Course: Comox to Campbell River
Distance: 23.90 nautical miles
0800 hrs. The start is outside the Comox Bar. The sand bar not the pub/bar. The
water is a little thin through here.
Due to the strong currents coming down Discovery Passage, we are unable to finish
in town. The finish will be near the P60 buoy at Wilby Shoals south of Cape Mudge
on Quadra Island.
The Riptide Pub and Marina has once again sponsored your moorage at the Riptide
Marina in Discovery Harbour. Discovery Harbour is located immediately north of
the Quadra Island Ferry Terminal. Escort boats will be on hand to escort you to
your slip with lots of assistance to tie up. Rip Tide Marina monitors Channel
68. Visit their website www.riptidepub.com for more
Reception: An informal awards reception and dinner will be held at or immediately
adjacent to the Riptide Pub at the head of the docks, shortly after 6:00 pm.
Race Sponsor, The Coast Discovery Inn and Marina, is located in the immediate
vicinity a five minute walk from the Riptide. Refer to the Welcome Packages sent
from Campbell River and host city link for more information on accommodations.
Excellent shower and laundry facilities at the head of the dock. Fuel, water,
shore power, ice, groceries and shopping are close at hand. Stock up here, as
this is the last stop for provisioning before Port Hardy.
Lunches are available from the Riptide, a nice option considering the very early
morning departure. Order forms will be available the evening before.
Notes: This leg is where the tides meet. The tidal stream entering the strait
around the SE of Vancouver Island meets the corresponding tide that flows around
the NW end of the island between Cape Mudge and Cape Lazo. The tide floods South
north of Middlenatch Island and floods North, south of Middlenatch Island. Because
of this it makes no matter what time of the day this leg is started, the current
will be against you at some point, guaranteed.
Note: Between Cape Mudge and Willow Point there is a heavy race on south-going
streams, which when opposed by strong SE winds sets up short steep swells and
a very rough sea condition.