Shipyard Raid 2010
Race Dates: July 10 - July 17th
The Shipyard Raid is an annual week-long, staged sailing and rowing race for traditional small boats. The sixth Shipyard Raid, of summer 2010, is north from Silva Bay on Gabriola Island, B.C., Canada to Desolation Sound. The course of about 170 km is through the Gulf of Georgia, Malaspina Strait, and into Desolation Sound. Fee changes
to be announced.
Alexandra Morton/GET OUT MIGRATION on Gabriola May 4th and 5th
May 4th-5th, 2010
Raid 09 Updates
Cameron's Raid Photos at Picasa
Nov. 9, '09 Don't miss Cameron's beautiful photos of Raid '09. Like the ones from Raid '06, they're a treat! Cameron's Raid Photos at Picasa
Raid Photos on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28410690@N02/. Please let me know if you would like to upload your photos to the Raid flickr account.
Alex Z's Raid Thread on WoodenBoat Forum
Posted: July 30, 09
Alex Z. has started a neat thread about Hornpipe's Summer Adventure.
New! Raid Mothership Page
A new page about the Raid motherships
Heriot Bay Update
Posted: 10:24pm July 19, 09
I just talked to Tad in Heriot Bay, and have some news to post. First, congratulations to the entire Raid fleet on a safe journey in view of the strong winds Sunday and Monday. Many, many thanks to all our volunteer Raid crew--to Chef Trevor and to our mothers and minders, especially Ryan and Matt on Stella and Judy and Chad on Nocture and, of course, our special mothership, Temujin. Thank you all! Race results:
- Bus Bailey
- Surf Bird
- Tied for 7th place: Hornpipe and Swordfish
Best wishes to everyone on their return journeys: Tad, James, and Trevor W. will be running down with Nonee and Ratty.
We'll have more news and lots of photos on the Web site mid-week.
Posted: 12:42pm July 18, 09
Thanks to Pat for news of the Raid: Yesterday the Raid left Evelyn Bay to spend the night at Whaletown; this noon they stopped at Sharkspit, and they have now departed on their final leg to Heriot Bay. We hope to have more news tonight.
Posted: 9:00pm July 14, 09
I just talked to James; the Raid is at Westview and all is going well. Sunday was a rough and windy crossing but all boats did well. We'll have some photos tomorrow. [Many thank yous to Karen Young on Meerkata for sharing these great photos with us of the raid at Westview.]
Leg 2 Departure from Pilot Bay for Jedediah Island
Posted: July 14, 09
According to Leg 1 escort Native Girl, who came home from Pilot Bay, the raid got away early Sunday morning in light SE winds. Alex is bringing by some photos tonight that he took at Pilot Bay. I also hope to have news from the Raid from Powell River tonight to post on the web site.
Leg 1, Silva Bay to Pilot Bay
July 11, 09
The Raid departed Silva Bay in NW winds and bright sunshine with an enthusiastic crowd to see them off.
"A beautiful day of sailing--10 to 15 knot winds from the north. Conditions were perfect for the lighter sailing craft. Although Bus Bailey, by oars alone, secured a win. Spectacular day all round." (Cameron)
Race results for the first day (unofficial):
In order of arrival in Pilot Bay:
- Bus Bailey
- Ratty (blown main sail)
May 8, 09 Departing Silva Bay on July 11th, the 09 Shipyard Raid will again go north. With some slight adjustments we will follow last year’s route north up the Gulf of Georgia to Jedediah Island, around the bottom of Texada Is, and then up Malaspina Strait and into Desolation Sound. We will again finish at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island on Saturday evening, the 18th of July. This year we will go further north into the mountains, bypassing last year’s stop at Galley Bay to go on to Roscoe Bay on West Redonda Island. The conditions in 08 included very challenging windward sailing in steep chop with 20+ knots of wind, and downwind running in similar conditions. Only 3 legs of the 13 total were flat calm, and two of those were short sprints. So we’re again hoping for lots of wind and perhaps not quite as much rain.
