Good luck with the sailing trip. A few years ago we canoed the Missinaibi river all the way to Moosonee/Moose Factory. Actually, we sailed most of the way. After coming off the Canadian Shield we tied the two canoes into a catamaran
, hoisted a tall mast
(complete with sheeting and reefing) and sailed the Missinaibi and Moose River, all the way to edge of James Bay. It was a wild ride at times, b/c we also ended up running the multiple raps under sail (swifts to class II mostly). Now that's sailing
Deet is the only way to go with mosquitoes, black flies and horse flies. Doesn't do much against deer/moose flies. I think 30% deet is now the legal
max in Canada
, but I still have my store of 95% Muskol and Deep Woods. A treasure indeed.