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VI South Virtual Club Night - Cruising to Haida Gwaii

Online Zoom

19 Jan 2021 1900h - 2130h PST  

Members $0 / Non-Members $0

Peter McMartin

Rita and Vaughan Balaam went on a two month trip along the BC central coast to Haida Gwaii in 2019.  They spent twenty days exploring Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of 150 rocky islands, aboard their lovely Rhodes 48 ketch Baraka Bashad.  Nicknamed Canada’s Galapagos for the diverse plant and animal life, the islands boast some of the world’s richest heritage treasures with more than 500 archeological sites.  They also spent many days on the Central Coast with visits to Butedale, Shearwater and Ocean Falls.

Experienced cruisers, Rita and Vaughan have prepared a photo diary of their trip, sure to engage and delight BCA members who are either planning to visit the area in the future, are looking to reminisce on their own past journeys, or are simply interested in this beautiful and fascinating region of BC.

All BCA members are invited to join us at this, VI South’s first virtual club night of the year. BCA VI members will receive Zoom link via email in the days leading up to the event, and BCA members from other chapters are invited to contact Dani for the link.


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  1. Avatar Ilan Friedenbach says:

    That’s will be awesome!
    How do we participate in this ZOOM meeting?

  2. Avatar David Franz says:

    Looking forward to the presentation as we are planning to sail there in the near future.

  3. Avatar Janet Lapaire says:

    Is it possible for the call to be recorded and downloadable later for those of us on limited internet in French Polynesia? We have our fingers crossed that we can visit Haida Gwaii when we sail to BC later this year.

  4. Avatar Dani says:

    I’m having trouble direct-replying to comments, but hopefully those who have commented below will see this. For the link, please email me (Dani) at vicommunications (at) bluewatercruising (dot) org. The link is live if you click my name in the last line as well. VI members will receive a day-of reminder next week as well.

    In terms of recording, the Board’s current policy is not to record presentations but we are hearing a desire for that option and certainly empathize with wifi and time zone challenges while cruising. I know it’s regularly discussed and some thought is certainly being given to being able to offer this in the future. Apologies we can’t do it this time but hope you are are able to cruise there in the future!