Bluewater Cruising Association
Mailing Address: 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver BC V6P 4N2
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 is a vibrant and active organization, holding monthly 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 (BURPs - Bluewater Unofficial Rendezvous Places) 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 the time 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 the 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!
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 1991-1993
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 2012-2013
Fostering seamanship and friendship for people with
an active interest in offshore cruising.