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Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Of course the best way depends on conditions..

In prevailing NW winds I'd probably do Silva Bay, Schooner Cove, Tribune/Hornby

Or.. Gibsons, Smuggler/Secret, Jedidiah, Hornby (skipping Jedidiah could work but it's a great stop)

In Easterly winds I'd go straight to Nanaimo/Schooner and then to Hornby but stopping/staying at Tribune bay is not on if the easterly conditions prevail. Ford cove is an alternate hideout, as is Deep bay, but they tend to get busy when everyone bails on Tribune. Don't forget to check if area WG is clear for transit.. some of these routes will cross or approach it.

You could also do Silva/Nanaimo then across again to Jedidiah (you'll often get lifted to Jedidiah from Nanaimoin a NW wind. If it's been blowing NW for a few days that's two good crossings but could get lumpy.

Some of the longer legs could be a challenge in a C27.. you can always break it up.. Silva, Newcastle, Schooner, Hornby, or up this side, Gibsons, Smuggler, Jedidiah, Lasqueti, Hornby...

Lots of possibilities.


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