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A Kayak for the Ages

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on A Kayak for the Ages

In 1940 my grandfather Edgar Crompton built a canvas-on-frame kayak on Quadra Island. He was 61 years old. Born in 1872 in Gloucestershire, England, he came to Canada as an 18-year-old and ended up in British Columbia. For ten years he sailed the coast in a converted lifeboat with two friends: three of […]

Hollyhock Misty Isles Adventure

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on Hollyhock Misty Isles Adventure

After a summer of hardly kayaking due to some back issues, I left for a five day Sea Kayaking program in September at Hollyhock (a world renowned retreat centre) on Cortes Island with some trepidation.  I need not have worried. The trip–a joint venture with Misty Isles Adventures– was amazing and completely doable for […]

Sayward Forest Canoe Trip

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on Sayward Forest Canoe Trip

Richard Howard and Barnard Foo and two canoes, for three of us. Richard has mastered single, handling his loaded Kevlar canoe quite effortlessly. Barnard and I are a team in the other canoe. This is our third trip together in two years.

Sayward forest is 30 km north of Campbell River on the Highway to Port Hardy.  On the […]

Club friendships lead to great times

By |November 7th, 2015|Members, Spreader|Comments Off on Club friendships lead to great times

Recently a small group of sailors from the club got together and headed to Cathedral lakes in the mountains of south-eastern BC, to see if any of the lakes were big enough to sail on. The area is situated at 7,000 feet just outside of Keremeos – and a one hour truck ride to […]

Kayaking off Tintagel in Cornwall, UK

By |November 7th, 2015|Members|Comments Off on Kayaking off Tintagel in Cornwall, UK

Legend has it that King Arthur built has castle at Tintagel way back in the mists of time. All that is left now is the ruins that hang on the cliff overlooking a notoriously rough ocean. It was with some trepidation that I met up with two Brits (Sir Laugh-a-lot and Sir Gad-ahead) to […]

Hollyburn Sailing Club From The Air

By |November 3rd, 2015|Members|Comments Off on Hollyburn Sailing Club From The Air

One of our members, Neil Carroll, has been spotted at the club a number of times this year flying his Phantom 3 Drone. He finally passed along a few of the great photos he has been taking for us to post here.

Safe flying Neil

For more of Neil’s work, visit: http://hitecimages.com/

Pumpkin Bowl Regatta 2015

By |October 30th, 2015|Members|Comments Off on Pumpkin Bowl Regatta 2015

We hope for more optimal wind conditions next time, but still had a blast.

2015 Blood Moon Eclipse Row. | The Urban Oarsman

By |October 29th, 2015|Members|Comments Off on 2015 Blood Moon Eclipse Row. | The Urban Oarsman

 

The 2015 Blood Moon Eclipse Row is organized by the Hollyburn Sailing Club.  This event replaces the cancelled due to weather Fall Equinox Row.

The ties for the row are:  Low Low at 11:27am, 1.4m/4.6′; High high at 5:49pm, 4.6m/15.1′; high low at 12:05am, 1.8m/5.9′.

The tide will be high and outgoing for the row.

Getting Gwragedd […]