Dream Chaser in Mexico

Follow Cam on his F9XR Trimaran.

Click on the links below to see where can is. Cam is using the SPOT tracking system and we will post the links as we receive them. Be sure to use satellite mode on Google Maps.

March 31st 7:00 am
Message:Travelling North.

March 30th 7:00 am
Message:Travelling North.

March 29th 7:00 am
Message:Travelling North.

March 27th 7:00 am
Message:Travelling North.

March 25th 7:00 am
Message:Travelling North.

March 8th 7:00 am
Message: Cruising the mainland coast

March 4th 7:00 am
Message: Cruising the mainland coast

March 2nd 7:00 am
Message: Cruising the mainland coast

February 21st 7:00 am
Message: Off to Mazatlan.

February 20th 7:00 am
Message: Off to Mazatlan.

February 18th 7:00 am
Message: South to Cabo and then off to Mazatlan

February 16th 7:00 am
Message: South to Cabo and then off to Mazatlan

February 10th 7:00 am
Message: Back to La Paz.

February 9th 7:00 am
Message: Back to La Paz.

Febuary 8th 7:00 am
Message: Back to La Paz.

February 2nd 7:00 am
Message: on my way to Puerto Escondido for some kayaking

January 28th 7:00 am
Message: on my way to Puerto Escondido for some kayaking

January 27th 7:00 am
Message: on my way to Puerto Escondido for some kayaking

January 26th 7:00 am
Message: on my way to Puerto Escondido for some kayaking

January 25th 7:00 am
Message: off to the islands for a while.

January 16th 7:00 am
Message: off to the islands for a while.

January 15th 7:00 am
Message: off to the islands for a while.

January 13th 7:00 am
Message: off to the islands for a while.

January 12th 7:00 am
Message: off to the islands for a while.

January 4th 7:00 am
Message: Off to La Paz via who knows where.

January 3rd 7:00am
Message: Off to La Paz via who knows where.

January 2nd 2010 2:16pm

I left Santa Rosalia early on Boxing Day and raised the main in very little wind. It stayed light until I was outside of Isla San Marco and then it picked up to 8 or 10 knots.

Once I got to Punt Chivato the wind rose to around 12 and I started to make good progress. I caught a nice fish for dinner just as I passed a couple from Colorado who I met last year in Bahia San Pedro and again this year in San Carlos.

I arrived at Playa el Burro in Bahia Concepcion as the sun went down and, after tidying up I had a great meal of pescado al vino.

The next day I explored the bahia and met some people I know from last year. I had a good chat with Gary who does a SSB weather broadcast. He’s a very interesting guy who gets up every morning at 0400 to run a meta-analysis of about two dozen forecast and then adds his own interpretation. When he finishes his 0800 broadcast he plays Amazing Grace, performed on bagpipes, very loudly over his outdoor stereo speakers. The neighbours are either up already or they all use it as an alarm clock.

I got a late start the next day and did not get out of Bahia Concepcion until 1300. From there it was a relaxed sail to Punta Pulpito where I arrived to an empty bay about an hour after sundown. I had BBQ’d steak with shimp and a couple of cervezas before calling it a day.

After some Tai Chi ashore the next morning I had another slow sail to Puerto Escondido where I arrived, again, after sundown.

After checking in the next day I did laundry, had a shower, moved from the fuel dock to a buoy and shot then breeze with sailors in the marina.

For New Year’s Eve there was a nice dinner at the Porto Bello, (sp?), restaurant in the marina complex. A nice Filet Mignon for 100 pesos. As long as one stayed away from the wine cellar and stuck to cerveza it was a very reasonable meal. I had dinner with a couple from Yellowknife aboard Susie and a couple from Half Moon Bay aboard Arctic Willow. We left the restaurant for brandy, music and, conversation aboard Susie before I said Happy New Year and dinghied back to Dream Chaser under the blue moon.

New Year’s day I caught a ride to Loreto for provisions and some excellent shrimp tacos as well as a trip to the bank machine. Fresh caught fish on the barbie and a movie rounded out the day.

Today I went for a good hike up the Steinbeck Canyon. It starts in the desert and gets progressively more lush as you work your way up the boulders in the canyon. When the climbing got too steep for me I had a dip in a pool and headed back to the marina.

After a quick shower and lunch I headed back to Dream Chaser. Jim and Sue on Arctic Willow hailed me as I passed their boat and I stopped in for some fresh baked bread. We chatted for a while before I left with a book by Bernard Moitessier which I will return when I see them in La Paz.

