Aboard and Live the Dream!
Join S/V Cassiopeia for a
this June and July 2016
Join Cassiopeia for part or all
of an adventure sailing trip around Vancouver Island.
We're leaving Sidney on Saturday June 25th, stopping in
Vancouver for others to join us and returning to
Vancouver via Sidney July 22nd. Along the way,
we'll make stops for members to join or leave the
The Adventure is now underway!
Join or leave the cruise at any point along the
Book any portion or the entire trip now.
the Captain's Log
We'll stop at Vancouver, Powell
River/Comox, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Winter Harbour, Tofino, Uculet, Bamfield, Port
Renfrew, Sooke, Victoria and numerous places in between. Some nights
will be at docks in marinas and other nights will be in
remote anchorages. Some days will be spent sailing or
motoring, other days will be spent on beaches or in
Who will enjoy this trip?
People, young and old who want to put in miles at the
helm of a fine, comfortable coastal cruiser, and who will appreciate the
opportunity to be
'Captain for the Day' on rotation (subject to ability and oversight by a
mentor), and who enjoy hiking remote beaches and visiting small towns to
sample the fare in seaside restaurants.
Sailing experience is not necessary, but some boating experience is a
prerequisite as we will be doing some real sailing and going into the
Pacific where we can expect to encounter swells and sea motion,
even on calm days. Although we will choose our weather carefully, and sail
conservatively and safely at all times, all aboard should be comfortable
with sailboat heel and normal sailing motion. No night sailing is
contemplated and our policy is to be in port or securely anchored well
Cassiopeia is a well-equipped, well-maintained three-cabin Bavaria 42
Cruiser with full enclosure and central heat for rainy days. All lines
are led aft, and a furling main and furling genoa make for safe and
easy handling from the cockpit.
We carry a
cruising spinnaker for low wind days and we trail a dinghy with a 9.8
four-stroke outboard for exploring beaches and for side excursions.
Learn more at http://www.cassiopeiax.com
This is intended to be a
relaxed, informal trip with lots of time onshore and
time for poking around along the way. Some sailors
do the trip in half the time, but we want to experience
the wild west coast without time pressure.
Although the boat can can sleep eight,
for comfort, we are limiting crews to a maximum of four people or fewer
plus the captain on any one leg of the trip. The boat has two private
cabins suitable for couples.
Members* can arrange to join or leave the cruise at any of the various points
along the 600 nautical mile route by previous arrangement. Bus, shuttle and float plane connections are
available at many locations all along the route. Please search the
Internet and/or ask. While reasonable efforts will be made to
accommodate individual schedules, when sailing, weather and safety can
override plans, so please allow some flexibility in your scheduled
connections. After all, this is an adventure. Also be aware that
although cell phone coverage is pretty good for much of the route, there
may be days or longer without coverage when in the more remote
Members are expected to provide their own transport to and from the boat
and are expected to participate in shopping, meal prep, tidying,
cleaning, etc. and stand watches as needed. For the comfort of all,
smoking and pets are not permitted. For the comfort of others and your
own enjoyment of the experience, please limit cell phone and text use to
Bring a sleeping bag and pillowcase and towel, plus basic personal needs and one
change of clothes for hot and cold weather, foul weather gear or a
yellow rain suit, footgear for wet days and for hiking and boat shoes if
you have them. Bug spray and sun protection, including lip balm are
advisable. Be sure to have a bathing suit for the hot springs and
bring a wetsuit if you like. Don't forget identification and
medications and information about any medical conditions.
Bring what you need, but nothing extra. Space for storage is limited.
All this should be in soft bags since hard cases don't store well on a
boat and get in the way.
Price per member is $379 per week or $55/day booked, plus applicable
taxes and includes basic provisions for meals, snacks, and beverages, marina fees, fuel, and other boat costs. It does
not include restaurant meals, bar drinks, tips, special orders, etc.
Please be sure to tell your friends about this opportunity.
this adventure is for
Jib Set club members, that is not an obstacle. The club welcomes new members
and a trial club membership is available without cost or obligation.
Additionally, other non Jib Set people may be eligible,
so if you are interested, please ask.
Don't delay. Space is limited. Call Cooper Boating reservations at
1-604-687-4110 and ask how you can come aboard the Vancouver
Island Circumnavigation Cruise
this trip of a lifetime.