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Category: sailing

Great Lakes Sailing Trips – Lake Ontario

Back in the 90s, most of my sailing was on the Great Lakes. Predominantly Lake Ontario. I was teaching sailing out of either Hamilton or Kingston. Both areas offered vastly different sailing experiences. It has been years since I even thought about any of…

The beginning… my teaching philosophy from 2017

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I am currently finishing up my BC Provincial Instructor Diploma. In writing up my final essay I came across my teaching philosophy statement that I was asked to write when I started the program. This was back in 2017, before I launched Sail Nelson…

Saying goodbye…

This past long weekend I received some very tragic news. My friend Travis had been involved in a scuba diving accident and lost his life. Many of you actually know of Travis. He was known to you through my blog posts as “Turnagain Travis,”…

Gear Review – Foul Weather Gear

Vic-Maui Delivery 2018

REBLOG from Summer 2018: As I prep for my upcoming trip this summer, I am realizing that my old foul weather gear is just not up to the challenge. I donated my Offshore Mustang Survival suit many years ago as it had become stiff…

Sailing Weather Apps

Looking for some weather apps to help with your sailing adventures? Well, here are a few weather apps that I have started playing with recently… SailFlow Over 50,000 Weather Stations worldwide, which provide you with real time wind data. Nelson and Kootenay Lake are…