The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report: January 2018

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
February 12th, 2018

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

The program for the evening was focused on Reducing Anxiety and Effective Communication presented by Ken and Carol Gillstrom. Some of the ways of reducing anxiety that they shared with the group included:

  • improving docking skills
  • using tethers and life jackets
  • awareness of possible problems
  • checklists to deal with problems

Communication is improved when the skipper is prepared to listen and the crew responds to commands.

Show and Tell highlighted the Iridium Offshore Communication device and some participants vouched for its effectiveness.

The program for February 27 will be Heavy Weather Sailing with Christof Marti.


  1. Ken says:

    Ummm…. there is no February 29th this year. The date appears to be in error. What is the real date for this event?

    1. Thanks Ken, We have corrected it to February 28.

      1. Cameron McLean says:

        Vancouver Fleet meetings are on last Tuesdays – 27th for February

        1. Thanks for the correction Cam. I have fixed it!

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *