The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

Going Offshore in 2024? Don't Forget to Apply for Your Leaver Package

Jennifer Handley

February 26th, 2024

Not only are Vancouver Fleet members 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 2024.  This package is a farewell presentation from BCA given to all members in good standing who are leaving for offshore, no matter where they plan to leave from.  Please note that leavers do not have to be a member of a Fleet Group in order to apply.

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

  • Boat name
  • Skipper and crew names
  • Call signs
  • MMSI
  • Leaving date
  • Date/location for presentation, ie May Rendezvous, August Rendezvous, June BBQ, Club Night
  • Offshore/cruising email address

Deadline for the leaver package application is April 30, 2024, but the committee would prefer to receive your application sooner rather than later.  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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