Nanaimo Yacht Club, NE end of Townsite Rd., Nanaimo
18 Oct 2018 1900h - 2130h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Steve Nash and Tricia Nash
Turquoise seas, tropical jungles, Mayan ruins, bustling markets, friendly people, diverse, indigenous culture, deserted beaches, exotic wildlife, numerous volcanoes (300+), and challenging but uncrowded and accessible cruising grounds, ”Middle” (or Central) America is steadily gaining a positive reputation as one of the more unique, interesting and welcoming sailing destinations in the world!
Long plagued by a violent history, political instability and crippling poverty, since the advent of “la Paz” (the peace) in the mid 1990’s, Middle America has become a friendlier, easier and…most importantly, safer place to cruise.
Join Steve and Tricia Nash as they share pictures and stories of their journey aboard Kuyima, their Waterline 47, as they make their way from southern Mexico, across the infamous Gulf of Tehuantepec to Pacific Central America, through the Panama Canal, then north in the Western Caribbean to Belize and Caribbean Mexico.
BCA members Steve and Tricia Nash spend the winters cruising tropical waters aboard Kuyima, and the summers operating SeaRoom Yachting and Sailing School, which offers coastal and offshore sail and power training. Steve is a charter Captain and advanced sail and power instructor with the Canadian Recreational Yachting Association (CRYA) and IYT. Tricia is a former commercial pilot and now a converted, and experienced, offshore sailor.