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So here at Nanaimo we often nod to the history of  this great region, but we have never really looked right back, in depth, at the history of this land. That changes now. In this article we will ...
Vancouver Island – an in-depth history Vancouver Island – an in-depth history If you are travelling with young ones,
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So here at Nanaimo we often nod to the history of  this great region, but we have never really looked right back, in depth, at the history of this land. That changes now. In this article we will look at how the island first came to being, who the first settlers were, and other key points in Vancouver Island’s history. We will also discuss how you can make your mark in the history books of the future. How was the Island formed? So as you probably know, all land is formed by a shift in plates. Vancouver Island was formed around 150 million years ago, when volcanic activity pushed sedimentary rock upwards from the sea floor to form the island landscape. Around 12,000 years BC the retreating of glaciers allowed the Strait of Juan de Fuca to be formed as the Pacific Ocean flooded inland. The first tree can be dated back to 377 BC – it was a yellow cedar – a variety of tree which can now be seen in abundance across the region. Of course it is interesting to note, new islands can be formed at any time, and also be lost. There are a number of […]
Don’t miss the Nanaimo Marine Festival and Bathtub Races
The Nanaimo Marine Festival started in 1966 as a celebration of Canada’s 100th birthday and will be 50 years old in 2016. Happy Birthday! This year’s festivities will be held from the 21st of July to the 24th. ...
Don’t miss the Nanaimo Marine Festival and Bathtub Races! Don’t miss the Nanaimo Marine Festival and Bathtub Races! Don’t miss the Nanaimo Marine Festival and Bathtub Races
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The Nanaimo Marine Festival started in 1966 as a celebration of Canada’s 100th birthday and will be 50 years old in 2016. Happy Birthday! This year’s festivities will be held from the 21st of July to the 24th. If you are on a yacht charter holiday throughout this period, the event is really one not to be missed – especially for boating enthusiasts. The main course of the festival if you will, is most certainly the world renowned Great International World Championship Bathtub Race. Last year saw a change in how this race ran. Previously racers would end their journey at Departure Bay beach, but despite that glorious bit of irony it was changed to mean both the start and finish lines are situated at Maffeo Sutton Park. It was believed this change was made last year, to iron out any potential difficulties before the celebrations of 2016 hit. Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society member Bill McGuire says the change was made because people viewing the race would often only watch the start or the end. Now viewers can more easily see both, which is of course a more pleasurable experience. Not only is this better for the people watching the […]
Boat Show 2017 - Vancouver International Boat Show
Come and see us at the 2017 Vancouver International Boat Show – we look forward to meeting new students/ charterers as well as catching up with our regular charterers. Our booth is 54-56 on the concourse level. Come ...
Boat Show 2017 Boat Show 2017 Boat Show 2017 - Vancouver International Boat Show
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Come and see us at the 2017 Vancouver International Boat Show – we look forward to meeting new students/ charterers as well as catching up with our regular charterers. Our booth is 54-56 on the concourse level. Come and see the new lagoon 42 that is joining our fleet at the Floating boatshow in Granville Island too! Stop by our booth as we look forward to chatting to you about:- Our range of boats for charter, Courses on offer and any other boating questions you may have. We have the full team there who will be happy to share their experiences with you Visit our booth between January 18-22 Vancouver Boat Show 2017                
The Sailing in Vancouver Safety Checklist
Sailing safety is of utmost importance when you are off on a trip. Before setting sail, it is a good idea to have some sort of a checklist in your mind, or better still, a physical checklist which ...
