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We're located on English Bay. Some people say that we have the best winds and sailing conditions in the world. Wind speeds typically range from 5-20 knots from March through October.

The "Pacific High" located 200-1000 miles north of Hawaii dominates our summer weather with sunny stable pressure creating the ideal conditions for an on-shore breeze to develop in the late morning most days. This thermal activity generates NW winds 7- 15 knots from 11am-4pm and 5-8pm. These conditions are ideal for sailing up Georgia Strait close hauled, beam reaching across to Nanaimo or our local favorites English Bay and Howe Sound on a day sail.

During the late summer and fall, we can get coastal fog in the mornings, which typically burns off by 10am. The winds pick up in the late morning/early afternoon.

During the winter months (November – February) winds are generally higher and we do experience infrequesnt seasonal gales. Because we are located on the Geogia Strait which is 100 NM long by 20 NM wide you can get a taste of real ocean sailing at times.

We teach our students how to prepare themselves and their boat for safe open ocean sailing. In our sailing area, there are many protected areas, which allow for sailing in calmer winds and seas.
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