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In 2008 Jamie and Behan Gifford and their three young children sailed south from the Salish Sea aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. Nearly a decade later the Gifford family has closed the loop on a circumnavigation. Their children have grown up afloat while sailing almost 100,000 km and visiting 48 countries and territories. Jamie and Behan delight in sharing their experiences, gained wisdom and knowledge of living life afloat. Come listen and be enticed by their adventure.

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When: Saturday, February 29, 2020
1930h - 2200h
Where: SFU Harbour Centre - Segal Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6B 5K3

Online registration is available until: 2020-02-28
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Ocean Cruising Adventures 2020

SAILING TOTEM: A Family’s 10 Year Adventure Circumnavigating the World 

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

Jamie and Behan Gifford sailed south from the Salish Sea in 2008 anticipating cruising for a two- to five-year sabbatical. Instead, nearly a decade later they closed the loop on a circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. Their three children have grown up afloat, with the oldest transitioning ashore for college this past year. The Totem family has sailed nearly 100,000 km while visiting 48 countries and territories, from Madagascar to Martinique. They’re currently cruising the Pacific side of Mexico, with plans to return to the South Pacific in the spring.

Jamie and Behan delight in sharing their experiences, gained wisdom and knowledge of living life afloat. Come listen and be enticed by their adventure.

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Follow Jame and Behan's adventures past and present at


Segal Centre at SFU Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings Street




Saturday February 29, 2020

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM – Cash bar



Tickets are available in advance online or at the door (Cash only) based on seat availability

BCA Members  $25

Non-Members  $30



Places to park around SFU Harbour Centre can be found here


Restaurants in the Area

Places to eat before the showman be found here


Ocean Cruising Adventure is a 44 year Vancouver tradition featuring engaging presentations of sailors' exciting experiences and practical advice about sailing offshore.  Presented by The Vancouver Chapter of the Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting.  




Coordination & Sponsorship

OCA is operated by the Bluewater Cruising Association, Vancouver Chapter

Speaker coordination is by Anne Trudel

Sponsorship support is by Pacific Yachting Magazine

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