Meet the Owner

Agathe Gaulin

Agathe Gaulin is a seasoned sailor with over 20 years of experience on sailboats. Her passion for sailing started with a weekend cruise in Florida, followed by sailing lessons back in Alberta, bareboat chartering in the BVI’s and California, ownership of progressively larger sailboats and a move to Vancouver Island in 2002 to access the vast sailing waters of the world famous Canadian West Coast.

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Professionally, Agathe is an executive director and consultant in organizational development for non-profit agencies.  She has also worked as a community-based program developer and worked at the post-secondary and continuing education levels. She has a Master of Education degree from the University of Alberta (2000) in Adult and Higher Education.   She has a particular interest in women’s ways of learning and is fluent in French as well as English.

Aspiring to combine her professional abilities with her sailing passion, and being committed to empowering individuals, especially women, to acquire the needed skills to feel comfortable in a cruising sailboat, she pursued instructor certification with the International Sail and Power Association, now known as Canadian Recreational Yachting Association, in 2009.

In 2010, she acquired a Hunter 335 and started her company: Morgana Sailing Inc., based in Comox.  She is certified to teach students at Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Navigation and Coastal Skipper levels.

In 2012, Agathe was a crew member on SV Big Ben entered in the Cruising Division of the Vic-Maui Race from July 5 to July 25.  This race from Victoria to Maui entails sailing approximately 2400 nm and is a test of navigational and sailing skills. Agathe undertook the task of provisioning in preparation for the race, was tasked with navigation and weather routing after 4 days at sea and was recognized as "the best helmsperson on board”.

In 2016 Agathe undertook the return trip (Maui to Victoria) sailing on S/V Miles.  This return sail was definitely a challenge for the crew and once again, Agathe proved her worth as an experienced sailor and was awarded her CRYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certification.

Undaunted by the challenges of the 2012 ocean crossing, she pursues her dream of sailing offshore and joined Blue Water Cruising Association from which she took a multitude of courses such as:  ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival Course, Offshore Weather & Passage Planning, Offshore Medical Preparedness First Aid and Emergencies at Sea, Single Side Band radio operation as well as Diesel engine maintenance.

In 2013 Agathe and co-owner Georgette purchased a Spencer 44, Free Spirit, an offshore veteran.


Our Boat

Prairie Mist

Prairie Mist is a Canadian built 32’ Ontario cruising yacht; designed for performance sailing while offering the comforts of a family cruiser. 

Key features:

-  Sloop with rod rigging; 4ft 6” draft (1.21m) extended fin keel

-  Full compliment of sails including roller furling genoa, main sail with 2 reef lines, gennaker

   in “sock”, and a staysail;

-  Most lines led aft; 2-speed self-tailing winches - 20 hp Yanmar diesel inboard engine,

   wheel steering

-  Large cockpit with dodger, full custom cushions & flip-up table

-  Chartplotter & wind instruments in cockpit; VHF radio at chart table

-  Spacious main cabin with ample storage space; drop-leaf dining table between settees

   accommodate 6

-  Safe, U-shaped galley with 3 burner stove and oven; large refrigerated “ice box”; pressure hot

   & cold water

 - Large V-berth sleeping cabin + pull-out double berth in main cabin

 - Private “head” forward, complete with sink, vanity, shower & toilet

 - All mandatory safety gear & lights

RIB dinghy with outboard engine serves as the tender.

Our History

Free Spirit Sailing

Description coming soon.