Announcement: 08/22 - 08/24 - Victoria BC Gathering
Posted: Susan E @ Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:24 pm
To all C-brats, I would like to propose an August , Victoria BC c-dory gathering, weekend.
I am unsure about the date. A few of us were talking about Friday August 22rd thru Monday 25th OR labor day weekend Friday august 29th through Tuesday sept 2. We had originally talked about staying at the marina in front of the Empress hotel, that being the Causeway marina. See link. However on Labor Day the marina is hosting the classic boat festival and only the wharf street marina is open for moorage. I would have to call for these weekends to see about openings. I know not all people are available due to school starting and holiday trips. The weekend of august 15-17 is out as that weekend in Victoria is the dragon boat races, which might be really crowded.
There are plusses and minuses to Labor Day. Wharf Street will give a 15% discount to a group of 7 or more boats as long as they are not already full with reservations by now. And more boats to see at the festival. But the minus is that we cannot be in front of the Empress hotel and the area might be really crowded. Wharf street marina is nice but just a block north. it is in front of the maritime museum and the best ever halibut fish and chips booth
The price for the Wharf street moorage is 1.60 per foot and closer to the bathrooms and showers. We had talked about how nice it would be to stay at the “Causeway Harbor” in front to the Empress hotel, the cost is 1.80$ per foot, but again only available on August 22-25th. I have not called yet, but I will need an estimate of how many boats anyway.