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Victoria, BC

Member since:

June 17, 2012

Pick only one of these four words: Skipper (you will take people out in your boat), Crew (you have experience), Novice (willing to learn), or Fun (not interested in learning).

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For non-skippers, describe your boating experience in order to assist skippers in choosing their crew. For skippers, explain your expectations from people on your boat.

I began to sail as a teenager on Albacores at summer camp in Georgian Bay. When I first came to Victoria I was regular crew, first on Marin 242s, then on an Olson 30. During the 1990's I crewed at Whidbey Island Race Week, Martin 242 Nationals in Vancouver, Olson's Internationals in Seattle and Antigua Race Week. In addition to kayaking much of the BC coast and in Alaska where I learned to navigate in FOG, I've gunkholed the local waters over the years. I've cruised in the Caribbean, New Zealand, Tonga and Japan. I hadn't sailed much over the past 10-12 years, but in March 2012 I helped a friend deliver a 35' Catamaran from the Grand Cayman Islands to Panama which gave me a taste of blue water sailing. My racing days are over, but I'd love to do more cruising and learn more about this aspect of sailing. I have had different life saving and first aid certificates over the years. All currently expired, but hopefully... Every new opportunity offers a new learning experience.

List the boating activities that interest you (learning, teaching, recounting my travels, casual sailing, sailing races, motoring, overnight trips, long-range trips, etc.).

I'd love to do some more casual and overnight sailing in inside waters.

Tell us about your boat if you have one (type, size, name, home port) or answer "none" otherwise.

I don't have my own sail boat, only a 18' figerglass ocean kayak (which once upon a time was towed behind a Martin242!!) which no longer gets used much. I do have PCOC, PDF, sailing gloves, boat shoes and foul weather gear.


I've kayaked much of BC's coast and raced sail boats locally and internationally. After more than a decade away, I'd now like to do more cruising in local waters. I look forward to new experiences with new friends who share my love of sailing.

What Jane is saying about this Meetup Group

Flew the spinnaker heading out and on the way back!!!! In between, the boat sailed on it's own in light wind while we had lunch. A really nice day on the water.

Membership dues

CAD5.00 by donation

This covers: Dues go towards Meetup fees and the rare excess goes towards my time. :-)

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