Re: British Columbia wilderness, sometime in next 3 years, any exp
The west side of Vancouver Island can get really poopy at times. I have waited out hurricane force winds, and turned back because of very strong winds and high seas. I have also had to motor in dead calms. I have been around 11 times and making the 12th trip at the end of May.
The Van Isle 360 is every two years and the crews on the those boats are highly experienced. This years entry list - 42 Entrants registered for the Van Isle 360 2013
I did the race in 2007 on a 40 foot X Yacht.
A friend tried to go round in a Taser and had to be rescued.
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