2023 Sailstice Flotilla and Cruise
Approximately 8 days
$ 300/ vessel
9 day Sailing get together for Starlight Sailing Students and crew.
Bring your boat or prearrange to come with someone you know. We will leave Sooke with the current on June 16th and return by the 24th.
We will be sailing, anchoring, hiking, visiting remote Islands, joining in Sailstice Festivities and just generally having fun on our boats. You will need a dinghy for when we are at anchor if you want to go to shore.
You are expected to have charts for the area, GPS, depth sounder and all Transport Canada required equipment onboard. PFD will be worn at all times while the boat is moving or you are in a dinghy.
Availability & Dates
June 16 to 24, 2022
Good to know
See if Cruising is for you.
Come practice Sailing, anchoring, navigation and safety
Just come for the sail and relaxation
What to bring?
Non Scuffing footwear. Boat shoes, Teva-type sandals or tennis shoes. (to see if it scuffs if you take it off and slide an edge of the sole on paper)
Foul weather/Rain gear, fleece jacket, , windbreaker and a sweater layer is good, during summer rain gear is usually not needed. Shorts, sandals, warm weather and water cloths.
Sunglasses with safety string and side protection, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and a cell phone or camera.’
Food and water for 9 days. Half way through we will stop for groceries and ice. There may not be refills for you boat water so bring enough.
Basic Cruising Standard
5 full days and 4 nights on the water cruising the Southern Gulf Islands. With the ultimate goal of being able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is designed for the novice sailor and those with experience on cruising sailboats in tidal waters.