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Vancouver Island Cruising Experience (VICE) 2021

Jennifer Handley

Departure Point - Ucluelet

11 Aug 2021   

Members Free / Non-Members N/A

Ken Buckley, VICE 2021 Coordinator

VICE 2021 is is confirmed to meet in Ucluelet on August 11, assuming no COVID-related Public Health restrictions are in place.  The plan is to sail to an offshore point approximately two days out into the Pacific and back in an effort to experience a proper taste of going offshore. The specific destination (GPS coordinates) will be finalized closer to the date, depending on weather forecast.

VICE is a multi-day shakedown cruise for BCA members in good standing that gives participants a chance to test their boat and themselves – cooking, eating, sleeping, using offshore systems, communicating and keeping watch at sea – the skills needed when offshore. VICE also provides an opportunity to practice manoeuvres like heaving to and deploying a drogue or storm anchor – best practiced before Mother Nature puts you to the test!

If you are interesting in learning more about VICE, reading past reports from cruisers who have tried it out, or want to sign up or put your name down as crew, please join the VICE Group (you will be prompted to log into the BCA website to view the VICE page).

To complete your registration for VICE 2021:

For additional information, please contact this year’s coordinator, Ken Buckley.

For More Information and to Register – Click Here


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