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Fleets of BCA

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

In September of every year a number of members of BCA get together to form the Fleets – one on Vancouver Island, one in Calgary and one on the Lower Mainland. These are people who are planning to leave for offshore in the following year or soon thereafter. They …

August Rendezvous: Mark Your Calendars & Stay Tuned!

Rosario Passos

This August long weekend, the BCA peeps get together to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation! So, think Canada Day, think red and white and dress up your boat in the most Canadian fashion – there will be a prize for the best decorated boat in the bay. And, …

Flare Disposal Days

Rosario Passos

CPS-ECP is partnering with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers again this year to assist boaters to safely and effectively dispose of flares. Have Your Flares Expired? If your flares have a manufacture date of 2013 or earlier they may have already expire, or they will expire this year. It …

Not Too Early to Update Your Member Profile for the 2017 Member Directory!

Donna Sassaman

Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to check your BCA website information today! Is the information accurate and up-to-date regarding your: Boat name and type, Marina or Currently Cruising, Mailing address, Phone number(s), Email address, Ham and/or VHF licence, Spouse/partner, if applicable, Yacht club membership, And/or change …

Volunteer Opportunities!

Donna Sassaman, Volunteer Coordinator

As you are aware, BCA is a volunteer organization that prepares its members to go cruising. The scope of BCA’s activities and programs requires many dedicated volunteers for Board positions, Watch positions, and special events. Every year, some of our volunteers resign their positions in preparation for departure. This …

Only 40 Tickets Left for Laura Dekker's Presentation!

Rosario Passos

Laura Dekker’s presentation coming up soon on October 12, at 1900h at the Scottish Cultural Center in Vancouver is almost sold out! So, if you are planning on attending this presentation, get your tickets now, online at  BCA’s website! Laura Dekker is brought to you by the Lower Mainland …

Welcome, Cathy Fritter - A New Member on BCA's Board of Directors

Jennifer Handley

Please join me in welcoming Vancouver Chapter member, Cathy Fritter, to the BCA Board of Directors. Cathy and her husband Rob, are new to BCA, having just joined in January 2016 as Dreamers. They have been cruising for 14 summer seasons, visiting many points between Seattle and Desolation Sound …

Currents Cover: Photo Contest

Rosario Passos

The Currents Cover Photo Contest is back! Our monthly “pdf” publication needs the best photos of your boats to grace its covers for the next 12 months!  Since last year’s contest was so popular, we thought we would do it again! So, here’s the scoop: If you are a …

Flare Disposal Days Sponsored by CPSS

Rosario Passos

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, in partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers, is sponsoring a project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares. You can see flare disposal dates …

3 Ways Around the World - A Nautical Adventure

Jennifer Handley

The Maritime Museum of BC, (MMBC) located in Victoria, is holding a once-in-a-lifetime event on March 10, 2016, with three renowned adventurers – two are BCA honourary members: John Guzzwell [now 86 years old!] and Tony Gooch; and third is an Ocean Cruising Adventure speaker, Colin Angus. John Guzzwell …