They really saved my bacon

Johnston Meier Insurance Agency Group
Port Coquitlam BC
Marine Division
604-944-9577

The above insurance company gave me the liability insurance I needed to continue on staying at Discovery Harbour Marina in Campbell River. I have a 50 year old Albion that I’m restoring, slowly and steadily, but due to rotten bulwarks, the last survey showed poorly and Hub, Coastal and others (many many others) refused to insure her even though she’s sound. I really thought I was going to get kicked out of the marina. Paula Burgess was fantastic to deal with, no survey required and as affordable as insurance gets. Now I get to stay in DHM and I have the grace to repair my bulwarks at the marina and get her ready for another survey this winter where she’ll shine like a new diamond.

I suggest adding this to your list of Insurance companies friendly to live-aboard folk. They really saved my bacon.

Cheers,

Jeff

Editor: Thanks Jeff, we did!!

To-o-o-o Great Expectations?

(with apologies to Charles Dickens)

BCNRA is run by a small group of volunteers who also have to deal with the challenges of life. We choose to reach out to help other liveaboards who deal with conflicts similar to our own, and try to reach out as far as we can with our own experiences. We cannot be all things to all liveaboards, being limited by our own time and resources.

How can you help make our Association even better, able to serve the needs of liveaboards in your area? One way is to sign up to be a correspondent for Life Afloat! What’s happening in your community? What are the local marine businesses that you recommend?

Other ways to support the Association are:

  • Participate in events (BCNR rendezvous this summer, anyone??)
  • Help with projects such as staffing the BCNR table at the annual Ogden Point marine garage sale.
  • Serve on the Board of Directors; the Association benefits when new directors bring their experience, skills, knowledge, and ideas to the ‘table’. Directors can live anywhere, thanks to online meeting platforms.

Warmland Sailing Association – Membership Offer

The Warmland Sailing Association is based in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island.

If you want to sail local waters, but don’t want the big expense of private boat ownership, this association may be for you. Sail in the company of other members, or sign the boat out for personal use if you are a qualified skipper. All levels of skill accepted with lots of opportunities to improve your competencies and confidence. Joining fee is $2,500 (transferable), plus reasonable monthly dues. The members currently own two boats (a Vancouver 42′ & a C&C 30′) moored in Genoa Bay Marina…a great place to sail from, or to just hang out.
Email for more information:  joe.sol@shaw.ca

IMPORTANT CHANGE: 2020 Annual General Meeting

This is to inform you that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BC Nautical Residents Association will take place Saturday, April 18th, 1:00 p.mas an online meeting only. The online AGM will satisfy the reporting requirements of the Registrar of Societies, while keeping our members safe from COVID-19. Please note that this meeting is not for general discussion but to complete specific agenda items within a 40-minute timeframe.

We ask you to please RSVP by Saturday, April 4th (via responding to our broadcast email or through our contact form) so that we’ll know how many members to expect. Once we have received your RSVP, I’ll send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, you’ll need to download the app to your device. https://zoom.us/support/download. I encourage you to take a Zoom tutorial before April 18th.

A new Board of Directors (5 – 7 members) will be elected at the AGM. If you are interested in serving, please be prepared to self-nominate at the meeting. All board candidates will be asked to briefly introduce yourself, where you’re from, and why you’re interested in running for the BCNR Board of Directors. Please note that directors are expected to serve as the eyes and ears of their area, e.g., Gulf Islands, and attend directors’ bi-monthly meetings in-person or online. Please review the Directors Code of Conduct and Ethics to better understand the commitment and responsibility required.

An email has been sent out with PDF and Word copies of the agenda for the meeting, the minutes of the 2019 AGM, and the proxy form.

Again, please RSVP by April 4th, thank you. Looking forward to seeing you at the BCNR online-AGM!

Donna Sassaman
Recording Secretary

Community Notice: Head Up The Creek Rowing Regatta

Head Up The Creek Rowing Regatta
Sunday March 15th, 2020
Rowing shells will be active on the Creek from 8:30 am until 12:15 pm.
The course is within the navigation channel and we have obtained our permits from Transport Canada and the City of Vancouver.

The start of the race is just off the Spruce Harbour Marina: rowers race to Science World, turn while racing and then continue rowing to the finish off the Vanier Park boat launch ramps.

Thank you for keeping the channel clear for rowing boats, and other vessels that day. 

There is a map here of the course:
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