May 23, 2017

Brentwood BayFew cruising grounds in the world can match British Columbia’s coastline for stunning scenery: majestic fjords, half-hidden inlets, and hundreds of islands. And to complete this perfect picture, a temperate climate! Boaters can explore the sheltered waterways and the popular marine parks around Vancouver Island or drop anchor amongst the Gulf Islands.

You’re welcome to join the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron for their summer cruises. This will give you an opportunity to explore the Gulf Islands with a flotilla of experienced boaters.

Ken Swift is the contact at the Brentwood Bay Power squadron for these events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reply dates are all 7 days before the start date for the cruise in question.

Note exception: Victoria - Ron Harris Memorial Cruise.

There will be Pancake Breakfasts on Sunday mornings. (volunteers please).

To be part of the group, please make sure to provide your names, emails, boat
length, boat name & cell numbers so I can let the marinas know.

Ken will make the bulk of reservations, but Skippers are responsible to make their own marina bookings. So why not sit down and book the marinas right now? Then it’s done.
You can always cancel if something comes up, but if you wait you may be out of luck!

2017 Schedule


June 9 - 11
Dinner Theatre Cruise - Legends of Rock and Roll
Fri: Maple Bay Marina, 250-746-8482 - pub night
Sat: Chemainus Marina, Harley 250-246-4655 - theatre

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June 23 - 25
Pig War 2017 Cruise - Friday Harbour Power Squadron hosting
Deer Harbour on Orcas Island
Fri: "docktails" and appies
Sat: Hosted dinner
Sun: Pancakes
More info to follow!

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June 30 - July 1
Canada Day Overnighter - Sidney Spit
Thurs: To watch the Sidney fireworks; Dockside raftup? Pancake breakfast?

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July 2nd - 14
Chatterbox falls
Very loosely it looks like this: Nanaimo - Pender - Chatterbox - Pender - Nanaimo
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July 16 - 30
Desolation Sound
Very loosely it looks like this: Nanaimo - Jedediah - Comox - Heriot Bay - Octpus Island (Thru Hole in the Wall) - Refuge Cove or Tenedos etc. - Pender Harbour - Nanaimo - Home
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Aug 11 –13
Saltspring 360 Cruise
Fri: Maple Bay Marina, 250-746-8482 – Pub Night
Sat: Montague Habrour, 250-539-5733 - 4:30 Happy hour &appies

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Sept. 8 – 10
2016 Windup Cruise
Poet’s Cove, Thetis Island
Fri: 4:30 Happy hour &appies
Sat: Pot Luck /baked ham & corn

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