2018 CRUISING SCHEDULE

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice

Upcoming events

    • June 30, 2018
    • July 02, 2018
    • Winter Cove, Saturna Island
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     Canada Day   Saturna Island Lamb Barbeque

    June 30th  to July 2nd

    After a nice cruise across Georgia Straight, enjoy a great Lamb Barbeque and Beer Garden while supporting the Saturna Island Community Club.  Activities and services such as health care, ambulance, library, a singing group, groundwater protection, children’s Christmas party, school-end festivities and awards are funded by the Community Club. 

    Saturday        Cruise from your home port to Winter Cove on Saturna Island.  Raft up or anchor as desired and relax after the crossing. Bring flags and patriotic stuff to decorate your boat.

    Sunday           Canada Day Celebrations and Lamb Barbeque on Saturna Island. There is a beer garden.  Bring sunscreen and a lawn chair or blanket.  Enjoy the music and eat great lamb.  Don’t worry about drinking and boating J You can be chauffeured to and from your boat by volunteer pirates. Waning! They might hold you for a ransom of a donation to the cause.

    Monday          Sail safely back to your home port or continue the adventure in the Gulf Islands.

    Pre & Post     Tucana will be at Port Browning on Wednesday June 27 and Thursday June 28.  Then will sail over to Winter Cove on Friday June 29th to stake out a good anchorage.  After the BBQ on July 2nd the plan is to sail up to Montague Harbour for a few days 


    • July 21, 2018
    • July 22, 2018
    • Smuggler Cove, Sunshine Coast
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    Sunshine  Coast  Weekend

     July 21st  and 22nd

     Enjoy a weekend sail to Smuggler Cove on the Sunshine Coast.  This is a long days sailing depending on the wind.  Get together in the evening and converse (boast) about your latest sailing adventure. Or complain about your boat and the weather. For a review of the park see: Smuggler Cove

     Saturday        Cruise to Smuggler Cove.  The park site advises that; “entry from Welcome Passage is best made at low tide when reef and rock projections are visible. Please watch for drying and projecting reefs as you navigate around the cove. There are many eye bolts located along the shoreline to accommodate stern lines.  Excellent protected anchorage for boaters. Stern pins are available. Smuggler Cove is closed to sewage discharge by Federal Regulation. Vessels must keep sewage contained in holding tanks while at anchor.”

    Sunday           Sail safely back to your home port and get ready for the English Bay Scramble

    • September 01, 2018
    • September 03, 2018
    • Gulf Islands, Maple Bay
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    Gulf Islands Maple Bay

    Sept 1st  to 3rd  (Subject to Change)

    Sail across Georgia Straight to explore some of the Gulf Islands, and end up at Maple Bay for a great dinner at the Shipyard Restaurant & Pub. There are a few anchorages as well as guest moorage at the Maple Bay Marina. (http://www.maplebaymarina.com/ Input from the skippers who are interested in going on this trip is requested.  Register for more details by e-mail.   

    • October 06, 2018
    • October 08, 2018
    • Port Graves, Gambier Island
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    Thanksgiving Howe Sound

    Oct 6th  to 8th

    This is an excuse to avoid cooking a turkey dinner and hosting the in-laws. (Unless they Sail in which case they are cool J)  

    Saturday        Sail whatever route you like to Port Graves in East Bay on Gambier Island. Queen Charlotte Channel may be shorter, however, Collingwood Channel is less busy with ferries.  Anchor or Raft up.  (Put out the crab and shrimp traps.)

    Sunday           Relax and enjoy the day.  Go fishing or sailing if you want to.  But this is the day to show your sailboat’s galley off.  Time for a Thanksgiving pot luck dinner.  (And you thought you weren’t cooking turkey.)

    Monday          Sleep in and sail safely back to your home port.

     

Past events

May 19, 2018 Keats Island Circle
October 07, 2017 Newcastle Island Fall Cruise
June 30, 2017 Saturna Island Cruise
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