Club Cruising


Gunkholing in the Gulf Islands Cruise, August 21-24, 2017

Set aside some time to join Jon and Jennifer Healey on a cruise to their favourite local area anchorages.  Discover some gems in our own backyard!  Watch this space for details as they develop.


Summer Solstice Cruise, June 22-25, 2017

Join Rob Denny and Nighean Anderson on a cruise to Daphne Island, Mill Bay, and Cowichan Bay.  Click here for details: Summer Solstice Cruise 2017 and contact Karen Laidlaw to register (cruising@saltspringsailing.ca).


Cruise During Round Saltspring Race

Join Kim and Karen Laidlaw on a cruise “Halfway Round Saltspring” on the long weekend in May, during the Round Saltspring Race, on May 19-22.  Help the Club out by taking your boat out of our marina to make room for visiting racers, and have fun with cruising friends.  Click here for details: RSSI Cruise Poster 2017 and contact Karen Laidlaw to register (cruising@saltspringsailing.ca).


Small Easter Cruise Contingent

The Easter weekend saw three determined boats congregate at Port Browning.  Click this link:  Easter Cruise 2017, for a complete report and photos outlining the fun had by Nest Egg, Shaunsea, and Inside Passage.


Cruising Evening with Ray Martin

The Cruising Committee, in cooperation with the SS Power Squadron, gives a hearty thanks to Ray Martin and Margot Challier for sharing their photographs and stories about their sailing trip down the coast of South America and around Cape Horn on March 31st at the Club.  If you didn’t happen to make it to the presentation, here’s what you missed: Ray Martin Poster !


Reciprocal News 2017

The Reciprocal Club roster is unchanged for 2017 and Fleet Captain Cruising Karen Laidlaw has taken on the role of Reciprocal Officer for 2017. Please refer to the Yearbook’s Reciprocal Club Section for the current list of reciprocal clubs and visit www.yachtdestinations.org for the complete database of clubs, including information about a club’s facilities, terms of use, and the surrounding area. Remember that the Cruising Committee encourages our club members who stay at reciprocal clubs to provide feedback regarding their experiences. The feedback allows us to share valuable information with our members, gives us the opportunity to deal with concerns, and is useful when deciding which clubs to renew our reciprocal agreements with.


BC Marine Parks Forever Society:

Thanks to everyone who came to the presentation by MPFS president George Creek on March 6.

Click the logo to go to their website:


Looking Ahead to 2017

The cruising committee is busy with plans for the 2017 season.  Watch this space for information about the annual Easter and May long weekend cruises, possible cruises to the San Juans, exploring Cowichan Valley wineries, the now annual jaunt to Victoria Harbour, and gunkholing around the southern gulf islands.  And, if you want to revisit last year’ memorable cruises, check out the Cruising Archives link at the left.


Are You Planning Your Own Cruise or Rendezvous?

  

If you’re planning your own cruise in 2017 and would like to have other Club members join you, let Cruise Captain Karen know: cruising@saltspringsailing.ca.  It can be included as a cruising opportunity on this page and some promotion can be done for you by the cruise committee.  Alternatively, you can post your plans yourself in the Member Exchange section for other Club members to see.