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Vancouver Island Chapter

Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting - December 11, 2019

Jennifer Handley

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Time: 1930h (doors open at 1900h) Location:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC The business of the AGM will include a review of 2019 YE Financial Statements (BCA’s fiscal …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: October 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

Twelve sailors from seven boats were in attendance on October 2 to hear about the learning experiences of six seasoned cruisers in the second meeting of the V.I. Fleet this year. Bjarne Hansen and Barb Peck developed a very comprehensive discussion of many crucial topics relevant to our group …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: September 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

Wednesday night, September 25, a group of 21 sailors from 13 boats convened the first V.I. Fleet meeting of this season. Our education coordinator, Trina Holt, made certain the gang was aware of the opportunities she and Lionel had organized for the upcoming year and she also discussed the …

VI Fleet Rendezvous 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

In preparation for many of the joys and challenges they may face offshore, a group from the Vancouver Island 2018/19 Fleet met at Port Browning over the April 12 -14 weekend. How better to get such an event rolling than with a potluck get together on the dock? Saturday’s …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: April 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

The RVYC pasta night was a wonderful way to start our final VI fleet meeting for 2019 and several of the 16 sailors attending partook of the opportunity for a good feed on April 3rd. After the usual upcoming education announcements, Chris Stask again demonstrated his “Show & Tell” …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: March 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

One essential part of cruising is managing the finances of travel, boat maintenance, and any upgrades that demand a cruisers attention. Nineteen sailors from eight boats of the Vancouver Island Fleet group participated in a discussion around this topic on March 6 before they looked at the various requirements …

Massive Marine Garage Sale April 13 2019

Dani Tate-Stratton

Do you have whosits, whatsits, and “things that might be helpful later” taking over your boat? Does your basement look a bit too much like a chandlery? The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is hosting the 16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale on Saturday, April 13, and it’s the …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: February 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

The Vancouver Island Fleet held a round-table discussion on Travel; Medical, Home and Boat Insurance and various aspects of living in small spaces. It drew a large crowd of 20 sailors from 8 boats and a visitor, Eric, who was introduced by Ken Newman. Dave Wilson presented his new …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: January 2019

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

The topic of Heavy Weather Sailing is always high on the list of concerns to Vancouver Island fleet members and we were privileged to have Tony Gooch available to cover it as well as he always does. On January 9, the attendance was significantly up, with 16 people from …

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: December 2018

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

On December 12 nine sailors from seven boats flashed up their laptops and other devices so that Rudy Witt could guide them through some of the possibilities of Open CPN. The group went from downloading charts and plotting routes to a look at various plug-ins including how to use …