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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
The 2019 CS Fall Rendezvous is booked for the
Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina.
September 4th, 5th and 6th
Reserve these dates!
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.
2019 Fall CS Rendezvous
Yes, we are already planning for the Fall CS Rendezvous.
We are going back to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina
Dates: Sept 4th, 5th, 6th - Arriving Wednesday, leaving Friday.
Thank you to Joanne for volunteering to organize this rendezvous.
To view photos from last year's 2018 Ladysmith Rendezvous, click here.