What we're about

Turkey Head Sailing Bunch is a collaborative group of Victoria sailors looking to improve our skills, network with other sailors and most of all, have fun! Events are organized by our members for our members and include social events, day and overnight cruises and races. Contact Garry Sagert, Richard King or Dorrie Collins if you want to post an event.

New members (skippers and crew) must complete the Meetup group profile outlining their experience level and interests. This is the primary way skippers connect with potential crew members. We do not guarantee spots for crew on boats.

To participate in an event sign-up for the event on this site, ensuring your profile is complete and clearly outlines your experience level. Interested skippers will reach out to you prior to the event if they are looking for crew. You are also welcome to join us for coffee (time is included in each event listing) or for any social event as a way of getting to know members, even before getting on a boat.

Please bring appropriate clothing for all kinds of weather, including gloves. You are also responsible for your own snacks, water and PFD. Skippers also welcome the occasional token of thanks!

Note for new sailors

* We currently have very limited capacity to support first-time/new sailors. If you have no/limited experience, we suggest you take formal sail training from an accredited source prior to joining the Bunch.

What we're not

  • A sailing school - but we do suggest you take formal training from an accredited source.
  • A sailing co-op - although many of us started out as members of co-ops and some of us still are. If you want lots of experience, co-ops are a great way to go.
  • A tour operator. If you are just looking for a free sailing trip, this isn't the place to find it. We are looking for serious sailors, eager to learn and willing to put in the effort and financial commitment to be competent on the water.

COVID-19 Protocols
THSB is committed to a safe return to activities by following provincial health www.gov.bc.ca/PHOguidance and Sail Canada guidelines www.sailing.ca/covid-19-updates.

Disclaimer
* There are risks of injury and death involved in sailing.
* The skipper is always responsible for the safety of their vessel and crew, and has the final decision on who may sail aboard their vessel.

Upcoming events (4+)

Blackline (swag) Pursuit series.

Needs a location

Remember to let us know if you go out and the finish times.

Black line has donated a number of excellent prizes (swag) which will be awarded.

The series consists of six consecutive Tuesday evening Pursuit Races.
July 12, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
Your four best finishes count.

See the Sailing Instructions Page for racing details, courses, start times.
https://www.meetup.com/Turkey-Head-Sailing-Bunch/pages/32547792/Sailing_Instructions_for_Turkey_Head_Pursuits/
The course choice will be decided on the night of the pursuit based on wind & current and announced on Ch 9 at 1750 & 1755. The start times will remain consistent.
Your best four finishes determine your score.( see sailing instructions)
The start times, based on a Time-on-Time race 90 minutes duration:
Warning: 17:55
Preparatory: 17:56
One Minute: 17:59
Order Time PHRF range
Start 1 18:00 246 -- 254
Start 2 18:01 237 -- 245
Start 3 18:02 228 -- 236
Start 4 18:03 219 -- 227
Start 5 18:04 210 -- 218
Start 6 18:05 201 -- 209
Start 7 18:06 192 -- 200
Start 8 18:07 183 -- 191
Start 9 18:08 174 -- 182
Start 10 18:09 165 -- 173
Start 11 18:10 156 -- 164
Start 12 18:11 147 -- 155
Start 13 18:12 138 -- 146
Start 14 18:13 129 -- 137
Start 15 18:14 120 -- 128
Start 16 18:15 111 -- 119
Start 17 18:16 102 -- 110
Start 18 18:17 93 -- 101
Start 19 18:18 84 -- 92
Start 20 18:19 75 -- 83
Start 21 18:20 66 -- 74
Start 22 18:21 57 -- 65
Start 23 18:22 48 -- 56
Start 24 18:23 39 -- 47
Start 25 18:24 30 -- 38
Start 26 18:25 21 -- 29
Start 27 18:26 12 -- 20
Start 28 18:27 03 -- 11
Start 29 18:28 -06 -- 02
Start 30 18:29 -15 -- -05
Start 31 18:30 -24 -- -16
Links to Chart of Marks, Start table and Courses.
Chart
Starts
[Revised Course Guide](https://www.meetup.com/Turkey-Head-Sailing-Bunch/photos/32314567/#[masked]

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Blackline (swag) Pursuit series.

Needs a location

Remember to let us know if you go out and the finish times.

Black line has donated a number of excellent prizes (swag) which will be awarded.

The series consists of six consecutive Tuesday evening Pursuit Races.
July 12, 26 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23
Your four best finishes count.

