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About the Vancouver Island Fleet

Connie and Al, VI Fleet Coordinators

Cookie Cutter / Wyndspree
Peterson 36 Cutter / Huntingford 53 Ketch
August 6th, 2015

Fleet is an education focus group for those planning to head offshore in the next year or two. The Fleet group meets regularly and offers development in the form of meetings, workshops, vendors’ visits, and boat visits. Fleet is also excellent for Doners who are preparing for another voyage: Get primed, updated, and meet the people with whom you will be voyaging. To join Fleet you must be a BCA member.

VI Fleet

If you are planning to sail offshore in the next year or two, either on your own boat or someone else’s, consider joining the VI Fleet of 2015/16, which will have its first meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 30th, in the Discovery Room at Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The Fleet meets every two weeks and has presentations or group discussions on a variety of topics of interest to Fleet members. There will be presentations from experienced cruisers in October on “Coastal and offshore routes to San Diego”, and a panel presentation on “What they would have done differently in preparing for offshore, if they had known then what they know now”.

The cost is $60+GST per boat for the year.

Weather Group

Many Fleet members also decide to join the Weather Group, which meets on the same nights immediately after Fleet. 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. Participants will research and present information to other group members on one of ten topics, and undertake 3 virtual voyages, which require decisions on sailing and routing strategies based on relevant weather maps.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the 2015/16 Fleet or Weather Group, contact us for more information.

Connie Morahan and Al Kitchen, VI Fleet Coordinators

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