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post #6 of Old 08-13-2013
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Re: Vancouver to Gambier Island

Just head of and go.
I used to sail out of Granville Island, English bay in the summer usually developes a nice sea breeze in the afternoon.
so i would enjoy a nice beat into a gentle breeze out through the anchorages and across to Pt Atkinson. in the bay flood or ebb not a big deal dont be tempted to close to spanish banks.
There can often be an out flow encounter as you round Pt Atkinson but if its a sea breeze into English Bay, This is less likly wind will probabaly change. if there is still wind I would head up Howe Sound at Pt Atkinson usually lots of boats out you can see how they are doing.
If there is a lack of wind stop in at Snug Cove Bowen Island, its a nice stop.
the bays on Gambier all have anchorages. its a nice Day sail from English bay.
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