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VI Victoria 2020 - Psychology of Voyaging
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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.

2020-01-25 to 2020-01-26
When: Sat & Sun Jan 25 & 26, 2020
1300h-1700h & 0900h-1300h
Where: Sidney Library, Nel Horth Room
10091 Resthaven Dr
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3G3
Presenter: Rick Ellis
Contact: Trina Holt

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Course Information:

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. In this course, you will address what motivates you and your cruising partner(s) to take this challenge on, recognize how you tend to make decisions, understand your learning styles, kick your fears and anxieties out of the shadows, and bust some cruising myths. This is one of BCA’s signature courses. It’s always a sell-out, so if you’re serious about it, book quickly.

Currents article about the course in Currents

·     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

Course Outline:

First day (1300h-1700h): explore ideas and discuss topics

Evening: homework and discussion among partners, skippers, and crew

Second day (0900h-1300h): follow-up to homework, Q&A

About the 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.

Date: Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26, 2020


Saturday Jan 25 1300h-1700h

Sunday Jan 26 0900h-1300h

Where: Sidney Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC, Nel Horth Room, V8L 3G3


BCA Members: $80

Non-members: $110

Maximum Class Size: 14 participants

Contact: Trina Holt

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

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