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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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Notice is hereby given to all BCA members:

Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 1930h (doors open at 1900h)

Place:  Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC

The business of the AGM will include a review of year-end 2017 and 2018 Financial Statements and operations reports.  There will also be elections of the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, and Treasurer and the three Chapter Vice Commodores.

Members interested in any of these positions are invited to submit their names to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, Past Commodore Jennifer Handley.  You can see the current Board of Directors and learn about the responsibilities of officers in the BCA’s Bylaws and Constitution, Part 7 – Duties of Officers.

Voting may be done in person or by proxy.  Members who do not receive a Proxy form at their local November Club Night have the opportunity to submit a Proxy by email or by mail.

The AGM will be followed by the Vancouver Chapter's Awards Ceremony recognizing members’ cruising achievements and service to BCA, and a potluck Christmas party (see online calendar for details re what to bring).

BCA’s Board of Directors looks forward to hosting the evening;  please show your commitment to the association by making every effort to attend and/or register your vote.  If you have any questions about the AGM, please contact Steven Dennis, BCA Vice Commodore.

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Calendar

2018-11-17 » 2018-11-18
VI Mid-Island 2018 - Psychology of Voyaging

2018-11-18
VI Victoria 2018 - Christmas Wreath Workshop (Nov 18)

2018-11-18
Vancouver 2018 - Electronics & Electrical Troubleshooting for Cruisers w/Jeff Cote!

2018-11-20
VI South Club Night - Vaka Motu: In the Wake of the Ancestors

2018-11-22
VI Mid-Island Club Night - Vaka Motu: In the Wake of the Ancestors

2018-11-24
Vancouver 2018 - Basic Diesel Engines

2018-11-25
VI Victoria 2018 - Christmas Wreath Workshop (Nov 25)

2018-11-25
Vancouver 2018 - Intermediate Diesel w/David West

2018-12-01 » 2018-12-02
VI Victoria 2018 - Diesel Maintenance and Servicing

2018-12-01
Vancouver 2018 - Rigging (Standing & Running) Maintenance & Inspection

2018-12-04
Calgary Chapter - 40th Anniversary Celebration & Pot-luck Social

2018-12-12
BCA Annual General Meeting, Awards and Christmas Social

2019-01-19
VI Victoria 2019 - Casting Off: Breaking Free on the Home Front

2019-02-06 » 2019-02-10
Vancouver International Boat Show

2019-02-16
VI Mid-Island 2019 - Basic HAM Radio