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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 press 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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Thinking of sailing offshore ? 
But you would like to know what it's like out there before cracking the sheets ?
Have you thought of connecting with one of our BCA MENTORS.
These BCA volunteers freely offer their offshore wisdom.

Check out our BCA MENTOR program HERE

Members' Cruising Blogs

With the kind help of a few BCA volunteers
we've put together this new page on the site.

A collection of our members' cruising blogs

Come have a look and share their sailing experiences


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Latest News

14/10/2014 » 04/11/2014
Vancouver - Offshore Weather & Passage Planning - SOLD OUT

Victoria Club Night: Cruising New Zealand

01/11/2014 » 02/11/2014
Vancouver - Psychology of Voyaging

01/11/2014 » 02/11/2014
Victoria Weather Forecasting: Offshore SOLD OUT

Victoria Basic Weather Forecasting

2014 Thanksgiving Rendez-vous
organized by the BCA Calgary Chapter



October 11th to 14th 2014

 At Thetis Island Marina


Click here to access the photo album on Flickr.

BCA Victoria Chapter Education 


Weather forecasting Seminars

November 1st and 2nd



Forecasting and withstanding weather conditions are major aspects of cruising under sail and power, whether riding it out offshore, seeking safety in a protected anchorage, or avoiding being too close to a lee shore. 


This two day workshop begins with the fundamentals of weather and shows how weather satellites and technology have transformed forecasting to show cruisers the best way to combine their own observations with technology.