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The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Handy Hints

Ken Buckley


Building the BC Marine Trail Network

Karina Younk

Nimbus Telkwa Sport

Columbia River Cruise on Chantey V - Part 1

Daragh Nagle

Chantey V
Moody 376 Sloop

Valuable V.I.C.E

Ralph Lapp

Exodus IV
Catalina 470

Currents Photo Contest 2023

Barb Peck

Hoku Pa'a
Niagara 35

Tips and Tricks

Brian Short

Carpe Ventus
Beneteau Oceanis 45

AIS Installation: Bridging Technology Generations

Barb Peck & Bjarne Hansen

Hoku Pa'a
Niagara 35

Book Review: The Essential Galley Companion

Mary Anne Unrau

Traversay III
Waterline 43', Cutter-rigged steel hull

Events & Education

VI South Holiday Social

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

12 Dec 2023 7pm  

Members $10 / Non-Members N/A

Scott Crawshaw

Sails: Inspection, Maintenance, Design and Repairs

Evolution Sails, 150 McLean Dr #200C, Vancouver

07 Dec 2023 1800h - 2100h  

Members $35 / Non-Members $55

VI Mid-Island Traditional Christmas Potluck

Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo

07 Dec 2023 1730h - 2100h  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

Kate Swangard, Mid-Island Rep

2023 BCA AGM and Awards (Zoom)

Online Zoom

06 Dec 2023 1930h - 2200h  

Members N/A / Non-Members N/A

BCA Board of Directors

Calgary Club Night - Annual Quiz Night

Shaganappi Community Centre, 2516 14 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

05 Dec 2023 1830h-2130h (MST); 1730-2030 (PST)  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

John Kortbeek,

Diesel Engine Maintenance & Servicing (Revised Dates)

Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr, Sidney BC (mornings) and Gartside Marine (afternoons)

02 Dec 2023  to 03 Dec 2023 0900h - 1600h

Members $175 / Non-Members $200

Brent Alley, VI Education Watchkeeper