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Sailing the windy Gulf Islands

“Windy” isn’t a term usually used to describe the Gulf Islands, but windy is exactly what we’ve had for the last week (July 29 to August 4). Every day we had consistent southeast winds in the 10 to 20 knot range. Although we’re southbound, which means upwind, we’ve been having great sails doing short hops […]

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Pendrell Sound for 5 days

Pendrell Sound is one of those places I almost don’t want to write about – I’m afraid raving about how much we love it will make more people go and it will become crowded. But I know realistically this is nothing to worry about – because everybody already knows about it, and there’s plenty of […]

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A view east down Forward Harbour from the anchorage at Douglas Bay. (Photo by Salish Sea Pilot)

Forward Harbour welcome

Here’s our latest installment from Three Sheets Northwest guest columnist Jim Burgoyne of… The crew had grown tired of pounding into the lumpy result of wind against current in Johnstone Strait, so we opted to zig into Chancellor Channel and zag up Wellbore Channel where there was relief in the stillness. We took the flow up through Whirlpool Rapids, […]

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