Archive for July, 2005

Low-key winds make for low-key times. (July 24, 2005)

Posted on July 27th, 2005 by Amy

Thanks to Steven and Darusha I had my first sailboat experience on Sunday! After de-taping the boat which proved rather sticky, we set out for a slow sail on an absolutely beautiful day. We strolled along and sometimes just sat but that was all well and good because it’s just fun to hang out on […]

Useful Gadgets

Posted on July 23rd, 2005 by Steven

Wai Whare is not the most gadget-laden vessel that you’ll find, but there are three tools on board that have proved to be exceedingly useful. The first is a handheld GPS that Steven’s father gave to us as a gift. It isn’t the latest model, it doesn’t have all of the fancy features, but it […]

Crofton (Another Persepective)

Posted on July 23rd, 2005 by Steven

Two weeks ago, Wai Whare circumnavigated Saltspring Island on a voyage to Crofton where the crew attended a party. We had strong tail winds on Friday and set a new speed record of 6 1/2 knots under sail. Saturday we set off into new waters rounding, Sothey Point at the north end of Saltspring. We […]

Crofton Maple Bay

Posted on July 14th, 2005 by Darusha

Last weekend, one of Steven’s colleagues hosted a backyard BBQ party in Crofton, a coastal town up-island. We decided this was a great excuse for a sail, so we took the opportunity to circumnavigate Salt Spring Island in the course of the weekend. We set out Friday, and headed to our usual stomping grounds of […]

Vancouver Part II

Posted on July 6th, 2005 by Steven

Wai Whare departed Silva Bay around 10am on Tuesday June 14. We exited at the north end of Commodore’s passage into 6 foot waves dead on the bow. Darusha braved the seas to bring up the sails while Steven worried back at the helm. We turned towards Vancouver only to find travel very uncomfortable with […]