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Ocean Cruising Adventures 2019

Your ticket to sailing adventure awaits you!

The Bluewater Cruising Association will once again be coordinating the Ocean Cruising Adventures Speaker Series in 2019, with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting. This Vancouver tradition has now be running for 43 years. Anne Trudel, the OCA Speaker Coordinator, has lined up a group of fascinating voyagers who will share their stories and photos. The three unique talks will be held on Friday evenings, starting February 1, 2019. This year the event will be held at TRIUMF just south of UBC Campus (Feb 1) and in the Scottish Cultural Centre in the South Vancouver (Mar 8 & 22). Other changes include the inclusion of a slice of gourmet pizza with your admission, as well as bar service with wine and beer.

You can buy Complete Series Tickets in advance online, or tickets for specific talks online. The series ticket gives you a significant discount. You can also buy tickets at the door based on seat availability. Cash sales only at the door. Thanks.

Below is an outline of this year's exciting talks and the presenters. Click on the associated link for more details and to purchase tickets for each event. Or go for the Complete Series Ticket. You can pay with PayPal or by credit card.

OCA 2019 Adventure Talks


FEBRUARY 1, 2019 - SAILING AWAY: Expect the Unexpected

Join past BCA members, Ken and Carol as they share captivating moments inadvertently encountered sailing 60,000 miles, aboard Voyageur 10.10. Sailing a rollicking North Atlantic circle, a peaceful Pacific passage, and visiting Prince William Sound and the Aleutians, they truly embrace the unpredictability of cruising life!

More info on this talk and to buy tickets CLICK HERE



MARCH 8, 2019 - Eleven Years on the Old Man's Boat

Join BCA members Jim Shortreed and Andrea England, as they share the story of Jim’s preparations for sailing the South Pacific aboard his Old Man’s 36-foot boat Island Prism and their serendipitous meeting on the tropical island of Vava’u, Tonga. Adventure abounds solo sailing across the Pacific, paradise island hoping all the while learning how to survive on a small boat.

More info on this talk and to buy tickets CLICK HERE





MARCH 22, 2019 - ALASKA vs CHILE – A Tale of Cruising Two Coastlines


Two different continents... mirrored coastlines... the same but different. Join BCA members Amanda and Barry Glickman as they share their cruising experiences of the wild and productive British Columbian and Alaskan coasts and contrast that with the dramatic and prehistoric coast of Southern Chile.

More info on this talk and to buy tickets CLICK HERE








4004 Wesbrook Mall

Vancouver, V6T 2A3


MAR. 8 & 22 Scottish Cultural Centre

8886 Hudson Street

Vancouver, BC V6P 4N2




Friday evenings Feb 1, Mar 8 & 22, 2019

See above for the dates for each talk

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Doors open at 6:45 PM


Cost of Individual Ticket


BCA Members $10

Non Members  $15

Includes a slice of pizza!



Cost of OCA Series Ticket - All 3 Talks


BCA Members $25

Non Members  $40

To buy the OCA Series Ticket CLICK HERE


Coordination & Sponsorship


OCA is operated by the Bluewater Cruising Association

Speaker coordination is by Anne Trudel

Sponsorship support is by Pacific Yachting Magazine



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