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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.

Click here to join the Bluewater Cruising Association now! 


GONE CRUISING for the Summer of 2018! 

Many BCA members are out cruising for the next few months, so don't miss out on the opportunity to join one or both of this year's summer on-the-water activities:

July 28 - Aug 2:  Peterson Cup Cruising Rally sets sail from Mark Bay, Protection Island.  Click here for details and to register.

Aug 3 -6:  BCA August Rendezvous.  Hosted by the Vancouver Chapter, the event takes place at Port Browning on North Pender Island.  Click here for details and to register.

Our regular Club Nights resume in September at each local chapter in Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, and in Calgary:

Calgary - Tuesday, September 4 at HMCS Tecumseh; doors open at 7pm.
Vancouver - Wednesday, September 12 at the Scottish Cultural Centre; doors open at 7pm.
Nanaimo -  Thursday, September 20 at NYC; doors open at 7pm.
Victoria - Tuesday, September 25 at RVYC; doors open at 7pm.

Come to catch up with old friends and share stories of your summer adventures, or to meet new friends and learn more about BCA. 

All welcome!!

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