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Re: Pitt Lake BC, Canada
It's a long trip up the Fraser and the Pitt rivers to get there.. but of course you can trailer there.
Despite being a lake, the topography seems very similar to Indian Arm, Howe Sound, and Jervis Inlet but on a somewhat smaller scale. As such it's likely subject to the same typical inflow thermal winds on hot days, and summer nighttime/wintertime outflow winds that can build to very strong at times.
The summer overnight outflows are the most troublesome.. in the pm you're looking for nooks with shelter from the south, then around 1 AM suddenly you're getting a blast from the north in what is now likely a totally unprotected bay.
However I've not sailed there myself, so I may be off base. Most GE pics show glassy calm, but that's not conducive to sailing either. Typically the winds and topography in the other places I've mentioned make for excellent sailing - good wind and flat water.
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