The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

A Message from BCA's Commodore

David Mitchell

Island Packet 40
June 24th, 2023

Happy summer, Bluewater Cruising Association members and friends!

It’s here! Summer is here and we will be heading out on our boats to ports far and near. I so look forward to hearing all about this season’s adventures. As you are sailing to your favourite nooks and crannies around the world, I ask that you share your adventures with your BCA friends and family. You do not have to travel to foreign destinations to have interesting stories to tell. I challenge all of you to come up with a Currents article describing your summer sails. Submitting a story is easy to do and articles published earn credit against your annual membership dues;  and of course, shared stories are one of the most valuable advantages to being a BCA member.  Win-win for all of us!

As we finalize the plan developed from our Strategic Planning Session, I’d also like give you this heads-up that the findings will be disclosed soon. With the release of the documents, there will be a request for volunteers. Many of you have already been very involved in this process and have committed further. That said, it is important to have fresh eyes helping the association to move forward. Whether you have experienced bluewater or not, your perspective and enthusiasm is what will drive the BCA into the future. Please consider what you can do to support.

Most importantly, it is summer. Get out on the water, fly your burgee, and seek out your fellow BCA members. It is time for all of us to enjoy the privileges of being sailors. As always, I look forward to seeing you as we sail our waters in search of adventure.

Have fun!  Document it!  And, share!

Take care,

David Mitchell
Bluewater Cruising Association


  1. Anne Trudel says:

    Hello David and Trina – Just a quick message to say many thanks for all rhat you both do for BCA. It’s much appreciated even for those of us currently offshore – I write as we sit at anchor here in Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia.
    And appreciation for the volunteer efforts often go unmentioned.
    Ken and I crossed to French Polynesia in May and we’ve been updating our blog regularly. We will write a Currents article on lessons learned from the crossing. Our plan is to stay a few years in FP.
    Enjoy the summer cruising season in BC!

  2. Hi Anne and Ken! So great to hear you are planning to write an article about lessons learned! Can’t wait to get it. 🙂 Also, if you have time, write a piece about life in French Polynesia – daily routines, places you visited, clutural differences, etc. I think the membership would love to hear the stories!

    I have been following your adventures and living vicariously through you!

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