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:
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.
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!
We would like to thank the sponsors who have generously supported our event with fantastic prize donations:
- Stem to Stern
- Granville Island Boat Yard
- Specialty Yachts
- Ocean Rigging & Hydraulics
- Skookum Yacht Services
As well as:
- Evolution Sails
- Hub Insurance
- Martin Marine
- Ocean Forest Voyaging
- Pacific Yacht Systems
- Pacific Yachting Magazine
- Protech Yacht Services
- Dionne and Steve Tremblay
- West Marine Vancouver
- Whistler Brewing Co.
- Steve White Rigging
- Wright Mariner Supply
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.