I will sail south in the morning and work my way south to La Paz. Richard Britton will meet me there on the 10th for a week of cruising and sightseeing. It should be a lot of fun.

Hasta la Vista,

Cam

December 30th 6:00 pm

December 29th 4:00 pm

December 29th 9:25am
Message: Sailing south from Santa Rosalia.

December 26th 4:32 pm
Message: Sailing south from Santa Rosalia.

December 26th 6:27 am
Message: Sailing south from Santa Rosalia.

December 19th 2:00 pm

I spent two weeks in San Carlos waiting for a repair on my engine. A casting broke within the last 150 km or so and that’s how long it takes to do things here. In the mean time I fiddled with the boat, (oiling teak and so on), taking some people sailing using borrowed dinghy engines, hiking, and eating a lot of Mexican food.

When the engine was back on the stern and the forecast was for a steady 10 – 15 knots I headed out early.

I motored slowly out of Bahia Algodones in complete darkness. Once out of the Bahia I sped up to 5 knots and raised the main in no wind. As the sun came up I went below for the last cup of coffee and came back on deck as the wind began to pick up.

The wind rose to 15 to 18 and it looked like I would have a nice smooth ride across. It continued to rise into the low 20s and I put a reef in. Soon it was a steady 28 to 30 and I put in another reef.

The waves got to about 8 feet with some at least 12 as the wind got over 30. I furled the jib but I didn’t like the boat’s motion so I opened it up again.

It was getting very rough and I gave breakfast to the ocean but felt much better after. The rest of the ride was more of the same with a steady 30 to 40 knots all the way across.

I’m sure you have experienced much worse but it was easily the most exciting ride I’ve ever had. Total time dock to dock was almost exactly 8 hours including the slow motoring and a fair bit of time getting the main put away once I got to Santa Rosalia and getting tied up.

I spent today drying stuff and getting things back in order. Now I’ll spend some time here sight seeing and doing Christmas Dinner with the Santa Rosalia gang before heading south.

Feliz Navidad,
Cam

December 19th 4:00 am
Message: Off to the Baja.

December 1st 3:00 pm

December 1st 6:40 am
Message: Heading to Mexico!

2009 Races

 

August 2009 Cowichan Bay Regatta

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Here are past year’s results

 

May 2009 Swiftsure International Yacht Race

 

Rosedale Rock

Boat Name Make Skipper Finish Time
1 Geneva Corsair Pesty, Eric 14:36
2 Sauterelle F9AX31 Green, John 14:44
3 Dream Chaser Farrier McCannel, Cam 14:53
4 Tucanu Merlin catamaran Woods, Richard 15:17
5 The Rufduck Farrier Adams, Linda 14:45

 

Cape Flattery Multihulls

Boat Name Make Skipper Finish Time
1 Dragonfly Formula 40 Ackrill, Richard 00:43
2 Bad Kitty One-off Uthoff Davis, Bob 07:10
3 Blue Lightning F31R Gumley, Mark 09:32
4 Son of Raven Corsair F-31 Sherman, Chris 15:57
DNF Cat Sass Viva 27 Cat Rubin, Keith

 

April 2009

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“2009 Semiahmoo International Regatta”

April 25th – 26th., 2009

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Karl Uthoff’s BAD KITTY starts 2009 season off with a VICTORY! Skippered by BC Multihull Society President Bob Davis and with BCMS members Ron Tomas, Tim Poustie, and Alec Mackenzie as crew, Bad Kitty led Blue Lightning (Mark Gumley), The RufDuck (Linda Adams) and Blue MajAC (Jason Arnold) to the finish line in the first race of the 2009 Semiahmoo International Regatta on Saturday, April 25th. Other multihulls entered in the race were Niall Berry’s Cosair 24, Richard Wood’s Tucanu, Rae Simpson’s Mustang Sally and Kim Alfred’s Black MajAC

BAD Kitty also did well in Sunday’s shorter races with two firsts and one second. She won the 2009 Haley’s Dodge Cup and the White Rock Cup.

