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Calgary Club Night - 90 Days is Not Enough!

HMCS Tecumseh

06 Oct 2015 1930h - 2130h  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

On Tuesday, October 6, BCA members, Pam and Ted Simper, will present a travelogue about their 2014 passage to and through the amazing Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands of French Polynesia.  They hope to entice Dreamers and Doers to venture further afield and bring back wonderful memories for the Doners who once cruised in that part of the South Pacific.  In addition, as a follow-up to their presentation in 2013 about “Preparing a Boat for Long Distance Cruising”, Pam and Ted will look back at how well those preparations worked out for them after 11,000 nm.

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  1. Avatar Jane Poulston says:

    Would love to make it, but we are in Guatemala. Going to do the South Pacific next year. Any PDF info would be appreciated. Hope that presentation goes well. Fair Winds

    1. Avatar Pam Simper says:

      Hi Jane

      Thanks for your comment. I do not have a PDF, but Ted and I prepared a list of helpful hints for our friends John and Deb Harper (Scot Free IV, BCA Vancouver) who sailed as crew from Costa Rica to Tahiti in 2015. If you would be interested in this we would be happy to email it to you and if you have specific questions, please feel free to ask.

      The title of our talk reflects the point that French Polynesia is so interesting and has so much to offer the cruiser, that it is difficult to experience it in only 90 days, especially when you factor in time slow downs due to weather conditions and equipment repairs which seem to affect most boats after the crossing.

      You have a wonderful experience ahead of you. We enjoyed our time in Mexico, but there is so much more to explore, as I am sure you know. We regret not exploring Central America, as you are, but perhaps we will see it on our way home. As you travel this year, keep your eyes open for our friends on Abracadabra (CSY 36), currently in El Salvador, and planning on continuing south to Panama.

      Cheers
      Pam and Ted Simper