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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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Notice is hereby given to all BCA members:

Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Time: 1930h

Place:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC

The business of the AGM will include a review of year-end 2016 Financial Statements and operations reports, as well as interim Financial Reports for 2017.  There will also be elections of the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Members interested in any of these positions are invited to submit their names to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Past Commodore Jennifer Handley.  You can see the current Board of Directors and learn about the responsibilities of officers in the BCA’s Bylaws and Constitution, Part 7 – Duties of Officers.

In addition, the Calgary Chapter,  Vancouver Island Chapter and Vancouver Chapter will each respectively present a candidate for election to the office of Chapter Vice Commodore for their chapter.

Voting may be done in person or by proxy.  Members who did not receive a Proxy form at their local November Club Night will have the opportunity to submit a Proxy by email to admin@bluewatercruising.org or by mail to the BCA Admin at the address below.

The AGM will be followed by the Vancouver Chapter's Awards Ceremony recognizing members’ cruising achievements and service to BCA, and a potluck Christmas party (see online calendar for details re what to bring).

BCA’s Board of Directors looks forward to hosting the evening;  please show your commitment to the association by making every effort to attend and/or register your vote.  If you have any questions about the AGM, please contact Leslie Hansen, BCA Commodore.

If you are not planning to attend you can provide your vice commodore with your proxy.  Download the form here: Email_Proxy_2017_-_Fillable_.pdf

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2017-12-19
VI South Club Night - Christmas Social and BCA Awards Presentation

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Vancouver Club Night: Florida to Puerto Vallarta: The Ongoing Adventures Aboard J’SEA

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2018-01-16
VI SOUTH JANUARY CLUB NIGHT - Cruising SE Asia: Sailing the Tropical Never-Never Land

2018-01-17 » 2018-01-21
Vancouver International Boat Show

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OCA 2018 - Slow Boat to Greece

2018-01-27
Vancouver - 2018 - Emergencies On Board

2018-01-28
Vancouver 2018 - Maneuvering in Tight Quarters

2018-02-09
OCA 2018 - The “Accidental Circumnavigation”

2018-02-17
VI Victoria 2018 - Icom M802: Starting From Scratch

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2018-03-10
VI Mid-Island 2018 - Basic Marine Radar

2018-03-14
Vancouver Club Night - Solomon Islands - The Undiscovered Paradise!

2018-03-23
Vancouver - 2018 - Nigel Calder on Marine Electrical

2018-03-23
Vancouver 2018 - Nigel Calder - Lessons Learned