King tides coming, so pull those boats up the beach

It may be cold and rainy, but there's still lots of activity out on the water

Beachfront dwellers in the area will want to pull their boats higher up the beach next week — a lot higher.

That’s because the highest of a series of King Tides is slated to take place on Dec. 12-14.

King Tides are extreme high tides that happen when the sun and moon’s gravitational forces magnify one another. They are generally more severe during the winter months, as wind and wave activity are usually more dramatic.

• Results are in for the latest in the latest round of races in the Schooner  Cove Yacht Club’s Fall Colour Series.

The nautical action kicked off Nov. 25 with Flight mirroring its Sept. 30 first place finish among the  eight yachts taking part. Second place went to Shingebiss, while Freewind finished third.

In the second race that day, Flight was unable to finish, leaving Shingebiss in top position and Rambunctious in second. There was no  third place finisher because Dash, Trinity and Freewind did not start the race, while Janey and Dash did not finish.

The final race in the series is slated for Dec. 6, to be followed by the annual racers’ Christmas party.

• The Nanoose Power and Sail Squadron will be combining their annual Christmas party on Dec. 8 with a graduation ceremony from the group’s latest boating course.

The event will be held at the Fairwinds Clubhouse Restaurant, starting at 6 p.m.

For more information  or to RSVP, e-mail

• One of the last races of the year originating out of the Deep Bay Yacht Club was canceled.

The race, slated for Nov. 25 was called off due to bad weather and good judgment. However, the waters were calm and the winds light when the club met on Dec. 26  for their annual general meeting.

Club member Phyllis Stubbs said there were few turnovers in the directorships, with Bill Chubb remaining as commodore, along with Derrick Ward as treasurer and Kelly MacFarlane staying on as secretary.

Stubbs noted that Kelly MacFarlane was voted most valuable member of the club for 2012.

The event, held at the Bowser Legion was catered by the Ladies Auxiliary and featured fine food and great fellowship.


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