The 2016 National AGM is over. The last month leading up to the AGM saw everybody scrambling to try and make this one of the best AGMs ever.
The 2016 AGM was hosted by PMD through the volunteer efforts of many of the lower mainland squadrons. None more so than Fraser Squadron. Volunteers for the 2016 National AGM included Dave Mellis, Meredith Williamson, Barb & John Dymond, Byron and Donalda Buie, Kathleen & Paul Vanderwood, and Bob Everson. Wait! Those were just the people in the photo below taken Friday night. Missing from the photo are Peter Lefroy, Cleve Pryde, Vidas Vitkus, Gouri Chinappa, Bill & Linda Hawryluk. I recall seeing Jack Tang and several other Fraser members whose names I don't know at the AGM luncheon. If you spent time volunteering I really hope I haven't forgotten you.
This AGM saw Fraser members being recognized for their contributions to CPS. Highlights included the Chief Commanders Letter of Commendation as Training Officers of the year given to Kathleen and Paul Vanderwood and a plaque awared to Byron Buies as CPS officer of the year. Way to go!
In more or less chronological order some photos from the AGM.
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The official AGM photographer, Don Butt, has posted his photos on SmugMug. Dons photos can be viewed here.
A Moment in Time
(for chapter one click here)
Jimmy's great sailing adventure continues....
Jim and I just returned from a 3-week sail around a very small portion of the Sea of Cortez. Our travels were aided immensely by a book by Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer – locally referred to as "Shawn and Heather's book" but when you are buying it, ask for "SEA OF CORTEZ – A Cruiser's Guidebook". It lists anchorages in bays all the way from Cabo San Lucas up the Sea of Cortez to San Felipe at the top and then over to Puerto Periasco and down to San Carlos and Guaymas. Apart from showing all the soundings in the bays and preferred anchorages in the bay, it includes excellent descriptions of the area, hiking trails (Mexican-style), points of interest and interesting tidbit information of sea life and plant life.
Fraser Squadron is pleased to have again won the award for the best CPS website at the 2013 CPS·ECP National Conference in Toronto.
Every year, as part of the Boating class, and with the support and assistance of the Steveston Lifeboat Society, Fraser Squadron arranges an "On the Water" cruise. The intent of this cruise is to give students experience in dealing with many of the topics that they studied in the Boating course.
Here's a few of the photos from the spring of 2012 Steveston Lifeboat Day.
A MOMENT IN TIME
By Jim Poirier
A voyage to the South Pacific
A sailing adventure dedicated to those who went before us
In memory of
Dr. John Ferries
MAY WE NEVER FORGET
CATCH THE TIDE AS IT'S EBBING OUTAGAINST THE WIND AS IT TURNS ABOUT
BIG SEAS BUILDING
WHITE WATER WASHING ACROSS THE BOW
WHITE CANVAS STRECHED TIGHT
BLUE SKY AT THE END OF THE NIGHT
RUNNING FROM THE SUNRISE
TAKE ME TO A PLACE I BELIEVE IN
By Jim Poirier
Night before departure
Time 22:06 Sunday, Aug 11, 2013
At the dock at the Ladner Yacht Club Ladner BC Canada
I am sitting at my tiny writing desk in my cabin aboard "Noroue", a Corbin 39 cutter rigged heavy displacement off-shore sail boat. I will not bore you with specs and detail; you can Google that. I will say that she is a single purpose boat, designed and built for long distance offshore crusing, and I own hull number 105 of 199 hulls made by Marcus Corbin.