The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Vancouver Hybrid Club Night - Six Years at Sea as a Family of Four (Part II)

Heather Marshall

Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver

10 Apr 2024 1900h - 2130h  

Members $5 / Non-Members $10

Darryl and Janet Lapaire will share the second part of their incredible, multi-year journey from Europe to Victoria – with two kids.

In this presentation, they’ll continue speaking about their amazing journey from Europe, with this presentation specifically discussing the Mediterranean and their Atlantic crossing and arrival in Barbados. They’ll share stories and photos from their travels and will leave time for questions from those who might be interested in more details or specifics.

As for the Lapaires, they are a family of four who sold it all to go cruising. They spent six years between July 2015 and November 2022 sailing from the Eastern Med to the Caribbean, through Panama and then on to the South Pacific.

They were caught out by COVID in French Polynesia and stayed there for 2 years before deciding to head north back to Canada via Alaska. They now call Victoria home and still live aboard their boat, spending winters in Victoria Harbour and summers at anchor.

They are actively planning their next adventure, looking forward to heading south to Mexico and onwards from there.

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


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