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Vancouver Chapter

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 …

Vancouver Fleet Report: October 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The second meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2020 was held at 1900h on Tuesday, September 24 in the Caberfeigh room at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Twenty two people were there representing the twenty boats now registered. The meeting started with the usual show and tell program where we …

Vancouver Fleet Report: September 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The first meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2020 was held at 1900h on Tuesday, September 24 in the Caberfeigh room at the Scottish Cultural Centre. Seventeen boats were registered and there were approximately thirty people in attendance. These included doers temporarily back from offshore, Gary Peacock of Sea …

Tom Hoskin Celebration of Life

Rosario Passos

The family of Tom Hoskin would like to thank all those members of the BCA Vancouver Chapter who took the time to celebrate Tom’s life with his family on Tuesday, August 20. Zeke, Dorothy, Gordon and Robert Hoskin were delighted to hear all the stories and anecdotes about Tom, …

Vancouver Chapter's Yanmar Needs a New Home

Janet and Martin McKeown

The Vancouver Chapter’s Yanmar 30 engine, used for the education courses, is in need of a new home/garage. As many of you know, diesel mechanic David West offers incredibly informative and practical diesel engine courses for BCA members. The advanced course is hands on using the Chapter’s Yanmar 30, …

Fleets of Bluewater Cruising Association

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

In September of every year, a number of members of BCA get together to form the Fleets – one on Vancouver Island, one in Calgary and one on the Lower Mainland. These are people who are planning to leave for offshore in the following year or soon thereafter. They …

In Memoriam - Tom Hoskin

Rosario Passos

Tom Hoskin had impeccable attendance at the Vancouver Fleet meetings, and some of you, past and current Vancouver fleet members, may remember him helping with the set up and sharing his knowledge about racing, his memories from being a park warden in the Broken Island group and his stories …

Vancouver Fleet Report: May 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The May meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2019 was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on May 28. The program featured Anders Lonnqvist and Elizabeth Angst drawing from their vast experience delivering yachts across oceans and along rivers in all weathers to tell about common problems that cruisers …

Vancouver Fleet Report: April 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The April meeting of the Vancouver Fleet of 2019 was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on April 30. The topic for the evening was “Medical Preparation & Common Illnesses for Offshore Adventures” presented by doctors and Fleet members, Martin and Janet McKeown. Janet and Martin started their presentation …

Vancouver Fleet Report: March 2019

Cameron and Marianne McLean, Vancouver Fleet Coordinators

The March meeting of the BCA Vancouver Fleet of 2019 was held at the Scottish Cultural Centre on March 26th. The presentation was on Marine Electrical Design with Jeff Cote. Among the items he covered were: un-switched distribution switches, the proper use of starter and house batteries, alternator charge …