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Welcome to our Bluewater Cruising Community!


The mission of Bluewater Cruising Association is to foster seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in offshore cruising.  We achieve this by providing a forum for communication and information exchange among members through regular meetings, social events, courses and especially, the Association's widely acclaimed publication, "Currents".

Education is a cornerstone of the Association. We teach aspiring offshore sailors how to prepare themselves and their boats for sailing beyond protected coastal waters. Sail around Vancouver Island, to Mexico, to Bora Bora or around the world! We can help you realize your offshore sailing dreams with the appropriate marine courses, a focus group of sailors like you getting ready to go, an offshore trial voyage and guidance from experienced mentors.  To learn more, please click the blue Education button on the left side of the page.

BCA's membership is diverse and includes a wide range of experience: "Doners", who have returned home after completing an offshore passage; "Doers", who are still out there cruising; and "Dreamers", who are considering or actively planning an offshore adventure.


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WOW! SATURDAY, APRIL 8 2017

WOW! Boating Seminar for Women believes that women who enjoy cruising will be more confident, independent and safer through knowledge and learning. The intention for this special day is not to exclude men, but to create a safe and respectful learning environment for women boaters, both power and sail. WOW! offers a range of learning to address different levels of experience, from novice to more advanced boaters.
 
Based on the evaluations after WOW 2013, the classes are longer but the trade off is fewer topics than last time.  We are also offering a session in the new Camosun navigation simulation lab, also longer, on slow speed maneuvering for anchoring and docking.  We hope the hardest part of this day will be choosing your topics.
 
Lunch is included in the price for this event - $89 for BCA members and $99 for non-members - plus an additional $25 if you choose a class in the navigation simulation lab.
 
Click here for more details.

 


Seamanship at BCA: August Rendezvous

Click here to read all about it on Currents.

The Bluewater Cruising Association wishes to thank the following sponsors.

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Calendar

21/02/2017
VI South February Club Night - Alaska and Back: Exploring the Pacific Coast and its Treasures

24/02/2017
OCA 2017 - The South Pacific

25/02/2017
Vancouver - Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar

04/03/2017
Victoria - Basic Radar with Kevin Monahan

04/03/2017 » 05/03/2017
Vancouver - Marine Weather 3 w/Lee Chesneau

05/03/2017
Victoria - Weather Strategies for the BC Coast (Inside Passage)

07/03/2017
Calgary Club Night - Norm and Beth Cooper - Boat Preparation, Adventure Stories and Pearls of Wisdom

08/03/2017
Vancouver Club Night - "EXXPEDITION!"

10/03/2017
Gwaii Haanas Orientation - Vancouver

11/03/2017
Gwaii Haanas Orientation - Sidney

11/03/2017
Victoria - Understanding Tides and Currents with Kevin Monahan

21/03/2017
VI South March Club Night - The Turkish Coast

08/04/2017
WOW - Women on Water 2017

22/04/2017 » 13/05/2017
Victoria - Docking Strategies: How to Build Your Docking Skills

05/05/2017 » 07/05/2017
Mid Island Sail Training (M.I.S.T.)