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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 1884 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

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/



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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

Sweeetttt!

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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!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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

Beautiful!

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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!

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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.

Tom

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

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

Madts.

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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
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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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