Category: sailing

Ocean Adventures: Sneaky Simon

Aug 7 2018 – 41’30.67 N, 140’32.32W Today is my birthday and no one will let me forget it for a minute! Nope. Every time I get up for shift someone yells “Happy Birthday Penny!”. Ha. The first few times I felt really special…

Holidays 2018!

Give the gift of sailing! Have a special someone in your life who has dreamed of learning to sail? Why not give them the unique gift of sailing this Holiday Season! Sail Nelson will provide them the instruction they need to make their dream…

Ocean Adventures: Privacy Issues

Aug 3 2018 – 37’8.60 N, 152’44.60 W So we have lost the door to our head. Poor Turnagain is getting pretty beat up on this trip and I can’t help but feel for Travis as he tries to manage all of us and…

2018 Season Review

The 2018 sailing season was a great kick-off season for Sail Nelson! Spindrift joined us in Nelson from Montreal which enabled us to be more flexible with our schedule and offer as many courses as possible. Read about her cross-country trek here. The water…

Ocean Adventures: This too shall pass…

July 30, 2018 – 28’10.6 N, 158’28.08 W We have been on a starboard tack for 4 days now. I don’t remember what it feels like to stand on solid ground and my hips are bruised from bracing myself against the counters and tables…

Pacific Ocean Facts

One of the things that struck me during our trip is just how small we felt. We were on a 50 ft boat that weighed over 26,000 lbs… and yet, when the waves said up, up we went. It made me want to learn…

Ocean Adventures: Casting Off!

July 25, 2018 – Hawaii Yacht Club 21’16.35 N, 156’56.51 W Tomorrow am we cast off and head to Hanalei Bay for snorkeling before our sail across the Pacific Ocean to home! I am very excited to get out on the Ocean and to…

Ocean Adventures: Who’s Who?

Our trip was fantastic! What an expedition and it was a great experience overall. I thoroughly enjoyed being out in the Big Blue, and I’m already thinking about my next voyage… Turnagain is a 50 foot Beneteau Oceanis and she was very well equiped for…

Gearing Up!

So I leave Nelson on Thursday to head to Hawaii for the Vic-Maui boat delivery. I will be bringing Turnagain back home to Vancouver! I am doing my last minute prep and packing and thought I would share what I am bringing along… For…

Sailing Apps – Weather

Looking for some 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 included…

Whales, Tornadoes, Lightning… Oh My!

I have come to the realization that our trek across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Vancouver for the Vic-Maui delivery is only a month away… wow. We will be sailing approximately 2,308 nautical miles or 4,275 km. Just to put that into perspective,…

Anchoring Infographic

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