Welcome to CS West
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There is a great article on Mike Fossl on page 10 of the June, 2019 issue of Pacific Yachting. For those lucky enough to be at the November dinner meeting a few years ago, you will remember the wonderful presentation that Mike and his wife, Haesung Yum, gave on their off -shore voyages on their CS 40, Second Jump.-- Kathie T.
Here is an article on a cruise around Vancouver Island in a CS 36T. This is a link to the story in the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Spring/Summer Special Edition of Mainsheet, Oct 11, 2018. Thanks, Henry for bringing this to our attention.
"We had been living aboard our CS 36T, Mamaku, in Victoria for almost two years ...."
Click on the following link to read the rest of the article, "Cruising Around Vancouver Island" by Sarah White, p, 12.
Here is a follow up link to Sarah and Harry's blog, called Mamaku Sailing.
CS Yacht Owners West was founded in 1997. We are a group of boaters primarily from the Pacific Northwest, who race and/or cruise CS (originally, "Canadian Sailcraft") sailboats (CS 27, 33, and 36T designed by Ray Wall, and the CS 30, 34, 36M and CS 40 designed by Tony Castro. We also welcome owners of the Quanta, a 28 ft. sailboat designed by Ray Wall who is retired in the Victoria area and is a member of our group.
Our regular cruising grounds include: Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, Howe Sound, Georgia Strait and Desolation Sound and beyond. Most of our members live in the Vancouver, southern Vancouver Island and Seattle areas.
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CS West Events
2019 Fall CS Rendezvous recap
We had a great time at the Ladysmith Fall Rendezvous. Only one common complaint: it went by so quickly! Thanks to Joanne (and David) for a great job of organizing the rendezvous.
Two CS36T sailboats, STV Goldcrest and HMCS Tuna, were part of the fleet of 37 sailboats that embarked on the 20th anniversary of the Vanisle 360 race this June. Both CS boats, Canadian Forces Sail Training Vessels, were from Canadian Forces Esquimalt.
STV Goldcrest placed second in her class in the Winter Harbour to Ucluelet leg. According to CS member, Eric, the original HMCS Tuna was a RCN torpedo boat in WWI, commissioned from 1914 to 1917. The CS36T named HMCS Tuna was commissioned in 1985.
Here are a couple links to the CS36T racing boats:
The 2019 Spring Rendezvous was held at the Maple Bay Marina, from May 14 - May 16.
Thank you to Heather and Mike for organizing the event, along with their helpers, Kevin & Lynn, and Craig & Alison.
Thank you to Yvonne for buying the coveted door prizes. See the photo of the lucky prize winners.
Unfortunately, it started to rain, so we cancelled the traditional Left-Right-Center game which would have been played outside in the pavilion.
Thanks also to the Shipyard Restaurant for putting on an excellent dinner for us. Music playlist was from Cliff who almost had his Sony speaker given away as a door prize.
Breakfast on the last day included bagels and lox, plus cinnamon buns, deli meat, cheese, juice .... a feast to send everyone home.
Everyone agreed that the Maple Bay Marina was a great place for our rendezvous and that we will be back.