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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 Charter Best Sea Creatures
When embarking on a yacht charter with Nanaimo Yacht Charter, you have to stop and take a moment to appreciate the variety of incredible creatures you are sharing the waters with. From the humble sea urchin, to the ...
Nanaimo Yacht Charter – Best Sea Creatures Nanaimo Yacht Charter – Best Sea Creatures Nanaimo Yacht Charter Best Sea Creatures
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When embarking on a yacht charter with Nanaimo Yacht Charter, you have to stop and take a moment to appreciate the variety of incredible creatures you are sharing the waters with. From the humble sea urchin, to the great Orca. The diversity of marine life in British Columbia is truly something to be awed and appreciated. In this article, we are going to walk you through some of our favourites to keep an eye out for on your yachting voyage. We look forward to hearing about all your personal experiences with some of these creatures of the sea when you visit us. The Orca Not that this magnificent creature needs much of an introduction, but the Orca (more commonly known as the Killer Whale) is actually a quite misunderstood creature. Now, not to shatter your dreams, but it isn’t advised to try out some Free Willy style moves with these Kings of the Sea, but you can enjoy them from the comfort and luxury of your Nanaimo yacht charter. The population of Orcas in the Northeast Pacific are currently listen as ‘threatened’ with some pods as ‘endangered’. Pods known as the Southern Population stretch from the Queen Charlotte Islands here […]
Nanaimo Not Just Yacht Charter
As well as the variety of nightlife available in Nanaimo, perfect for when you are on the deck of your yacht, having a few drinks with your friends, and the rum runs out. There is a different kind ...
Nanaimo – Not Just Yacht Charter! Nanaimo – Not Just Yacht Charter! Nanaimo Not Just Yacht Charter
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As well as the variety of nightlife available in Nanaimo, perfect for when you are on the deck of your yacht, having a few drinks with your friends, and the rum runs out. There is a different kind of bar which you must check out whilst in Nanaimo. This bar is a decadent, creamy, chocolatey indulgence certainly not for the faint of heart. The bar originated in Nanaimo itself – hence the name! It dates back to the early fifties in the Edith Adams cookbook (14th edition) although there was some controversy when someone claimed it was published in a newspaper earlier under a different name such as chocolate slice, or fridge cake. Who knew baking could be so catty? It has since appeared in numerous cookbooks across the globe in its various forms. It seems to be a favorite among the ladies – so gentleman, why not try making your own version to impress the lovely lady in your life? It couldn’t be more simple… It consists of all of the main ingredients of chocolate based puddings but for an extra twist in the first layer you add coconut, almonds, and wafer crumbs (it’s a little messy to eat […]
Sandy Island is great for nature lovers with ample opportunity for bird watching and appreciating the local wildlife.
So a must visit place on your Vancouver yacht charter would definitely be Lopez Island, one of the beautiful San Juan islands. There are just over 170 named islands across the San Juan islands, each one with it’s ...
Must visit places on a Vancouver yacht charter: Lopez Island Must visit places on a Vancouver yacht charter: Lopez Island Sandy Island is great for nature lovers with ample opportunity for bird watching and appreciating the local wildlife.
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So a must visit place on your Vancouver yacht charter would definitely be Lopez Island, one of the beautiful San Juan islands. There are just over 170 named islands across the San Juan islands, each one with it’s own laid back atmosphere and stunning scenery, and along with Orcas Island and Shaw Island; Lopez Island is one of the most populated and with plenty to do for all visitors. The San Juan Islands enjoy a lovely year round climate with highs around 70 degrees in the summer and 40 degrees in the winter. About Lopez Island Lopez Island is possibly one the friendliest island, nicknamed “the Friendly Isle” expect to be greeted by the local and even waved out by people from their cars! So it’s a welcome stop on your Vancouver yacht charter. The island is fairly small, just 15 miles long, albeit with 63 miles of stunning coastline to enjoy. There is a year round population of about 2,500 people, from artists, musicians to farmers and fishermen. [mappress mapid=”4″] The landscape is stunning with forests and farmlands covering the interior of the island, and the natural beauty of the shoreline consists of quiet bays and beaches with magnificent […]
Valdes Island
On a Vancouver bareboat charter another island to explore in the Southern Gulf Islands would be Valdes Island, with its towering sandstone cliffs it is an impressive island to visit. Where is Valdes Island? Valdes Island is another ...
