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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.


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Bluewater Cruising Association at the 2018 Vancouver International Boat Show

BCA Members and friends attended the 56th Annual Vancouver International Boat Show which ran January 17-21, 2018, at two great locations – indoors at BC Place and the Floating Show at Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina. 

A special thank-you goes out to all the 2018 BCA Boat Show Volunteers and Boat Show Volunteer Coordinator, Lana Wong, who greeted visitors and signed up members at the Bluewater Cruising Association booth at the trade show and aboard S/V Mayaluga, BCA’s offshore boat at Granville Island.

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Calendar

2018-02-20
VI South Club Night - Amended- Fire and Ice-Sand and Rice

2018-03-06
Calgary Club Night: First Tracks to Russia - our Northern European Summer

2018-03-09
OCA 2018 - Bears, Bergy Bits & Bubble Netting

2018-03-10
VI Mid-Island 2018 - Basic Marine Radar

2018-03-10
Vancouver 2018 - Offshore Marine Electrical Prep w/ Jeff Cote

2018-03-14
Vancouver Club Night - Solomon Islands - The Undiscovered Paradise!

2018-03-17
VI Victoria 2018 - Fibreglass and Epoxy Repairs and Maintenance

2018-03-20
VI South Club Night - Taonui to Antarctica

2018-03-23
Vancouver 2018 - Nigel Calder on Marine Electrical

2018-03-23
Vancouver 2018 - Nigel Calder - Lessons Learned

2018-03-24
Vancouver 2018: Mahina-BCA Offshore Cruising Seminar

2018-03-25
Vancouver 2018- Nigel Calder on Diesel Engines

2018-04-07 » 2018-04-28
VI Victoria 2018 - Docking Strategies: How to Build Your Docking Skills

2018-04-14
VI Victoria 2018 - Basic Marine Weather w/ Scott Crawshaw

2018-04-14 » 2018-04-15
VI Victoria 2018 - Intermediate Marine Weather w/ Scott Crawshaw