To no one’s surprise, a good crowd showed up on January 10 to see Rudy Witt present on Open CPN and to get some tips on using this open source software. A total of 25 sailors from 13 boats brought their laptops or tablets to practice with Rudy.
In addition to this presentation at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club we experienced our first trial of the Zoom web-sharing platform with such a large group. Though we had several people logged onto the same Wifi at the yacht club and Daragh, Jennifer, and Lionel attending remotely for a total of 16 Zoom participants, the platform worked well.
On February 7, Tony Gooch was, as always, a huge draw bringing out 21 people from 12 boats including 2 on the Zoom platform. His knowledge and experience with heavy weather sailing along with his relaxed presentation style encouraged many questions from the audience. With the time remaining in the evening Connie and Al started a presentation on sail trim with the intention of completing it at a future meting.