The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

September: Back to School, Work, and BCA!

Donna Sassaman, Directory Coordinator

Spencer 44 Sloop
August 21st, 2018

September always seems more like the beginning of a new year than January, with summer holidays over, students back to school, and workers returning to jobs. September is also the start of a new season of BCA programs and activities!

Because Bluewater Cruising Association is a volunteer-led organization, members are needed to help organize club nights, courses, on-the-water events, etc.; publish Currents; coordinate the annual directory; serve on the Board of Directors; and a myriad of other projects and tasks. BCA needs you!

Right now, the Vancouver Watch seeks two capable and enthusiastic members to serve as Education and Speakers Watchkeepers. The much-appreciated, outgoing Watchkeepers, Shannon Rae (Education) and Stefanie Schulz (Speakers), will be available to train the new Watchkeepers and the Vancouver Watch, under the leadership of Vancouver Chapter Vice Commodore, Stephen Carlman, will be available to support and advise as needed.

In a nutshell, the purposes of, and skill sets needed for, the two positions are:


Purpose: To identify, develop, and coordinate the delivery of annual educational programming for the Chapter.

Knowledge / Skills Required for the Position:

  • General knowledge of skills and experience required for safe boating and offshore preparation.
  • Ability to liaise and collaborate with sailing community to identify and contract with experts and knowledgeable people to create and deliver educational courses.
  • Project management skills an asset.
  • Familiarity with Internet, Word, Email, Excel and understanding how to conduct database searches an asset.
  • Incumbent will be trained on how to use BCA’s Calendar & Events on the website.


Purpose: To organize interesting and applicable presentations for the Chapter’s Club nights.

Knowledge / Skills Required for the Position:

  • Knowledge of cruising BCA members and others who may be available as presenters.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Feeling comfortable speaking in front of groups an asset.

For complete job descriptions and to volunteer for one of these exciting and important positions, please contact Donna Sassaman, BCA’s Volunteer Coordinator, at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

Wishing you a happy 2018 – 2019 BCA ‘new year’!




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