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Old 09-01-2017
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https://youtu.be/-QBrb_vXJsM
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Old 09-02-2017
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Don't get discouraged by the windless first minute of that video. We had a great Deep Cove Regatta last year and aim to have a great two days of racing and partying next weekend September 7 and 8.
NOR and registration here: http://www.deepcoveyc.com/racing.php
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Old 09-06-2017
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Redhead will be there. Heading up Friday after work.
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Old 09-06-2017
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There's a big red bus that usually doesn't have crew that's going to have crew. That's the one I'll be on.
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Old 09-06-2017
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The tides for the delivery don't look super convenient this year. Second Narrows slack is either at 2:30pm (kinda early if you're trying to get work done) or 8:30pm (late and dark).

Between the two it'll be running a flood tide up to about four knots at the peak.

http://www.dairiki.org/tides/daily.php/sec/2017-09-08

Which means if you're aiming for the 2:30pm Second Narrows slack you first have to buck the ebb tide under the First Narrows and all the way across the harbour.

The temptation is to run a little late, bucking less ebb tide under the First Narrows and then getting pushed through the Second Narrows on the early part of the flood.

So what's the local knowledge say regarding timing the Second Narrows current? How close to slack does one need to be?
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Old 09-07-2017
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You're scared of a 3.5 knot flood tide?

Really???

A small tidal push in the right direction and you're worried?
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Old 09-07-2017
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You're scared of a 3.5 knot flood tide?

Really???

A small tidal push in the right direction and you're worried?
LOL. I've read through my original post a couple of times now, and nowhere can I find the part where I say I'm scared.

Unfamiliar with the bridge channel and cautious about the possibility of getting pushed sideways into a bridge abutment, sure. But I thought caution was supposed to be a good thing for mariners?

I'll take it that the official advice from a Deep Cove native and marine surveyor is "don't even worry about it."
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Old 09-07-2017
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The only caution with the flood would be to insure you are prepared for the bridge being down and a train crossing. ie know the radio channel and have a reliable engine.
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Old 09-07-2017
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Robert
Can someone fill us in on how registration is going? I never got an ack on my email but the eTransfer went through so I guess we're registered....

Also, are the dock BBQs still available for use?

What can we expect for booze sponsorship this year - another keg? gin?....

Look forward to it
Steve
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Old 09-07-2017
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It's prudent to raise Harbour Traffic when you're about 10-15 minutes from the bridge and inform them of your vessel size and type and your ETA to the bridge.

They will clear you and inform you of relevant things like whether the bridge will be up or down, whether there will be any commercial traffic, whether a commercial vessel will be weighing anchor and when, etc.

Very helpful - if you can raise them.

Otherwise, as Wraith said, be very mindful of the bridge.
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