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Old 26-04-2015, 11:13   #1
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Greetings from Vancouver, Canada

I am glad to join this inner sanctum of friendly, helpful sailors - but then all sailors are like that, right?! I have been sailing the BC coast that is sheltered behind Vancouver Island (and the US San Juan Islands) for about 30 years, and more and more I realise how lucky I am to live with such great cruising ground at my door. I had an early model Catalina 30 and I made significant changes to it - it was a much better boat when I sold it than when I bought it 22 years earlier. I have moved up to a SeaClipper 38 trimaran named "Cloud Nine". It is a good thing that I enjoy working on boats. I have just installed a new diesel inboard to replace the inconvenient and unreliable outboards.

I am a retired shop teacher and school counsellor. My first mate of 40 years (and Cook First Class!) sails with me in better conditions. This year I hope to sail around Vancouver Island - about 650 nm or 1,100 km - with first mate and/or friends when prudent for them to be on board. Next year it might be Alaska for several months.

On security detail is our 25 lb, terrier-cross, recue-dog, Dottie - who we just know is the nicest little dog in the whole world! She could knock you off a boat with that truncheon of a tail she has or lick you to death. Be warned!

Best wishes to all, and fair winds,

RR. (definitely NOT Rolls Royce!)
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Old 27-04-2015, 06:53   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, RR.
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Old 27-04-2015, 07:00   #3
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Welcome aboard RR, from the Right (& currently still snowing) Coast of Canada.
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Old 27-04-2015, 09:58   #4
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Thanks for the welcome, Gord May and Prairie Chicken.


GM, we enjoyed the people we met in Thunder Bay 2 years ago on our cross Canada/US trip, though we were not in TB long. I hope to sail one day on the great lakes and TB is about as close as it gets.

PC, it would be interesting to hear about your connection with Spain and the actual location of your boat. I recall the time 10 years ago when we chartered a boat in Greece, and though we enjoyed it, it made us realize just what we have in our own back yard on the Left Coast. Wow - you Right Coasters has taken a hammering this winter again - we feel for you. We enjoyed our visit in our RV two years ago to the Maritimes - and left with great fondness for another group of maritime people. Cheers.
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Old 27-04-2015, 10:53   #5
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Re: Greetings from Vancouver, Canada

Wecome RR!

For you... I will sing all the words I know of "Oh Canada."
Hey wait, that was all she wrote.

To Dottie, I will say... cheers

And you will really enjoy the trip around Vancouver Island.
I did it a number of years ago with boat buddies based up
there and it was absolutely beautiful.
Man, you guys have tides!

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Old 27-04-2015, 11:06   #6
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard the Forum Ricky!

Having a Cook, First Class aboard is always a great idea.

Good luck on your sailing adventures and have fun!

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Welcome on to CF, RR!

Yes, PNW is a great place. Have chartered from Vancouver a number of times and will be again in a few weeks for 4 days. Planning stops in Silva Bay, Gibsons & Snug Cove. Looking forward to getting out there.


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Old 28-04-2015, 00:10   #8
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Hello Sailfish, Yes, the tides can be a blessing and a curse. But the tides in eastern Canada make ours look puny - the tides in the Bay of Fundy can reach 50 feet!!! We are looking forward to circumnavigating Vancouver Island.


Thanks for the welcome, Steady Hand.


Krafthaus I hope your charter works out well and the weather is obliging. It should be warmer than the prairies anyway! I am aiming to be out on the water for at least May 15 to 18 between the Fraser River and Port Browning on North Pender Island.


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