The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Fleet Report - September and October 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

Seabird 37
November 27th, 2022

The first meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was a Zoom meeting on September 27. The crew of Naida, Anne Trudel and Ken Buckley, described their coast hopping trip to Mexico last summer. There were 13 boats in attendance, representing 20 people.

The October meeting of the Fleet featured Heavy Weather Sailing presented by Ken Gillstrom. It was advertised as storm tactics but he prefers the heavy weather description because we cruisers simply don’t go out in storms. There were 16 boats in attendance, representing perhaps 30 people.

Still in October, several Fleet members attended an OpenCPN meeting led by Rob Murray from Avant.

Fleet registrations now include 15 boats. We have volunteers for programs, offshore packages, dock visits, VICE, coffee, hybrid set up and secretary.

At this stage the combined program and hybrid set up committees have decided that we should go ahead with a Zoom only meeting for November. I am hoping that an in person solstice potluck supper on December 20 will serve as a good chance to meet other Fleet members.

The November meeting of the Fleet of 2023 will be a Zoom meeting at 1930h on Tuesday, November 29. A panel discussion on Hull Preparation and Maintenance is planned for the evening. Haul out procedures and facilities will also be discussed.


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