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Bluewater Cruising Association
8886 Hudson St., Vancouver BC V6P 4N2
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Since the Association's formation in 1978, Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) has supported offshore mariners and aspiring cruisers. BCA now numbers approx 900 members from all over the world, representing 450 boats.

BCA holds club meetings in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria and Nanaimo. Club nights feature presentations by speakers who have cruised or are currently cruising offshore. These presentations give members the opportunity to gain valuable tips on cruising offshore, share information and opinions and keep their cruising dreams alive.

Members who plan to head offshore in the next year or two may opt to join Fleet. Fleet meetings provide information on offshore preparation, such as provisioning, emergency first aid, exercise at sea, fibreglass repair, safety and navigational equipment, sail and rigging repairs and many other topics. BCA Fleets become close communities and often members rendezvous in exotic anchorages around the globe.

BCA hosts on-the-water Rendezvous and informal gatherings throughout the year at various locations in British Columbia's Gulf Islands. The Peterson Cup Race Week culminates in the August Rendezvous, which traditionally is when the current Fleet is wished a heartfelt bon voyage.

Membership includes the Association's online magazine, Currents, the annual Membership Directory and access to members' pages in this web site.

Read what Pacfic Yachting Magazine has to say about BCA (August 2008) celebrating their 30th Anniversary. If you are not already a member of Bluewater Cruising Association, we invite you to join. Welcome aboard!

Past Commodores:

Sam Sydneysmith 1978-1981
Murray Napier 1981-1983
Peter Padwick (deceased) 1983-1985
Blake Williams 1985-1987
John Dilworth 1987-1989
Alix Day 1989-1991
Russ Hughes 1992-1993
Peter Doherty (deceased) 1993-1996
Gordon Mullin 1996-1998
Malcolm Wilkinson 1998-1999
Tom Brown 2000
Perry Boeker 2001-2002
Lex Peterson (deceased) 2003-2004
Guylain Roy-Machabee 2004-2006
Don Brown 2007-2008
Glenora Doherty 2009-2010
Boudewijn Neijens 2011-2013
Jennifer Handley 2014-2016

Fostering seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in offshore cruising.

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Calendar

24/02/2017
OCA 2017 - The South Pacific

25/02/2017
Vancouver - SOLD OUT 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

11/03/2017
Vancouver - Basic Marine Electrical

16/03/2017
BCA Mid-Island Presentation March 16 - The Turkish Coast

18/03/2017
BCA Mid-Island - SSB HF Marine Radio & Pactor Modem -Theory, Install, & Troubleshooting for Offshore

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

08/04/2017
WOW - Women on Water 2017