Friday afternoon and evening, our marina and neighbouring marinas in the Cowichan Bay area started to fill up with all kinds of racing boats from small boats to large Catamarans. Every year for the last 35 years, the annual Cow Bay Regatta has been hosted by the Cowichan Bay Sailing Association over the long weekend in August and it is one of the largest regattas in British Columbia. The races started on Saturday and ended on Sunday night with a lot of parties after each event, including a margarita party, BBQ dinner and dancing. Many of the racing teams were mixed with either groups of friends or family members. Rob and I enjoyed watching the races on Saturday and then kept it low key on Saturday night because we planned to leave early the next morning to start to heading up the island. We had a neighbour stopping by giving us advice on sailing and places to go up-island. But the partying went all night as we could hear the dancing and music from our boat in the marina!! ~ Sophia & Rob
Getting ready for the races!
Different boats during the Saturday race.