Last Race of the year for the Salt Spring Island Sailing Club

On Sunday in December I woke up at 6am to the sound of a howling wind.  I thought to myself, it's race day, it will be great.  At 8am I had a cup of java and shook the cob webs off and looked out at the water and all I could see on the Trincomali Channel was a sea of white foaming waves. I had decided the other day that if I was going to race on Sunday I would crew on another boat because … [Read more...]

Boyz Cruise fall 2007 through the Gulf Island

It's over folks and it was fun race for all the Salt Spring Island sailing club members that went on the race. The wind gods gave us all they had for the four day race. We had the first storm of the winter blow all weekend and it made for great sailing. The winds were clocked at over 100km on Saturna Island. I would like to go into details of what happened on the race/cruise but as the old saying … [Read more...]

The day the boat sank in St Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island BC

What a joy seeing someone with a new (new to them) sailboat out for the first sail. The smiles the fun of it all. Yes a new Flying Junior was sailing on the St Mary lake with a unnamed skipper and family on board. Two small children 2-4 years old. All went find a quick sail out on the lake and back to the dock. Then came the hey Scott you want to go out on it. The fool I am, I have never turned … [Read more...]

Jack and Jill race at the Salt Spring Island Sailing Club

The Salt Spring Island Sailing Club held it's annual Jack and Jill sailing race on Saturday the 16 June. Nine boats, with crews consisting of one female and one male, started the race. The course went from the sailing club out to the Channel Islands and circled them one and a half times and back to the club for a salmon barbeque. It sounded so easy but the winds were not going to let the boats … [Read more...]

Swiftsure Yacht Race on JJ Flash

On Saturday the 26 of May two sail boats from Salt Spring Island, Caliente and JJ Flash, raced in the Swiftsure yacht race. The race is the biggest in the area attracting more than 200 boats from all over the west coast to race in different categories and routes. The course is from Victoria to the Cape Flattery through the Strait of Juan De Fuca. I was on JJ Flash, skippered by Stuart Farson, … [Read more...]