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Congratulations, Jordan and Judy!

Jennifer Handley

BCA congratulates Jordan and Judy Mills, Sea Turtle IV, and crew member, Chanty, on successfully crossing their outbound tracks in late April, thus becoming BCA’s newest circumnavigators. Nearly 10 years and 50,000nm after their departure from BC in Sept 2009, they deserve our congratulations! Watch for details re their …

BCA 2019 Member Directory has Arrived!

During the past few weeks, the 2019 edition of the Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) Member Directory arrived in the mailboxes of members in good standing from Vancouver Island to Calgary and beyond – have you received yours?  If not, please email BCA’s Administrator, Vimmy Dhillon, to ensure your membership …

Request for Expressions of Interest - Japan Rendezvous 2020

Jennifer Handley

The BCA Japan Rendezvous (May 10 – 24, 2020), coordinated and hosted Kirk Patterson, gives participants an opportunity to spend 15 days sampling the wonders of Japan, on sea and on land.  Eleven of those days will be spent exploring the Seto Inland Sea aboard a chartered yacht. Kirk …

Massive Marine Garage Sale April 13 2019

Dani Tate-Stratton

Do you have whosits, whatsits, and “things that might be helpful later” taking over your boat? Does your basement look a bit too much like a chandlery? The Maritime Museum of British Columbia is hosting the 16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale on Saturday, April 13, and it’s the …

Introducing BCA's New Board of Directors

Jennifer Handley

Congratulations to BCA’s Board of Directors who were elected at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018! Responsible for “steering the BCA ship” in 2019 are: Commodore – Leslie Hansen Vice Commodore – Vacant Treasurer – Don Brown Secretary – Astrid Weiss Calgary Chapter Vice Commodore – …

Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting - December 12, 2018

Jennifer Handley

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Time: 1930h (doors open at 1900h) Location:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC The business of the AGM will include a review of 2017 and 2018 YE Financial Statements …

Women's Day: 2019 Vancouver Boat Show

Rosario Passos

Pacific Yachting Systems is once again presenting Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.  The keynote speaker is Susan Pickrell, who will be speaking about her career with the Coast Guard and building confidence on the water. Plan to attend the Vancouver International Boat Show on Saturday, February 9, …

Currents Cover: Photo Contest

Rosario Passos

The Currents Cover Photo Contest is back! Our monthly “PDF” publication needs the best photos of your boats to grace its covers for the next 12 months!  Since the Currents Cover photo contests have been so popular, we thought this should become an annual event! So, here’s the scoop: …

2018 Northwest Passage Hall of Fame

The Vancouver Maritime Museum, a world leading maritime museum and a centre for dialogue, education and maritime heritage research, is pleased to announce that it is accepting open nominations for this year’s Northwest Passage Hall of Fame. Launched in 2017, the Northwest Passage Hall of Fame (NWPHOF) Awards celebrate …

Swiftharbour App for Visitor Moorage

Melissa “Missy” Gervais

Looking for visitor moorage?  There’s an App for that. April is always a good time to start planning your summer boating and there is a new app that makes booking visitor moorage easier than ever.  Swift Harbour, from Yachting’s Best Media, allows you to save your boat information in …