August 18, 2022 Update:
I’ve just received authorization from Obelix’s insurance company to sail as far north as Friendly Cove, Nootka Sound, 2/3 the way up the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island on Legs 7 & 8, 2022 and I assume on Legs 7 & 8, 2023, weather permitting.
This is a real bonus as on Leg 5 this July we found this isolated area north of Tofino to be spectacularly beautiful with very little marine traffic. I’ve promised to use the professional services of www.CommandersWeather.com, the router I’ve used in Patagonia, Iceland and Svalbard. This also allows us the opportunity, weather permitting, of a longer, non-stop offshore passage on the way south.
Exciting news is that my 2023 expedition schedule is complete and posted. New for 2023 is a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Leg 5 will be Bellingham up the Inside Passage to Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island. Leg 6 will be from Port Hardy out around Cape Scott and down the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, finishing in Bellingham. I’m expecting several folks may sign up for both expeditions.
Legs 9 & 10 will be in New Zealand where I’ve secured a Bavaria 46 based in Auckland. These expeditions already have accepted applications before they’ve been posted and looks to be the first legs to sell out. We’ll be sailing at the start of New Zealand summer with water warm enough for swimming and snorkeling every day and excellent sailing winds.
I’m excited to be able to invite you to my 175th Offshore Cruising Seminar October 14th at the Annapolis Boat Show:
You are also invited to join me on my Offshore Gear Walkabout Saturday, Oct. 15th where I’ll walk the vendor part of the show, pointing out favored gear and suppliers.
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More updates coming soon!