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Crossing the Strait of Georgia

Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is characterized by “gates,” or challenging bodies of water that must be traversed to get to the next cruising area. Slowboat is helping to demystify each of these gates. In this segment, Laura Domela and Sam Landsman discuss how to deal with the Strait of Georgia, the gate between the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands to the south (and west) and Howe Sound, Jervis Inlet, Desolation Sound, and points north.

We use these worksheets to help plan our Strait of Georgia crossings (PDFs here: Strait of Georgia Weather Worksheet Page 1 Strait of Georgia Weather Worksheet Page 2). Links for each of the weather forecasts and reporting sites are located at the bottom of this page.

Weather links:
Environment Canada Strait of Georgia South of Nanaimo
Environment Canada Strait of Georgia North of Nanaimo
A Halibut Bank weather buoy
C Sentry Shoal weather buoy
B, D, E Lightstation weather reports (scroll down to Georgia Strait)