Our very own Alegria is off on her way to Maui in the 50th year of the VIC MAUI race. Owner Eberhard Heinzemann and Navigator Tom Wahl are both Cooper instructors who sailed the race in 2014. The rest of the crew comes from our community here at Cooper and a collection of first time participants.
After a tricky start in light winds, she's fighting her way back up in the fleet. Early reports are a couple crew members suffering with some sea sickness... but we're hoping their bodies adjust quickly to life offshore.
Cooper Boating has helped prepare people for offshore experiences for the last 33 years. We also help people learn to cope with the bucket issue the crew has been dealing with so far!
Follow her here with hourly updates on position, speed and distance sailed and distance to go.
A decision on a snowy engineering job site led to a phone call which fostered a lifetime of sailing adventures - ultimately an entire book of sailing memoirs.
How exactly does THAT happen?
Join ALAN BOREHAM on NOVEMBER 21 at 1600hrs as he shares the adventures of sailing to & through the SOUTH PACIFIC - at our GRANVILLE ISLAND LOCATION.
Alan is a sailor & world traveller. In 1982, Alan left Vancouver to sail to Hawaii on an offshore training course and continued on, working his way across the South Pacific aboard sailing yachts. He is an author & travel writer & lives in North Vancouver.
After returning from cruising, he joined COOPER BOATING as head instructor before heading for points east. His recent collaborative effort "BEER IN THE BILGES" represents both memoirs from the epic journey & a reminder to get out and enjoy adventures by boat.