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BCA Club Nights Go Virtual - Fall 2020 Schedule

Dani Tate-Stratton

We hope all BCA members have had a fabulous summer staying safe and healthy close to home (or wherever they may be aboard their boats), and perhaps getting out for a few short cruises as well! While the weather is still wonderful, it’s time to admit that fall is …

2020 Member Directory Coming to Your Mailbox!

Jennifer Handley

This week the 2020 edition of the Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) Member Directory has been arriving in the mailboxes of members in good standing from Vancouver Island to Calgary to Ontario and beyond – have you received yours?  If not, please email BCA’s Administrator, Vimmy Dhillon, to ensure your …

A Message from BCA Commodore David Mitchell

In support of our government’s solid tactics in combating the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in consultation with the Board of Directors, which includes all Chapter Vice Commodores, I have directed that Bluewater Cruising Association will cancel all face-to-face activities. This includes Club Nights, Education, Fleet, Watchkeeper’s meetings, …

Women's Day: 2020 Vancouver Boat Show

Rosario Passos

Join Pacific Yachting Systems at Women’s Day at the 2020 Vancouver Boat Show! Pacific Yachting Systems is once again presenting Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show. This is a conference designed specifically for women who boat (or want to!) and organized by a group of women volunteers …

Update re 2019 BCA Annual General Meeting

Jennifer Handley

As announced in November, Bluewater Cruising Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 1930h on Wednesday, December 11 2019 at the Scottish Cultural Centre (8886 Hudson St, Vancouver BC). In preparation for the AGM, the following documents are available for BCA members in good standing to review at …

Notice of BCA Annual General Meeting - December 11, 2019

Jennifer Handley

Notice is hereby given to all BCA members: Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 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 2019 YE Financial Statements (BCA’s fiscal …

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 …