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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 …

Expired Flares Disposal Opportunities

Rosario Passos

What can you do with your expired flares? Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, in cooperation with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers, are providing some opportunities for boaters to drop off their expired flares at no charge. March 26, 2022 – Vancouver Island (Victoria) Flares can be dropped off at …

Vancouver Fleet Report - February 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The February meeting of the Vancouver Fleet was held by Zoom on February 22. The program was Rigging presented by Ian Weedman who operates the iconic Brion Toss Yacht Rigging shop in Point Hudson Harbor, Port Townsend, Washington.   Ian has been rigging classic and contemporary sailboats for over …

Introducing BCA's 2022 Board of Directors

Jennifer Handley

BCA’s Board of the Directors and Their Responsibilities BCA’s Board of Directors (BOD) consists of the Commodore, Past Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer and three Chapter Vice Commodores: The Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected by the membership for a one year term at the Annual General …

Vancouver Fleet Report - January 2022

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The December meeting of the Vancouver Fleet, attended by ten people, was held over dinner at a restaurant in Stamps Landing . It was in the spirit of the Christmas Potluck suppers we used to have at the McLeans’ house.  New members Mary and Dave Kruger, Synchronicity, were welcomed …

Updating Your Personal Profile - A New Video Tutorial for BCA Members

Jennifer Handley

The Board of Directors and the BCA Directory coordination team are pleased to introduce the second in a series of succinct video tutorials designed to assist BCA members navigate the BCA website in order to keep their membership information accurate and up-to-date. Check out this brief video which shows …