If you are a sailor who does not have a fond memory of a dock side Potluck Feast with a crowd of like-minded adventurers, you need to get out more! It seems we all enjoy eating as much as we like sailing and on February 5 twelve members of the Vancouver Island Fleet group heard Barbara Erickson describe her travels with her husband Lionel and the joys they experienced sharing food with others on their journey. Barbara shared ideas about buying, storing, and cooking nutritious foods available from different countries and stressed the importance of things like the comfort foods and treats that can greatly enhance the journey.
Paul Reshaur showed us his new Personal Locator Beacon and described its functions as a very small portable EPIRB.
After the break Al discussed the value, and many uses of checklists in our preparation for offshore adventures and the many tasks we need to coordinate while underway.
Plans for the VI Fleet Rendezvous April 17 -19 on Pender Island were discussed.