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Leg 5

Date: June 15, 2005

Course: Hardwicke Island to Telegraph Cove

Distance: 40.30 nautical miles

Start: 1000 hrs: The start is in the vicinity of the previous finish line. Currents are tricky through this area. Fog is common in early morning with brisk winds generally filling in after noon.

Finish: 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: Moorage is hosted here courtesy of Telegraph Cove Resort & Marina and Dockside 29. Moorage for the fleet here will be extremely tight. Boats will be assigned a spot with assistance from Jim Borrowmen of Stubbs Island Whale Watching.

Accommodations: Telegraph Cove Resort located on the historic side of the cove and Dockside 29 on the new side of the cove. See the above links.

Facilities: Cabins, RV Park, Water/Showers/Laundry are close at hand. Gas is available but no Diesel. There is also the Old Saltery Pub & Restaurant, a confectionery and souvenir shop on the dock.

Awards Reception: A BBQ has been organized by the small business community of “The Cove” immediately following the awards. Excellent food also available at the pub & restaurant.

Special 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, of Stubbs Island Whale Watching, is a wealth of knowledge and has a whale interpretation center, nicknamed the “Bones Project” on the boardwalk here.

Proceeds from the BBQ will go towards the Johnstone Strait Whale Interpretation Center.