The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Hybrid Club Night - Crossing Oceans for Marine Conservation

Heather Marshall

Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver

08 May 2024 1900h - 2130h  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

Lauren Shea, a marine biologist, sailor, and scuba diving instructor, recently added ‘ocean rower’ to her title. As part of the team Salty Science, consisting of four women marine scientists, she embarked on an unsupported rowing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean in December 2023, to raise funds for marine conservation. After enduring 38 challenging days at sea on a 28-ft ocean rowing boat, her team celebrated a hard-earned victory, placing first in the Women’s class of the World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic 2023 race and raising $267,000 for marine conservation initiatives.

Prior to her rowing expedition, Lauren’s maritime adventures spanned the globe. She sailed across the Atlantic twice, transited the Panama Canal, and crossed the Pacific Ocean as chief mate aboard a 112-ft schooner. Subsequently, she assumed the roles of skipper and expedition manager for sailing expeditions in the high Arctic (Norway and Svalbard Archipelago). All up she has sailed over 40,000 nautical miles and spent more than 200 days at sea.

Currently, she is finishing her Master’s degree at the University of British Columbia in fisheries management and marine policy. She is passionate about interdisciplinary research and believes that a more holistic approach to research, stewardship, and policy is necessary to tackle the most pressing environmental challenges.

Note: Payment is now required for virtual attendance via Zoom – see below


Hybrid Meeting Format

In-Person Attendees:

  • Doors open at 7:00 and meeting starts at 7:30pm
  • Cost: $5/Members, $10/Non-Members

Virtual Attendees: 

  • Click here to register for and purchase your virtual meeting ticket and receive the Zoom meeting invitation.
  • Please note that you must be signed in to the BCA website to get the member price.
  • Cost: Members – $5.00 per connected device; Non-Members, $10 per connected device.

Note: Due to the minimal cost of virtual tickets, and an equal or greater cost to BCA when issuing refunds, no refunds will be issued unless the Vancouver Chapter is unable to deliver the Club Night via Zoom.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here


  1. Ann Lange says:

    That sounds so interesting. Any chance this will be recorded or online afterwards. I will be in transit to Australia by plane when this occurs.

    1. Heather Marshall says:

      Hi Ann, I’m very sorry, but BCA has not been recording our presentations.

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