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Blue Water Yachts

Supporting all years of MacGregor and Tattoo sailboats with factory parts and service. Used MacGregor and Tattoo boats reconditioned and approved by BWY.


MacGregor 26

48 North Sailing Magazine

Pacific Yachting – Sponsor of the annual MYCBC Cruising Award

Inlet Marine

Parts for MacGregors

MacGregor Sailors

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Welcome to MYCBC


Our 25th Season has officially begun. The minutes of the February Club Night can be found under the Resource/Downloads tab. Everyone should note the one big change. April Club Night has been moved to April 7 to avoid Good Friday. Please make the change on your calendar.

Thanks Andy for the great presentation on MacGregor Sailing Provisioning. It has been posted Under the Resources/Downloads/Club Night Presentation tab. If you missed it…. check it out. Lots of great information.


MYCBC 25th Anniversary Celebration

MacRendezvous, June 2-4, 2017
Union Steamship Company Marina,
Snug Harbour, Bowen Island

Past Commodore Steve is well underway planning this event. He would like to thank everyone who has contributed suggestions. We are inviting all MacGregor Owners and past MYCBC members to join us for this celebration. Members please post on the website and non-members contact Steve by clicking the yellow 25 Year Celebration button to the top left of this post. Highlights so far will be the wine and cheese in the Tower on Friday Evening, Pancake Breakfast Saturday followed by 2 workshops, lunch, maybe a sail or hike and then 4:00 Tea (Long Island Iced or regular) & snacks on the dock to socialize and visit boats and finally Pot Luck in the Park (beside the marina). Send your ideas to Steve and let us know who is coming.

MYCBC Club Night Agenda

February 10, 2017 6:30-9:00
ABC Restaurant (15373 Fraser Hwy, Surrey)
Meeting starts at 6:30 followed by social time and Presentation at 7:30
Cruise Provisioning 2.0 – Maintenance, Spare Parts and Tools

Acceptance of Minutes of 2016 AGM 

Bridge Officer Reports

Commodore: Hello from Arizona. Sorry I can’t be with you tonight (not). Thank you to Glen for taking on the meeting, Andy for coordinating the presentation and all of you for participating. I look forward to being with you for the March Club Night and enjoying the 2017 Sailing Season – The 25th Anniversary of MYCBC.

Vice Commodore:
Rear Commodore:
Immediate Past Commodore:
Past Commodores Report:
Cruise Captains:
Web Captain:

Old Business

      1. Club Cruise – Confirm Dates & Locations. Itineraries will be confirmed next meeting.
        1. Rescheduled Fall MacFoulie – March 18 – English Bay
        2. Spring MacFoulie – April 1 or 2 – Indian Arm
        3. Regatta – Blaine – May 19-22 –
        4. Rendezvous – Bowen Island – June 2-4
        5. Commodore’s – Victoria- June 30-July 3
        6. Rear Commodore’s – Montague Harbour – Aug 4-7
        7. Raft-Up – Fossil Bay, Sucia Island Sept 1-4
        8. Fall MacFoulie Oct 7
      2. Club Night Dates & Topics Dates have been booked at ABC Restaurant
        1. Feb 10 – Cruise Provisioning – Maintenance, Spare Parts and Tools – Andy
        2. Mar 10 – Computer Programs and Apps for Sailors – Rick
        3. Apr 14 – Passage Planning for Victoria Cruise – Rick
        4. May 12 – Motor Sailing – How, when and why? – Darry?
        5. Sept 15 – Fiberglass Repair and Maintenance – Paul
        6. Oct 21 – AGM
        7. Nov 18 – Year End Dinner and Awards Night
      1. Member Cruises
        1. Post MacRendezvous – Bowen to Princess Louisa Inlet Cruise – June 4-14 Gemini
        2. Pre-Commodore’s Cruise – TBA
        3. Post-Commodore’s – Barclay Sound – July 3-10 – Gemini
        4. Pre – Rear Commodore’s – Okanagan Tour – Bachus
        5. Post-Rear Commodore’s – TBA
      1. 2017 Special Events
        1. Vic/Maui Race & Croatia Presentations
        2. River Bend Winery Tour and Tasting
      2. Location of November Year End Dinner and Awards Night
        1. Thoughts on returning to the Old Bavaria Haus next year?

