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Vancouver Island Chapter is a friendly and fun group of boaters, with activities centred in Victoria and Nanaimo. The Chapter promotes offshore and coastal cruising and encourages boaters to realize their dream to cruise in faraway places. It’s a group of like-minded boaters, who are keen to meet other boaters and learn about getting ready to live their dream.   

Club Nights enable members to meet, mingle and learn. They occur monthly and feature speakers who inform and entertain the audience with a variety of cruising topics: offshore and coastal cruising experiences, single-handed adventures, environmental awareness, etc.  The general public is welcome to attend.

Victoria:

·         Location: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria

·         Time: 7:00 pm Cash Bar; 7:30 pm Business Meeting; 8:00 pm Presentation

·         Date: Third Tuesday of the every month, September – June

·         Club Nights during June and December are social events and normally do not have a Presentation (limited to members only)

·         $5.00/member; $10.00/general public

·         Contact vispeakers@bluewatercruising.org to learn about Victoria’s next Club Night!

Nanaimo:

·         Location: Nanaimo Yacht Club, NE end of Townsite Road

·         Time: 7:00 pm

·         Date: Third Thursday of the every month, September – April

·         $5.00/member; $10.00/general public

·         Contact  bkshort@shaw.ca to learn about Nanaimo’s next Club Night

Check out upcoming Club Night presentations below.

The Vancouver Island Chapter also hosts an active Fleet and Weather Group Click Here and an extensive Education Program Click Here 

The Chapter proudly hosts BCA’s annual May long weekend Rendezvous, an opportunity for members to enjoy each other’s hospitality on the water at a nearby anchorage in our lovely Gulf Islands. Other Rendezvous are scheduled during August and October. Click Here  to learn more about this year’s Rendezvous – scroll until you find “Rendezvous” in our Calendar of Events.

Interested in joining Bluewater Cruising Association? Click Here to learn how to become a member (scroll to the bottom).

Club Night Location at RVic YC 

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Calendar

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

2018-01-10
Vancouver Club Night: Florida to Puerto Vallarta: The Ongoing Adventures Aboard J’SEA

2018-01-13
Vancouver 2018 - Preparing Your Boat for Offshore

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

2018-01-26
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

2018-03-09
OCA 2018 - Bears, Bergy Bits & Bubble Netting

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