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.
What is starting to be an annual tradition with the SCSA started by Dennis Olson a couple years ago is a new years day sail.
Date and Time for this years sail is:
Date: January 1st, 2016
Poise Cove Marina
With a couple mast steps full of frozen water we didn’t get out on the water but a number of members showed up and had a great conversation and toast the new year in the beautiful sunshine of January 1st on Porpoise Bay.