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Vancouver Fleet Report - April 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The April 26 meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2022 focused on Sail Maintenance and Repair.  It featured a panel discussion with Nicole Foster from Vancouver’s Evolution Sails and Allison from Hasse & Company Port Townsend Sails. The upcoming May 31 Fleet meeting will be ‘townhall’ style, with a …

Vancouver Fleet Report - March 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The March  meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2022 was held by Zoom on the March  29. Show and Tell featured the following: a USB-like FOB device to download OpenCPN charts onto. a glow powder that can be added to polyurethane to create a strip on companionway stairs to …

Vancouver Fleet Report - October 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The second meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2022 was held via Zoom at 1900 hours on October 26, 2021. Show and Tell covered bug prevention techniques, solar panel fusing and the use of carbon foam batteries. The program for the evening was a panel discussion that included four …

Vancouver Fleet Report - May 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The last meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2021 was held via Zoom on May 25. At this stage there appear to be three or four boats thinking about a VICE session for this year. Their plans are to meet in Ucluelet on August 11. Further information and a …

Vancouver Fleet Report - April 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Vancouver Fleet of 2021 held the fourth meeting of the year via Zoom on April 27. At this stage, it appears that three boats are planning a VICE session for this year. Because of last minute presenter cancellations the program was changed to an enhanced Show and Tell …

Vancouver Fleet Report - March 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Vancouver Fleet of 2021 held the third meeting of the year via Zoom on March 30. The usual Show and Tell session featured a few items: Hypervent Shark drogue Coligo line terminators Ocean Signal MOB – AIS beacons The Board of Directors has approved the distribution of leaver …

Vancouver Fleet Report - February 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Vancouver Fleet of 2021 held its second meeting of the year via Zoom on February 26. The usual Show and Tell session featured a Kong Tango carabiner which can safely be managed with one hand, a Jordan series drogue, and a small and efficient fuel transfer pump. The …

Vancouver Fleet Report - January 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Fleet of 2021 held its first meeting of the new year via Zoom on January 26. The usual Show and Tell session featured a home-built barometer, waterproof USB stick containers, Omega sewing machine clutch grip, warnings regarding cheap multimeters and fishing equipment. The program topic was Navigating Atolls …

Vancouver Fleet Report - December 2020

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Fleet of 2021 held its fourth meeting via Zoom on December 22. In this virtual potluck meeting members showed off a favourite meal while describing some of their sailing and cruising adventures. On November 24, members of the Vancouver Island Fleet joined us for a presentation by Rob …

Vancouver Fleet Report: February 2020

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The regular January meeting was postponed to February 4 to accommodate a program on Passage Planning with Ken Gillstrom, but was then cancelled because of heavy snow. We did not want the Gillstroms to make the effort to fit us into their busy schedule then face a meeting with …