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VI Mid-Island 2018 - Psychology of Voyaging

A BCA "signature" course: The pursuit of offshore voyaging is the pursuit of a dream for most of us. This seminar will explore the many motives, desires and challenges inherent in the voyaging dream. As we pursue the challenge to explore the oceans and cultures of the world, inevitably we explore ourselves through our responses to the situations we encounter. Part of preparing for voyaging is preparing ourselves psychologically, and part of voyaging is becoming the adventurer we dream to be.

2018-11-17 to 2018-11-18
When: Sat Nov 17 - Sun Nov 18, 2018
Sat: 1300h - 1700h, Sun 0900h - 1300h
Where: Ladysmith Yacht Club Clubhouse
Ladysmith Marina
901 Gladden Road
Ladysmith, British Columbia  V9G 1K4
Canada
Contact: Lionel Dobson


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The pursuit of offshore voyaging is the pursuit of a dream for most of us. We will explore the many motives, desires and challenges inherent in the voyaging dream. As we pursue the challenge to explore the oceans and cultures of the world, inevitably we explore ourselves through our responses to the situations we encounter. Part of preparing for voyaging is preparing ourselves psychologically, and part of voyaging is becoming the adventurer we dream to be.

The Psychology of Voyaging is a BCA "signature" course.  For more reading about this course, check out this article published in Currents: http://currents.bluewatercruising.org/news/boats-ready/

General Course Outline:
First day (1300-1700h): an opportunity for initial exploration of ideas
Evening: homework and discussion among partners, or skippers and crew
Second day (0900-1300h): follow-up to homework, questions and answers
 
Testimonial:  "This was hands-down the best & most useful course we took to prepare ourselves for extended voyaging. Also it was interesting, interactive and fun! Do not miss it."

Topics:

  • Motivation: Dreams, desires, commitment and the experience we are seeking
  • Anticipation: Fears and warnings; their influences and our responses
  • Adventure: Risk, excitement and being in control
  • Knowing yourself: personal strengths, courage and confidence
  • The myth of buying safety: personal vs. boat preparation
  • Communication and partnership aboard: roles, issues, stress, crisis, trust and becoming a team
  • Spirit of the wind
  • Other topics as desired by the group

Instructor: 
Rick Ellis is a BCA lifetime member who brings his years of boating experience and professional facilitation expertise to this popular, "must do" course and his new docking skills course.

Cost:
BCA Members: $80
Non-Members: $110

Cancellation
There will be a processing fee of $15 in the event of participant cancellation.

Billeting:
For those who are interested, billeting with Mid-Island group members can be arranged, along with a group dinner on Saturday evening. Please contact Kathy Swangard for details and to request a billet.

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