Tag: sailing

Mid July

Mid July

Another fabulous day in Howe Sound.  Despite a forecast of 15-20 knots, the wind was fairly light in the early afternoon.  We had a pleasant …

 

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Another hot and sunny day on the water – lots of flags out and you couldn’t ask for better boating weather. If you can’t hoist the …

 

Beauty, eh ?

Beauty, eh ?

After yesterday’s fun and intense inbound trip, our trip home was at the other end of the spectrum. We left the dock on Keats Island around …

 

New Sails Pay Off

New Sails Pay Off

We had a crazy ride up Howe Sound from the northern tip of Bowen to Keats Island. The wind was a gusty 25+ knots on the …

 

A Tad Damp on the Foredeck

A Tad Damp on the Foredeck

With a reef in the main, and a brand new 60% jib from North Sails, Madsu’s doing 5.5 knots beating to windward, and slamming into …

 

When to Reef

When to Reef

One of the search terms I’m seeing here pretty regularly is ‘when to reef Catalina 22’. There’s really no magic answer to this, but the boat …

 

On Ramp

On Ramp

The ramp down to the docks at Plumper Cove Provincial Marine Park

 

Room with a View

Room with a View

I’m settled in on the port side settee reading Taras Bulba on my eBook.  I look up and am reminded why I love everything about …

 

Let There Be Squalls

Let There Be Squalls

Saturday morning squalls quickly blew through Howe Sound. You’d never know it from this shot taken at 8:30 am, but the afternoon was mostly sunny. Gambier Island …

 

Wet, Cold, Hungry and Tired. Now That’s Sailing

Wet, Cold, Hungry and Tired. Now That’s Sailing

Two days away on Madsu, a short solo trip up to Plumper Cove on Keats Island. Wind was basically inflow into Howe Sound, but loads of …