Must visit places on a Vancouver Island bareboat charter: Valdes Island Must visit places on a Vancouver Island bareboat charter: Valdes Island Valdes Island
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On a Vancouver bareboat charter another island to explore in the Southern Gulf Islands would be Valdes Island, with its towering sandstone cliffs it is an impressive island to visit. Where is Valdes Island? Valdes Island is another of the Southern Gulf islands, found in the Strait of Georgia and sandwiched between Gabriola Island and Galiano Island around 25 miles southeast of Vancouver and it is a lovely place to stop by on your Vancouver bareboat charter to appreciate both the quiet and untouched environment of this beautiful island. There is no ferry service to Valdes Island, access is only by boat or seaplane and thus it is a very quiet spot. History The island itself is named after the Spanish naval office Cayetano Valdez y Bazan who first visited the island in 1792 when he was serving as a lieutenant on the ship Descubierta, he then returned again when he was captain of the Mexicana and explored the area along with Captain Galiano on board the Sutil (hence the names of both of these southern gulf islands!) About Valdes Island The island itself is very small and covers an area of just 9 square miles, being just 1 mile […]
Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver
Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver It is always absolutely vital to be well prepared before embarking upon any sailing trip in Vancouver and indeed anywhere in the world. This includes, supplies, maintenance equipment, emergency tools, ...
Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver
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Must Have Emergency Tools While Sailing in Vancouver It is always absolutely vital to be well prepared before embarking upon any sailing trip in Vancouver and indeed anywhere in the world. This includes, supplies, maintenance equipment, emergency tools, and safety items. On something as complex as a boat, there are many things that can go wrong, and it is of great importance to be as well prepared as possible for all eventualities that can occur. Keeping a comprehensive inventory list of all of the items on board the boat is a good starting point, this way it is easier to check before setting sail that you have everything you might ever need simply by checking the list. Organisation is also crucial. A well organised stock room, medical cabinet, and safety zone make for happier sailors in the event of a crisis. As well as all the usual items, there are some tools that can prove particularly useful in a limitless number of situations on board a vessel. Firstly, an adjustable wrench. This may sound quite commonplace, but you would be surprised how often these are missing off the checklist. A seven inch adjustable wrench can get you out of many […]
Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter
Seasickness, and travel sickness in general is quite a common problem. It can be quite an irritant when it arises, and so it is best to be aware of what it is, and how to prevent it, before ...
Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter
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Seasickness, and travel sickness in general is quite a common problem. It can be quite an irritant when it arises, and so it is best to be aware of what it is, and how to prevent it, before entering any potential seasickness inducing situations. What is sea sickness? Also known as motion sickness, this ailment is caused by the disruption of the senses when your body experiences some form of imbalance as occurs on board a sea vessel, or indeed on any form of transportation. This is because you receiving conflicting signals from the senses such as your ears and eyes that do not match up, as your body tries to work out where the centre of gravity may be. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sometimes sweating. It can appear in ranging levels of severity and is different for every individual. Unlike a number of illnesses, seasickness is not well treated after it begins. Instead it is best to be prepared, and take preventative measures to stop it from taking hold. There are a number of things you can do, some of them more effective than others, and each remedy effects each person in a different way. Therefore it […]
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We have been asked on several occasions how we came to know and eventually purchase our charter company on the island. So here is our story – in Ian’s own words: My deep sleep was interrupted by a ...
How did we get involved with Nanaimo Yacht Charters? How did we get involved with Nanaimo Yacht Charters? fabulous sail and power boats.
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We have been asked on several occasions how we came to know and eventually purchase our charter company on the island. So here is our story – in Ian’s own words: My deep sleep was interrupted by a phone ringing. I cast my eye across to the alarm clock on my bed side table; it was 3 o’clock in the morning. Who could be ringing at this ungodly hour? It was one of those calls that all with aging parents dread. It was my very shocked mother with the worst possible news, the fog of being deeply asleep cleared in an instant as I digested the news that my father had suffered a massive heart attack and had died very suddenly in the middle of their daily walk around their suburb of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Within one hour my wife Shari had a very stunned me booked on a fight from Athens to Vancouver departing that afternoon, twenty four hours later I landed in Vancouver and two hours after that I was on board a ferry bound for Nanaimo. I had heard at great lengths from my parents all about the beauty of BC and felt consumed with guilt […]
Fishing while you cruise
As some folks may know, before immigrating to Canada, we built a 40’ Endurance Ketch called “Baraka” which became our home at sea for 10 years….. An excerpt from the book (in progress) “Are we East or West ...
Fishing while you cruise – our first attempt! Fishing while you cruise – our first attempt! Fishing while you cruise
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As some folks may know, before immigrating to Canada, we built a 40’ Endurance Ketch called “Baraka” which became our home at sea for 10 years….. An excerpt from the book (in progress) “Are we East or West of the Equator?” – by Ian MacPherson! Hopefully your fishing while chartering along our spectacular coast will be far more peaceful!…………. ‘This was an important activity on board, one that broke the monotony of the day. To achieve this, we were armed with a large Penn Senator fishing reel onto which was wound 1000 ft of 200lb test braided nylon ending with a 40 ft wire trace and one of my famous handmade lures. (from the aluminium bladder of a cardboard wine box!) This was all handily mounted solidly on to the top rail of the pushpit. To say that this lacked finesse was the understatement of the day. When we set off on our trip to sail the world Shari and I had never fished a day in our collective lives. Clueless was the second understatement worth noting. Despite this minor issue we proceeded to fish! Our first fish was announced by the snarling ratchet of the reel as a fish […]
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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