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.

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.

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 MARCH 2020:  Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent survey on Club Cruising.  The survey is now closed and the fate of planned Club cruises this summer is on hold while the COVID19 pandemic is still in force.  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.

“MY FAVOURITE RECIPROCALS” EVENING:  Join Fleet Captain Cruising Arne Hetherington, current Reciprocal Officer Karen Laidlaw, former Wharfinger and Reciprocal Officer Alan Brooke, and Wendy Vine for an evening of exchanging information about our reciprocal moorage agreements on the coast.  Come prepared to hear new information and to share your own experiences, as well as to hear about the results of the recent survey.  Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm, Clubhouse.  Questions?  Contact Arne at, Karen at or Wendy at  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 PANDEMIC

RECIPROCAL MOORAGE SURVEY:  A survey has gone out to all members during February, to gather feedback and input about our current reciprocal moorage agreements and usage by our members.  Several email blasts have been sent with the link to the survey, so if you haven’t yet participated, you have until the end of February and we would love to know what you think!  Questions?  Contact Arne

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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