The annual Round Denman Island Keelboat Race was held last weekend.
The race was a study in contrasts. Saturday was a gear-buster with SE winds and gusts occasionally exceeding 30 knots in Lambert Channel. The waves refracting off the southern tip of Denman Island introduced some very large and confusing seas which were especially challenging given the unusually light air just in that location. After rounding Chrome Island to starboard the fleet blasted downwind and the sun came out and we all dried out! It was a lovely finish to the day!
The race back on Sunday started in a very light northwesterly breeze and slowly transitioned to the southeast as the wind built to 15 knots at the finish off the tip of Goose Spit.
Congrats to Frank Denton and Tenacious crew for taking a well deserved win on PHRF and on club corrected!
It was most excellent to see 8 members of the Opti Sailing Team relishing in the beautiful conditions as we entered Comox Harbour on Sunday!
As usual Deep Bay Yacht Club hosted us at their “on dock” clubhouse and we had a BBQ and drinks on the Saturday night. A big thanks to Nancy for organizing the food and drinks and also to DBYC!