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CanFleet Cruise to Princess Louisa

CanFleet Cruise to Princess Louisa

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  • Canadian
Sunday, June 9, 2019 to Saturday, June 15, 2019

Haida Princess in Jervis InletNational Geographic calls it the tenth wonder of the world: those who have visited recall it as a "spiritual experience": perhaps Blanchet described it best in her must read "Curve of Time." In any event, for any serious mariner on the BC coast, a visit to Princess Louisa inlet is a must do.

This summer, the Canadian Fleet of the CYA plans a classic cruise to this special destination! The fleet will leave from Vancouver on June 9, 2019 following the Burrard Yacht Club's annual Classic Boat show. The plan will be to make the cruise as easy, enjoyable and laid back as possible. For that reason, I would suggest that we take two or three days to wend our way up to Pender Harbour. We can overnight at Gibson's Landing and Secret Cove with good anchorage or moorage available close by in both locations.

From Pender Harbour it is one long day up the reaches to Louisa. It is about 35 miles by way of N Agamemnon channel, so for our six knotters running against a one or two knot current it is about an seven or eight hour run. We could plan a stop a Skookumchuck if we can get moorage reservations there. That would shorten the day considerably, but also reduce the time available at Louisa. Slack tide at Malibu rapids at the entrance to Louisa is at about 1530 or 1600, so a departure time from Pender of 0630 would give us plenty of time to make the run.

Moorage at Louisa can be obtained on the dock - first come, first served, or at several anchorages in the vicinity of the falls. Stern tying is de rigeur, so make sure you have a serviceable line.

If you are  interested in participating in such a cruise, please contact Gord Wintrup as soon as possible so we can start planning detailed logistics

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Gord Wintrup

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Bell Harbor Classic Weekend 2019

Bell Harbor Classic Weekend 2019

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  • Pacific Northwest
Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association in conjunction with the Port of Seattle will once again sponsor the Bell Street Pier Classic Rendezvous as part of the Seattle Waterfront Classic Weekend, June 15 and 16 at Pier 66 on Seattle's downtown waterfront.  Over forty classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II, will welcome visitors throughout this Father's Day weekend.  This event represents the largest gathering of classic motor yachts in the world!  Admission to all show sites is complimentary.

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We are thrilled to announce that this year's Marquee Class will be Lake Union Drydock built boats, coinciding with their 100-year anniversary!


On Friday June 14th, 2019 the classic yachts will participate in a Sail-In Parade along the waterfront prior to their arrival at Bell Harbor at 4 pm.  An excellent view of the yacht parade will be available from Myrtle Edwards Park or from any of the downtown piers between 2 and 4 pm.  

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The public is invited to the Bell Harbor Marina docks to view the classics on Saturday the 15th from 10 am to 4 pm, and on Sunday the 16th (Father's Day) from 10 am to 4 pm.  Many of the boats will be available for boarding, and guests are asked to wear soft-soled shoes.  Visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite yacht.  The winning boat's name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque on display at Bell Harbor.

The Classic Yacht Association was formed in 1970, dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration and maintenance of fine old power driven pleasure craft.  Almost 300 vessels are currently registered nationwide, with many located in the greater Puget Sound area.

Please refer to this page for ongoing updates and announcements. See the list of attending yachts below.

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Diane Lander

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