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Old 09-05-2011, 23:36   #16
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Re: First Two Week Sailing Trip - Vancouver Area

ive been doing the math and it looks like you can get to Comox in like 2 or 3 days (from vancouver that is, it looks like about 75ish knots) but i have no idea what the winds and current are like (besides what ive read) ive only sailed around Vancouver and indian arm... I have a 26ft sailboat..How far do you guys usually get in a day? i know there's lot of factors but if there's decent wind say and close hauled =-]
So maybe 5 -6 days is a more appropriate time frame?
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Old 09-05-2011, 23:58   #17
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Re: First Two Week Sailing Trip - Vancouver Area

Should be able to make Trial Islands off Sechelt in a day from Vancouver (I recall fairly good holding ground behind the islands or log booms to raft to ovenight), then over to Entrance Island and then on to Comox. Reverse chart your course so you know where to be when you hit the heavier current and tide areas through the passes east of Vancouver Island. It has been many years since I cruised up there but there are many places you can drop the hook and hide out waiting for tide changes or weather. Smooth sailing... Capt Phil
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Re: First Two Week Sailing Trip - Vancouver Area

In the long days of summer, if the winds are right, you could do it in a day with an early start. My boat is bigger but in 15 knots steady I get across the Strait in 5 hours. Problem is the prevailing winds are either NW or SE so the crossing is quicker then the haul up coast. If you can catch a SE wind you'll make good time with a NE you'll b better off motor sailing. Sometimes you can catch a westerlie off of Qualicum.
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Welcome aboard - it all sounds awesome!
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Old 09-09-2011, 20:50   #20
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thankyou everyone for all the advice and tips. we had the time of our lives, and i hope to go for 2 or 3 months next year!!! ill post the link once i get the video made.
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