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VI Victoria 2019 - Casting Off: Breaking Free on the Home Front
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Thinking of casting off and heading for exotic anchorages? What about everything and everyone that you're leaving behind? This brand new course, created for BCA by Rick Ellis, tackles topics on the home front that are often taken for granted or left until the last minute, including housing, family and friends, finances, insurance, planning for emergencies at home, etc.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019
1000h - 1600h
Where: Shoal Activity Centre (Craft Room)
10030 Resthaven Dr
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3G4
Presenter: Rick Ellis
Contact: Lionel Dobson

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Course Information:
In the excitement of getting the boat ready, planning new adventures and dreaming of exotic anchorages, we often take for granted all the things that need to be done on the home front before we slip the bowlines.  There are many decisions to be made and actions taken related to housing, furniture, personal items, finances, medical, mail, pets, family and friends, trips back home for special events or emergencies, etc:

  • Do we sell or rent the house / condo / apartment?
  • What do we do with the furniture - keep, sell, give away or??
  • How about all the personal items - pay for storage or?
  • What about professional or career materials and/or equipment - what do we do with all that stuff?
  • Books, tools, collections, family keepsakes and heirlooms - what about them?

Many of these decisions involve things that are, or have been, very important to us, so deciding what to do can be stressful and some of the options can be expensive.

Rick Ellis is a BCA lifetime member who brings years of boating experience and professional facilitation expertise to his popular, "must do" courses, including the Psychology of Voyaging and Docking Strategies: How to Build Your Docking Skills.

BCA Members: $75
Non-members: $100

Maximum Class Size:
18 participants

A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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