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Welcome to our Bluewater Cruising Community!

The mission of Bluewater Cruising Association is to foster seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in offshore cruising.  We achieve this by providing a forum for communication and information exchange among members through regular meetings, social events, courses and especially, the Association's widely acclaimed publication, "Currents".

Education is a cornerstone of the Association. We teach aspiring offshore sailors how to prepare themselves and their boats for sailing beyond protected coastal waters. Sail around Vancouver Island, to Mexico, to Bora Bora or around the world! We can help you realize your offshore sailing dreams with the appropriate marine courses, a focus group of sailors like you getting ready to go, an offshore trial voyage and guidance from experienced mentors.  To learn more, please click the blue Education button on the left side of the page.

BCA's membership is diverse and includes a wide range of experience: "Doners", who have returned home after completing an offshore passage; "Doers", who are still out there cruising; and "Dreamers", who are considering or actively planning an offshore adventure.

Click here to join the Bluewater Cruising Association now! 

WOW! 2017

WOW! Boating Seminar for Women believes that women who enjoy cruising will be more confident, independent and safer through knowledge and learning. The intention for this special day is not to exclude men, but to create a safe and respectful learning environment for women boaters, both power and sail. WOW! offers a range of learning to address different levels of experience, from novice to more advanced boaters.


Based on the evaluations after WOW 2013, the classes are longer but the trade off is fewer topics than last time.  We are also offering a session in the new Camosun navigation simulation lab, also longer, on slow speed maneuvering for anchoring and docking.  We hope the hardest part of this day will be choosing your topics.

Lunch is included in the price for this event - $89 for BCA members and $99 for non-members - plus an additional $25 if you choose a class in the navigation simulation lab.

Click here for more details.


Seamanship at BCA: August Rendezvous

Click here to read all about it on Currents.

The Bluewater Cruising Association wishes to thank the following sponsors.

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