(Correction) Gulf Island Sampler Cruise

Canadian Yachting

Sept 21, 2016

Please note the following correction to an article printed in Canadian Yachting’s October issue.
The Gulf Island Samper Cruise – by John Lund & Marianne van Toor
Page 17 & 18, October 2016 Issue

I apologize for transposing the requisite “Swanson Channel” with “Sansum Narrows” to and from Otter Bay, Pender Island. Swanson Channel is the correct waterway and will get you to this boating golfer’s favourite Gulf Island marina every time. Sorry for the confusion. I am hoping it is not an age-related issue. – John Lund

You can read the full article in the digital version of CY here: http://www.canadianyachting.ca/news-and-events/current/3609-cy-october-digital-issue-now-available-for-viewing


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