For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #7: Cowichan Bay Regatta from My Deck

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 08-02-2015 12:02 AM 1471 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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(That is the front deck of the house not my boat.)

Every year on BC Day weekend we are treated to a major sailing event that we can watch from our front deck. The Cow Bay Regatta as it is known draws hundreds of sailors on seventy to a hundred boats. They come from all around southern BC and northern Wa. There is constant action to watch with a new race starting every few minutes on Saturday and Sunday.

Here are a few shots I took this afternoon.

In the last photo a small boat class is on the return leg (sailing right to left) and is passing through a class of larger boats (sailing left to right). It gets pretty hectic out there sometimes and you can hear the shouts of “Starboard!” often on the deck.

Thanks for looking


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 12:05 AM

Great shots Paul,It would have been great to be there to see it all.

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 12:06 AM


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#3 posted 08-02-2015 12:12 AM

awesome pic, just a beautiful sight and right off the porch

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 12:57 AM

You’ve got a heck of a view from your deck! I’d be out there every night enjoying that thing!

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#5 posted 08-02-2015 03:40 AM


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#6 posted 08-02-2015 03:55 AM

Beautiful shots…

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#7 posted 08-02-2015 07:37 AM

What a great scene and some nice pics too.

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#8 posted 08-02-2015 08:02 AM

Nice view of the action!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 08-02-2015 02:03 PM

Paul, Why ain’t you and Friendship out there with ‘em???

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#10 posted 08-02-2015 03:03 PM

you know me paul, where there are boats that is like home to me, love the sails up and a good wind .

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#11 posted 08-02-2015 03:22 PM

Nice view! Thank you for sharing.


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#12 posted 08-02-2015 03:35 PM

Looking good Paul. I have not been out racing in years.


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#13 posted 08-02-2015 04:59 PM

These are some beautiful pictures, Paul. You have a wonderful view from your deck and what a great place to get some relaxation time in.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 08-02-2015 06:27 PM

I’m no sailor, but, that is a very nice site to see.

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#15 posted 08-02-2015 07:58 PM

What a scene. Beautiful!

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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