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Vancouver Island Fleet Report: September & October

Connie Morahan, VI Fleet Coordinator

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November 8th, 2016

The first meeting of VI Fleet 2016/17 took place on September 28 at Royal Victoria Yacht Club.  More than 20 people attended and introduced themselves and their cruising plans.  This was followed by a couple of presentations by returning Fleet members (Glen & Mary Wilson on Moonshadow VI; Brian Short & Glenda Wray on Carpe Vente) about where they went and what they learned from their shake-down cruises this past summer.

The next meeting on October 12 featured a panel of experienced BCA cruisers:

  • Barbara Erickson & Lionel Dobson from Sea Whisper
  • Trish & Jim Bowen from Falcon VII
  • Jean-Guy Nadeau from Gosling

They shared information about what they’ve learned from their years of cruising.

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At the following meeting on October 26, David Robb gave a talk about “Personal Safety & Comfort at Sea” illustrated with many examples from cruising offshore on his boat Gavia Artica.

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As of the end of October, VI Fleet has 37 members representing 19 boats, and more than half of these intend to head offshore in the summer of 2017.

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