If you are planning to sail offshore in the next year or two on your own boat or someone else’s, consider joining the VI Fleet of 2017/18, which will have its first meeting at 1830h on Wednesday, September 27 at Royal Victoria Yacht Club (3475 Ripon Rd).
VI will be trying a new format this year with a Fleet meeting scheduled every 4 weeks with presentations or group discussions on a variety of topics of interest to Fleet members (i.e. safety at sea, radio communications, weather, routing, insurance, etc). Presenters are often BCA members with a specific area of expertise and/or professionals in related marine trades.
Many Fleet members also join the Weather Group, which meets on Wednesday nights as well but two weeks after Fleet meetings. The Weather Group is designed to help participants increase their understanding of global weather and to develop skills in analyzing and applying weather information available at sea.