Welcome Temujin Raid 09 Mothership
A warm welcome to the pinky schooner Temujin, Raid 09 Mothership. Temujin is a very special vessel to all the Silva Bay Raid crew: she was built by James' grandfather Jim McAlister with help from the whole family, and launched in 1975. Our family cruised, lived aboard, and then fished her off the north and west coasts.
Many thanks to her current owner for volunteering her to be mothership for the 09 Raid.
09 Raid Boats
Quill and crew will race in the Mower dory Barracuda built at the Silva Bay Shipyard School 07. Raiding since 05, and 2x winner of the Shipyard Raid.
Welcome back Jan and Scotty, return Raiders from Raid 07 in their classic Wayfarer Topsy.
Welcome to Gabriola commuters and return Raiders from 08, Colin Masson and "Bus Bailey", a 1930s handliner.
Welcome back to longboat Bear and Kim Aldrich and the Port Townsend Sea Scouts from Raids 05, 06, and 07.
Welcome back to the Mower dory Swordfish Raid entry in 2007. Skipper and crew, Shipyard School grad Lucas and son of a Shipyard School founder, Chris Wytche.
Welcome back to Jerry and Tart, a Brewer catboat built at the Silva Bay Shipyard School, class of 2000, first of the "camper-cruiser" class in Shipyard Raid 08.
A warm welcome back to Tuvaak and the Kent Washington Sea Scouts.
Welcome to Damien Bryan from Bowen Island, with crew flying in from the UK, and Grayling his 21’9” Drascombe Longboat.
Welcome to entry #10 Trevor Henderson; he will be raiding in Ratty with his three sons as crew.
Welcome to entry #11 Cameron and Nigel Eckhert from the Yukon, raiding in their beautiful Wayfarer Surfbird.
Starting in Sointula on Earth Day Alexandra Morton and the GET OUT MIGRATION will walk to Victoria, stopping at communities along the way. The migration is all about all of us wanting to protect our wild salmon and the ecology, wild and human, of this whole coast. It is about all of us saying that open net salmon farms must get out of our coastal waterways and onto the land before our wild salmon are wiped out by the diseases and parasites spread by farmed salmon.
Please get out and show your support May 4th-5th when the Migration visits Gabriola. Local info at http://maritime-seminars.shipyardraid.ca. Join the assembled Migration in Victoria May 8th in front of the Legislature as the people tell the politicians: Wild Salmon Come First. http://salmonaresacred.org
7pm, Thursday, March 19th
For this final Maritime Seminar of the year, Captain Jacqueline Denee will lecture on "Understanding your Navigation Instruments" including the operation of and limitations of: radar, VHF radio/DF, GPS/DGPS, Sonar, and Electronic Navigation Chart Systems (ENC). Join us at the Silva Bay Resort family room 7pm, Thursday, March 19th.
2010/03/02Upcoming Article Raider Dan Pence, winner of Raid 2007, has an article coming out in Messing about in Boats on his love of rowing starting from the 2005 Shipyard Raid.
2010/03/02New Blog Tad has a new blog.
2010/02/05The English Raid! A warm welcome to a new Raid, Raid England, 28th July – 1st August 2010 on the Solent. Great to see new Raids coming on! Beautiful boats, as well.
Upcoming: Silva Bay Boater's Exchange. 8am-12 noon, Saturday, March 13. Silva Bay Resort.
2009/12/15Tad is no longer a Director and has no further involvement with the Silva Bay Shipyard School: Director, Vice-Chair, Chairman, 2001-2009. Unpaid volunteer Executive Director, from November 5th '09, resigned November 29th '09. From its inception in 2004-2005, the Shipyard Raid is a completely independent non-profit effort supported entirely by the Roberts family, the Raiders, and by its many friends and volunteers. It is not, it never has been, and it never will be formally associated with or materially supported by the Silva Bay Shipyard School.
2009/09/21UPCOMING! The 2009-'10 Maritime Seminars Schedule has been posted. The Maritime Seminars are a benefit for the Shipyard Raid, for the cook and mothership costs. Join us at the Silva Bay Resort family room.