More Information: http://www.iycbc.ca/Regatta

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2007 Port Browning Sail-In

Distance: 7.00

Racing

Boat Name Owner Rating Elapsed Corrected Position
Tucanu Richard Woods 190 2:09:20 1:47:10 1
Super Cat Stuart Kerr 100 2:06:24 1:54:44 2
Dutch Treat Peter Schoonbeek 150 2:12:17 1:54:47 3
Flying Geese Bernd Geise 75 2:08:53 2:00:08 4
Blue Tango Glen McDonald 175 2:22:50 2:02:25 5
Gizmo Peter Walford 100 2:18:15 2:06:35 6

Distance: 5.00

Cruising

Boat Name Owner Rating Elapsed Corrected Position
Curlew II Mark Coulter 200 1:50:00 1:33:20 1
Manitou Peter McKercher 250 1:55:30 1:34:40 2
Scana Sting Jan Pietrzak 300 2:05:20 1:40:20 3

Race Results

Campbell Cup

1st BCMS Boat at Port Browning (Victoria Day) on corrected time.

  • 1997 Gizmo
  • 1998 Tardis
  • 1999 Gizmo
  • 2000 Saturelle
  • 2001 Bad Kitty (formerly Tardis)
  • 2002 Koah
  • 2003 Bad Kitty
  • 2004 Flying Geese
  • 2005 Bad Kitty
  • 2006 Bad Kitty
  • 2007 Tucanu
  • 2008 Tucanu
  • 2009

Fenwick Cup

1st BCMS boat at Winter Cove (Labour Day) on corrected time.

  • 1997 Mango
  • 1998 Pantera
  • 1999 Dutch Treat
  • 2000 Blue Tango
  • 2001 Flying Geese
  • 2002 Bad Kitty
  • 2003 Tsnauqua
  • 2004 Flying Geese
  • 2005 Dutch Treat
  • 2006 Flying Geese
  • 2007 Bad Kitty
  • 2008 Geneva
  • 2009

Dick Newick Trophy

This is the BCMS seasonal championship.  It’s based on the best 4 out of the following 6 races.

– BCMS Port Browning
– Single Hand
– BCMS Winter Cove
– Cow Bay Regatta
– Around Pender Island
– Jack and Jill

  • 1997 Tardis
  • 1998 Tardis
  • 1999 Tardis
  • 2000 Tardis (Bad Kitty)

Tardis Trophy

The Tardis Trophy is given for the fastest BCMS boat overall at the following five events.

– BCMS Port Browning
– Single Hand
– BCMS Winter Cove
– Round Pender
J- ack and Jill Race

  • 1998 Tardis
  • 1999 Tardis
  • 2000 Tardis (Bad Kitty)

Labour Day Sail In – August 31 & September 1

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We changed venue this year.  Went to Port Browning instead of Winter Cove and it worked out very well.  Dinner on the beach Saturday night, fun race on Sunday and awards in the restaurant on Sunday evening.  Quite a few members attended with their boats.  Jerzy Kostanski came in his recently launched trimaran, Liquidata.   Jerzy, who designed the boat himself, calls it a TNT34.  She looked very fast and was beautifully finished.

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In the Sunday fun race, Liquidata was the first to finish and won the racing division.  Second was Flying Kiwi and third Dreamchaser.   In the cruising division, it was Albatross II, then Simone and third went to Manitou.

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Wayne & Bob enjoy dessert at Port Browning Marina
Wayne & Bob enjoy dessert at Port Browning Marina

Cowichan Bay Regatta – August 3 & 4

Ten multihulls (Geneva, Son of Raven, Bad Kitty, Osprey, Blue Lightning, Not Yet, Dragonfly, Impulse, Flying Kiwi, Albatross I and Dream Chaser)participated in the 2013 Cow Bay Regatta.  Winds were light on Saturday but Sunday saw the return of the “Doctor”.  First place went to Geneva, second Bad Kitty and third Osprey.

NewCastle Island Sail In – July 26- 28

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Quite a few members attended the annual sail in to NewCastle Island on the last weekend in July.  Members, Ken & Wendy Pepperdine invited us all to their house Friday night for Pizza.  Saturday we had the group dinner on shore followed by Fireworks courtesy of the City of Nanaimo.  The sun shone and it was a lot of fun.

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Victoria Day Sail-In & Annual Meeting

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There were enough members at the annual meeting of the club on May 18 to form a quorum. The financial statements for last year were approved and the Directors elected.  On Sunday, there was a fun race with the trophies being given out that night  at Port Browning restuarant.

BCMS Christmas Party Dec 1st

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Celia, Walter, Dorian  & Pikera Payne  hosted the BCMS Christmas Party for a second year.  Anyone coming to the party could tell when they were at the right house by the number of hulls in the yard  and by the Farrier boat parked on the road.  Ron Tomas cooked the turkey again this year and everyone else brought a dish to share.  There was lots of good food. After dinner, there was a small gift exchange.  About forty people attend.

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