Another sailing season will soon be starting. We hope to attract some new sailers this year. Join our Facebook Group for a notice of the next meeting. We have twelve spots on our three floats. One berth is now available for the first person to sign up. Cost is $600 per year which includes on the water boat storage, parking for the year, port-a-john facilities and endless advice on how to race lasers and lots of good times and camaraderie. There is even a race boat available for the year for a small deposit of $500. If you or anyone you know wants to participate call Dennis Olson at (604) 741-1096 better act quick as this offer is first come, first server.
Seven of us packed up our boats and took them down to Gibsons Landing to race with the 13 youth in the channel. Even though Lasers are designed as a car topper and “easily” transportable it’s still took some doing to get the boats down to Gibsons Marina and rigged up for the event. But once we got out on the water with decent wind and sunny skies the extra effort was worth it.
The seven SCSA members were happy to take part and sail on a new course, with different wind flow, and new ocean currents. A total of 20 boats were on the water with 420’s, Optimists and Laser 4.7 and the standard laser all racing around the marks.
With a late start due to a cold and wet spring we officially opened the 2017 sailing season on the shores of Porpoise Bay.
Kevin McEvoy and Dennis Olson out on the water and Ken Olson and Robert Dall prepping their boats for the season. It will be a great time to be out on the water and will always looking for more people and lasers out on the water.
It’s really easy to join our races you all you need to do is launch your laser anywhere on Porpoise Bay.
Our Annual New Years Day Sail at the Poise Cove Marina with Dennis and Robert taking to the water this year. We were lucky with the lack or rain, snow or freezing temperatures and just enough wind for us to enjoy a couple tacks around the bay.
Photos by Kevin Mcevoy who also mentioned that this is the 6th year of the annual new years day sail!
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) contacted the Sunshine Coast Sailing Association about an unnamed crap trap that was connected/tied/entangled to one of the sailing club’s racing markers. It was not our crap trap.
The markers of the Sunshine Coast Sailing Association are for facilitating our races only and are marked with either Snake Bay Sailing Club or Sunshine Coast Sailing Association, and any shellfish trap or buoy that is attached to our marker can be moved away from the club buoy without notice.
Whenever the Sunshine Coast Sailing Association decided to have a BBQ in August, we seem to pick the only day it decides to rain!
Errol brought the steaks, Gregor, Kim, Thomas brought the salads, Dennis brought the grill and Robert brought the ice to keep everything chill until we were ready.
We thought we were safe on Sunday, August 20th when the crew had the 2nd annual Broken Tiller BBQ, and we had two hours of straight sailing with great sunshine and decent wind. We even buzzed the Sechelt Paddling Festival at the other end of the bay to say hello.
Luckily we just finished our steaks as we saw the rain coming down the Sechelt inlet. No time for seconds as the rain hit hard.
Don’t worry Mother Nature try again next year! We’re a hardy bunch.
The green waters of the Sechelt Inlet due to an micro-algae bloom called cocclithophorids with a rain storm on the horizon.
Dennis getting his hat on the BBQ ready.
Errol, Kevin and Kim share a few tails while the Steak cooks on the grill.
Ken Olson, Dennis Olson, Kevin Mcevoy, Robert Dall and Thomas Andersson on the Victoria Day weekend went up the inlet to nine mile point where the Sechelt and Salmon inlets meet to experience some heavy wind sailing. We brought three lasers and used Dennis’s Bayliner as the chase / safety boat. A lot of fun was had by all with Robert, Kevin and Ken learning some new skills in heavy weather. Thomas with his speedpuck recorded a max boat speed of 12 knots. After having a late lunch in one of the Sheltered bays of the Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park we decided Instead of trying to sail up wind back in those winds we decided to tow the boats back to the Porpoise Bay. With more than a few stories to tell the folks back home.
You might notice that most of photos are from light winds. We were a little busy in those winds to take picture. Next trip will try better!
The crew lined up as we pass Poise Island going up the inlet.
Thomas early on in the day going up the inlet in light winds
Kevin Mcevoy taking it easy in the light winds before we took up the inlet.
Thomas in light winds with mount richardson in the background.
Robert beam reaching his laser in light winds.
Thomas, Ken, Robert and Kevin on the late lunch break at the Sechelt Inlets Marine Provincial Park
Towing the boats back up wind down the inlet after sailing up the inlet.