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Vancouver to Hornby Island

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?
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Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Of course the best way depends on conditions..

In prevailing NW winds I'd probably do Silva Bay, Schooner Cove, Tribune/Hornby

Or.. Gibsons, Smuggler/Secret, Jedidiah, Hornby (skipping Jedidiah could work but it's a great stop)

In Easterly winds I'd go straight to Nanaimo/Schooner and then to Hornby but stopping/staying at Tribune bay is not on if the easterly conditions prevail. Ford cove is an alternate hideout, as is Deep bay, but they tend to get busy when everyone bails on Tribune. Don't forget to check if area WG is clear for transit.. some of these routes will cross or approach it.

You could also do Silva/Nanaimo then across again to Jedidiah (you'll often get lifted to Jedidiah from Nanaimoin a NW wind. If it's been blowing NW for a few days that's two good crossings but could get lumpy.

Some of the longer legs could be a challenge in a C27.. you can always break it up.. Silva, Newcastle, Schooner, Hornby, or up this side, Gibsons, Smuggler, Jedidiah, Lasqueti, Hornby...

Lots of possibilities.
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Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

Challenging in what way?

I am running an 8 hp outboard.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Vancouver to Hornby Island

ebb?
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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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You know. forth and back,to and fro,ebb and flood.what the tide book is for.
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Thanks guys,

I will be picking these books up this afternoon.
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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)
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