2018 CRUISING SCHEDULE
The following schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice
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
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.
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.