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Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting and Awards Recognition (December 8, 2022)

Jennifer Handley

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date:  Thursday, December 8, 2022 Time:  Meeting will open at 19:00 PST (20:00 MST); AGM to commence at 19:30 PST (20:30 MST) Place:  Virtual meeting via Zoom (details to follow) Attendance: Please register in …

2022 BCA Strategic Plan: Opportunity for Member Input

Leslie Hansen

Are you a BCA member?  Are you interested in BCA’s future?  If so, please read on! In November 2022, a group of BCA directors and watchkeepers will come together to look at what the coming years may bring and to update BCA’s Strategic Plan. In preparation for this planning …

Last Call for BCA Cruising, Perpetual and Service Awards Nominations (2022)

Jennifer Handley

Since 1978, the Bluewater Cruising Association has recognized its members’ achievements at annual awards ceremonies that take place in December in each Chapter.  These celebratory occasions inspire the “dreamers” among us, encourage the “do-ers”, and remind the “doners” of their own bluewater experiences. Detailed information about BCA’s many sailing …

BCA Hiring a Part-Time Administrator

Jennifer Handley

Looking for an interesting and rewarding part-time paid position? BCA is looking for an Administrator to assist with managing membership queries and business matters.  If you are a quick learner who can keep things organized and you like to help people solve problems, this may be for you. This …

BCA Burgees Available Now for your Summer Cruising

Jennifer Handley

Summer is finally here and it is high time to get out onto the water, if you haven’t already done so.  And when you do, what is the state of your BCA burgee? Is it brand spanking new, never been flown? Is it looking pretty good, excitedly awaiting the …

Update re BCA Name Tags

Leslie Hansen

Ahoy, BCA Members!  The Board of Directors has reviewed the cost of the BCA name tag and a slight adjustment needs to be made to account for the current cost of production and taxes.  The cost of each name tag will increase from $10 to $12 effective September 1, …

Extra 2022 BCA Member Directories Now Available for Sale

Jennifer Handley

All BCA members in good standing will have received their annual Member Directory at the beginning of May, but if you have ever wished you had an extra copy to keep on your boat or at home, now is your chance! A limited supply of Directories is now available …

Applications for BCA Offshore Packages Due

Jennifer Handley

Not only are members of the Vancouver Fleet busy preparing themselves and their boats for offshore, but a small committee within that group is researching, sourcing and assembling “leaver” packages for BCA members who plan to cast off their lines in 2022.  This package is a farewell presentation from …

Diesel Engine Course @BCIT

Ian Cameron

The Vancouver Rowing Club’s (VRC) Yachting section is offering an intensive one day course on Marine Diesel & Outboard Maintenance on Sunday, April 10 at BCIT’s Annacis Island Campus in Delta, starting at 0930h. The workshop, taught by BCIT instructor Steve Jubb, will cover Diesel engine fundamentals, engine support …

In Memory of Lynn Greentree (s/v Dolphin Tales)

Debbie Greentree

After a courageous journey of riding and racing on the waves of life, from the highest peaks to the flattest and most calm waters, Lynn’s journey finally came to an end.  Lynn rejoins his parents and his three brothers. Lynn leaves behind his wife and best friend Debbie, children …