New Business

      1. 25th Anniversary Celebration Plans
        1. Focus on MacRendezvous at Bowen
        2. Ideas?
      2. March Club Night Presentation – Computer Programs and Apps for MacSailors – Rick will be organizing but will need members to bring Ideas and Examples of their favourite computer programs and Apps. Watch the website and sign up to present your favourites.


    1. Dues for 2017 are now DUE by April 1 ($35)
    2. Burgee Replacement – Available from Ron
    3. Door hangers for the Membership (Internal/External Advertising) Rick has … oops
    4. Book moorage ASAP for:
      1. Rendezvous June 2&3 – Union Steamship Marina at Snug Cove 604 947 0707 ext 1
    5. Next Land Event – Club Night March 10 @ ABC Restaurant
    6. Next Water Event – Rescheduled Fall MacFoulie March 18 & Spring Near Shore MacFoulie April 2 or 3



Thanks everyone for the good times in 2016 and let’s work to make 2017 even better.


The Bridge wishes everyone all the best in this Holiday Season. Fond memories of 2016 and many dreams for the upcoming 2017 MYCBC season.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas for Everyone



The poll is up (to the left of this post). You have until Christmas Eve to vote for the topics you would like to see presented at next years Club Nights. More information on each of the topics can be found in the 2017 CLUB NIGHT PRESENTATION TOPICS listed in Recent Forum Topics under the Poll. If you have more suggestions or questions you should email the Commodore.


Be sure to get your ideas to Past Commodore Steve to help celebrate this special year. You can post in the 25 YEAR CELEBRATION forum listed in REcent Forum Topics under the Poll to the left. or email Steve directly by clicking on the yellow 25 Year Celebration Button to the left.


Special thanks to Steveston Marine for hosting MYCBC Members at this fun event Dec 1 at the Vancouver Store. It was great to see so many of our members present — talking to the many sales reps, purchasing, winning door prizes and enjoying the wine and cheese. We look forward to next year’s event.



47 Members attended the Olde Bavaria Haus Restaurant in New Westminster, BC to celebrate 2016. By all accounts everyone enjoyed the great food and service.


FLEET STARS –  First Star is awarded after 5 years and a Gold Star is awarded after 10 years in the club

Stars awarded from 2015:
5 Year Star – Windspiration
10 Year Star – Mover
2016 Fleet Stars
5 Year Stars – Alamar, M&M, First Lady
10 Year Stars – Schowtime, Windchime

Regatta Trophies

1st Place – Windspiration
2nd Place – Cenote

Logbook Cruising Award – Sponsored by Pacific Yachting Magazine

1016 Nautical Miles – Bachus wins a free 1 year subscription to Pacific Yachting Magazine
Logbook Entry Raffle – Zephyr wins a free one year membership to MYCBC
Boat Gift Exchange – 18 Boats participated in the Gift Exchange
Door Prizes – 16 Door Prizes were won by members
Special thanks to the following for donating prizes:
Blue Water Yachts
Simply Sailing
Mystic Rose
Pacific Yachting Magazine
Union Steamship Marina, Snug Cove, Bowen Island
 50/50 Draw
$140 to Georgia Strait Alliance
$70 to Saynomore
$70 to Mover
Special Requests from Your Bridge
  1. Check the website regularly for Updates and Post early if you are attending an Event
  2. Use the New About Us tab/Bridge Officers to email ideas or questions to each of the Bridge Members
  3. Add your Suggestions for Club Night Presentation Topics for 2017 by the end of November, then vote on the Web Poll for your favourites in December.
  4. Add your ideas for the 25th Year Celebrations (to avoid the dreaded 25 Speedo Celebration 🙂



Reservations are made and the Program is set. We are looking forward to another large gathering of MYCBC Members from Alberta, Washington, Vancouver Island and the Greater Vancouver area. For details on this event you can refer to the EVENT PAGE under the CLUBNIGHT MACTIVITIES tab.

We will be presenting trophies to our REGATTA and CRUISING AWARD WINNERS and FLEET STARS to our 5 and 10 year MEMBERS. Several of our members have come up with many DOOR PRIZES from our CLUB PARTNERS to hand out. There will be a BOAT GIFT EXCHANGE, so if you would like to participate, bring along a wrapped nautical type gift in the $20 range to exchange with other members. We will also have a 50/50 DRAW to add to our donation to the GEORGIA STRAIT ALLIANCE to assist with their efforts to look after the Salish Sea.



