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Vancouver Club Night - Solomon Islands - The Undiscovered Paradise!
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In 2015, BCA Members Barbara Erickson & Lionel Dobson discovered that tourists and offshore cruisers rarely make the effort to visit the Solomon Islands so, since they were in Vanuatu after four years of cruising west through the Pacific, they decided to sail there in their yacht 'Sea Whisper' for the 2015-16 cyclone season. They were hoping to visit very isolated places where few yachts or Westerners had ever been and they succeeded!

When: March 14, 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
Where: Scottish Cultural Centre
Scottish Cultural Center 8886 Hudson Street Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 4M9 Canada Vancouver, Br
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6P 4M9
Contact: Stefanie Schulz

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Solomon Islands - The Undiscovered Paradise!



Join them as they sail north and visit remote villages, tribes and clans - where trading is still a way of life. They will explain how they found the Solomon Islanders, how they came to appreciate their very special culture and its traditions while enjoying some fabulous opportunities to scuba dive and snorkel amid magnificent reefs, passes and drop-offs. They learned about the history of the area and saw the rusting remnants of the largest sea battle in the world during WWII, the South Pacific Sea Battle.


Barbara & Lionel were both active in sailboat racing before becoming offshore cruisers. Lionel has sailed to Florida, Mexico, Hawaii and the Mediterranean. They sailed the South Pacific together for 5 years on Sea Whisper, and have written several articles on their adventures for “Currents”.


They consider the Solomon Islands to be one of the best cruising areas in the world - a real Undiscovered Paradise!

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