Date(s) - Apr 16 2021 - Apr 18 2021
Night Cruise – postponed
Replaced by Couples Cruise
April 9-11, 2021 (original date canceled)
New Date: April 16-18, 2021
Itinerary under review – TBD….
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This event will focus on sailing at night to 1 of 3 locations which will be determined based on wind, weather and tides. We will leave Friday evening and sail all night and spend the following day and evening (overnight) at our destination. Returning on Sunday (day sail).
Booking Dates: Feb 23 – Mar 30
Cruise Leader: Geoff Baile
Note: This event will be subject to provincial guidelines associated with COVID-19 Travel Advisories. This event can be rescheduled if restrictions are still in effect.
The following destinations have been identified.
I. Deep Bay, Jedediah Island
Charts 3512, 3312
Deep Bay lies between Paul and Jedediah Island. Approach from North or south is quite straightforward. Check charts for rocks.
Take a stern line to one of the lines provided by the park. Good protection from SE, only moderate protection from strong NW wind that funnel down Sabine Channel. Depths from 2-5 m (6-16’). Holding fair in soft mud.
Alternative protected deep water anchorage is available in nearby Boho Bay or White Rock Bay. The water is clear and clean for swimming.
II. Plumper Cove Marine Park
Charts 3526, 3311
(A) In deep water: From the Northwest, between Observatory Point and Shelter Islets
(B) In shallow water: From the SW, between Keats and Shelter Islets 0.9 m (3 ‘) on a zero Tide.
Pick up one of the Park’s eight mooring buoys or anchor to the South or West of the buoys. Depths 6-8 m (20-27’), Holding good in mud and shingle.
The park provides extensive Boat and dinghy moorage,
Note: a yellow buoy has been placed over the rocks of the end of the park float. Anchorage and moorage at the floats can become somewhat roll-y in strong outflow winds.
III. Newcastle Island Marine Park
Charts 3457, 3311
The anchorage and park float in Mark Bay from the South, within the inner portion of Nanaimo Harbour.
Protected anchorage between some private buoys can be found Northeast of a line drawn between 2 yellow anchor buoys. Depths of 3-5 m (10-16’) holding in good mud.
Mark Bay has 43 visitors buoys available for boats 12 m (40) and under; a certain number are limited to 9 m (30’). Pay at the self registration box.
Note: If a moderate to strong northwesterly, gusts will blast into the anchorage between Newcastle and Protection Islands
- Tim Dunn
- Robin Stapleton
- Bruce McGarvie
- Connie Baxter
- Kim Lepp
Bookings are closed for this event.