The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Do You Have a Story to Tell??

Jennifer Handley

September 3rd, 2015

Do you have a story or blog post or photo essay that you would be willing to submit for publication in Currents?

Even though most of the BCA Board of Directors and Chapter Watchkeepers have taken a couple of months hiatus from BCA business, Currents has continued to work on our behalf, attracting international attention and many new subscribers from all parts of the globe.

With this success comes a “challenge” for BCA and especially the Currents editing team: in order to retain interest and continue to grow our reputation, we need content – good stories of adventures, misadventures, passages (both offshore and closer to home), related land-based travel, cultural experiences, “AH HA”or entertaining moments, moments of exhilaration and trepidation, gatherings and events.  To accompany those stories or to “be” the story, we also need great photos that add life and colour to the tale.

There are many reasons why people write articles for Currents (fame and glory, anyone?), but financial remuneration is not one of them, although BCA member can now earn up to a maximum of $70 credit towards their annual membership dues.  Lots of us maintain blogs or post regularly to Facebook or other sites, so why not publish in Currents too?  The benefits are multiple – receiving unsolicited material helps the editing team, subscribers enjoy a wide variety of informative, well-written articles about all aspects of what it is to be a “dreamer, do-er or doner”, BCA members can generate savings on membership dues, and contributions from non-BCA members are always welcome and gratefully received….  A win-win-win for everyone involved!

As you think back on your summer adventures or on a recent season or event in an exotic part of the world, I encourage you to choose a couple of stories to share with us.  A fabulous editorial team consisting of Rosario Passos, June Lazenby, Donna Sassaman, Sally Holland and Janice Hayward will be thrilled to work with you to ensure that your article and photos are the best they can be!

For further information about Currents credits, photo guidelines and how to submit an article, please review “Story Ideas“. Submissions should be sent to:

Needless to say, we look forward to hearing from you and vicariously sharing your cruising experiences!


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