Saturday, February 13th
Our programme is about traditional rigs and their advantages, especially for owner/users; ease of use, ease of modification of sails and rig, and so on, with emphasis on boats 50 feet and under. Our schedule from 10:00am to 4:30pm with breaks for lunch: a session by Storch Sails Nanaimo on traditional rigs from the sailmaker's perspective; a panel discussion, and Q and A; break for lunch. Afternoon, a talk on rigging as well as a talk by yacht designer Tad Roberts on balance and rig design followed by a Q and A.
7pm, Thursday, February 18th,
A local maritime historian talks about BC's Lightkeepers. Join us at the Roxy Theater, Gabriola Village
Silva Bay Resort family room.
7pm, Wednesday, November 18th
7pm, Wednesday, December 9th
Gabriola boatbuilder and former head instructor at the Shipyard School, Tony Grove talks about "Taking the Lines of Sea Star 2: A 1934 Matsumoto Troller". Sea Star 2 is on the hard at Bella Bella. Join us at the Silva Bay Resort family room.
4pm, Saturday, December 12th
Stephen Mohan talks about restoring Carlotta, built in 1899 as an Bristol Channel pilot cutter and worked for the Cumberland Sea Fisheries before being converted into a yacht in 1907. She is currently being restored in Lund, British Columbia by Stephen, Barbra and Jasper Mohan. Join us at the Silva Bay Resort family room.
7pm, Friday, January 22th
Please join us at the Roxy Theater, Gabriola Village for a showing of the new documentary "Farm Salmon Exposed" by Vancouver filmmaker Damien Gillis. When the film is over, there will be a question and answer period. First in a series about our wild salmon.
How Citizen Science can Assist in Bird Conservation
7pm, Wednesday, October 21st
Karen Barry, BC Program Officer, Bird Studies Canada talks about Citizen Science programs Project FeederWatch, Coastal Waterbird Survey, Beached Bird Survey and BC Breeding Bird Atlas. BSC is always looking for keen volunteers: Come out to learn more!
2009/09/21UPCOMING! Please join us at the Silva Bay Shipyard School for a meeting about the new "Gabriola Junior Raiders" programme Sept. 30th 6:30pm.
2009/07/24UPCOMING! Second Annual Silva Bay Rendezvous for Traditional and Wooden Boats, Sept. 1st and 2nd. Join us at anchor in Silva Bay Tuesday, September 1st through Wednesday the 2nd for this relaxed mid-week gathering of traditional and wooden boats. There will be an open house and socializing at the Shipyard School Tuesday afternoon.
2009/06/15Drascombe Longboats: Don't miss the big pic of Grayling that Damien just forwarded; and Yvonne and Marty are thinking of entering their Drascombe longboat.
2009/05/22Welcome to entry #11 Trevor Henderson; he will be raiding in Ratty with his three sons as crew.
2009/05/21Welcome to entry #10 Damien Bryan from Bowen Island, with crew flying in from the UK, and Grayling his 21’9” Drascombe Longboat.
2009/05/11Welcome to Alex Zimmerman of Victoria BC and entry #9, his self-built 18’ Whitehall type Hornpipe, an Alaska design by Don Kurylko.
2009/05/11Shipyard School work bees, workshops, and open house every Saturday starting May 16th. 10am to 2pm.
2009/05/09Thursday night sail and oar races, every other Thursday starting May 14th. Get in shape for the Raid!
2009/05/09Maritime Seminars: Wednesday May 21st at 7pm, Shipyard School: "Raid Adventures 05 to 08"
2009/05/09UPCOMING! Silva Bay Shipyard School and FoSB host the Silva Bay Boater's Exchange and Swap Meet, Sunday June 13th at the Shipyard School. The School will accept items starting . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2009/05/07A warm welcome and many thanks to Chef Trevor for volunteering as chef for the 09 Raid. We are very fortunate to have this talented chef as Raid cook. Welcome also to support mothership Stella and her crew, Ryan, Hillary, and Pat. And a very warm welcome to escort vessel Nocturne and her crew, Judy, Laura, and Amy. So glad to have you all along!
2009/05/07UPCOMING! Second Annual Silva Bay Rendezvous for Traditional and Wooden Boats, Sept. 1st and 2nd