The Sailing in Vancouver Safety Checklist The Sailing in Vancouver Safety Checklist The Sailing in Vancouver Safety Checklist
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Sailing safety is of utmost importance when you are off on a trip. Before setting sail, it is a good idea to have some sort of a checklist in your mind, or better still, a physical checklist which you can use to make sure you and the rest of your crew and companions are prepared for the journey ahead. A checklist used before setting sail, will limit the possibility for problems once underway. Throughout this article we will look at some of the things you will want to bear in mind before setting sail. Check weather report Not once, not twice, but continuously. With modern technology as it is now it is easier than ever to check the weather continuously, and as it always has been, a very important part of yacht safety procedures. Weather can change and turn at the drop of a hat, and so it is always best to be prepared for all sorts of weather eventualities. Also be aware of the different difficulties that the especially cold weather can bring, as well as the hot. In cold weather hypothermia can become a risk, and in hot dehydration is one of the biggest risks. Know how to […]
Gulf Islands
With Nanaimo Yacht Charters there are a couple of itinerary options for exploring the glorious Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Within the Gulf Island cluster, we have Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Maybe Island, Pender Island, Salt Spring Island, ...
Sailing in Vancouver? Try the Gulf Islands Sailing in Vancouver? Try the Gulf Islands Gulf Islands
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With Nanaimo Yacht Charters there are a couple of itinerary options for exploring the glorious Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Within the Gulf Island cluster, we have Gabriola Island, Galiano Island, Maybe Island, Pender Island, Salt Spring Island, and Saturna Island. Situated in the Salish Sea, just off the coast of Nanaimo the Gulf Islands each have their own unique character whilst sharing the natural breath-taking beauty the region is renowned for. The people that live on the islands are an extremely diverse and creative bunch which makes the area great fun for visitors. You can find retired millionaires, spiritualists, writers, artists, musicians, cheesemakers and more! This eclectic mix of people means that the whole place is set to ‘island time’ which basically means sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery and don’t rush around. These islands sit along the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island and run from Saturna near the UC and Canada border, and up to Nanaimo. There are around half a dozen bigger islands and this is where you will find the before-mentioned residents, and then there are several-hundred smaller islands that are favourites for sea-sportsman, wildlife, and greenery! There are lots of activities to do across this […]
Sailing in Vancouver with Technology
Sailing in Vancouver with Technology He was quoted in the Nanaimo Bulletin recently: So this got us thinking here at Nanaimo, what tech innovations have there been in the sailing industry? Well lots over the last 40 years ...
Sailing in Vancouver with Technology Sailing in Vancouver with Technology Sailing in Vancouver with Technology
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Sailing in Vancouver with Technology He was quoted in the Nanaimo Bulletin recently: So this got us thinking here at Nanaimo, what tech innovations have there been in the sailing industry? Well lots over the last 40 years apparently. Let us walk you through some of our favourites in no particular order… Pod Drive Manoeuvrability These devices are for power boats. They enable better manoeuvrability in docking but also in other tight situations – aiding in propulsion control. Dock’N Go started the trend with their Sense 50, and Saildrive technology. There are now lots of other versions on the market, and they have become the power boaters favourite tool.  GPS Sounds simple, as we all use it all the time now on our smart phones to help us get around –even when walking! But the complexity of the systems available now for use on board a vessel when at sea is simply mind-boggling. There is celestial navigation, underwater navigation, and all manners of chart maps. The accuracy of weather reports is also really useful, as you can get the latest information straight to deck thanks to satellites. The geek in any sailor gets excited by the options. You can also […]
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We have touched on navigation here before as it is an essential sailing school skill to learn, either here at Nanaimo or wherever you are learning to sail. Before we looked at the two fundamental sides to navigation ...
Sailing School Skills – Navigational Elements & Terms Sailing School Skills – Navigational Elements & Terms The comfortable sailing Beneteau 40 Yacht Rental with full accommodations. I
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We have touched on navigation here before as it is an essential sailing school skill to learn, either here at Nanaimo or wherever you are learning to sail. Before we looked at the two fundamental sides to navigation i.e. To know exactly where you re at any given moment Knowing which way to go in order to best reach your intended destination. So continuing on from this at sailing school, learning the basics of navigation includes knowledge on certain elements, which are known as Position, Distance, Direction and Time. Learning these terminologies will make it much easier to learn and understand Navigation much better. So let’s look at the different navigational terms in more detail; Position The position of your sailboat can be stated in terms of coordinates of longitude and latitude of an imaginary grid placed on the surface of the earth. You can direct your sailboat to any direction you like once you have determined the exact position that you are in. Distance This is another very important element of Navigation. Between two points, the length of the straight line that connects them is what we call Distance. In navigational terms this distance is measured in terms of […]
Sailing Holidays in Vancouver
A new initiative is afoot in Nanaimo. A leadership group is looking to build relationships between Nanaimo businesses like ourselves and the indigenous population. So much of Vancouver Island is reliant on the outstanding natural beauty of the ...
