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Vancouver Fleet Report - January 2024

Cameron McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinator

The Fleet program for January was a meeting aboard Endless Song at the Vancouver International Boat Show hosted by owners Darrell and David Farrow. David reported a great turnout, with 18 folk aboard at one point.  It was cozy, but not overpacked.  There was a great interchange among current …

Vancouver Fleet Report - October and November 2023

Cameron McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinator

The Vancouver Fleet has met twice via Zoom since getting underway in September.  
Zoom opened early each meeting at 1900 hours to provide an opportunity for informal chat among members. The October 24 meeting was an interactive ‘ask me anything’ program presented by Rob Murray. Rob gave us a …

Vancouver Fleet Report September 2023

Cameron McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinator

The first meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was a Zoom meeting on September 26. Greg and Lori Bernard were guest presenters, talking about 21 things they learned on their trip to Mexico, emphasizing the joy of the experience together with lots of do’s and don’ts. There was a lot …

Vancouver Fleet Report - May 2023

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The May meeting of the Vancouver Fleet took place on May 30. Zoom opened early at 1900h to provide an opportunity for informal chat among members. This was an occasion for Fleet members to catch up on how others were dealing with the last minute stages of getting boats …

Vancouver Fleet Report - April 2023

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The April meeting of the Vancouver Fleet at 1930h on April 25 was held in Zoom and covered the topic: Anchoring and Communication – A Discussion with Dick Townsend, Ken Robertson and Cameron McLean. Show and Tell Denis Heinrichs found a Starlink antenna mount for $85. Janet McKeown bought …

Vancouver Fleet Report - March 2023

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The March meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2023 was a Zoom meeting at 1930h on Tuesday, March 28, featuring Dr. Janet McKeown on Medical First Aid Offshore. As usual, the virtual meeting opened at 1900h to give Fleet members some time for informal chat. New BCA members Blair …

Vancouver Fleet Report - February 2023

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The February meeting of the Fleet of 2023 was a Zoom meeting at 1930h on Tuesday, February 28. Bjarne Hansen put forward a fantastic presentation on Lithium Batteries: Pros and Cons and Troubleshooting. Some of the topics covered included safety and how to avoid electrocutions and fire, the importance …

Vancouver Fleet Report - January 2023

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The January meeting of the Fleet of 2023 was a Zoom meeting at 1930h on Tuesday, January 24. In attendance were 17 fleet members and two guests. Denis Heinrichs and Rosario Passos shared their experiences about crewing from La Paz, Mexico to Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, aboard Sea Rover …

Vancouver Fleet Report - November and December 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The November meeting of the Fleet of 2023 was a Zoom meeting at 1930 hours on Tuesday, November 29. The topic was a panel discussion on shipyard work at home and offshore. Local:  Marilyn Sanford, Rhonda Schuller and Barb Angel provided detailed checklists for local shipyard boat preparation work …

Vancouver Fleet Report - September and October 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The first meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was a Zoom meeting on September 27. The crew of Naida, Anne Trudel and Ken Buckley, described their coast hopping trip to Mexico last summer. There were 13 boats in attendance, representing 20 people. The October meeting of the Fleet featured Heavy …