See the Sailing Instructions Page for racing details, courses, start times.
https://www.meetup.com/Turkey-Head-Sailing-Bunch/pages/32547792/Sailing_Instructions_for_Turkey_Head_Pursuits/
The course choice will be decided on the night of the pursuit based on wind & current and announced on Ch 9 at 1750 & 1755. The start times will remain consistent.
Your best four finishes determine your score.( see sailing instructions)
The start times, based on a Time-on-Time race 90 minutes duration:
Warning: 17:55
Preparatory: 17:56
One Minute: 17:59
Order Time PHRF range
Start 1 18:00 246 -- 254
Start 2 18:01 237 -- 245
Start 3 18:02 228 -- 236
Start 4 18:03 219 -- 227
Start 5 18:04 210 -- 218
Start 6 18:05 201 -- 209
Start 7 18:06 192 -- 200
Start 8 18:07 183 -- 191
Start 9 18:08 174 -- 182
Start 10 18:09 165 -- 173
Start 11 18:10 156 -- 164
Start 12 18:11 147 -- 155
Start 13 18:12 138 -- 146
Start 14 18:13 129 -- 137
Start 15 18:14 120 -- 128
Start 16 18:15 111 -- 119
Start 17 18:16 102 -- 110
Start 18 18:17 93 -- 101
Start 19 18:18 84 -- 92
Start 20 18:19 75 -- 83
Start 21 18:20 66 -- 74
Start 22 18:21 57 -- 65
Start 23 18:22 48 -- 56
Start 24 18:23 39 -- 47
Start 25 18:24 30 -- 38
Start 26 18:25 21 -- 29
Start 27 18:26 12 -- 20
Start 28 18:27 03 -- 11
Start 29 18:28 -06 -- 02
Start 30 18:29 -15 -- -05
Start 31 18:30 -24 -- -16
Links to Chart of Marks, Start table and Courses.
Chart
Starts
[Revised Course Guide](https://www.meetup.com/Turkey-Head-Sailing-Bunch/photos/32314567/#[masked]

Blackline Pursuit Series Wrap-up

Needs a location

This is the wrap-up to the Blackline Marine sponsored pursuit series. Come out for a social evening, win some swag and meet potential crew and skippers.

No Host -MONTHLY DAY SAIL (Prize Draw - Skippers eligible see below)

Needs a location

9:45 to 10:45ish Meet on deck of Marina coffee shop. There is a DRAW PRIZE each month for any skipper attending who signed up before 6:00pm on previous day (if there are more than 3 skippers)

Crew members looking for a skipper, please indicate this in the Comments section when you sign up.

Length of event will depend on conditions. Cruise direction and duration determined by participants. Channel 9 for contact.

Skippers invite their own crew from the website or elsewhere.

NOTES FOR POTENTIAL NEW CREW MEMBERS

  1. We currently have very limited capacity to support first-time/new sailors. If you have no/limited experience, we suggest you take formal sail training from an accredited source prior to joining the Bunch. We hope to provide an orientation session each month which will be helpful to newcomers who have not sailed before.
  2. You are always welcome to join us for coffee/social events to get to know the Bunch, but invitations to come aboard are initiated by the skippers. We cannot guarantee a spot on a boat.
  3. Ensuring you have a complete profile, with details about your sailing experience, is the best way for a skipper to identify whether you'd be a fit for their boat. Some may be willing to take out inexperienced sailors, while others will be looking for at least a basic level of knowledge and experience.
  4. If you are looking for a skipper to take you, please indicate this when you sign up.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. A life jacket. Some skippers have a spare to lend, but be sure to inquire in advance.
  2. Bring a snack and beverage if you are going to be out for a while (skippers also welcome the occasional token of thanks!)
  3. It is always cooler on the water. Dress in layers that can be be adapted to the conditions. Wear flat shoes with non-slip non-marking soles and bring a pair of sailing gloves (climbing gloves with leather palms and fingers are also suitable).

SAFETY
There are risks of injury and death involved in sailing. You are responsible for your own safety and must assess the situation for yourself. (This includes an assessment of the skipper, the crew, the boat and the conditions. The more challenging the conditions the more confident you want to be about who you are going with.)

The skipper is always responsible for the safety of their vessel and crew, and has the final decision on who may sail aboard their vessel.

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Past events (296)

Blackline (swag) Pursuit series.

Needs a location

Photos (1,325)