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VI Chapter Fleet and Weather Groups Start Sept 23, 2020

September 22nd, 2020

This year has offered us a unique opportunity to take the time to prepare our boats for that offshore adventure. Participating in the Vancouver Island Chapter’s Fleet and Weather group may assist you in gathering the knowledge and experience to confidently set sail on your dream cruise when the pandemic becomes a thing of the past.

Both group meetings start at 18:30 Wednesday evenings and will be hosted on the Zoom platform until such time as we are able to meet in person.

The VI Fleet group meets one night a month from September through April for three hours to inform ourselves on topics of interest chosen by the group. After you have registered on the BCA web site you will be sent an email with a survey to select your topics of interest and a form to let us know about you and your plans. We will also be planning a rendezvous or two in order to facilitate some socializing (distancing safely of course) and practical training with things like mast climbing and HF radio operation.

Meeting nights this season are:

  • September 23
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 9
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14

The Weather group also meets one night a month from September through April.  Weather is a guided, self-taught course with each of the topics being researched by one of the boat crews attending and presented to the rest of the group. The course also offers participation in virtual passages as the crews monitor actual, current weather along a planned route to virtually experience the gathering of weather data, planning a departure, making navigational choices along the route, and comparing your choices with others in the group.

Meeting nights this season are:

  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25
  • December 16
  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28

Please register for the VI Fleet and Weather Group by clicking here.  Please note you will need to first sign in with your username and password (right rail) in order to access the VI Fleet price and register.

If you have any questions, please contact Fleet Co-ordinators Daragh and Al or Weather Co-ordinator Max.


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