Mark Bay (Newcastle Island) and Salish Sea
27 Jul 2019 to 01 Aug 2019
Members $10 / Non-Members $10
Heather Marshall and Peter McMartin
Mark your calendar! Time to cast off the bowlines and and sign up for the annual Peterson Cup Cruising Rally (PCCR) which takes place this summer from Saturday, July 27 to Thursday, August 1.
All BCA members are invited to this unique and fun sailing event in memory of Past Commodore, Lex Peterson, whose legacy is “do it and get out there, BCA sailors, while you still can!” For those who are unsure what this annual cruising rally is all about, here it is:
- First and foremost, a cruising rally for those who are looking for some great local sailing and fun this summer
- Voyage-friendly for anyone of any gender; sailors, single-handers, female skippers, power boaters, and everyone in-between, be they old, young, with or without kids, Dreamers, Doers and Doners!
- All about fostering seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in “inshore” cruising
- A reflection of BCA’s values: Community, Sharing, Adventure, Inspiration
More information about the history of the PCCR can be found in this Currents article published in 2018.
Where and When
Once again, the waters, islands, nooks and crannies of the Salish Sea will be the backdrop (playground) for this year’s rally.
Heather Marshall (Mischief) and Peter McMartin (Cookie Cutter), both previous winners of the Peterson Cup, are co-coordinating the Peterson Cup fleet which will gather as per tradition in Mark Bay, off Protection Island, Nanaimo, on Saturday, July 27. The Dinghy Dock Pub on Protection Island will be the first official meeting place, at 1600h, and the Fleet will then set sail on Sunday morning.
The rally officially ends on Thursday, August 1 – just in time for everyone to head to Port Browning on Friday for the start of the annual BC Day weekend rendezvous. The coveted Peterson Cup will be awarded to the rally winner at the Rendezvous.
How to Register
Please confirm your intent to participate by registering in advance of the rally; payment of $10 per person is due at the start of the rally. If you need more info, contact Heather Marshall and/or Peter McMartin.