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BERT TERHART'S EPIC JOURNEY
AROUND THE WORLD:

OLD SCHOOL SAILING THROUGH THE FIVE CAPES
An active member of the Gabriola Island Power and Sail
Squadron, Bert TerHart is
also a member of the Silva
Bay Yacht Club on Gabriola
Island and the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC).

recording the ship's last position before making for the vast
watery wastes of the open ocean.

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meritorious voyages of adventure of environmental concern,
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As I write now, it's hard to imagine how quick the miles
have slid beneath the keel. It has been all boat jobs all day
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fore peak. Drogue rode into their deployment bags and into
the cockpit lockers and sorted in order of their potential
use. Chasing down the hundreds of noises coming from
the lockers that make the inside of the boat sound like a
war zone. I swear there are more creaks and groans than
stores themselves.

For the good ship Seaburban and me, it just meant getting
off the dock.

After delays, injuries, and last-minute gear and groceries,
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On October 27, 2019, Bert set behind schedule and with winter gales threatening, it was
sail from Gabriola Island on now or never.
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voyage.
last goodbyes and I shoved off.

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was convinced the cables had jumped the quadrant and
Departure
torn through the autopilot warning harness. Luckily, not
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2020

Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
Power Review: NC 895 Sport
Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
The Port Hole: February 2020
Book Review: Ready to Come About
Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - 3
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: NC 895 Sport
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - The Port Hole: February 2020
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Book Review: Ready to Come About
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
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