Desolation Sound 2023

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    Richard Smith

      Hello everybody. We recently purchased our MacGregor and moved to Powell River, British Columbia. Retired and at the gateway to Desolation Sound – we can’t wait to explore next summer! If helpful, we have a couple of bedrooms going spare and and space to park two or three MacGregors in the driveway.
      We will be spending most of next summer at our cabin on Powell Lake and sailing on the lake. If you would like to join us on the lake we have space there too for three or four boats.
      We are new to MacGregors so look forward to connecting with, and learning from, other owners! If interested, contact us directly! Best, Kerry and Richard Smith

      Richard Robinson

        We will definitely be doing Desolation in 2023 – hope to see you out on the water!


        Bill McAvoy

          We are dying to do Desolation but we are also new to the boat and to sailing it so we may not be able to be ready by next season. But eventually for certain! I have been the a number of years ago on a larger boat and the trip was fabulous.


          Richard Smith

            Hello Bill. We look forward to exploring Desolation Sound and sailing with you in the future! Richard and Kerry

            Bill McAvoy

              Sounds like a very pleasant idea Richard, keep me posted anytime you have settled on a date and if can are able to join in i’m sure we will. So far have lined up an 8hp honda aux and a marine shop that will do a bracket install as well as bottom paint and chk over of both motors. That will leave us able to start as a trawler then add mast back in early spring and start the REAL learning curve 🙂


              Richard Smith

                We’re working on getting Blue Yonder in good shape too. It’s all a learning curve. Looking forward to sailing and powering her next summer. Cheers.

                Cats Cradle

                  Hello Richard – great to see your post …we retired to Courtenay in 2019 and moor our 26M at Comox Marina …we would love to meet up for a Desolation Sound tour and also really keen to hear about your experiences on Powell Lake ….we have been thinking about towing our boat over to PR and launching on the lake but would love some advance intel! My email is and voice/text: 604-789-6278

                  Terence Carleton

                    Hello desolate people,
                    We are desolate wannabees. We purchased our 26M, Ginger Snap (because she’s blue), two years ago and have been on a slow learning curve since. Having explored some of the closer southern Gulf Islands we now feel ready to go a little further afield and would love to start with Desolation Sound in the company of others. We live on southern Van.Isle. and so would trailer to Campbell River for a launch to cross the strait. Safety in numbers would be greatly appreciated.


                      We are planning on going up to Desolation Sound July 31 – Aug 9th.
                      Tentative plan would be to Launch in Powell River Monday July 31 with 1st night on Savery, 2nd & 3rd night at Tenedos, 4th & 5th night at Eveleigh Island, 6th & 7th night at Pendrel Sound, 8th & 9th night at Rosco Bay, Day 10 returning back to Powell river.


                      Tomas & Sarah

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