The Vancouver Island Fleet and Weather groups got off to a good start at the combined meeting on September 27, with 23 registered members in attendance of whom 22 plan to participate in the weather group. This introductory meeting allowed the coordinators, Al and Daragh (Fleet), Lionel (Education) and Connie (Weather) to lay out their plans and begin getting to know this year’s attendees.
October 11 will have the Fleet group hear from three pairs of experienced sailors regarding their voyages and what they have learned from their travels. This is always a popular night and the information shared is much appreciated by those in attendance. With the longer meetings being tested out this year there should be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Many of this year’s presentations are already tentatively planned and after we have summarized the results of the group interest survey we will be putting the final touches on the schedule so we can organize the presenters.
The weather group will meet for their first separate session on October 25 when they will have an introduction to basic weather and get set up for the first virtual cruise.