The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

BCA May Rendezvous

Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island

17 May 2024  to 20 May 2024 

Members $10 / Non-Members

Dani Tate-Stratton and Toryn Sundstrom

BCA invites all members and their boats to our annual May long weekend rendezvous, hosted by the Vancouver Island Chapter, this time at a new location: Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island.

Right now, the most important thing is to register with us at BCA prior to May 10 by clicking ‘register here’ on the website. Please ensure you do this, even if you have also contacted the marina (or are planning to anchor out). 

Moorage at Telegraph Harbour Marina is now waitlisted. If you would like to enquire about dock space at Telegraph Harbour, click here  and fill out the form for moorage, indicating ‘Bluewater Cruising Rendezvous’ in the ‘Rendezvous Name’ field. If space becomes available, they will contact boats on the waitlist in the order that they join.

Anchoring is available in Clam Bay, Preedy Harbour, or (with limited space) Telegraph Harbour itself. There is a dinghy dock at the marina. Other area marinas may have moorage available.

Dates: May 17/18 to 20th. A tentative (and still evolving) schedule is below. Specific times will be confirmed on arrival. As always, all activities are optional, but we look forward to seeing everyone over the weekend! Further details about each event are in your email and on the website.

All weekend: Put a white dishcloth in your rigging if you are open to visitors.

All weekend (and leading up to the event): Build your entries for our Beach and Sea Debris Sculpture contest.

Friday May 17:

All day: Arrivals begin. Check in with Dani and Toryn at host boat Luja (the strange red lifeboat; we’re hard to miss!).

Late afternoon: BYO Appie-Hour at the waterfront deck

Saturday May 18:

Arrivals and check-in continue

Afternoon: Cruisers Show and Tell

Afternoon: Treasures from the Bilge Swap and Shop

Early Evening: Potluck dinner in the pavilion

Saturday evening: Open mic night

Sunday May 19:

Morning: Continental breakfast provided by BCA.

Mid-morning: Microscopy with Elaine.

Mid-afternoon: Volunteer opportunities in partnership with the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy

Late afternoon: ‘Dip Luck’ appie hour; and judging for our Beach and Sea Debris Sculpture contest

Dinner: On your own, OR optional Indian dinner catered by a local restaurant (pre-registration required)

Evening: Still to be confirmed, the marina is aiming to have a band for all those at the marina to enjoy this evening

Monday May 20:

Morning: Continental breakfast provided by BCA

Departure home or on to further cruising.

Cost: $10 per person attending

Please remember to bring all your own plates, cutlery, cups, etc. to all food-related events. In an effort to be as environmentally-friendly as possible, reusable dishes are encouraged. Due to limited space and resources on the Island, we appreciate your help in removing all your own garbage via your vessel. Please also consider emptying your holding tanks and filling your water tanks prior to arrival so that we can do our best to limit our impact on Thetis Island this weekend.

Please register by May 10, and let us know if you have any questions.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here


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