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Vancouver Fleet Report: April 2018

The April meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was held on April 24 at the Scottish Cultural Centre.

Show and Tell included an article from Pacific Sailor on Safety Tethers and Snaps. Some snaps fail under sideways tension. The fact that one can learn OpenCPN using the included manual was discussed. There are some problems getting a GPS dongle that will work with it.

Sean Thompson of Dolphin Insurance summarized what was necessary to apply for offshore insurance.

Drs. Janet and Martin McKeown discussed Medical Urgencies at Sea dealing with advance planning, myocardial infarction, AEDs, urinary retention, and sea sickness.

The next meeting will be Offshore Communication and Passage Planning with Beth and Norm Cooper on May 29.