Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, BC
17 Feb 2015 1900h - 2200h
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Join BCA members, Tricia and Jim Bowen, as they share photos, videos, and adventure stories of their first trip south. Follow them aboard their Kelly-Peterson 46, Falcon VII, as they harbour-hop their way down the rugged west coast of the US and Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, and then head up into the spectacular Sea of Cortez. Their cruising philosophy is to go slowly and meet as many locals and fellow cruisers as possible. They’ll highlight their time spent in many wonderful towns and villages as well as in the plentiful and beautiful West Coast and Baja anchorages.
Tricia’s articles have been published in Pacific Yachting, Currents, the Times Colonist, and numerous newsletters. Jim’s racing experience led to the position of helmsman on the HMCS Oriole in the Vic-Maui Yacht Race. They have cruised together for the past 25 years, during which time they have circumnavigated Vancouver Island twice, cruised to SE Alaska three times, and enjoyed countless summer trips up and down BC’s west coast. They have lived aboard Falcon VII for the last several years and, now retired, they gladly suffer horizon fever where they are currently seeking a cure while cruising in Mexico.