You may find some of these resources useful when
planning a cruise.
Environment Canada Marine Forecast These recorded forecasts
are available from the internet, VHF radio weather channels or by
Canada Weather Chart Shows the locations of the various
weather and sea condition reporting stations you will hear on the
marine forecast broadcast on VHF weather channels.
Sailflow Here is a site that does all your predictions
for weather, wind, tide & current. You can register and make your
own Sailflow page customised to your needs. For local observations
select "Sisters" from the drop down menu on the top right corner
of the Sailflow page.
Weather Forecaster Chart
Tides & Current
Canadian Hydrographic Service produces paper and
electronic charts for Canadian inland and coastal waters. See
Chart 1 - Provides explanations of the symbols, terms and
abbreviations used in CHS nautical charts.
Canadian Coast Guard site provides
you with the necessary information to update all of your charts
and nautical publications. It will advise you of new
initiatives, services and also of some important announcements
concerning the maritime community.
NOAA United States National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration produces paper and electronic charts for
US coastal waters.
C-Map Produces electronic charts for use on chart
plotters, mobile devices and computers. Worldwide coverage
Produces electronic charts for use on chart plotters, mobile
devices and computers. Worldwide coverage.
Sailing Directions & Coastal Pilot Guides
Sailing Directions Canada: Sailing Directions
are the indispensable companions to charts. A great tool for planning
and assisting in navigation, Sailing Directions provide
information that cannot be shown on a chart.
Coastal Pilots US: The United States Coast
Pilot® consists of a series of nautical books that cover a
variety of information important to navigators of coastal and
intracoastal waters and the Great Lakes. Issued in nine volumes, they
contain supplemental information that is difficult to portray on a
nautical chart. Topics in the Coast Pilot include channel
descriptions, anchorages, bridge and cable clearances, currents, tide
and water levels, prominent features, pilotage, towage, weather, ice
conditions, wharf descriptions, dangers, routes, traffic separation
schemes, small-craft facilities, and Federal regulations applicable to
These popular guides may be purchased on-line or at most marine book
Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides, Laurence & Ann Yeadon-Jones
Volume I-Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island
Volume II-Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands
Volume III-Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast
Volume IV-The San Juan Islands
Volume V-The Broughton Islands
Volume VI-The West Coast of Vancouver Island
Waggoner Cruising Guide,
Robert Hale, Olympia WA. to Ketchikan, AK....Published Annually
Exploring Series, Douglass & Hemingway-Douglass
Exploring the San Juan & Gulf Islands
Exploring South Coast of BC-Gulf Islands to Blunden Harbour
Exploring the North Coast of BC-Blunden Harbour to Dixon Entrance &
Exploring Southeast Alaska
Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, Ann Vipond & William Kelly
Secret Coast, Jennifer & James Hamilton
Charlie's Charts North to Alaska.....Victoria, BC to Glacier Bay,
Anchorages & Marine Parks...San Juan Islands to Ketchikan & West
Coast of Vancouver Island
Docks & Destinations....Puget Sound to Ketchikan & West Coast of
Gulf Islands Cruising Guide
North of Desolation.....to the Broughton Islands
Take advantage of our
moorage benefits when visiting other yacht clubs. Moorage may be available
at no cost, for at least one night, and you will have access to all club
facilities. Check with each club; terms and conditions vary. Don't
forget to carry your DBYC membership card and to fly your club burgee.
When going out boating, make sure someone knows where you
are going and when you plan on returning. Fill out a copy of
this form and leave with a friend.
Darwin Award Winners Boating safety tips.
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