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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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Thank you to all the generous sponsors who supported the 2017 August Rendezvous at Newcastele Island with a wide array of door prizes:

 

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Calendar

2017-09-19
VI South Club Night - Slow Boat to Greece: A Family Escapade in the Med

2017-09-21
BCA Mid-Island Presentation September 21 - ALASKA & BACK: Exploring the Pacific Coast

2017-10-07 » 2017-10-09
BCA Thanksgiving Rendezvous - Thetis Island - RSVP Now!

2017-10-11
Vancouver Club Night: The West Coast of Vancouver Island

2017-10-14 » 2017-10-15
Vancouver 2017 - Psychology of Voyaging

2017-10-14
VI Victoria 2017 - Fibreglass and Epoxy Repairs and Maintenance

2017-10-17
VI South Club Night - Chantey V Returns Home - El Salvador to Victoria...via Hawaii

2017-10-18
VI Victoria 2017 - Sails: Surveillance, Maintenance and Repairs

2017-10-21
Vancouver 2017: Understanding, Installing and Operating HF Marine Radio Transceivers

2017-10-22
Vancouver 2017: SCS Pactor modem installation and operation

2017-10-28
Vancouver 2017 Basic Marine Radar with Kevin Monohan

2017-10-29
Vancouver 2017 Weather Strategies for the Inside Passage

2017-11-04
Vancouver 2017 - Basic Diesel Engines

2017-11-05
Vancouver 2017 - Intermediate Diesel w/David West

2017-11-15 » 2017-12-09
VI Victoria 2017 - Basic Ham Radio