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Vancouver Fleet Report - October and November 2023

Cameron McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinator

December 4th, 2023

The Vancouver Fleet has met twice via Zoom since getting underway in September.  
Zoom opened early each meeting at 1900 hours to provide an opportunity for informal chat among members.

The October 24 meeting was an interactive ‘ask me anything’ program presented by Rob Murray. Rob gave us a short chronology of  how he and Debra have worked their way down to Panama and gave us an overview of their vessel Avant. Then the program opened to questions.

The November 28th meeting featured Rob Dodge who told us about his two trips in Nanamuk. The first in 1982-85 took Rob to Mexico, followed by the milk run to New Zealand, then home via Japan. For navigation and communication he had VHF and Ham radios, RDF (radio direction finder), flasher depth sounder, and two plastic sextants.  His second trip was a seven year circumnavigation, 1994-2001, via Pacific and Indian oceans, Red Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic ocean, Caribbean, Panama Canal then up the coast to BC.

A Solstice Potluck Supper, which has been a Fleet tradition since 1996, will happen again on December 19. The Lounge at Spruce Harbour Marina has been reserved for 1800 hours. It will be a great opportunity for Fleet members to meet the rest of the group face-to-face.

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