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Tide Tool

Posted on January 15th, 2007 by Darusha

Technology is becoming more popular on boats every day, even on smaller vessels like Wai Whare. We circumnavigated the island without a lot of the bells and whistles many people swear by (chartplotters, radar, etc.), but we weren’t tech-free. Of course, we had a sometimes functional VHF radio and Mr. GPS. But I forgot to […]

Physicist at Large

Posted on April 23rd, 2006 by Steven

Wai Whare was graced this weekend with our friends from Toronto, Matthew Q. and Erin. We took them out on a warm sunny Sunday afternoon. The winds were generally light, but they did pick up to close to 10 knots for us to criss-cross back and forth across Sidney Channel heeled about 10 degrees and […]

Marine Mammals

Posted on April 17th, 2006 by Steven

We saw a number of marine mamals on our trip to Friday Harbour. We have some good photos for a change. Here they are:

Anchoring Practise

Posted on September 28th, 2005 by Steven

Wai Whare set out for Winter Cove on Saturna Island on September 23rd. We encountered Strong, 20 knot winds from the north as we passed south of Coal Island. Wai Whare was reefed twice, both fore and aft. The wind died slowly to 5-10 knots but Wai Whare struggled to keep its course. Twice Wai […]


Posted on May 9th, 2005 by Steven

We’ve been blessed recently with guests on Wai Whare. On April 30th, my colleague Yoshimoto Kimura (AKA Jerry Kim) came along for a short afternoon sail. The winds were good and we zipped back and forth from the town of Sidney by the Sea to Sidney Island. On May 8th, old friends Kim Larsen and […]