Singlehanded Racing



2019 Singlehanded Race Announcement





Royal Naval Sailing Association


Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 1st and 2nd, 2019
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This year is the 46th Annual running of the Royal Naval Sailing Association (RNSA) Singlehanded Race from Vancouver to Nanaimo and return. Over the years the race has seen singlehanded vessels ranging from 24 to 70 feet, from outright racers to cruisers, with the norm being a typical 25 to 40 foot cruiser/racer.

This two-day fun race weekend across Georgia Strait continues to remain popular and attracts many local racers, as well as everyday sailors who would like to test their skills and seamanship sailing singlehandedly across the Strait.

This year, for the first time and on a trial basis, there will be separate DOUBLEHANDED division, allowing two crew on the boat. The level of participation and feedback received from sailors will determine whether to continue doublehanded participation for future years.

The Nanaimo Yacht Club provides the venue for overnight moorage, and a social evening with a great buffet dinner, interim results and door prizes.

Many magnificent trophies are to be awarded during the Awards Night later in the year, including Best Overall, First over the Line, a Team Trophy, Novice Trophy (first timers), Old Salt Trophy (65 to 74), and Ancient Mariner Trophy (age 75 and over), and others.

Entry fee is $90.00 which includes moorage at NYC and dinner.  Doublehanded fee is $120.00 per boat which includes two dinners. Additional dinner guests are welcome and pay $30 for dinner. Participants can sponsor other boats that have not raced in the past three years and receive a $10 discount on their entry fee.

There will be no informal Skippers Meeting but you may Register in Person and ask questions at the False Creek Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 29th at 1900.  Late email registration are accepted until 1900 Friday, May 31st.

It's a fun and challenging weekend - give it a try!  You will enjoy it!

This RNSA event is hosted by False Creek Yacht Club and supported by the West Vancouver Yacht club and the Nanaimo Yacht Club.

Notice of Race, Sailing Instruction and Registration Forms will be posted later. Any questions, please contact RNSA Race Chair, Court Touwslager at

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