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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 …

Vancouver Fleet Report: January 2017

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The January 24 meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2017 saw a full house in attendance for the first meeting of 2017. The program was Celestial Navigation in two parts with two presenters. Dominique Prinet lead off with an interesting and humorous description of the history of Celestial Navigation …

Anchoring Restrictions Around La Paz

Rosario Passos

If you are currently cruising in the Sea of Cortez, you may be interested in this news topic. BCA member Carolyn Dailey from Shannon’s Spirit, who is currently sailing in the Sea of Cortez sent in this link that outlines some of the anchoring restrictions around La Paz. These …

Vancouver Fleet Report: December 2016

Rosario Passos

As tradition dictates, the December meeting of the Vancouver Fleet is always a social get together in the form of a pot-luck dinner. 2016 was no exception, and this anticipated event took place again just before Christmas, on a dark and cold winter night, at Cam and Marianne’s place …

Vancouver Fleet Report: November 2016

Rosario Passos

The third meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2017 was at 1900 hours at the Scottish Cultural Centre on November 22. As part of our Show and Tell, Darren Bos from Leeway showed a reel of flat webbing to be used as a shore line.  He made it himself …

Vancouver Fleet Report: October 2016

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The second meeting of the Fleet of 2017 was at 1900 hours at the Scottish Cultural Centre on October 25. Our speakers were Fleet member Alex Brydon on vessel registration and Steve White on rigging with an emphasis on preparation for offshore. As part of our show and tell …