) After racing in 4 Van Isles, I'm very happy to be reading & hearing about it from all you lucky dogs. Besides, I will be on a sailboat racing to Bermuda in June, so you won't hear me complaining.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 05:14 AM




It's gonna be a great time for all.

Except for you! :(

No idea how class splits are going to go down. Multi's will (should?) definitely have their own start. Three divs would be nice, just to keep the ratings closer.

Multi's will be a seperate class but all boats start together in one start unless they change something. Makes life interesting especially if Dragonfly is able to wind up from way behind the line and hit it at speed.

No pouting! ; ) After racing in 4 Van Isles, I'm very happy to be reading & hearing about it from all you lucky dogs. Besides, I will be on a sailboat racing to Bermuda in June, so you won't hear me complaining.


I suspect two Divisions but the question is which Div gets the 109s?

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:55 AM

Competitor list

http://www.vanisle360.com/index.php?p=1_2_Competitors



Wow - a Tektron 50!

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:37 PM

This just in....I wonder if they will put cell service in Winter Harbour for us?


VAN ISLE 360 YACHT RACE ANNOUNCES TELUS AS 2011 TITLE SPONSOR !

Thursday March 17, 2011 - News Release

Organizers of the Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race are pleased to announce TELUS as the new title sponsor of the 2011 event. The eighth edition of the race, which is now named the TELUS Van Isle 360, will take place from June 4 - 18. We are very excited to welcome TELUS aboard", says Janine Bell, Event Manager, "and are really looking forward to working with TELUS to ensure the best race yet."

This year's sold out event features 42 boats, ranging between 25 and 65 feet, with professional and amateur sailors competing side-by-side as they race around Vancouver Island in a series of 10 legs. Every boat taking part in the race will sport TELUS Van Isle 360 decals on their bows. Skippers view these bow decals as a badge of honour and many leave them on for bragging rights long after the race is over. Sailors competing in this event must meet stringent safety protocols and have extensive experience before being accepted to participate.

"The Van Isle 360 is an exciting event for Vancouver Island and we are so thrilled to lend our support as the 2011 title sponsors,"said Marshall Berkin, TELUS director of Customer Solutions Delivery. "Many of our team members and customers live in the communities that will host this year's race, so it's a big honour to have the TELUS name on these incredible boats as they race their way around the Island."

With the race oversold and TELUS as the new Title Sponsor, this year's race is set to be another amazing event. "We can't wait to get the TELUS Van Isle 360 Yacht Race underway," notes Bell. Contact info@vanisle360.com for more information.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:08 PM

This thread has brought me out of lurking mode.
I was so thoroughly frustrated with the certain posters and editors that I decided to no longer participate, but...

I am participating as crew aboard Kiva, the Finngulf 41, on our first VanIsle. I am too stoked to keep silent about the race anymore.
This is definitely a bucket list race for me and most of the rest of our crew.

If you need help or info shoreside in the central or north island, I am happy to do what I can, drop me a pm.

Yeefuckin Ha!

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 12:30 AM

One month to the start bump! How goes the prep, sailors?

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