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Lazy Saturday Afternoon Sail

Written by:martin
Published on May 16th, 2015 @ 17:00:00 , using 129 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

12.5 miles, 5:00:33 hrs

Lazy Saturday sail with good wind under cloudy skies at the beginning and light wind under sunny skies at the end. Wind was better in Howe Sound … still trying to get all the way into English Bay.

Lazy Saturday Sail - May 16, 2015
12.5 miles, 5:00:33 hrs


Lazy Saturday sail with good wind under cloudy skies at the beginning and light wind under sunny skies at the end. Wind was better in Howe Sound … still trying to get all the way into English Bay.

Bowen
Looking back towards Bowen

Cloudy To The North
Gray clouds over the North Shore

Gray To The South
Looking very gray to the south

Grebe Islets
Grebe Islets ... looks like you could sail through them, but you can't

Sun Is Out
The sun is out, but the wind is down

Tanker
Tanker heading into Vancouver having to thread through all the boats in the bay

Solo Sail - May 10, 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 10th, 2015 @ 18:00:00 , using 130 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

14.4 miles, 5:55:07 hrs

Slow sail in Howe Sound and briefly into English Bay. At times I was drifting and going no where. At times I was actually sailing well, but those times were not too many. Lots of other boats out there, but most only motoring.

Solo Sail - May 10, 2015
14.4 miles, 5:55:07 hrs


Slow sail in Howe Sound and briefly into English Bay. At times I was drifting and going no where. At times I was actually sailing well, but those times were not too many. Lots of other boats out there, but most only motoring.

Looking Back
Looking back to Bowen

Queen Of Capilano
Queen of Capilano heading towards Bowen ... only 25 minutes late at this point

Point Atkinson
Drifting past Point Atkinson

North Shore
The North Shore

English Bay
Drifting in English Bay

Tanker
Large tanker on the North Shore

North Shore Tankers
North Shore Tankers

Point Atkinson
Heading towards Point Atkinson

Sailing May 9, 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 9th, 2015 @ 15:00:00 , using 85 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic

9.7 miles, 2:53:33 hrs

Easy sail in the sun south of Passage Island with Janet. Good wind for most of the trip.

Sailing Route May 9, 2015
9.7 miles, 2:53:33 hrs


Easy sail in the sun south of Passage Island with Janet. Good wind for most of the trip.

Queen Of Cap
Queen Of Capilano heading to Bowen

View From The Bow
View from the bow with the ferry in the background

Janet
First time captaining the boat this year

Hovercraft
Coast Guard Hovercraft heading into the Sound

Passage Island
Passage Island

Janet
Janet relaxing on the cabin

Janet
Getting some speed with Janet at the tiller

Collingwood Channel Race - 2015

Written by:martin
Published on May 2nd, 2015 @ 16:50:00 , using 396 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic, Races

31.2 miles - 6:04:28 hrs
21.6 miles - 3:58:25 hrs (Race Only)

2015 West Van Yacht Club Collingwood Channel Race

Great wind for a wonderful race on Takaya I from Passage Island round the Collingwood Channel marker and back. At times there were waves coming over the bow as we fought the waves coming down the Strait. Came in 14th out of 14 in division 3, but did manage to hold off a division 2 boat as we crossed the line next to last in the race. Still a fantastic day out racing.

Collingwood Channel Race 2015
31.2 miles - 6:04:28 hrs21.6 miles - 3:58:25 hrs (Race Only)2015 West Van Yacht Club Collingwood Channel RaceGreat wind for a wonderful race on Takaya I from Passage Island round the Collingwood Channel marker and back. At times there were waves coming over the bow as we fought the waves coming down the Strait. Came in 14th out of 14 in division 3, but did manage to hold off a division 2 boat as we crossed the line next to last in the race. Still a fantastic day out racing.

The Crew
The crew ... getting ready for the start

Just After The Start
Just after the start

Into The Strait
Heading out into the Strait ... the wind is up

Getting Some Speed
Getting some speed heading on the south side of Bowen

Getting Wet
Good waves and wind resulted in getting wet

Bouncing Along
Sitting on the rail bouncing along in the waves

Div 1 Boats
More Div 1 boats passing us

Div 1 Boats
Division 1 boats are catching us close to Cape Roger Curtis

Dodging Boats
Had to dodge this boat pulling its crab trap

Umm
Shouldn't we have our spinnaker up?

Div 7 Boats On The Way Back
Division 7 boats have rounded the mark and are heading towards the finish line

The Marker
Collingwood Channel marker ... almost at the half way point

Cape Roger Curtis
Coming up on Cape Roger Curtis

Passed Cape Roger Curtis
Passed Cape Roger Curtis on the way home

The Crew
The crew on the way home

Heading Home
Spinnaker on the way to the finish line

Spinnaker Malfunction
Spinnaker malfunction ... not good when this happens

Last Place
The last place boat chasing hard to catch us ... we would beat them by a few seconds

Collingwood Channel Race - 2015 - Race Only
21.6 miles - 3:58:25 hrs (Race Only)2015 West Van Yacht Club Collingwood Channel RaceGreat wind for a wonderful race on Takaya I from Passage Island round the Collingwood Channel marker and back. At times there were waves coming over the bow as we fought the waves coming down the Strait. Came in 14th out of 14 in division 3, but did manage to hold off a division 2 boat as we crossed the line next to last in the race. Still a fantastic day out racing.

BIYC Spring Series Race 4

Written by:martin
Published on April 26th, 2015 @ 16:30:00 , using 298 words
Posted in Sailing, Ecliptic, Races

19.3 miles, 6:18:54 hrs
9.8 miles, 3:02:15 hrs (2:46:51 corrected)

BIYC Spring Series Race 4

Good wind for most of the race although I tore a hole in the spinnaker so I could only use it the first lap round the course. Came in 7th out of 9 boats although 1 boat didn't finish and one couldn't cross the finish line. Great BBQ after the race at Eagle Harbour. Tidying up the boat proved to be more of a challenge as I twisted my ankle on a rope and flipped over the life lines and into the water ... not the graceful end to the race that I expected.

BIYC Spring Series Race 4
19.3 miles, 6:18:54 hrs9.8 miles, 3:02:15 hrs (2:46:51 corrected)BIYC Spring Series Race 4Good wind for most of the race although I tore a hole in the spinnaker so I could only use it the first lap round the course. Came in 7th out of 9 boats although 1 boat didn't finish and one couldn't cross the finish line. Great BBQ after the race at Eagle Harbour. Tidying up the boat proved to be more of a challenge as I twisted my ankle on a rope and flipped over the life lines and into the water ... not the graceful end to the race that I expected.

Howe Sound
Looking up Howe Sound ... nice day for a race

Waiting For The Start
Waiting for the start

We Are Off
Shortly after the start ... still in the race for, but it wouldn't last

Spinnaker Is Up
Spinnaker is up, although ripped

Wing On Wing
Wing on Wing back to Bowen after the BBQ

BIYC Spring Series Race 4 - Race Only
9.8 miles, 3:02:15 hrs (2:46:51 corrected)BIYC Spring Series Race 4 - Race OnlyGood wind for most of the race although I tore a hole in the spinnaker so I could only use it the first lap round the course. Came in 7th out of 9 boats although 1 boat didn't finish and one couldn't cross the finish line. Great BBQ after the race at Eagle Harbour.

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