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Vancouver Fleet Report: October 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The second meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on October 24. Twenty five people representing the twenty boats that have signed up already were in attendance. There was a discussion of the Fleet committees and we now have a full complement for the …

Women's Day At the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show

Rosario Passos

Pacific Yacht Systems has teamed up with Navis Insurance, Pacific Yachting Magazine and Western Marine to host Women’s Day at the 2018 Vancouver Boat Show. Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 for a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire.  There are …

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 the Currents Cover photo contests have been so popular, we thought we would do it again this year! So, here’s the …

Vancouver Fleet Report: September 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The first meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2018 was held at 1900 hours on Tuesday, September 27 at the Scottish Cultural Centre, hosted by Cameron and Marianne McLean, BCA Fleet Representatives. There were twenty five in attendance, including the presenters. After welcoming the Fleet and mutual introductions, Cameron …

August Rendezvous Is Coming Up!

Yvonne Harwood

Ahoy fellow BCAers & Families! The BCA August rendezvous is just around the corner, so we hope you have it noted on your calendar, in your smart phone and tattooed it on your brain … we hope you have RSVP’d already on the BCA website! Join us on August …

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, …

Fleet and Watchkeepers BBQ

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

All members of the Fleets of 2017 – whether from the Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, Calgary or Washington and all members of the Watches (Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Calgary) including partners and spouses are invited to the BCA June Fleet potluck supper on Tuesday, June 27, at 1800h at Spruce …

Vancouver Fleet Report: April 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The Vancouver Fleet, a group of BCA members who are planning to leave for offshore in the near future meets on fourth Tuesdays at the Scottish Cultural Centre. There was a full house for the April Fleet meeting on April 25. As is the custom the program committee set …

Vancouver Fleet Report: March 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

More than forty  people attended the March 28 meeting of the Fleet. The session was Heavy Weather Sailing presented by Ken and Carol Gillstrom. Ken and Carol left Toronto in 2012 and sailed the East Coast of Canada, the Caribbean, Scotland, Spain, back to Canada, down to the Galapagos, …

Vancouver Fleet Report: February 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

More than thirty five people attended the February 28 meeting of the Fleet. It was a presentation dealing with medical problems offshore. Presenters were: Paramedics Ryan Shellborn and Kris Jones of Makoolis, who are heading South this August and bound for Antartica over the next few seasons Terry Raappana …