The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Island Fleet Report: January 2020

Al Kitchen - VI Fleet Coordinator

Huntingford 53 Ketch
February 5th, 2020

Well apparently, the 2019-20 BCA V.I. Fleet can perform very well without its coordinators! On Wednesday, December 8, with David Mitchell stepping in as moderator, while Daragh and I were warming our bones in southern climes, the group of twelve from eight vessels were schooled in Open CPN by Rudy Witt. Rudy has been a fabulous asset for this group and we very much appreciate his input over the past several years guiding future offshore sailors through the routines of accessing and applying this valuable tool. Further practice is tentatively planned for the V.I. Fleet rendezvous being set up for the April 17-19 weekend.

Leigh Anderson performed well as a warmup show demonstrating a dye penetrant non-destructive test for use on standing rigging in the Show & Tell section of the meeting.

In February, Barb Erickson will be presenting on Provisioning and I will lead a discussion of Checklists & Procedures.


  1. Scott Doran says:

    I’m back in town for a few weeks
    I’d love to join in some Bluewater fun.
    Scott Doran
    Currently in NZ.

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