The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report - March 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
April 2nd, 2022

The March  meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2022 was held by Zoom on the March  29.

Show and Tell featured the following:

  • a USB-like FOB device to download OpenCPN charts onto.
  • a glow powder that can be added to polyurethane to create a strip on companionway stairs to provide a visible glow, available on Amazon

We learned the details about a BCIT offering of a 1 day workshop (6 hours) course on diesel and outboard maintenance on April 10. Anyone interested can contact the Vancouver Rowing Club to see if there is room.

The program for the fleet meeting covered Weather Routing Services presented by Oliver of Commander’s Weather Corporation. Oliver explained the types of services they offer and how they work and showed a few examples of typical weather routings they do for their clients.

The April  meeting will take place on April 26 and will cover Sail Maintenance, featuring Allison from Hasse Sails in Port Townsend and Nicole from Evolution Sails. They will both give advice about sail repair, sail maintenance and probably a bit about sail design.

Plans for VICE 2022 (Vancouver Island Cruising Experience) are under way. BCA members who wish to register for VICE 2022 can sign up on the BCA website. If you are curious to learn more about VICE, have a look at this excellent write up on VICE 2021 just published in Currents.

Information about this years’ leavers has been received. Offshore packages are given to all BCA members who are leaving this year. If you are leaving this year and haven’t sent in your information, please do it soon. The deadline to register to get your leaver package is April 30. All BCA members received an earlier email covering the details needed for your application.


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