Snowdrift Adventures

The Adventures of S/V SNOWDRIFT and her Crew

23 August 2018 | 43 55.8N 64 05.0W
25 October 2017
31 October 2013
30 October 2013
29 October 2013
28 October 2013
27 October 2013
26 October 2013
25 October 2013
24 October 2013
23 October 2013
22 October 2013
21 October 2013

First Overnite Sail on Snowdrift

23 August 2018 | 43 55.8N 64 05.0W
Arley Barkman
Sailed solo from 9AM to 3PM the following day.

25 October 2017
Several times we got to visit a very interesting geological island feature called "hongs". We got there by dinghy.

CAPTAIN SNOWDRIFT SAILING RESUME

13 April 2017
In July 1992, took CYA White Sail with son Terry and passed White Sail III. Did only occasional sailing until August 2001 when we bought a used Tanzer 16. Since then have done quite a bit of weekend sailing with son Terry and other interested family members and some friends.
   In June 2003, Terry and myself took Basic Cruising with Wolfe Smythe out of Gimli, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg.  The boat was a Niagara 26.
   In July 2004, Terry and myself and daughter Tareena took Intermediate Cruising with George Bush out of Sydney, B.C. The boat was a Hunter Legend 375.
   In April 2006, took the PCOC course and passed the test, and have had the card since then.
   In April to June 2008, I took Celestial Navigation with Davis Daycock in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
   In March to May 2009, Tareena and myself took Coastal Navigation with Davis Daycock in Winnipeg Manitoba.
   In May 2009, took the ROC(M) Course and passed the test, and have had the card since then.
   In Spring/Summer of  2009 Son Terry and I took the CYA Advanced/Offshore Cruising Course with Cooper Boating out of Vancouver, BC. The boat was a Valiant 40. We sailed non stop day and night for 3 days as part of the course. We were at times well offshore. I believe our instructor was Jim Levers. The entire course took 7 days. We passed the practical part of the course. Sadly, we never got around to finishing the written part of the course, and so have no proof of qualifications..

MRS SNOWDRIFT (FIRST MATE) SAILING RESUME

12 April 2017
Took PCOC course online and passed and have the card.

No other formal training, other than practical experience.

Since we bought a keel boat in 2008, have been first mate on most of Arley's sailing experience.

Specifically;
2008 to 2016.  Spindrift, a Mirage 32 on Lake of the Woods,  Kenora,  Ontario. I have been first mate on most outings. Have virtually always been in charge of the anchor.

2013 Chartered Bavaria 33 in BVI.

2013 Chartered Jeanneau 36i in Ste Maarten.

2013 Chartered Sunsail 41 PR in Thailand.

MS SNOWDRIFT (SECOND MATE & Navigator) SAILING RESUME

11 April 2017
July 2004 took Basic Cruising with George Bush out of Sydney B.C. The boat was a Hunter Legend 375.
May 2009 took Coastal Navigation with Davis Daycock in Winnipeg.

Adventures in Thailand

31 October 2013
In October 2013 we enjoyed a fantastic week of sailing in Thailand. Along for the ride was our oldest daughter. We sailed out of Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket.

Vessel Name: Snowdrift
Vessel Make/Model: Slocum 43
Hailing Port: Halifax, NS
Snowdrift's Photos - Sailing in Thailand (Main)
Friends that have been a guest on our S/V (Spindrift and/or Snowdrift). These friends have been a guest on our S/V. Have you been? Would you like to?
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Pictures of our new (to us) Slocum 43
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