There may be no other area more important to prepare for when it comes to offshore sailing than medical issues. Whether the issue is vaccinations prior to departure, medical supplies en-route, the stocking of a first aid kit, or a cascade of related concerns, aspiring offshore sailors are wise to be well informed in advance to mitigate potential stressors during their journeys.
Some of our Vancouver Island Fleet group (sixteen sailors from eight boats) had the opportunity to harvest that information from Dr. Catherine Ascah as she shared her knowledge regarding travel medicine with the Fleet on November fourth. As always she was well received and very capably addressed the primary concerns of the group. She also had an abundance of supporting information available for those who wished to further inform themselves.
After a short break, Daragh Nagle and Al Kitchen facilitated a discussion about sail trim for offshore.