Hey, let's talk about offshore cruising!! Where do you want to go? Where have you been? ..................
We are a group of people interested in offshore cruising. Some of us have been to far away places, some are dreaming of going, some are actively getting ready to leave on new adventures. We share our stories, our dreams, and help each other learn the skills and techniques we will need to go offshore and come back safely.
We have active groups on Vancouver Island (Victoria and Nanaimo), in Vancouver, and Calgary which host monthly club meetings and periodic on-water Rendezvous, as well as courses and training events related to cruising outside of sheltered waters. Our online magazine, Currents ( http://currents.bluewatercruising.org/ ) is a super source for interesting articles and useful information. You can subscribe for free!
We always have a small group of members - our 'Fleet' - who are actively preparing themselves and their boats to go offshore, and we provide special training and opportunities for them.
Our Meet-ups are in addition to our monthly club meetings and are intended as informal opportunities that members will set up in different areas. You can also follow us on Twitter (@bluecruising) and Facebook (Bluewater Cruising Association).
Best of all - come to one of our regular club meetings to say "Hi" and check us out! See you soon!
Presenting a Virtual Ocean Cruising Adventure with John Kretschmer:
"Sailing to the Edge of Time – The Promise, Challenges and Freedom of Offshore Sailing"
Join BCA for a virtual evening of enticing adventure with John Kretschmer as he shares his personal account of offshore sailing and the hard-won lessons about making the most of life and fulfilling dreams. A professional sailor and writer, John is an accomplished ocean voyager having logged more than 300,000 offshore miles, including a record-breaking voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn, sailing a 32' boat against the wind. He has made 26 transatlantic crossings, and numerous passages in all the world’s oceans.
Ocean Cruising Adventures is a 45-year Vancouver tradition featuring engaging presentations of sailors' exciting experiences and a good dose of practical advice about sailing offshore. This 2021 OCA event is presented by The Vancouver Chapter of the Bluewater Cruising Association with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting.
Link to BCA website to register for tickets www.bluewatercruising.org Discount available until Jan 21, 2021 with this code: MEETUP21
(discounted for BCA members)
Zoom link provided upon registration
BCA is a Not-for-Profit Organization