54 Tacks in 10 Miles! | Ep. 6 [...]
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Owner: Sailing Sea Dream of Clyde

54 Tacks in 10 Miles! | Ep. 6 | Sailing the Skinny Channels of the Inside Passage to Alaska


Location: Butedale
Latitude: 53.15000000
Longitude: -128.70000000
Published: 21 Jul 2022

In this one, we get off the boat to check out an abandoned fish cannery, and go for a hike to a lake to do some trout fishing. We face light winds as we claw our way up the rest of Princess Royal Channel, and do a bit of night sailing.

The sunny weather returns, and with it comes some strong NW winds. Never wanting to motor, we keep the sails up and tack up Grenville Channel, aka "The Ditch." Throughout the most skinny section of the channel, which is less than a 1/4 mile wide in some parts, we tack 54 times over a 10 mile section! Who said you can't sail up the Inside Passage?!

If you missed the earlier episodes, you can find them here:

Episode 1: Setting Sail to Alaska!

Episode 2: Sailing Thru a Tidal Rapids, Night Sailing, and more!

Episode 3: Goofy Sailors, Rock'n Sailing, & Some Playful Dolphins

Episode 4: Exposed to The Pacific Ocean

Episode 5: Dodging Gales on The Pacific Coast