The third meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2020 was held at 1900h at the Scottish Cultural Centre on November 26. Twenty eight people were present, representing the twenty two boats now registered.
The meeting started with the usual show and tell program where we heard about an Omega Walking-Foot sewing machine out of Quebec. There was also a discussion on under mattress venting material.
The program committee has met a number of times developing the plans for the next meetings. We will be looking at Passage Planning with Ken Gilstrom on Feb 4 (change of date from the regular January meeting) then Steve Wright on rigging for the regular Feb 25 meeting.
The presenter for the evening was Nicole Foster from Evolution Sails. She is an experienced sailmaker and draws from her own experience racing and cruising offshore. Nicole recommended the book Sail Power by Wallace Ross as a reference on sails and sail handling.
The next meeting will be the traditional Fleet potluck supper at the McLeans’ on December 17. This will be the last of these meetings held over the last twenty or so years, as Cam and Marianne are moving out of the house to White Rock.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 4.