Offshore Sailing Association
Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch No 175
(Blooper not issued)
Grove talked about his offshore trip from the
Chesapeake to the Caribbean in his Dufour 40 sloop. Excellent
(Blooper not issued)
Ravi Gill spoke about an ancient trade route that Hindu sailors used between Konarak, India (birth place of Bhuda) and Bali, Indonesia. He gave some insight on the similar cultures of the two places and how this came to be. He had us rolling in the aisles with his sense of humour. Altogether a very entertaining meeting. He'll be back next year to talk about his trip, sailing around the world representing the Indian Navy.
Espar Boat Heater - Glen Lemke (sales) and Negussie Teka (mechanic) from Polar Mobility Research gave an excellent presentation on the Espar D1LC heater and the issues regarding installation in a sailboat. Polar is the Espar distributor for Albert and NWT. Their DL1C heater is on sale at the time of this writing. Read the April Blooper. Please email me for extra brochures.
Cruise around the Gulf Islands - Hans
Nederveen and Randy Stiles (standing in for Duncan) gave a kick start for
all those planning to go on the cruise this summer. Many points were noted
that must be taken of well ahead of time in order to be ready for the
cruise next summer. The most important point being, now
is the time to explore your options. Preparation is everything. Hans
indicated that he will attend the cruise this year as he did for the
Calgary bunch last year. It may be very comforting to some to have a
knowledgeable person along. As a follow up Randy handed out a preliminary Cruise Plan.
feature speakers for the final meeting of the season will be two of the
five crew from the Prairie Voyager (2000
Vic Maui race),
& alt skipper) and Matt Law (helm, trim, emergency
steering system, etc).
Due to a scheduling conflict at the Legion, this meeting has been moved to the
Rockers Athletic Club, 6840-88St, 7:30PM.
Summer break for sailing and stuff.
October 24, 2001
REPAIR - Janet Oickle
(780-962-6239) previously with North Sails Atlantic, in Lunenburg.
(The loft that made the sails for Blue Nose II).
November 21, 2001
MATERIAL - Hosam from Wayne's
Upholstery discussed foam and fabric as it applies to boats cushions, plus
dodger hardware and construction.