Social Events

The Social Committee has many exciting events planned during the Six Metre Class World Championship in Vancouver.

The sunny patio outside the Star and Dragon at the RVYC Jericho. Photo Credit: Lucho Berzek

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Westerleigh Cup After-Race Social & Prize-Giving

Saturday, September 16
Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
After-Race Social Sponsored by PARC Retirement Living

Enjoy a hearty snack of chilli and a beer at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club after racing, followed by the prizegiving for our Westerleigh Cup regatta. Sailing clothes, dry if possible, is the dress code for this event! Enjoy a free evening to explore some of the exciting dining and other attractions around Vancouver.

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6M World Championship Opening Ceremony

Sunday, September 17
Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
After-Race Social sponsored by Besharat Friars Architects
Opening Ceremony: 1800 hours

Come wearing your Team uniforms and bring your country flag and/or your yacht club burgee for a team photo at the 2017 World Championship Opening Ceremony. Tickets are not required for the ceremony. We will have a special welcome from our First Nations neighbours, followed by a dinner menu inspired by a selection of local favorites in the dining room at the Yacht Club. We will start this evening at 1800 hours. If you wish to stay for dinner, please be sure to purchase your ticket online by September 10th, midnight, the latest.

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Annual General Meeting of the International Six Metre Association /
Christening CAN 107 Max̱’inux̱

Monday, September 18
Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
After-Race Social sponsored by Pacific 6mR Yachts Inc.
Meeting time: 1900 hours

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PARC Retirement Living presents: Team Dinner and a B.C. Cultural Experience at the Museum of Anthropology

Tuesday, September 19
Location: Museum of Anthropology (MOA)
Time: 1830 hours
A shuttle-bus service RVYC-MOA-RVYC will be available for our international guests.
Parking: In front of the MOA, and also at the Rose Garden across the street. Both are $3.50/hour or $8.00 max. (5:00 pm to midnight)

(Photo Credit: MOA)

This will be a very special evening, with the support of our presenting partner PARC Retirement Living, at the spectacular Museum of Anthropology, situated on the University of British Columbia campus, just ten minutes from the yacht club. We will have a welcome from the Musqueam First Nation followed by a delicious cocktail-style dinner where you will taste many delicacies that are native to British Columbia.

You will view the inside of the Museum with its international collection of First Nations art, and exhibits from other cultures. You will also have the opportunity to take in the incredible view while walking around the museum grounds, where you will see First Nations Long Houses. This exciting evening will get underway at 1830 hours. Wear smart après sailing attire to this event! Bring a sweater or jacket, as we will be outside for much of the evening. Comfortable footwear is recommended, as the event area includes grass and sand.


This drum with water waves on the outer ring and paddles pointing inward to each other, was made by Laura Wee Lay Laq (Wealick). She carries the ancestral name Lumlamelut. Her mother is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw, Wei Wai Kum First Nation.  She currently resides at Ch’iyaqtel (Chilliwack), a member nation of the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe, where she is focusing on becoming a fluent speaker of her father’s ancestral language, Up-River Halq’emeylem.

         (Drum maker Laura Wee Lay Laq)

How to win the drum?

  • Ticket prices are: $5.00 for 3, $10.00 for 7 and $20.00 for 18
  • Cash only, so please remember to bring some
  • Sold at the MOA Entrance and available from roving ticket sellers
  • The draw will be some time during or after dinner
  • Proceeds will go to the Corinthian Fund which supports sailors attending regattas up to the Paralympics/Olympics

Good luck!

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Lucie Party

Wednesday, September 20
Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
After-Race Social sponsored by the IYRS School of Technology & Trades 

Lucie is the last six meter designed by Clinton Crane in 1930, and arguably his best. Lucie was built to the International 6 Metre Rule: Second Metre Rule. She was built in Nevin’s Yard on City Island in New York in 1931, for the noted sportsman Briggs Cunningham, and named after his first wife, Lucie Bedford Cunningham Warren. Lucie was named to three successive British-American Cup teams, her last in 1936. She is the only Crane design to stay in major competition after WWII. Those who have been attending international regattas in recent years know that US 55, Lucie, likes to celebrate its birthday with all of us with an after-race gathering, supported by Matt Brooks. Here is the invitation.

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Closing Ceremony and Prizegiving

Thursday, September 21
Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Time: 1830 hours

This more formal sit down dinner and prizegiving will be a great evening to close our World Championship event. It will take place in the dining room at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and will showcase more of our local food and beverages. Competitors are invited to wear navy blue blazers and ties and white trousers or club uniform if available. Dinner is scheduled to start at 1830 hours.


Competitors Please Note:

Your registration includes tickets (for 5 team members) for the 4 Post-Race Socials, Westerleigh Cup Prize Giving social, 6mR Worlds Opening Ceremonies Dinner, Dinner at the MOA and 6mR Worlds Closing ceremonies.