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Vancouver Island Cruising Experience 2014

Posted By Jennifer Handley, March 22, 2014
Updated: March 21, 2014
Thanks to Vancouver Chapter members Carole & Ken Downes who are coordinating VICE 2014!

VICE is a multi-day opportunity for Dreamers to get some offshore experience before actually becoming Doers. A fleet of BCA boats waits for a weather window on the West Coast before sailing out to sea. The idea is to leave in reasonable weather that is similar to what would be experienced during an offshore voyage. The boats head out into the Pacific for two or three days before turning back. This cruise provides a chance to test your boats and yourselves - learning to cook, eat, sleep, test offshore systems, communicate and keep watch at sea.

If you are interested (no commitment necessary) in taking your own boat or crewing on another boat, please e-mail the VICE coordinators through the BCA website (www.bluewatercruising.org). They will help you get in touch with the VICE Fleet so that you can join in the planning.  Register online today for this unique learning opportunity!

Still not sure?  Read the articles about previous VICE experiences in the following editions of Currents (all of which can be found online):

December issues:  2007, 2008, 2009
November issues: 2010
October issues: 2011, 2012

Jennifer

Tags:  crewing  offshore sailing opportunity  VICE 

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