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Invitation from Royal Vancouver and Seattle Yacht Clubs

Tuesday, 8th August 2017

                                                                        Royal Vancouver YC    ICOYC    Seattle YC

                                                    Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

                      Seattle Yacht Club


Chatterbox Falls

Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and Seattle Yacht Club invite the Members of ICOYC Clubs to join us in a magnificent cruise
through the waters and fjords of British Columbia, Canada, along the Sunshine Coast and visit Princess Louisa Inlet
and Chatterbox Falls (picutred).

This cruise will be very popular and is expected to fill quickly once registration opens at 08:00 PDT (GMT-7) on 01 September 2017.

The cruise is limited to 30 boats!

See Fleet Size below for more details.







We have planned an eleven-day cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia, up along BC’s Sunshine Coast to the glacial fjord of Princess Louisa Inlet. The cruise will cover 210 nautical miles (350 km) along the edge of the Straits of Georgia (great for sailing) and into the glacier-eroded western edge of mainland British Columbia. The official cruise will end on Thursday, September 13 back in Vancouver. Participants are welcome to extend their cruise individually or with other cruise participants. 

We will take you from the modern hustle of Vancouver to quaint small waterfront towns to quiet and deep glacial inlets. You will see waterfalls, varied marine life (great viewing opportunities for orcas and whales), and one of the fastest running tidal channels in the world. We have stops at outstations of Seattle Yacht Club and Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, funky Northwest marinas, and lovely anchorages.


Cruise Committee and Cruise Website

Co-Chairs: John and Val Johnson, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club; Pam and Chuck Lowry, Seattle Yacht Club. 

Webmaster: Bob Miller 

Contact them at 

Full details of the cruise can be found on the ICOYC website, under On the Water/ICOYC Cruises, scroll down the page and click on the table entry “2018 September – British Columbia Sunshine Coast”.


Fleet Size

The fleet will be limited to 30 boats: 10 from Royal Vancouver YC, 10 from Seattle YC, and 10 chartered or owned boats from other ICOYC clubs. The host club boats will be encouraged to carry one or two guest members from other ICOYC clubs and preference will be given to those who carry other ICOYC members.

Members from clubs other than RVYC and SYC should plan on combining with fellow club members or those from other ICOYC clubs to fill their charter boats. A few people who don’t have a charter boat may be provided berths on boats from Royal Vancouver and Seattle. The registration form indicates whether or not your boat can carry other people and indicates whether or not you are looking for a ride on someone else’s boat. 


The cruise fee is CDN$300 per person and CDN$200 per vessel. A deposit of CDN$100 per person and CDN$200 per vessel must be made when the registration is accepted. If you have to cancel your reservations, deposits will be returned IF a replacement vessel and crew are found.


Registration opens on 01 September 2017 at 08:00 PDT (GMT-7). A downloadable registration form will be posted on the website on 15 August 2017.  

Wait List

The cruise committee will manage a waiting list of ICOYC members looking for a ride and for vessels from the host clubs asking for slots in the fleet. 

Charter Companies

Listed on the website.