The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report: November 2018

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
January 13th, 2019

There were two Vancouver Fleet meetings in November – both held in the Caberfeidh room at the Scottish Cultural Centre.


The first was a workshop on OpenCPN and GE2KAP led by Malcolm MacPhail of Good as Gold. Eight people arrived with their laptops and followed Malcolm as he showed how to use OpenCPN to make one’s laptop into an auxiliary chart plotter. He followed this by using Ge2KAP to create an accurate chart from Google Earth – a chart that could then be used on the laptop.

Regular Fleet Meeting

The regular meeting was held on November 27 featuring Norm Cooper of Sarah Jean II on Passage Planning and Offshore Communication. The new venue had lots of room for the thirty Fleet members that attended.

Everyone was excited to plan for the traditional Fleet solstice potluck supper at the McLeans’ on December 18. Stay tuned for some photos of the event.

The next regular Fleet meeting will be January 29 – topic to be determined.


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