The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report: April 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
May 17th, 2019

The April meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2019 was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on April 30.

The topic for the evening was “Medical Preparation & Common Illnesses for Offshore Adventures” presented by doctors and Fleet members, Martin and Janet McKeown.

Janet and Martin started their presentation by discussing issues around health preparation before departure:

  • First aid training courses you should take
  • Composition of the boat first aid kit
  • The importance of your own health, and that of crew and skipper

After answering the many questions raised by the Fleet group, Janet and Martin continued their presentation addressing common health ailments on board, such as sea sickness, skin wounds, sprains and strains.

At the May 28 meeting Anders Lonnqvist will draw from his vast experience delivering yachts across oceans and along rivers in all sorts of weather to tell about common problems that cruisers may encounter. Hope to see you there!


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