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Every cruising guide has advice about how to run a rapid, but none speak to the motorless sailor. So as I cruised south through the Inside Passage last summer, I knew I’d have to follow the advice of a friend when I encountered swift moving water along my route in the back channels that hug mainland British Columbia. “Nose in as early as you can,” he’d told me. “Give way to every boat, and just before the tide turns in your favor, row hard.”

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