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A Lesson in Ocean Sailing

Lori Robinson gave us a fascinating presentation of her adventure aboard the 62 foot OYSTER sailboat first through the 51 mile Panama Canal and followed by a 3000 mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. This was Lori’s second ocean crossing, the first  was in 2019 when she crossed the Atlantic Ocean. This year she joined the OYSTER WORLD RALLY and in preparation, Lori did the radar course, weather systems, and the lightening collision course. Annual traffic through the Panama Canal was 1000 boats in 1904 and now is 14,000 vessels. Other highlights of Lori’s journey included a trip up to the Boatswain’s chair atop the 80ft mast; sea life such as dolphins, sea turtles, frigate birds, white tip sharks, sea horses and sea lions; crossing the Equator and celebrating with champagne at 3:30am; Galapagos islands with hammer head sharks and penguins; and a stopover on Isabela Island before crossing the Pacific. All provisioning for the ocean crossing required that all the food be washed before coming aboard to prevent the transfer of bugs to another country. The first 6 days of the Pacific crossing was quite calm with little to no wind so they motored across the ocean. Finally the wind picked up and they were able to travel under sail with an opportunity to use the spinnaker. At the end of the 3000 mile crossing of the Pacific, Lori disembarked at Marquesas, stayed for a week and then headed for home via Tahiti and San Francisco.
 
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THANKS TO THE RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR CASH CALENDAR SALES

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, Adam Busscher at Home Hardware, Jamie Yeo at Foodland, and Chad Camp at the County Farm Centre for allowing us to set up our sales booth on their premises in November and December as well as individual sales of our calendar.

Special mention to Bob Bird and Frank Wright (including his business associates: Williamson Insurance, Mayhew Jewellery, Book Store, Picton Harbour Inn, Cherry Valley Store, and County Farm Centre) for stellar performances in individual sales. 

Cash calendar sales is just one of the fund-raising events of the Picton Rotary which supports the building of the new hospital in town.

Kudos to Phil Norton for his BIRDS OF THE COUNTY photographs and Printcraft for individual sales and the design and printing of the calendar.

And finally thanks to all the members of Picton Rotary who played a part in this year’s successful event.

Ian Chan

OUR SALES TEAM OF RICHARD BYERS, IAN CHAN, AND ANDY JANIKOWSKI AT FOODLAND ON NOV. 27

Click page/ca-h-calendars to visit our Cash Calendar webpage with lists of current and past winners

Club Details
Picton

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Prince Edward Yacht Club
30 Fairfield Street
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Canada
Email pictonrotary@gmail.com