Newport Rhode Island06/26/2012
Time for some more updates. I flew, slowly it seemed, to Rhode Island to visit Kak and to catch some of the America's Cup World Series regatta in Newport. Although they were only practicing it was still very impressive. We rented a J22 and sailed around the bay with them. We tried to stay out of the way but they are so fast we got close anyway.
Port Browning is the an annual get together for the BC Multihull Society. AGM, BBQ, fun race, and a dinner all interspersed with lots of multihull talk. Here is a shot from the race.
Round Salt Spring/Port Browning06/02/2012
This post should have been done two weeks ago but better late than never. I set out for Port Browning and sailed with the Round Salt Spring Island boats for a while.
Playing in the Strait of Georgia06/02/2012
The wind was out of the south and we had no itinerary so we decided to just go with the wind. After heading out we sailed across to the mainland, back to just north of Nanaimo and then back across to Plumper Cove by Gibson's. Lot's of sailing to go not that long a distance. It was like going Hobie Cat sailing.
After breakfast we had another nice downwind sail to Gabriola Pass, a motor through, and a good downwind dash to Nanaimo in 25 knots of wind. A quick stop in the marina for gas and a new gas line connector before going to Mark Bay for the night.
Cruising for a week06/02/2012
My university buddies Rob and Pete came over on the ferry and we went to town to provision and load the boat. We didn't get under way until about three but it was a nice downwind sail to Clam Bay between Thetis and Kuper Islands.