The Canoe Bay Sailing Club was formed in 1969 with the idea that yacht racing could be inexpensive, uncomplicated and available to everyone.

We believe in the K.I.S.S Principal - Lots of racing - $30/yr.

In Memory of Gordie Inglis

Gordie, one of the founders of the Canoe Bay Sailing Club, was a gruff old sailor with a heart of gold. Every racer I know has, at one time or another, watched the stern of Gordy's boat as he crossed the finish line.

How To Join

Contact us through: Visit us on

Dave Campbell: 250-656-9768
Kim Hutlet: 250-508-6860
Or email us at

Races, Regattas and Results

Results for the Sidney Island race are posted. Thanks again to Colin and Marcia for doing RC yet again - awesome job as always. And hats off to My Tai for finding fewer holes than the rest of us :)

Thanks to all the competitors and race committees who helped make this winter/spring racing season a blast. Take care and have a great summer. Hope to see you at the RSSI regatta this weekend.

There's a few pics on the CBSC Facebook page

Up Comming Races

Course Descriptions


Saturday September 13 SNSYC Pursuit race - all welcome
Sat/Sun Speptember 19/20 SNSYC CRASH Regatta

A big thanks to Darryl and My Tai and the SNSYC for dropping some pretty skookum marks at Kerr Is., the Spit and James Is. Their positions are listed below but they are large Scottsman - a large bouy, not to be confused with the redhead from Braveheart.

New marks look like this:

Lat/Longs are approximate of course and subject to the vagaries wind, tide and silly folk. Last updated Dec 20, 2015

Mark 1 - Kerr Is:
Lat:   48.40.04
Long: 123.22.38

Mark 2- Sidney Spit Approximately 3 -4 cables SSE of light - Red Scottsman marked with CBSC in large black print:
Lat:  48.39.06
Long: 123.20.80

Mark 4 - James Is - near meadow:
Lat:  48.37.17
Long: 123.21.87

10 minute Start Sequence for CBSC hosted Races

10 minutes white flag up - one horn
6 minutes - white flag down
5 minutes blue flag up - one horn
1 minute blue flag down
Start red flag up - one horn

5 Minute Start Sequence for SNSYC hosted races.

6 minutes - 3 horns (courtesy only)
5 minutes - orange flag up - one horn
4 minute - prep flag up - one horn
1 minute - prep flag down - one horn
Start - orange flag down - one horn