The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report - January 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
January 29th, 2021

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.

Show and tell items shared during the meeting.

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.

Jean Baillargeon sharing his experiences, tips and trick for anchoring in atolls.

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.


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