Tagged: Desolation Sound 2023
September 24, 2022 at 7:57 am #10691
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 SmithSeptember 26, 2022 at 10:15 pm #10782Richard RobinsonParticipant
We will definitely be doing Desolation in 2023 – hope to see you out on the water!
RichardOctober 11, 2022 at 3:40 pm #10830Bill McAvoyParticipant
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.
BillOctober 12, 2022 at 3:39 pm #10831
Hello Bill. We look forward to exploring Desolation Sound and sailing with you in the future! Richard and KerryOctober 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm #10834Bill McAvoyParticipant
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 🙂
CheersNovember 5, 2022 at 5:32 pm #10882
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.January 2, 2023 at 10:02 am #11697Cats CradleParticipant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and voice/text: 604-789-6278February 6, 2023 at 11:22 am #11753Terence CarletonParticipant
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.
905-581-2358May 16, 2023 at 8:52 am #11998TomasParticipant
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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