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Our club had a rendezvous at Newcastle Island Park, in Nanaimo harbour, 31 NM from our marina. We got off early Friday afternoon and unfortunately motored in flat calm conditions the whole way.
Sat/Sun events were entirely outdoors, and we were fairly lucky Saturday, getting off a happy hour ashore in dry conditions. Sunday brought a torrential downpour in the morning and intermittent rain through the afternoon so our "games" were a bit damp. It rained seriously during our outdoor BBQ but we pulled it off and ate in a couple of camp shelters. Both days had lots of wind, including several squalls to 30+ knots.
Monday dawned sunny but windless with leftover slop from the previous days/nights' blow... got to 5-6 knots of breeze and we managed to sail an hour or so - but that was it.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)