Course: Hardwicke Island to Telegraph Cove
Distance: 40.30 nautical
0730 hrs. The start is in the vicinity of the previous finish line. This is
a tricky leg for playing currents. Light winds and fog are common in early morning
with brisk winds generally filling in after noon. This leg is started early to
take full advantage of the positive current and hey there are no Tim Hortons here,
so may as well go sailing.
The finish is between the entrance to Telegraph Cove and Lewis Point. The Race
Committee Motorhome will be on station at Elia Point. Excellent spectator viewing.
Moorage is sponsored at the Telegraph Cove Resort & Marina, courtesy
of Gordie Graham of Telegraph Cove Resort. Moorage for the fleet here will be
extremely tight. Boats will be assigned a spot with assistance from Jim Borrowmen.
Some boats may be assigned a spot at the docks in Beaver Cove. These docks have
easy access to Telegraph Cove. If you prefer to make your own arrangements you
can call the new docks across from Old Telegraph Cove at 250-928-3163 where moorage
is available at a cost.
Telegraph Cove Cabins and RV Park, Water/Showers/Laundry and Gas are close at
hand. No Diesel. There is also the Old Saltery Pub & Restaurant, a confectionery
and souvenir shop on the dock. Further accommodations and amenities can be found
in Port McNeil a 30 min drive North. See www.telegraphcoveresort.com
Reception: There will be a barbecue, for the racers organized by the small
business community of The Cove immediately following the awards. Excellent
food also available at the pub & restaurant.
Notes: This leg is voted the most likely not to finish but the scenery is
awesome and takes you past Robson Bight the famous killer whale rubbing beach.
For those interested
in whales and whale bones Jim Borrowman, is a wealth of knowledge and opened a
whale interpretation center on the boardwalk here in summer 2002. Nicknamed the
Bones Project, there are lots of neat whale bones on display.
from the BBQ will go towards the Johnstone Strait Whale Interpretation Center.