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Mid-Island Sail Training (MIST) 2018

The Bluewater Cruising Association’s Vancouver Island Chapter is proud to host the fifth annual Mid-Island Sail Training (MIST) on-the-water event in Nanaimo, May 11-13, 2018.

MIST is dedicated to the development of traditional sailing skills by practice in the “great water laboratory” at our doorstep, rather than by theory in a classroom setting. MIST  is a weekend of camaraderie and fun with the goal of making us better sailors in a more basic, practical sense. This is an excellent hands-on training experience on its own; it is also a good excuse to get out and use the boat early in the season!  All Fleet members are encouraged to attend; non-Fleet members who are BCA members in good standing are also welcome.

The main theme this year will be wind vane steering, anchoring in extreme situations and open ocean safety i.e. jack lines and tethers, lee cloths and sea berths, hand holds.

It is hoped that participants will arrive at the docks at Newcastle Island with their boats, although in the past we have had “boatless” people who have managed to book berths on other’s boats and have a great time.

Assuming most boats will arrive on Friday, attendees are invited to an informal happy hour at 1700h on Protection Island (Grace and Rob Dodge, hosts).  Please bring a contribution to the evening social.  Dinner on Saturday will be a potluck, also hosted by Rob and Grace.

Course Outline and Registration Information

For the course outline and additional information click here [1].

Please note that MIST is limited to 22 people.
Advance registration is mandatory – please email or phone Rob [2].
Cost per participant is $10 (possibly less), payable upon arrival.