From:                              William H. Seward Yacht Club <> on behalf of William H. Seward Yacht Club <>

Sent:                               Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:10 PM


Subject:                          WHSYC March Meeting Reminder



This is a reminder for the Thursday March 21st gathering at 49th State Brewery.



March 2019 Meeting Reminder



March Meeting


Sailors Social & open discussion of cruising


This is a reminder that this month's meeting will be held Thursday March 21st from 6:00-7:30 in The Loft at 49th State Brewery.


Heading west from Seward, a short hop to Sunny Cove or Bulldog Cove. A little further to round Cape Aialik.... where best to anchor?  Anyone spent time in Coleman Bay, or Verdant? A bit further west to Taz Basin, the pro's/con's of anchorages on the Harris Peninsula, or Northwest Fjord. Spotted any whales in Granite Passage? 

Thunder Bay, McArthur Pass, where to go in Nuka Bay (all the breaching humpbacks we saw last season).Thru Nuka Passage to Tonsina Bay. Its a long way around Gore Point and either into Kachemak Bay (watch the current through Chugach Passage), or across Stevenson Entrance to Afognak Is, Kodiak Is.


Or east, have you ever lost an anchor in Thumb Cove (2), but the blueberry are tasty and the beach is lush. Continuing east, just past the Iron Door, is Humpy Cove, thru Eldaorado Narrows (beware outlying rocks, especially Marys Rock) as you head for Cape Resurrection. At the Cape there are good anchorages to be found in Day Harbor, or further east are the passages leading to Prince William Sound. Skimming the coast watch for the rock off Cape Junken, and if the passage becomes tooo long, Goat Harbor in Puget Bay provides good anchorage. Also lots of halibut fishers are seen here a little way off the coast if you have time to stop.Knowing your currents is a must before you head thru any of the passages and either Squirrel Bay, or Fox Farm Bay are good spots to wait for the right current, Horseshoe Bay will work for anchorage off the east end of Elrington, or further east Snug Harbor on the east side of Knight Is. is a treat.

On the west side of Knight Is. passage thru Long Channel is not to be missed. For those heading toward my favorite, Port Nellie Juan, a stop at Masked Bay, off Dangerous Passage,  on Chenega Is. is neat.


So do come to the meeting and share your own favorites, or places to avoid... did I ever catch an anchor in a mess of old cable in Shotgun Cove out of Whitter. How I saved my anchor and got loose is another story.


Come share your own stories, get ideas of places to go.


If you can't make tonight's meeting, we hope to see you at our April 18th meeting. 





Commodores  Corner


Last month I recommended Open CPN 4.8.8 as a free ware navigation program, this program has a current component that will help you plan your timing through the passages into Prince William Sound.

A fisherman friend recommended two new applications to me: Windy,com provides a visual of the wind direction and speed here and thought the world, The second is, boating information, that provides the weather, marine weather, tides, buoys, rivers, webcams, satellites and harbor master.

Have you got any favorite sailing apps?



William Goodell

2019 WHSYC Commodore


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