SUNSHINE COAST CRUISE 2013 FUN! FUN! ADVENTURE!
POWER AND SAIL
This is an EXTREMELY COOL semi official non-event event, meaning there is no charge billed to your SYC account. Please note the cruise is open to SYC members and invited guests only.
This is a SAIL & POWER event. Anchorages selected will be weather dependent and large enough to accommodate all boats safely. You should be prepared to anchor in 10 fathoms of water. We will raft as much as we can.
This Sunshine Coast Cruise starts after at the Ovens Outstation and ends on the doorstep to Desolation Sound at the SYC outstation on Cortes Island. Weather permitting we will visit places around the Straits of Georgia not usually seen by SYCers. They include Lasqueti Island, Hornby Island, Comox and Savery Island. If you have guests arriving or departing, locations with scheduled commercial air service are Nanaimo and Comox. You can join or leave the cruise at any point. Cruise instructions will be presented after the pancake breakfast on the July 27th.
The actual cruising schedule is weather dependent, be prepared to be flexible. The cruise starts on July 27th or 28th more or less as follows, assuming a July 30th start: We are NOT in a hurry.
Day 1 7/27: From Ovens on Saturday, July 27th we depart in time to meet the slack to flood at Dodd Narrows at 1026. We will attempt to get some reciprocal moorage at the Nanaimo YC otherwise we will anchor in the harbor Sunday night. Greenbox on PANTHER.
Day 2 7/28: Depart Nanaimo for Lasqueti, anchor at False Bay or the NE side of the Island at Scottie Bay or in the lee of West Point in Tucker Bay. Explore Lasqueti. Greenbox.
Day 3/4 7/29 & 7/30: Depart Lasqueti for Tribune Bay on Hornby Island. Anchor, swim, hit the white sand beach a mile wide. Greenbox. If the weather holds this is easily worth two days.
Day 5 7/31: Depart Hornby for Comox via Baynes Sound. Stay at the Comox Marina. This is a working fishing harbor. Reservations will be made for moorage and dinner in town at the Italian place near the marina. Great food reasonable prices. Explore Comox.
Day 6 8/1: Depart Comox for Savary Island. Anchor. Explore Savary. There is a great beach on the north west side of the island. This is an open anchorage so it is comfortable only in fair weather with no wind, a very light northerly or a moderate southerly. Alternatively we can go to Gorge Harbor and have dinner at the restaurant at the marina. It is excellent and they are anxious to accommodate a group like us.
Day 7 8/2: Depart Savary or Gorge for the short trip to the SYC outstation at Cortes. Greenbox for sure.