Club Cruising

Welcome to the 2020 Cruising Page!

We encourage members to provide any recommendations on cruising destinations. Perhaps there is a certain spot that you would like to explore or maybe you are just interested in getting away for a weekend with other Club members. Let us know and we would be more than happy to assist and contribute to a fun and enjoyable Cruising Season.

If you are considering leading a cruise, here are some things to think about: Leading a Cruise.

Reciprocal Moorage for Our Members:  If you are wondering about our reciprocal moorage agreements with a variety of other clubs on the coast, check out our Yacht Destinations page here.  And if you are considering visiting other clubs to take advantage of our reciprocal agreements in spring/summer 2020, please be aware that our own club has closed visitor and reciprocal moorage until further notice due to the COVID19 pandemic, a socially-distanced sailing school, and our F Dock replacement project.  So it would be prudent to check beforehand with any other clubs you plan to visit, to make sure you would be welcome.

If you are interested in cruising around Vancouver Island, you can get some advice from Past Commodore Dick Pattinson (who circumnavigated many times over the years in his 26 foot Grampian Gwaihir), in his now-historical notes from 1981 and 1983:  Dick Pattinson-1981-1983

Ever Been to Loughborough Inlet?  This article by Club member Michael Clark might help you decide to make a stop there if you are ever cruising in the area: Loughborough Inlet Article

Please reach out to our Fleet Captain Cruising, Arne Hetherington, with any questions or suggestions.

CLUB CRUISING UPDATE, END OF MAY 2020:  Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent surveys on Reciprocal Moorage and Club Cruising.  A summary of the findings of both surveys is available here:  recip&crsgsummary2020.

Anyone considering cruising in more or less local waters is encouraged to check on the state of facilities by going to the Salish Sea Pilot website, which gives a current snapshot of what people can expect on the water these days.   Click here for that Salish Sea Pilot link.  Also see our 2020 advice above about reciprocal moorage at other clubs.

NEW YEAR’S CRUISE 2020:  Show up at Montague Harbour on Dec. 31 with a heater, food to share, and libations, and prepare to party-in the New Year. Always a memorable time! Return to the Club the next day in time to participate in the New Year’s Hot Rum Luncheon and race. If you are planning to attend, contact Fleet Captain Cruising Arne Hetherington, so he can tell other people if they inquire.



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