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Old 16-01-2013, 16:55   #1
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Sailing Lake Winnipeg

I posted the following in another thread and then thought it deserved its own thread in case anyone else was interested in sailing one of the worlds great lakes.

I see you are in Winnepeg. I have thought about hauling my boat up there for some cruising. Have you cruised far up north?

Do you know what months would be best to cruise in your neck of the woods? Would hate to go when the bugs are in full swing.
Bugs? We ain't got no stinkin bugs! I was out all day and never saw one bug.

No, I have never sailed up north but have canoed a lot of north country. Best time to avoid the black flies is August, but it can get cool later in Aug. It can also be very hot.

I suppose you mean sailing in Lake Winnipeg? The south basin is very shallow and treacherous in a storm, which can happen quite quickly. I have never been in the north basin. They are linked by a narrows that has quite a current flowing through it. North of the Kasakeemeemisikak Islands there is a whole lot of wilderness with very few facilities.

Near the bottom of this page there is a link to download a cruising guide to Lake Winnipeg. It is in Word format.

Cruising Lake Winnipeg | Grindstone Park

I hope this helps
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