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Calgary Club Night: First Tracks to Russia - our Northern European Summer

"First Tracks to Russia - our Northern European Summer" Calgary’s Club Night presenters will recount the 4-month voyage of the Yuill family (Deryk, Sara and 6-year old Emily) aboard their s/v First Tracks, a Bruce Roberts 434 in 2017. On their first full summer of cruising, the family covered an ambitious 2300 NM, through 8 countries with amazing histories and spectacular natural beauty.

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When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Presentation starts at 7:30pm
Where: HMSC Tecumseh
Calgary, Alberta 
Canada
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"First Tracks to Russia - our Northern European Summer"

 

Calgary’s Club Night presenters will recount the 4-month voyage of the Yuill family (Deryk, Sara and 6-year old Emily) aboard their s/v First Tracks, a Bruce Roberts 434 in 2017.  On their first full summer of cruising, the family covered an ambitious 2300 NM, through 8 countries with amazing histories and spectacular natural beauty. 

 

Their sailing route included:

  • western Scotland, a wonderful cruising area not unlike our own west coast
  • the Caledonian Canal, which bisects Scotland, exiting to the North Sea at Inverness
  • the Orkney and Shetland islands
  • crossing the North Sea
  • down the west coast of Norway, south from Bergen, and up the east coast
  • the Swedish west coast
  • Copenhagen and other Danish ports
  • joining the 6-week ARC Baltic Rally, starting in Rostock Germany
  • the south coast of Sweden, to Fehmarn Germany.

Biography:

Deryk started sailing in 1988, when a job transfer took him away from the mountains to Dallas Texas.  He became a fixture on the J22 and J24 racing circuits, before returning to Canada in 1995.  Since then, he has done numerous charter trips on the west coast, Caribbean, and Adriatic.  

 

Sara was introduced to sailing in 2009 and has joined Deryk on many sailing adventures. She also sailed with John Neil & Amanda Swan on s/v Mahina Tiare for a 1600 mile passage from San Diego to Acapulco.

 

The family found their s/v First Tracks in Victoria BC in 2016, where it was about to depart for the UK via Panama.  Deryk hopped on in Panama for a "test sail" and completed the purchase when they arrived in Wales 5 weeks later.

 

The Yuills live in Fernie BC where they spend the winters making "First Tracks" of a different sort on the local hills.

 

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