The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Going Offshore in 2023? Apply Now for Your BCA Offshore Package

Don Hutchison

J/130 by J/Boats (Tillotson Pearson)
February 28th, 2023

Not only are members of the Calgary, Vancouver Island and Vancouver Fleets busy preparing themselves and their boats for offshore, but a small committee within that group is researching, sourcing, and assembling “Offshore” packages for BCA members who plan to cast off their lines in 2023.

This package is a farewell presentation from BCA given to all members in good standing who are leaving for the first time offshore whether or not they are a member of the Calgary, Vancouver or Vancouver Island Fleets.

If you are heading south or departing for offshore from a foreign port this year and have not yet “applied” for your package, please email Vancouver Fleet Watchkeeper Cameron McLean and provide him with the following details about your plans:

  • Boat Name
  • Skipper and Crew Names
  • Radio Call Signs
  • Departure Date
  • Date/Venue for Presentation, such as May Rendezvous, June BBQs, August Rendezvous, Club Night  (Note: Formal presentation required.)
  • Offshore email address (not Winlink or SailMail)
  • MMSI Number

Deadline for the offshore package application is April 30, 2023, but the committee would prefer to receive your application sooner rather than later.  Please note that requests received after April 30 are not guaranteed a package.

Congratulations to all BCA members who are counting down the days to their departure!  May fair winds and following seas be yours; and please stay in touch with your BCA friends.


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