Mark Bay (Newcastle & Protection Islands) and Beyond
28 Jul 2018 1600h to 02 Aug 2018
Members $10 / Non-Members $10
Mark your calendar! Time to cast off the bowlines and and sign up for the annual Peterson Cup Cruising Rally which takes place this year from Saturday, July 28 to Thursday, August 2.
All BCA members are invited to this unique and fun sailing event in memory of Past Commodore, Lex Peterson, whose legacy is “do it and get out there, BCA sailors, while you still can!” For those who are unsure what this annual cruising rally is all about, here it is:
- First and foremost, a cruising rally for those who are looking for some great local sailing and fun this summer
- Voyage-friendly for anyone of any gender; sailors, single-handers, female skippers, power boaters, and everyone in-between, be they old, young, with or without kids, Dreamers, Doers and Doners!
- All about fostering seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in “inshore” cruising
- A reflection of BCA’s values: Community, Sharing, Adventure, Inspiration
Where and When
Once again, the waters, islands, nooks and crannies of the Salish Sea will be the backdrop (playground) for this year’s rally.
Ken Christie will head up the Peterson Cup fleet which will gather as per tradition in Mark Bay, off Protection Island, Nanaimo, on Saturday, July 28. The Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island will be the first official meeting place, at 1600h, and the Fleet will then set sail on Sunday morning, its first destination having been agreed to during a voyage planning activity the previous evening.
The rally officially ends on Thursday, August 2 – just in time for everyone to head to Port Browning on Friday for the start of the annual BC Day weekend rendezvous. Rally participants will all have a chance to win (and trade) fun prizes, the highlight being the awarding of the coveted Peterson Cup, which will be presented at the Rendezvous.
For more information and to register, click here.