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Vancouver Fleet Report - October 2021

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
November 4th, 2021

The second meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2022 was held via Zoom at 1900 hours on October 26, 2021.

Show and Tell covered bug prevention techniques, solar panel fusing and the use of carbon foam batteries.

The program for the evening was a panel discussion that included four ‘Doners’:

  • Full & By:  Anne Woodson, Dick Towson, Ken Robertson and Roger Bragg
  • Gargoyle:  Kevin and Carla Nash
  • Good as Gold: Dina Aloy and Malcolm McPhail
  • Shamata: Jean Baillargeon and Helen Roberts

The four panelists answered the following three questions:

  1. What was the best decision you made?
  2. What went wrong?
  3. What would you have done differently?

As they answered the questions, panelists shared insightful information based on their experience. These panels are always a highlight of the Fleet meetings as ‘Dreamers’ eagerly hope to learn from the experiences of ‘Doners’. It truly encapsulates the essence of BCA! Thanks you to all who participated!

Vancouver Fleet Weather Group

The Fleet 2022 weather group has met a couple of times, and the group is now in the midst of planning their first virtual trip. Darren Bos led an excellent presentation on Open CPN and passage planning. This presentation was very timely, as it supported the group’s work on the planning of their respective virtual passages.

The next Vancouver Fleet meeting will be on November 30 at 1900h and the program for the evening will be Earning While Cruising.


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