It’s already starting to get full in Victoria’s inner harbor for the 75th Annual International Yacht Race Swiftsure!
Farewell, White Cloud! (Is it weird to miss a boat???) Hello, Mist aka Valkyrie!
We are moving from Cookson 12m to a TP 52, took her out for the first time this weekend – she is a beast! For a lack of a better word, she is BIG! Very intimidated about crewing on a TP 52, but also looking forward to the new challenges and the opportunity to keep learning!
White Cloud is in the background, they were side by side! Thanks for the pic Bruce!
Sunset in Fort Worden, Port Townsend. #sunset #fortworden #fort
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White Cloud finishes 3rd Overall for class 1 in VanIsle 360 2017! What a great finish for 2 weeks of racing. Congrats to Joyride (1st) and Hamachi (2nd) in our class, and the rest of the fleet for a great 2 weeks of challenging racing!
Picture was taken by Hamachi at the top of Vancouver Island, near Cape Scott! #vanisle360 #vanisle3602017 #sailracing #racing #sailing #sailorgirl #sunset #vancouverisland
VanIsle 360 Day 13 & 14 – Victoria to Nanaimo: Wow! I made it all the way around Vancouver Island! 2 weeks of sailing, exploring, learning, and spending time with amazing crew on this crazy adventure we call International Yacht Racing!
The last leg was definitely beautiful sailing with mostly wind all the way up till the finish and then it simply died. Not our best finish, but we made it all the way around and I’m excited to say I’ve done the 360!!! Thank you Steve and White Cloud crew for another great time racing! Extra thanks to road crew Ken! #vanisle3602017 #vanisle360 #sailing #sailracing
VanIsle 360 Day 12 – Ucluelet to Victoria: Finally some dream like weather, bringing us mostly on a steady 10 to 20 knots spinnaker run down to Victoria. 92nm, hoisted every spinnaker on board at least once, SUNSHINE, and a finish at night. I am very ready for this rest day, but only one leg left in this 2 week race! We are almost around Vancouver Island! #vanisle360 #vanisle3602017 #sunset #sailing
On a sunny day, Ucluelet is beautiful!
VanIsle 360 Day 9 & 10 – Winter Harbour to Ucluelet: That was a brutal leg. Winds starting in the 30 knots, waves up to 12 feet tall… crazy cold and bumpy, 138nm race took us over 33 hours to complete. Winds and surf lightened up towards the finish. Thank the universe I can fall asleep anywhere, or I’m not sure how I’d make it through that leg of the race!
Huge shout out to our road crew, Ken, hauling our gear around Vancouver Island!
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White Cloud line honors and 1st on Leg 6 of VanIsle 360, Port Hardy to Winter Harbour.