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Peterson Cup Cruising Rally 2019

Time to cast off the bowlines and and sign up for the annual Peterson Cup Cruising Rally! All BCA members are invited to a unique sailing event in memory of Past Commodore Lex Peterson, whose legacy is "do it and get out there BCA sailors while you can". A cruising rally for those wanting some great local sailing this summer. Fostering seamanship & friendship for people with an active interest in "inshore" cruising. Single-handers, female skippers, power boaters, families - everyone is welcome!

2019-07-27 to 2019-08-01
When: Sat July 27 - Thurs Aug 1, 2019
Where: Mark Bay (Newcastle & Protection Islands) & Beyond into the Salish Sea
Nanaimo, British Columbia 
Contact: Heather Marshall and Peter McMartin

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The annual Peterson Cup Cruising Rally is 5 days of local cruising, playing on boats, and generally having fun in keeping with Lex Peterson's original goal for the rally ("do it and get out there BCA sailors while you can") and BCA's core values:  Sharing, Community, Adventure and Inspiration.  The Peterson Cup is the perpetual award that is given to the most deserving skipper of the rally. The winner is decided by group consensus, with presentation of the Cup at the August Rendezvous.

Anyone who enjoys exploring local waters with like-minded friends. Everyone is welcome: big boats, small boats, power or sail boats, families, solo sailors and all genders.  If you are boatless, but would like to crew on someone's boat, OR, if you are willing to take on boatless crew, please contact Heather and Peter; they will try to make it happen.

The five-day rally historically begins off Protection Island (where former Past Commodore Lex Peterson lived) and traditionally ends within a day's sail of the BCA August Rendezvous.  Where it goes inbetween those dates is determined by the co-ordinators and rally participants.

Saturday, July 27 - Thursday, August 1.  The cruising rally starts with a planning meeting at 4pm on July 27 in the Dinghy Dock Pub, on Protection Island, and ends in general proximity to the August Rendezous (this year being held at Port Browning, Pender Island) on Thursday, August 1.

The idea is to sail (or motor if you're a power boater) from anchorage to anchorage. Bring sufficient provisions and libations for the duration of the rally.  Lovely anchorages and delectable appies are a big part of the week!

Please click the orange Register button above to confirm your intent to participate.

$10, payable to the PCCR coordinator when you join the rally.  This modest fee covers organizational expenses, including prizes for remarkable moments and/or acts of seamanship... A limited number of a unique PCCR 2019 T-shirt will also be available for purchase, cost TBD.

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