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A new initiative is afoot in Nanaimo. A leadership group is looking to build relationships between Nanaimo businesses like ourselves and the indigenous population. So much of Vancouver Island is reliant on the outstanding natural beauty of the area, but the rich cultural heritage embodied within that is too often ignored. The initiative entitled ‘Toolbox for Change: a Local Perspective on Indigenous Culure’ launched this month (May, 2016) consists of a series of cedar boxes being sent to various points in the community via a mobile library. These boxes hold a whole host of interesting artefacts including books on indigenous culture to help educate the wider community about this group of people.The boxes themselves have the beaver, the eagle, the raven, the bear, and the wold on the box – these animals symbolise the main family groups of the nation. Instigated by the Leadership of Vancouver Island – a leadership development programme in the area, the project aims to reconcile some difficulties between indigenous populations and the new settlers. Tara Plett, spokeswoman for the initiative said how the initiative is mainly aimed at the over 25s, as there is a gap to bridge in the knowledge of younger and older […]
Sailing Courses in Vancouver The Advantages of Ladies Only Courses
When taking on a new hobby, there is always the fear of walking into the class for the first time and being judged. This fear is usually amplified if there are mixed genders in the class, and so ...
Sailing Courses in Vancouver – The Advantages of Ladies Only Courses Sailing Courses in Vancouver – The Advantages of Ladies Only Courses Sailing Courses in Vancouver The Advantages of Ladies Only Courses
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When taking on a new hobby, there is always the fear of walking into the class for the first time and being judged. This fear is usually amplified if there are mixed genders in the class, and so single gender classes can be a way to try new things with less of the social anxiety that can come with that. Sailing courses are no different. Many women want to learn in a fun, relaxed environment and gender politics can often cloud that. Female instructors tend to have a better understanding of these fears and thoughts and can be better at teaching women in ways that women learn best. Ladies only sailing courses are often easier as it takes away the problem of sharing a cabin with a stranger of the opposite sex. This can make many women (and men for that matter) uncomfortable and significantly detract from the overall learning experience. You are of course, there to learn so that you can enjoy your new found skills later with loved ones, or potential partners, as well as friends and family. Some men also have the tendency to ‘mansplain’ – that is, re-explain something in their language just to check women […]
Planning for Cooking on Board a Yacht
If you are an experienced sailor then you may already know these nuggets of information. Cooking on board can be great fun or if after 4 days afloat you are still eating canned soup and sandwiches then you ...
Planning for Cooking on Board a Yacht Planning for Cooking on Board a Yacht Planning for Cooking on Board a Yacht
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If you are an experienced sailor then you may already know these nuggets of information. Cooking on board can be great fun or if after 4 days afloat you are still eating canned soup and sandwiches then you may want to think about being more inventive. Whatever the holiday, normally food is an important aspect. If you are staying close to port then people often eat ashore, but if you want to enjoy the seclusion and majesty of parts of our recommended itineraries then you will need to plan and shop ahead. On board cooking tips Do an inventory Have a good look through the kitchen area and work out what equipment you have and more importantly if there is any essential equipment you are missing. If there are dishes you’d like to cook which require unusual ingredients such as particular spices it is worthwhile bringing them with you. Plan out the main meals Lunches can be easy – fresh bread, cheese, ham and some salad and hey presto lunch is done. Snacks are also easy – crisps, crackers, fruit and some local biscuits make for a good snack cupboard. Evening meals though need to be well planned – the […]
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave
Nanaimo BC,BC, Canada V9S 4E1

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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