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Friday, September 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Transiting Surge Narrows Under Sail Alone

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A late May/early June 2016 transit under sail, in the Discovery Islands, of Surge Narrows in Okisollo Channel. From the bottom of Hoskyn Channel the passages included: Beazley Passage, Waiatt Bay/Octopus Islands, the Upper Rapids of Surge Narrows, Okissolo Channel, the upper section of Discovery Passage to Chatham Point, with several intermediate anchorages. The boat used was a 25' full keel Cape Dory 25D sloop, single-handed by the presenter. The route sailed is between the more commonly taken ones of Seymour Narrows to the west and Yuculta Rapids to the east. Modest adventures are readily available to sailing cruisers above the Salish Sea, where the tide floods SE rather than NW. 


David Patterson

David is a retired intermediate single-handed sailor in his late 60s who has cruised the Salish Sea, and recently above, on a small sloop since August 2012. His personal challenge to himself is to sail his yacht as much as possible, using his boat's auxiliary only when necessary...a... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage