2015 DYC Liftco Regatta Cancelled

Hey Kirby Nation,

We are sad to say the 2015 Liftco Regatta at DYC planned for June 12, 2015 has been cancelled. Oceans & Fisheries have declared portions of the Dalhousie Piers unsafe. As a result the City of St. Catherine’s has refrained use of the hoist crane. Despite significant efforts to remedy the situation it does not appear the regatta can proceed.

Keep racing we look forward to the next event.

The K25 Team

Updated 2015 Kirby 25 Regatta Schedule

Kirby Nation,

The sun is finally coming out, the cold weather is starting to disappear…. Sailing Season is about to start….Finally!!!

We just updated the confirmed Regatta dates for the 2015 season. We have also added these events to the Facebook page as well. Please let us know if you would like to us to add more events as they come up.

Can’t wait to see everyone on the water, once the ice melts!!!


Liftco Regatta Results

Hey everyone,

You can find the 2014 DYC Liftco Regatta results posted under the regatta results section of the website.

The Kirby 25 Team

DYC Liftco Regatta Information

Hey Everyone,

The DYC Liftco Regatta is coming up next weekend. You can find more information at www.discoverdyc.com

I have attached the regatta documentation you can download it via the links below. You can also contact Simon Krall for more info  via email[simon.krall@gmail.com]

2014 Lifco Regatta Info

2014 Lifco Registration

2014 Lifco Preorder Menu

2014 Liftco Regatta Info

Hope to see everyone out there,

The K25 Team

Dont forget to pay your 2014 Association Dues

Hey Everyone,

Don’t forget to pay your class association dues for 2014. As you all know dues are required before entry into a Kirby 25 Class Association Regatta, get the jump on paying your class dues online in the Pay Membership Fees section of the website via PayPal.

Dues can be paid on the day of the event to the Class President Nick Greenland if you forget.

We look forward to seeing you this season !!

Class Articles Now Available

Hey Everyone,

We just wanted to let you know that old articles are now available. We are in the process of adding the old articles that were written over the years for the Kirby 25 Fleet by sail makers and fellow racers. this information can be found under the class articles page.


Kirby 25 Team

2014 Regatta Calendar Updates

Hey Everyone,

The 2014 regatta season is coming soon, well after this cold goes away. But it will be starting before you know it. For more information go to the events calendar. If I have missed anything please email me to change dates etc.

We are having open discussions on our forum about the schedule for 2014, specifically around the FBYC regatta held in the beginning of August. please share your comments.

Kirby 25 Team

Youngstown Can Am Challenge, Replacement for the Level Regatta

Hello Kirby Nation,

Happy New Year to all our fellow Kirby 25 Owners. we are happy 2014 is here which means on 4.5 more months until sailing season begins for most of us. for those of you who have been sailing all year long. we are all very jealous.

We recently received an update from the Youngstown Regatta organizers discussing the change to the regatta platform. Let make sure we get as many Kirby’s there so we can start this new regatta off right. I have included the email we received below for those of you who have not received it.


” The Youngstown Level Regatta wrapped up last July after a 40 year run but we here at Youngstown YC have come up with a replacement event called the Can Am Challenge.  It will take place as usual at the end of July, same place, same time slot, same fun and great racing!  We wanted to make some changes to our regatta so we needed to change the name, hence the end of the Level and the beginning of the Can Am Challenge.  The new name signifies an overall contest we will be running for bragging rights between the Canadian and US boats sailing in the event.  The details of that contest will be disclosed at a later date.

What will be different this year, aside from the International challenge aspect?  We are simplifying our shoreside activities to return to our roots, the early days of the Level when things on land were more laid back and old school.  We will have new and fun activities that we promise you will enjoy.

Gone will be Level and handicap racing, we will be focusing on One Design keelboats of all sizes (except dinghies).  Fleets invited to date:  Viper, Shark, Kirby 25, Melges 20, Melges 24, J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80, J/27, J/88, J/105, J/35, CS 30, C&C 29 1&2, C&C 99, Beneteau First 10R, Beneteau First 36.7.  We have also been asked to include the C&C 33-2s and Farr 30s, possibly the Beneteau 40.7s as well.  If your class is not on the list please let us know, we aim to be inclusive.

Here is the link to the website on Yacht Scoring.  Help us get the ball rolling by signing up:


Some day you will want to say that you were at the first Can Am Challenge!

Don Finkle”


We will be updating the Regatta Schedule in the coming weeks to ensure that you all are prepared for this years events as soon as possible. lets make this year a great success. Success to us is increasing participation numbers at all Kirby 25 Events.


Your Kirby 25 Team

Regatta Photo Update

Hey Everyone,

We have posted some photos from some of our previous regattas over the past few years. We are going to try to improve our photo coverage for some of our future events. You can see these photos by clicking here.

The K25 Team


2013 Kirby 25 Challenger Cup Results

Hey Everyone,

You can find the overall results for the 2013 Challenger Cup posted online. You can find these results on our Challenger Cup Page . We would like to congratulate  Kyle Higgins and his crew on Don’t Panic for a great season.

We cant wait for the Challenger Cup competition to begin once again in 2014. Who will hoist the trophy next year?

A big thanks to everyone who participated it was a great year of racing.

The K25 Team