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3 Weeks Ago 07:58 PM
Faster
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mdhowes View Post
Thanks Faster (Ron?). Truth is I am whimping out and have booked a transient slip at Ford cove for Friday night. I have yet to drop an anchor
Too bad.. truth is, you won't find much better holding nor an easier anchoring situation than Tribune bay in a light to moderate NW wind. Flat bottom for a long ways, just go in until you're in less than 20 feet of depth, you should pull off the beach no problem.

Anyhow, have a good weekend either way.
3 Weeks Ago 03:16 PM
mdhowes
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Hey mdh... no worries. If an SN user has filled out his profile info they will have listed their boat. Ideally everyone will put that into their signature, so no one has to dig, but if it's in their profile you get there by clicking on the user name and selecting ' view public profile'.

You complete your profile info (and signature line(s)) in your User CP.

Looks like a good weekend for Tribune.. NW winds predicted throughout.
Thanks Faster (Ron?). Truth is I am whimping out and have booked a transient slip at Ford cove for Friday night. I have yet to drop an anchor
3 Weeks Ago 01:27 PM
Faster
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mdhowes View Post
Hey Faster, Hi. Sorry for bumping this old thread. Just curious as to how you know the poster was sailing a C27?
As I too am the proud new owner of an old C27 I am always interested in meeting fellow Catalina people. I am in Parksville and will be sailing to Hornby tomorrow morning
Hey mdh... no worries. If an SN user has filled out his profile info they will have listed their boat. Ideally everyone will put that into their signature, so no one has to dig, but if it's in their profile you get there by clicking on the user name and selecting ' view public profile'.

You complete your profile info (and signature line(s)) in your User CP.

Looks like a good weekend for Tribune.. NW winds predicted throughout.
3 Weeks Ago 12:09 PM
mdhowes
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Hey Faster, Hi. Sorry for bumping this old thread. Just curious as to how you know the poster was sailing a C27?
As I too am the proud new owner of an old C27 I am always interested in meeting fellow Catalina people. I am in Parksville and will be sailing to Hornby tomorrow morning
07-18-2013 05:34 PM
tidewaterv
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mbaillie View Post
Looking for information to sail from Vancouver to Hornby Island. Any advice? is it best to hug the coast along to Sechelt and cross to Parksville and head to Hornby?
dont stay to close to coast..2to 3 miles will give you shore breeses as far as just below hornby..then hard to say
06-06-2013 03:47 PM
Brent Swain
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

I'd go around Bowen Island in a NW wind to Gibsons or Plumper cove marine park. Then I'd go up the coast to to Sechelt and anchor behind the breakwater there, or if conditions are good ,continue to Smugglers cove in the protection of Texada , Lasqueti and Thormandby Islands. You can fuel up in Secret cove, but the gas dock just inside the entrance has been up to 22 cents a litre more than the one up the centre channel ( Bucanneer Marina.) From there you can beam reach in either a southeasterly or northwesterly to Lasquetti and cruise in relatively protected water up the east side of Lasquetti, It is only about ten miles or less to Tribune bay , but best stick to sailing a bit high on a SE wind, as the Qualicum could hit you on the nose by surprise half way across, and initially sailing toward the Qualicum gap makes it a close reach if it does.
I sail this route many times a year, in all kinds of weather. Going up the Vancouver Island side could be a big mistake
06-06-2013 01:48 PM
jackdale
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Thanks guys,

I will be picking these books up this afternoon.
Do you also have?

Tide and Current Tables vol 5
Canadian Aids to Navigation
Chart 1 - Abbreviations and Symbols
Canadian Colregs - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/C.R.C.,_c._1416.pdf
All the necessary charts
The List of Lights, Buoys and Fog Signals is needed if you are out at night.
Sailing Directions - more comprehensive than cruising guides
Some cruising guides are nice - Dreamspeaker (expensive, but pretty), Waggoneer and North West Boat Travel (have advertising, but less expensive)
06-06-2013 01:25 PM
mbaillie
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Thanks guys,

I will be picking these books up this afternoon.
06-05-2013 11:51 PM
Capt Len
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

You know. forth and back,to and fro,ebb and flood.what the tide book is for.
06-05-2013 11:49 PM
jackdale
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mbaillie View Post
ebb?
There is significant current in some areas. Th ebb current in Georgia Strait is generally flowing NW to SE.

If you are going to be sailing in this area you may wish to get a Current Atlas and Murray's Tables.



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