42.0 miles, 10:13:03 hours
Out sailing into the Strait of Georgia with Howard and Yasmine. A little light leaving Howe Sound, but great wind once south of Bowen with Yasimine captaining the boat at almost 7 knots. Heading back we hoisted the spinnaker to get some speed, but eventually ended up with Howard guiding us back under motor. Fantastic day out with long lost friends.
6.6 miles, 2:08:25 hours
Fantastic Sunday afternoon sail after spending the day fixing the broken bits on the boat. The new (working) Fish Finder worked well navigating me around Deep Bay. The weather was much better than the wind which quit part way to Passage Island, but the sun made it an enjoyable sail.
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5th Annual Orchard Recovery Center Golf Tournament.
Good thing it was a Texas Scramble as my talent at golf is slightly lacking. Sean was able to make huge drives, but rarely did they go straight. Luckily one of the 3 some could actually shoot relatively straight. Still a wonderful day out with co-workers and alumni.
2014 Bowen Island Yacht Club Rendezvous (Nanaimo and Silva Bay Trip)
Weekend total: 89.5 miles, 21:52:58 hrs
Friday (Red): 33.6 miles, 7:54:26 hours
Wonderful wind in Howe Sound, but as usual there was no wind at Cowan Point. Put the motor on and started heading out across the Strait. Just as the wind picked up the motor died. Replaced the filter and bleed the fuel lines while under sail which was rather entertaining. Spent the night at the Dingy Dock.
Saturday (Yellow): 31.0 miles, 7:05:12 hours
Fast run over to Silva Bay with great wind in the Strait often hitting 7 knots. As I turned to enter Silva Bay the wind died and the motor quit again ... this time I was unable to get it started and needed to be towed into the marina. Cleaned out the filter again and put in fresh diesel. When the tank reads half it is probably empty. Peaceful evening at Paiges Marina.
Sunday (Magenta): 24.9 miles, 6:53:20 hours
Headed home to Bowen. Good wind for half the crossing, but the wind died south of Bowen ... still a great day out on the water.
30.6 miles, 8:32:43 hours
Great day to be out on the water as there was wind and sun. Went round Anvil Island for the first time which proved interesting as the wind seemed to follow me allowing for the spinnaker to be flown about 3/4 of the way round the island. There were a lot of other boats out on the water including a couple of naval vessels on training trips. Found a few places that looked like they would be good for anchoring on an overnight.