Victoria Boaters Meetup

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.

 

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Houseboating on Cowichan Lake, BC

Cowichan Lake, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Vancouver Island, BC., is located 20 minutes west of Duncan along Highway 18.

Houseboating is a popular vacation plan for families or a group of friends.  Swimming, fishing, exploring are some of the activities you Continue reading

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Family Fishing Day

Take your family fishing next weekend during Family Fishing Weekend.

Steven and I will be going to the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association Outdoor Discovery Day next Sunday, Father’s Day.  This is an event we have attended for many years.  Our time to get together and do some target practice, fishing and of course, have lunch at the range.

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Proposed BC Coast Guard Base Closures

Attention Boaters – the Canadian Coast Guard needs your support now.

The Federal Government has proposed closure of the following bases:
Vancouver, Tofino, Comox, and Kitsilano.

You can help by choosing to visit the following facebook pages, commenting and sharing with your friends.

Kits SAR Base

Vancouver MCTS

Tofino MCTS

Comox MCTS

For boaters in B.C., you could also contact your MP.

 

 

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Boating Knots

One way to involve children when boating is to teach knots.  Knowing the correct knot to use will ensure the safety of your vessel.  Whether you are boating, fishing, camping, or securing a load to your car, being able to tie the following is essential.

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