Meetup.com is a site where people of similar interests can get together.
There was a new Meetup group founded in Victoria at the end of April 2012. There are now 225 members involved.
The Victoria Boaters’s Meetup “are a group of people of all ages who enjoy getting together on or near the water. The make or style of boat is not important, in fact, you don’t even need a boat since you can crew! Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.” Membership dues are $5.00
There have been several overnight and day sails. The skippers provide their boats and the crew provides the food and beverages. For overnight trips, expenses such as wharfage are shared.
A number of learning events have been held including basic chartwork, knot tying and aids to navigation.
Boaters wishing to meet fellow boaters, may want to search for a Meetup group in your area.