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Henk and Johanna, I am sorry that our attendance (2012) did not match up with yours. We were the only Cat-250. It would be great to have met you both in person.
Thanks for posting your boat modifications, behavior modifications (for cruising), and all the stories.
I hope that Sean (and crew) can find a way to make it fun for themselves again. As you have written, it was an absolute blast for us, but clearly was transitioning from joy to a burden for Sean as the size of the event grew. I have offered whatever help that I might be able to lend in putting together another gathering.
Here's to the next PCC! Hope to see you there (wherever it might be).
Ben, bigelowp, here is our writeup from 2012 if you are interested:
Ben, Peter & Ben... it was a lot of fun... thanks for your comments!!
Peter too bad we missed meeting you, your wife and 2 daughters, We would have loved spending time together before, during or after the convention. Perhaps early 2015 is the year to meet and do things together. We greatly enjoyed your Havasu photo's and report.
For Sean and crew it was a huge undertaking and responsibility to host the event year after year and yes... we too hope that he'll find a way to make it happen again. We're sure he'll appreciate your offer of helping if the event is going to be a reality in 2015.
Encourage your daughter to post a little story of her trip with mom/dad and sister all the way to Havasu and especially her interview with Howard Rice
If you find out if you are doing the pocket cruiser ccnvention post it. We are very interested and would also like to join in the cruise. We co the Gulf Islands in summer but would like to do the winter sail too. It would be great to travel with others. Jim and Sally
We'll gladly let you know if the pocket cruiser convention is going to be held again next year... we'd love to be part of that wonderful event again.
You may wish to consider coming along this summer to Desolation Sound July 25th, to August 10th 2014. This is one of the cruises hosted by the Valley Power and Sail Squadron with about 15 boats (8 sail and 7 power) participating.
Itinerary Desolation Sound Cruise July/Aug 2014 Friday, July 25, 2014 Optional early start: to Gibsons Marina 604-886-8686. VHF 66A Saturday, July 26, 2014 Launch from McDonald Park. High tide (13.1) is 5:01 a.m. - Low tide (3.3') is 12:09 p.m. Arrive Smuggler Cove - Sunshine Coast. Anchor (37 nautical miles). Optional to Secret Cove if Smugglers is full or bailout to Gibsons if bad weather. Sunday, July 27, 2014 Depart Smuggler Cove Optional stop at Secret Cove Marina, in Secret Cove for fuel, water, ice cream, etc. Optional stop at Henry’s Landing, in Pender Harbour for fuel, water, ice cream, etc. Fast Boats - Arrive Copeland Islands. Anchor (45 nautical miles) Slow Boats - Arrive Beach Gardens Hotel & Marina (Grief Point). 1-800-663-7070. VHF 66A. Reservations required. (27 nautical miles) Water, fuel, garbage, showers, laundry. Store & restaurant nearby. Free shuttle to mall in Westview. Bad weather bailout points: Secret Cove, Blind Bay or Ballet Bay, Westview South Harbour. Monday, July 28, 2014 Depart Copeland Islands or Beach Gardens Marina. Arrive Isabel Bay, Lancelot Inlet. Anchor (10 nautical miles from Copelands) (27 nautical miles from Westview) Optional stop at Lund for fuel, water, ice cream, etc. Tuesday July 29, 2014 Depart Isabel Bay. Arrive Grace Harbour, Malaspina Inlet. Anchor (3.5 nautical miles) Wednesday July 30, 2014 Depart Grace Harbour Arrive Prideaux Haven/Melanie Cove. Anchor (11 nautical miles) Optional stop at Refuge Cove, West Redonda Island - water, fuel, showers, laundry, ice, garbage disposal. Don’t all go at the same time. Return as needed during the cruise. Thursday July 31, 2014 Prideaux Haven/Melanie Cove Friday August 1, 2014 Depart Prideaux Haven/Melanie Cove. Arrive Refuge Cove, West Redonda Island. VHF 66A No reservations. (9 nautical miles) Water, fuel, showers, laundry, ice, garbage disposal Saturday August 2, 2014 Depart Refuge Cove. Arrive Pendrell Sound, West Redonda Island. Anchor (13 nautical miles) Sunday August 3, 2014 Depart Pendrell Sound. Arrive Walsh Cove, West Redonda Island. Anchor (9.5 Nautical Miles) Monday, August 4, 2014 - Walsh Cove, West Redonda Island Depart Walsh Cove. Arrive Tenedos Bay Anchor (11 Nautical Miles) Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Tenedos Bay Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Depart Tenedos Bay. Arrive Westview South Harbour. 604-485-5244. VHF 66A. No reservations. Rafting permitted. (26 nautical miles) Water, fuel, garbage, showers, laundry. Store & restaurant nearby. Thursday , August 7, 2014 Depart Westview South Harbour. Arrive Secret Cove Marina toll free 1-866-885-3533 or 604-885-3533. VHF 66A. (30 nautical miles) Bad weather bailout points: Blind Bay or Ballet Bay Friday, August 8, 2014 Depart Secret Cove Marina. For those returning to McDonald Park: Arrive Gibsons Marina 604-886-8686. VHF 66A. (23 nautical miles) For those returning to USA or Southern Gulf Islands marinas: Arrive Newcastle Island Marine Park. Park wharf, or mooring buoy, or anchor (25 nautical miles) Saturday, August 9, 2014 Depart Gibsons Marina. Arrive McDonald Park Low tide (2.0') is 11:05 a.m. High tide (14.8') is 6:16 p.m. (20 Nautical miles) Or Depart Newcastle Island Marine Park (Dodd Narrows slack 9:28 a.m.). Arrive Montague Harbour (Marine Park wharf, or mooring buoy or anchor or Montague Harbour Marina 250-539-5733 VHF 66A www.montagueharbour.com (28 nautical miles) Sunday, August 10, 2014 Notes: Storm day if needed for those returning to McDonald Park. Or Depart Montague Harbour. (Active Pass slack 10:59 a.m. (Blaine Harbour 28 nautical miles). Point Roberts Customs dock (18 nautical miles). #61623; Reservations for marinas must be made by each skipper. Tell the marina you are with the Valley Power Squadron Cruise. Please make your reservations ASAP. #61623; Beach Gardens Hotel & Marina 1-800-663-7070 - July 27 ($1.25/ft + $7 for30 amp) #61623; Secret Cove Marina. 1-866-885-3533 - August 7 ($1.50/ft, free power, water, garbage, Wi-Fi) #61623; Gibsons Marina. (optional) 604-886-8686 - July 25 and/or August 8 (Limited transient moorage. Maximum 40') #61623; Montague Harbour Marina. (optional) 250-539-5733 - August 9 #61623; There will be informal skipper meeting June 19, 7:00 p.m. to review the cruise. Please call if you plan to attend the meeting. Our address is: 34780 Brealey Court, Mission. #61623; Please contact me at 604-820-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm if you plan to participate in all or part of this cruise. Tim Marshall Cruise Master
That would be great to do the Lake Havasu this next winter. The Northwest trip got changed so won't be able to go this summer. We tried to connect with you a couple of years back but that didn't work. Have the trip on the calendar for sure 2015. Thanks for keeping us in mind.
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