The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

August Rendezvous: Dreaming of the Med

Rosario Passos

Counting Stars
Whitby 42 Ketch
July 15th, 2015

The BCA August Rendezvous is just around the corner. This year, the theme for this fun get together is the Mediterranean, and the venue is Newscastle Island Marine Provincial Park. We have reserved a group campsite in the park, so feel free to bring a tent and camp for the night… Space on the dock is limited and is first come, first serve. You can look up the prices on the website. There are many mooring balls in the harbour (prices on the website as well) and of course, you can also anchor.

BCA is generously providing roast beef for the Sunday dinner, so all you have to contribute is Mediterranean style appies, side dishes and desserts for the potluck.

As usual, there are lots of fun activities planned, so we hope to see many of you there. Also, if you wanna come to the rendezvous but have no boat, or have a boat and are willing to host visitors, send Denis a note and he will help you make arrangements.

Details for the Weekend

What: Dreaming of the Med August Rendezvous (Celebrating the Mediterranean Sea and the countries around it)
When: August 1, 2 and 3, 2015
Where: Newcastle Island Provincial Park
Registration: host boat Orca III  upon arrival
RSVP: Please RSVP to this event on the BCA website by July 25 so that we can plan to have enough roast beef for dinner on Sunday

Schedule of events

The planning committee has a few fun events up their sleeve, but we promise there will be plenty of time for boat visits, so be sure to have a tea-towel to hang from a spreader. In any case, here is what is planned so far:

Saturday evening:

Appie Hour in the Park (bring an appie and BYOB – responsible drinking is permitted in the group campsite reserved for BCA) Bring your musical instruments for the much awaited for BCA Jammin Session!

Sunday all day:

Morning – Breakfast in the Park (bring your own coffee and mug) followed by a group activity
Lunch – Floating lunch in Nanaimo Harbour (Bring finger food to be shared across dinghies)
Afternoon – Boat visits and activities
Evening – Potluck dinner: BCA provides the roast beef. Please bring your favourite Mediterranean side dish and appetizer or dessert. Don’t forget to wear your best Mediterranean attire! and… bring your musical instruments to participate in a surprise musical event.

Monday morning:

Breakfast in the Park and check-out.
Please bring your own plates, cutlery and glasses/cups to all events.
Prizes will be given at each event!

Thank you!

We would like to thank the sponsors who have generously supported our event with fantastic prize donations:

As well as:

And we would also like to thank the organising committee for all the work they have done, the great food and drinks at the meetings and overall, the great fun we all had coming up with crazy ideas. Thank you Nancy and Stephen Carlman, Denis Heinrichs, Dionne and Steve Tremblay. You are truly the best!

Hope to see many of you there, and please don’t forget to RSVP.


  1. Bill Bourlet says:

    I am interested in coming to this weekends Rendezvous in Nanaimo harbour.

    However as of today I have no crew.
    Is there anyone who would like to come with me?

    My boat is a Catalina 320 sail boat so a 32 foot boat.

    If no crew I may well just come on my own.
    I did attend MIST.
    Mid Island Sailing training. in Nanaimo harbour back in the spring.

    Bill Bourlet.

    1. Rosario says:

      Hi Bill,
      Denis has passed on your number to someone who was looking to crew. Hope to see you at the rendezvous this weekend.

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