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 and Coral Reefs presented by long time BCA member Jean Baillargeon, from Shamata, tuning in from New Zealand, where he is currently cruising… waiting out COVID-19.
This was followed by Fleet member Darren Bos describing how Raspberry Pi can be used as a ship’s computer.
Vancouver Fleet Weather Group
Fleet’s weather group participants continue to use real time weather information to plan a virtual voyage. As they plan their trips, they analyse weather patterns and discuss weather topics.
Vancouver Fleet’s weather group will meet again on February 9 with presentations from members on weather topics.
The next regular Fleet meeting will be February 23 starting at 1900 hours. The meeting will feature a presenter panel addressing the issue of Insurance.