Helios Aweigh

Sailing in the Salish Sea of Washington and British Columbia

21 July 2018 | North Harbor Diesel
13 July 2018 | Des Moines Marina
10 June 2018 | North Tacoma
29 July 2016 | Turtle Bay, Inner Broken Islands group, Barkley Sound, British Columbia
04 January 2016 | Wollochet Bay outstation
12 October 2015 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
26 March 2015 | Tacoma
09 August 2014 | Pender Harbour
30 June 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
22 June 2014 | Tacoma
16 June 2014 | Public dock Gig Harbor
11 June 2014 | Tacoma & Bainbridge Island
11 June 2014 | Breakwater Marina
20 April 2014 | TYC Wollochet Outstation
08 April 2014 | Poulsbo
07 April 2014 | Poulsbo, WA
29 March 2014 | Tacoma, WA

2 week recap

09 August 2014 | Pender Harbour
Sunny 75*, wind <5
We left Tacoma on Friday the 25th of July for Eagle Harbor to meet up with Joe and Cheryl on Focused. We went from Eagle to Hunter Bay on Lopez Island to anchor, and then into Canada and mooring at Port Browning Marina. We used our NEXUS cards and check in was done by phone. We made another long day to Pender Harbour and Garden Bay Marina. The next day put us in Squirrel Cove on Cortez Island where we stayed for two nights, before moving on to Von Donup Inlet for a couple of nights. The next stop was the Octopus Islands and anchorage along the southern edge of Waiatt Bay for two nights. I should mention that we consider it a cold day if the temperature doesn't get above 75* and we haven't had a cold day. We left Waiatt Bay and sailed down to Taku Marina on Quadra Island for a night. The next day we motored over to Grace Harbour in Desolation Sound for a night, and then to Laura Cove for three nights, as this is Linda's favorite place in Desolation. While we were there they had a concert off the swimstep of an 85' Ocean Alexander in Prideaux Haven, with 135 dinghies in attendance. The artist was Robin Landry from Maple Valley and her backups/band were the "Chicsea Dicks". It was a very nice way to spend 90 minutes on Friday night. We left Laura this morning and pulled into Pender Harbour at 5. I topped Helios off with fuel and figured out that I'm getting 5.3 nautical miles per gallon. We are off to Nanaimo tomorrow.
Vessel Name: Helios
Vessel Make/Model: 2008 Manta MkIV 42' catamaran
Hailing Port: Tacoma, WA
Crew: Bruce & Linda Kilen
About: We were born and raised in the State of Washington, and worked in the banking field. Bruce bought his first sailboat in the early 80's and is currently sailing his 4th. He has a 50 ton Captain's License. They met in 1997, married in 1999. They had Helios built as their retirement boat.
Extra: We sail in Washington and British Columbia. In a couple of years we will sail to Alaska and continue to explore British Columbia north of Vancouver Island www.heliosaweigh.com (our website)
Helios's Photos - Main
4 Photos
Created 14 June 2018
Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 17 January 2016
At Citadel Marine in Tacoma for bottom paint and repairs.
7 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Paxton (grandson) & Vern with Grandpa in Poulsbo
5 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
Sailing Rally from TYC to Wollochet Outstation
2 Photos
Created 21 June 2014