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Re: West Coast Vancouver Island - Up Hill
I have found the current to be negligible. I am usually going counter clockwise, but I have gone west up Juan de Fuca a few times.
John is correct about the Strait, the currents can be quite strong. Stay out of the TSS and closer to shore except between Race Rocks and Sooke.
Once out of Juan de Fuca the currents are ocean currents, not affected by tides. Juan de Fuca however is a different story.
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