Thanks to the members who met on Saturday to wrap up 2016 and start the planning for 2017. We ended the year with some amazing statistics. Of our 59 members, 29 made it out to at least 1 water event and another 6 attended at least one of our Club Nights. That is a fantastic participation rate of well over 50%. Thanks for the great support this year and let’s hope even more of our members can make it out next year. Where do our members live?

61 % Lower Mainland
20% in Washington and Oregon
10% Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands
5% Alberta
4% B.C. Interior


The dates have been set and locations are determined.  The details will be showing up on the webpage and sent out on the 2017 Fridge File shortly.

Club Cruise Date Location
Spring Near Shore MacFoulie April 1 or 2 Indian Arm
Regatta May 19-22 Blaine Marina
MacRendezvous June 2-4 Union Steamship Marina, Bowen Island
Commodore’s Cruise June 30-July 3 Victoria, B.C.
Rear Commodore’s Cruise Aug 4-7 Montague Hbr, Galiano Island
Sucia Raft-Up Sept 1-4 Sucia Island
Fall Open Water MacFoulie Oct 7 English Bay


We are looking for suggestions for CLUB NIGHT PRESENTATION TOPICS. There is a new forum post where members can discuss and suggest possible topics for next year’s presentations. Check it out HERE and post your ideas. We will take suggestions until the end of November then create a poll of the suggestions to run in December and use the results to plan the presentations.


  1. Victoria Marina Group Reservation – 20 boats already signed up. if you want to join the group for the July 1 Canada Celebration Cruise you must send your boat and contact information to Commodore Rick by Friday Oct 28. Your deposit will be due by May 1 next year.
  2. Year End Dinner and Awards Night – You must post your plan to attend on the website by Friday November 4. Details and to post your attendance HERE.




It looks like the 2017 Commodore’s Cruise to Victoria is going to happen. We have 11 boats committed so far and our Cruise Captains are pursuing reservations in the Victoria Inner Harbour. As more information is available, we will keep you informed. The next Poll is up now and asking for your input on the 2017 Rear Commodore’s Cruise August 4-7. Please indicate your preference by voting in the Poll


Pacific Yachting Systems has informed us of a special sale on the flexable solar panels that Jeff Featured in his presentation at the last Club Night. Visit their website for details.

2016 AGM Saturday October 22 3:00-6:00

Hopefully many of you are making plans to attend the AGM to help the Club plan for 2017. The Agenda will be posted soon.



Sixteen Member Boats were represented at last week’s Club Night. The minutes can be found in
Resources/Downloads-Members area.  Highlights include:


– Boat is full with waiting list started. Participants will be notified of details soon.


– Plan to be there Saturday October 22 1500-1800 at ABC Restaurant, Fraser Hwy, Surrey. Wrap up 2016, Help to plan the future of MYCBC with budgets and exciting ideas for activities and cruises.


– Saturday November 19 1800 hrs at Old Bavaria Haus in New Westminster. The menu is posted under ClubNight Activities/Year End Dinner & Awards Night. Celebrate 2016 with us. Door prizes, Boat Gifts, Raffles, Regatta Awards. You must post if you are attending by November 4 so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect.


– Thanks to Jeff Cote of Pacific Yachting Systems for an entertaining and informative presentation that went far beyond just Solar Panels. Those at the meeting are probably busy saving $$ for the addition of Solar Panels, MPPT Controllers, AGM Batteries and Battery Monitors. If you missed the presentation you can still experience Jeff’s work at where he has put together many videos of his presentations. Not as entertaining as seeing him in person but tons of good information.


You can now find all the parts and accessories they offer and purchase them online. I have been frustrated for years with the old website but when I checked out the new one, I realized a new problem. It is going to cost me money. I found so many things I “need” for my boat. Check it out … but be careful, you are going to want to spend a lot of money.


Hat 1 Hat 2One size fits all. Adjustable velcro strap. Burgee logo on front. Lettering on back. Black hat with white edge on brim. Cost including taxes $ 20. Payable on delivery.

Order must be made by June 5 for delivery at Commodore’s Cruise July 1. (or pick up when we see you next)

Please order by posting in

Member Forum/Buy & Sell/MYCBC Hats 2016