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07-18-2013 06:34 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 04:47 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 02:48 PM
jackdale
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mbaillie View Post
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 02:25 PM
mbaillie
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Thanks guys,

I will be picking these books up this afternoon.
06-06-2013 12:51 AM
Capt Len
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

You know. forth and back,to and fro,ebb and flood.what the tide book is for.
06-06-2013 12:49 AM
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.



06-05-2013 03:18 PM
mbaillie
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

ebb?
06-04-2013 11:07 PM
Capt Len
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

There is less ebb close on the sunshine coast side and easy to get to Trail islands or Halfmoon bay. in a day from Van. I've sailed it engine less several times. See my 'first voyage ' on my profile.
06-03-2013 08:13 PM
Faster
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

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Originally Posted by mbaillie View Post
Challenging in what way?

I am running an 8 hp outboard.
Well... I was assuming you might want to sail those legs if the wind is there, and beating that far in a C27 will have its limitations, esp if you don't get the tides in your favour. 20-30 miles made good upwind is a longish day for anyone.
06-03-2013 08:07 PM
mbaillie
Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Challenging in what way?

I am running an 8 hp outboard.
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