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This will be a two hour course, where Kit Griffin, an experienced climber, sailor and commercial diver will take you through some introductory and unusual knots. This course will be both fun and informative.

When: Tuesday June 9 2020
19:00h - 21:00h
Where: ZOOM
1905 Ogden St.
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A3
Contact: Kit Griffin

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Nautical Knots with a Difference
With Kit Griffin
June 9, 2020 7:00 PM

Course Description:  This will be a 2 hour course, where Kit Griffin, an experienced climber, sailor and commercial diver, will take you through some basic and unusual knots. Also, if you know knots and you’d like to share, you are welcome to participate.  Some of the knots that will be covered include:  Munter Hitch, Water Bowline, and other more familiar knots, with a twist.   It is not only important to know how, but also why and where to use knots. 

Prerequisite: To participate you must have about a metre of line from 5mm to 11mm in diameter  and a broom handle or similar to “tie” your hitches to.

About the Instructor:  (Christopher) "Kit" Griffin, a retired adventure equipment consultant and photographer living in Vancouver, Canada. Fifteen years at MEC and twenty years with The BC Mountaineering Club did not cure him from enjoying the outdoors.

Kit lived and travelled across Australia from Sydney's north beaches to Queensland's Gold Coast and to Western Australia's north. However his Canadian connection is from  his childhood  in Bamfield as his grandfather (and father) worked for Cable and Wireless until the Cable Station closed in 1959. He credits his family and Bamfield for his deep affection for the ocean, diving, and his sailing from a family friend in Fiji who put him on "Sabot" at the age of 11.

Date: Tuesday June 9

Time:  19:00h - 21:00h

Where:  Zoom, Virtual Meeting  (Note you do not require a subscription of Zoom to join us, we will provide the link once you register.)

Cost:  Members; $35.00 Non Members: $50.00

Cancellation: Not applicable.



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