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Tag: kootenay boating

Gear Review – Base Layers

So, further to my blog on foul weather gear, I mentioned that I would follow up with a base layer gear review. First we need to establish our wish list: warm breathable low stink factor (since I’ll be wearing them a few times over…

Gear Review – Foul Weather Gear

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…

Nelson Winters…

Our poor boating community has taken a real beating these last few months on Kootenay Lake. We have gone from warm, mild, winter weather, to freezing, windy, cold weather. Many of the boats in the area have become casualties of this ice and wind…

2018 Season Review

Kick-Off 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…

Checking things off the list!

So I have taught several courses already this summer (looking forward to my July adventure/break!), and at the end of each course my students ask for a copy of my boat checklist. So, figured I’d just share it with you all! Here it is!…