Hull #2 of the new F-45 series, this one is highly modified and customized for racing. All Carbon, hydraulic control, curved rake controlled foils, t-foils on the rudders, electric drives, mast by Southern Spars and sails by Dave Calvert.
No wind for the Sunday fun race was the only thing that was wrong with this otherwise perfect BCMS Spring Sail in at Pt. Browning Marina. Summertime weather had come at last to the coast on the Victoria Day weekend. It was extremely pleasant to be outside at the Pt. Browning Oak Tree camping site for our annual meeting, group dinner on Saturday night and prize giving Sunday night. Everyone got something including a lucky person who received an epoxy kit worth over $200.00. Jo’s Place restaurant opened just for us Sunday night and provide a finger licking good rib dinner. First place in the Cruiser Division went to Dutch Treat, Second Simone and Third Mustang Sally. For the Racing Division, TN 34 was First, Second Flying Kiwi and Third Bad Kitty.
Comfortable and clean blue-water tri. Professionally built F.G. with Airex core. Demountable with aluminium box akas. Stick on the shorter side but certainly a safe and comfortable boat. Retractable lee-boards and original Volvo 2002 well maintained and going strong. /b
Twelve multihulls attended the BCMS fall sail in at Port Browning Marina which meant there was good participation at the beach group dinner Saturday night and the fun race on Sunday. This year, the Awards dinner was held at Joe’s Cafe in Driftwood mall. Dutch Treat took First Place while second place went to Dream Chaser from Nanaimo and Moxie placed third.
All carbon UK sails,jib, main, schreecher, moderate spinnaker. rotating aluminum spar, interior finished in birch/yellow cedar by current owner Peter Walford completed 2014; comfortable but light cruising interior LED lighting, propane fireplace, 3-burner stove and refrigerator, steerable Yamaha 4-stroke 9.9hp, autopilot, GPS, VHF radio,sound system, composting head,fresh and salt water to dual sinks, aft cabin double and forward bee-berth.Covers a lot of ground in simple luxury, in a hurry, and with no fuss.
Dear BCMS Members,
It is with sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of Geoffrey Beck Fenwick on January 30th in Vancouver. Geoff was the builder and Captain of ‘Amelia’, 31 ft. Sea Runner Trimaran, 1981-1998. He was an active member of BCMS in the 1980s and 1990s.
Geoff’s passion for sailing was the reason he moved to Vancouver in 1978. Amelia was built from 1979 til launch in 1981 in the backyard of our home in Deep Cove. We spent almost 17 years cruising in the BC waters and Puget Sound, enjoying the BCMS gatherings and spending many hours in the Barns of BCMS Boat builders in the early 1980s. Geoff and family cruised in the South Pacific on ‘Pearl’ with David Dexter, fulfilling his dream of offshore cruising. Those days filled some of Geoff’s most pleasant memories. As his Parkinson’s disease started to progress, sailing became more difficult but his love for the ocean never subsided.
Geoff is survived and will be missed by his wife Iris, daughter Joanne (Dean), Tracy (Rolando), and grandchildren Sadie, Holden, Felix, and Samuel. There will be a celebration of Geoff’s life held at Deep Cove Yacht Club on Thursday Feb 4th at 2pm at Deep Cove Yacht Club.
Please feel free to share any stories or memories of Geoff. Does anyone have any information about ‘Amelia’s’ whereabouts? We read she was meant to go offshore in 2006?
sloop rigged masthead, flush deck, enclosed wheelhouse,aft cabin