Nanaimo Yacht Club, NE end of Townsite Rd., Nanaimo, BC
18 Jan 2018 1900h - 2130h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Kevin and Richard Bourgeois
One of Mid-Island Group’s own, Kevin Bourgeois is no longer a Dreamer…but a Doer, having just completed the first leg of his sailing adventure in Northern and Southern Europe.
Join Kevin and his son Richard as they set sail in May 2017 from Orust, Sweden on their 40′ Halberg Rassy sloop Ocean Dreamer, heading for the Mediterranean. Crossing the Baltic, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay, before heading through the Strait of Gibralter, they experienced varied weather but found many nice warm pubs along the way! They changed crew a few times, with stops in the UK, Portugal, Sardinia and Italy, before finishing in Prevesa, (Ionian) Greece in November.
Join us January 18 for all the details – including importing a boat to Canada from Europe, dealing with officials in various countries, boat improvements and additions for going offshore, problem/issues that occurred and what Kevin would do differently!