R2AK Day 6 - Sailing through Johnstone Strait


by Julie Angus 3 Comments


Photo Credit: Small Craft AdvisorColin had some great winds through the Johnstone Strait this morning. The low pressure system brought winds from the south instead of headwinds, which allowed him to travel at speeds of 7 knots at times.

When he started this morning at 5 am it was raining and crawling out of his warm cabin was a little less enticing but the favourable conditions made up for that. Colin sailed exclusively throughout the morning and early afternoon, then the winds died and he had to row.  Colin’s now anchored off a near island near Port Hardy and is still holding his lead.




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First "Expedition" Boat Builder in Lower Saxony
First "Expedition" Boat Builder in Lower Saxony

October 28, 2016

I really like to see the progress Colin makes. Much more fun then EM2016. Following the race from India I use the chance late in the evening to follow him on the tracker and ckecked the tide on the “other side of the world” to understand his strategy. Has he switched off the tracker during night?

Go Colin Go

ken LeDuc
ken LeDuc

October 28, 2016

I always wanted a row-boat while rounding Cape Caution.
Maybe next time.
I don’t suppose Colin wants to go too far inside Smith’s Inlet but Jones Cove is well sheltered.

Joseph P Dillard
Joseph P Dillard

October 28, 2016

I was a participant in the first Row Cruiser build class in Port Townsend and am still working on my boat, being inspired by Colin’s progress on this race, and hoping to do my own effort in ?2017. Wish him well for me!

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