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Welcome To

Ocean Cruising Adventures

2018

Your ticket to sailing adventure awaits you!

The Bluewater Cruising Association will once again be coordinating the Ocean Cruising Adventures Speaker Series in 2018, with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting. This Vancouver tradition has now be running for 42 years. Anne Trudel, the new OCA Speaker Coordinator, has lined up a group of fascinating voyagers who will share their stories and photos. The three unique talks will be held on Friday evenings, starting January 26, 2018. This year the event will be held in the Scottish Cultural Centre in the Marpole area of South Vancouver. Other changes include the inclusion of a slice of gourmet pizza with your admission, as well as bar service with wine and beer. 

You can buy Complete Series Tickets in advance online, or tickets for specific talks online. The series ticket gives you a significant discount. 

 

You can also buy tickets at the door based on seat availability. Cash sales only at the door. Thanks.

 

Below is an outline of this year's exciting talks and the presenters. Click on the associated link for more details and to purchase tickets for each event. Or go for the Complete Series Ticket. You can pay with PayPal or by credit card.

 

OCA 2018 Adventure Talks 

 

JANUARY 26, 2018 - SLOW BOAT TO GREECE

 


 

Bill Eisenhauer & Gabriela Hirt

 

Join BCA members Bill and Gabriela as they set sail with their two school-aged children on a 15 month journey from Sardinia to Greece aboard their 12 meter ketch, exploring lost civilizations and some of Europe’s most active volcanoes. These are just a few of the surprises that await modern-day seafarers propelled by the winds of antiquity.

 

More info and to buy tickets for this talk CLICK HERE 


 

 

FEBRUARY 9, 2018 - THE “ACCIDENTAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION”

 

Cresswell Walker

 

 

Sailor and adventurer, Cresswell shares his tales of sailing more than 50,000 miles in a 10 year ‘accidental’ circumnavigation with his partner Irena. Hear tales of dodging hurricanes, pirates, and bureaucrats – learning how not to be scared half to death while having the time of your life.


 

More info and to buy tickets for this talk CLICK HERE  


 

 MARCH 9, 2018 - BEARS, BERGY BITS & BUBBLE NETTING
 

Norm & Beth Cooper

 

Join BCA members Norm & Beth Cooper in their toques and down vests as they explore the frosty wilds of SE Alaska in their latest cruising adventure aboard Sarah Jean II! Heart stopping stories and breathtaking scenes, captured in hundreds of dazzling photos, will keep you entertained!


  
More info and to buy tickets for this talk CLICK HERE  

 

 

Where

 

Scottish Cultural Centre

8886 Hudson Street

Vancouver, BC V6P 4N2


When

 

Friday evenings Jan 26, Feb 9 & Mar 9, 2018

See above for the dates for each talk

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:45 PM

 

 

 

Cost of Individual Ticket

   

BCA Members $10

 

Non Members  $15

 

 

 

Cost of OCA Series Ticket - All 3 Talks

  

BCA Members $25

 

Non Members  $40

 

 

To buy the OCA Series Ticket CLICK HERE

 

Coordination & Sponsorship

 

OCA is operated by the Bluewater Cruising Association

Speaker coordination is by AnneTrudel

Sponsorship support is by Pacific Yachting

 

 

 


 


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