The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

New Administrator Joins the BCA Ranks!

David Mitchell

Island Packet 40
November 8th, 2022

Happy fall, Bluewater Cruising Association shipmates!

Over the summer and into the early fall, BCA has been scouring through employment applications and conducting interviews for the position of our BCA Administrator. Many of the applications came directly from within the BCA membership, demonstrating the regard that our members feel for our great community. I thank all of you who took the interest and time to apply for this most valuable position.

I am so very happy to announce and welcome the new Bluewater Cruising Association Administrator, Amanda Lance. Amanda joins us with many talents and will serve the BCA well.

Amanda Lance is honoured to join our community as BCA’s administrator. She understands that BCA is an invaluable resource for fostering seamanship and friendship, and she is truly invested in our collective and individual success.

Before joining us, she had enjoyed nearly two decades in supply chain management as a project manager and trusted senior advisor in the public sector.

Her core values include:

  • Compassion – toward humans, animals, and the environment
  • Empowerment – encouraging all to live up to their potential and continually improve
  • Open-mindedness – always willing to learn more and seek to understand from others’ perspectives
  • Service – reliable, accountable, and engaged member of our community

Amanda has previously been a BCA member but is now taking a hiatus while she focuses on her animal massage and acupressure business. When she is not working with animals, you’ll find her exploring the Pacific Northwest on her Catalina 27, Innisfree, with her husband Derek and two Chow dogs: Baker and Shasta.

Amanda fully embraces BCA’s mission statement, vision, and core values. She declared that she is inspired by the dreams of our members, and how we all work together as a community to support each person’s unique ideas and individual pursuits. She respects the dedication that it takes to volunteer on the Board and watches, and how everyone comes together to share knowledge and help each other reach their goals. She has expressed admiration and deep gratitude for being a member of our community.

Please join me in thanking Amanda Lance for stepping up her involvement within our family and taking on the extremely important position of the Bluewater Cruising Association Administrator.


  1. Chris Stask says:

    Great to have you on board Amanda.
    All the best,
    Chris & Jacquie
    SV Inceptus

  2. Donna+Sassaman says:

    Wonderful news, David! Welcome aboard as Administrator, Amanda!

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