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Ballard Sailor

We will be describing our exploits cruising and/or racing our Wasa 38, our Moore 24, or whatever we purchase on the East Coast.

  1. July PNW Cruise Day 28

    July PNW Cruise Day 28
    Stuart Island to Sidney, British Columbia



    We rounded the Southwest end of Stuart Island early Thursday morning in order to head across Haro Straits to clear customs at Sidney and then hopefully find a reciprocal spot at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club for much needed showers and contacting the modern world on their wifi.

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    Updated 12-21-2011 at 10:27 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  2. July PNW Cruise Day 27

    July PNW Cruise Day 27
    Matia Island to Stuart Island - Reid Harbor



    We left Matia early in order to sail across the top of the San Juans towards Stuart Island. With the current with us past Sucia and Waldren we made good time and eventually had to reef the mainsail down again in order to sail to weather around the Southeast end of Stuart and into Reid Harbor for the night.
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    Updated 12-23-2011 at 09:34 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  3. July PNW Cruise Day 26

    July PNW Cruise Day 26
    Anacortes to Matia Island



    We left Anacortes early and promptly came out into the channel into the now familiar morning fog. Soon out of the fog sailed this beautiful little wood boat making its way towards the straits. Im starting to enjoy these foggy mornings, getting used to using the radar and find myself looking forward to what sails out of the fog in ...

    Updated 12-23-2011 at 09:35 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  4. July PNW Cruise Day 25

    July PNW Cruise Day 25
    Bellingham to Anacortes



    The day dawned hot and light, we managed to sail our way out of bellingham bay but then found ourselves out of wind. Yet we had all day to deliver Scotty back to Anacortes so we slowly motor sailed towards Guemes waiting for the wind to fill.

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    Updated 12-23-2011 at 09:35 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
  5. July PNW Cruise Day 24

    July PNW Cruise Day 24
    West Sound to Bellingham



    Sunday dawned with clear skies and good Northerly breeze blowing down West Sound. We were able to hoist the anchor, followed by the sails and slide out of the bay by the Orcas Island ferry dock into Harney Channel while Jennifer was below making us Pumpkin Streusel in the oven for breakfast.

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    Updated 12-23-2011 at 09:35 AM by Ballard Sailor

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    Tales From the PNW , Pacific Northwest Cruise 2010
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