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

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Inlet Marine

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Welcome to MYCBC

2020-06-12

ONLINE UPDATE

 At this time we need to Cancel The Commodore’s Super Cruise (June 26-July 5) – The marinas have declared they will be open but it is still not clear what facilities may or may not be open. With the social nature of our gatherings it would likely be impossible to maintain the social distancing recommended by public health. Some of our members who have already booked may decide to travel on their own to these marinas and as such we have not cancelled any MYCBC bookings with the marinas. If you have decided not to travel to these marinas, you must contact them and cancel your reservations to avoid being billed. If you do decide to travel to the marinas, please be sure you have contacted them to determine what facilities will be open and what restrictions they may require. You should be prepared to be completely self-contained.

ONLINE EVENTS SCHEDULE (Watch your email for a link on the day of the event)

Date and Time Event Featuring
June 26 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM Dock Party Motor Maintenance Presentation & socializing
July 17 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM Update Update Past Commodore Cruise & Todd’s “What If ??” Presentation & socializing
Aug 7 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM Dock Party Mod Videos & socializing
Aug 21 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM Update Sucia Raft-Up & Presentation? & socializing

 


BC Whale Exclusion Zones 2020

As of June 1 the Whale Exclusion (NO GO) zones on the South-west side of Pender Island and the South side of Saturna Island near Boiling Point are back in effect. The Annual Notice to Mariners document and maps can be found with our 2020 documents under the Resources Tab/Downloads. Look for the last couple of pages of the document for specific locations.


2020-05-16

ONLINE UPDATE

Mac Rendezvous June 5-6 is CANCELLED due to Covid19 travel restrictions. Union Steamship Marina Company has cancelled all reservations made by MYCBC members. Details can be found in the 2020-05-15 Update document under the Resources/Downloads Tab.

Those who attended the Zoom Presentation “MacSailing” got more than their $35 membership dues worth in a full on “How to Sail” lesson. Thanks Education and Safety Officer Darry for the great presentation. Everyone is waiting impatiently to be able to sign up for this new Confidence Cruise. Once restrictions are lifted the details of when and where this event will be held and how to register will be released.

The discussion of sails and sailing during the Dock Party following the presentation provided more information and a chance for members to get to know each other a little better. We would like to welcome members who joined us from Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Washington. The dock party ended with Todd from Blue Water Yachts teasing us with a couple of new “MacGregor” products that he will be unveiling at the next Dock Party on May 29th.


2020-04-18

 MYCBC WILL BE HOSTING ONLINE ZOOM EVENTS EVERY 2 WEEKS UNTIL THE COVID RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED AND WE CAN GET BACK TO SAILING.

Members will receive an email on the day of the event with the link to the Zoom Meeting.

DATE EVENT

7:00 PM

ACTIVITY
Friday MAY 29 DOCK PARTY MORE VIDEOS
Friday JUNE 12 ONLINE ZOOM UPDATE PRESENTATION TBA

 


2020-04-09

BOATING BC ASSOCIATION NEWS

Boating BC has put together some great information about boating during the Covid 19 Crisis.

Click on this link to their latest email.


2020-03-13

Highlights of the March Club Night

Fifteen members attended in person and nine more participated online. . Check out the 2020-03-13 Minutes HERE for the details. The Itineraries of the Club Cruises were approved and posted HERE The general itineraries are posted with the Cruise Forums under the Water Mactivities Tab  and will be updated in the next few days so you can start posting your intentions to attend. Remember to post a sail plan with departure dates and times and the details of your route. The first 10 detailed sail plans posted earn themselves a $10 prize at the event. The Presentations  VHF-DSC-MMSI and Survey of Running Rigging are in the Presentations folder under the Resources/Downloads Tab.

Highlights

  • MYCBC now monitors VHF 72 as our working frequency. The change allows us to legally use the same frequency in both Canadian and US waters and we will not interfere with stations using our old frequency.
  • Purchase of a Battery Terminal Crimper and cable cutter approved for addition to the Tool Borrowing Library.
  • 15 Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides have been ordered
  • Discussions continued on the VHF distress procedure stickers, Boat Decals and Club Partner Recognitions

If you haven’t renewed your membership you must do so by Mar 31.

Renew online under the Membership Tab at the top of this page.


2020-02-22

Highlights of the February Club Night

Eighteen members attended in person and about a dozen more watched the long meeting online. Apologies for how long the meeting took but we had lots of old stuff to confirm and a bunch of exciting new stuff to announce. Check out the 2020-02-21 Minutes Here for the details. All the Dates and locations of the club cruises are confirmed and the details of the itineraries are being sorted out for approval at the March Club Night. The general itineraries are posted with the Cruise Forums under the Water Mactivities Tab so you can start posting your intentions to attend. The detailed itineraries will be updated after the March Club Night. Remember to post a sail plan with departure dates and times and the details of your route. The first 10 detailed sail plans posted earn themselves a $10 prize at the event. The Presentation  ” MYCBC Cruising Grounds Presentation” featuring the Salish Sea and an Introduction the the 2020 MYCBC Cruises is in the Presentations folder under the Resources/Downloads Tab.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR

Watch the website and your email for details on:

  • Group purchase of Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides
  • Ukelele Workshop  – learn to play and special purchase
  • MYCBC Decals for the stern of your boat
  • Practical Workshop to make your own “soft shackles”
  • Prize Draw for participants in the Safety Sail at Regatta

and that’s only the beginning of the fun for this year.

If you haven’t renewed your membership you must do so by Mar 31.

Renew online under the Membership Tab at the top of this page.


2019-11-18

2019 YEAR END DINNER and AWARDS NIGHT

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS

Everyone who attended was a big winner with the awesome buffet dinner at TugBoat Annies in Richmond

The Boat Gifts were a big hit. It is amazing the the many unique gifts our members come up with for the $20 gift exchange.

Every boat went home with a Door Prize ranging from Crab traps, $50 gift cards to magazine subscriptions and hats. Please take an opportunity to visit the following Club Partners who have donated the many fine door prizes we have given out this year to thank them and spend your boating dollars.

Inlet Marine in Port Moody Martin Marine in North Vancouver
BlueWater Yachts
Pacific Yachting Magazine
Steveston Marine LFS in Bellingham
Poco Marine in Port Coquitlam Union Steamship Co Marina
Blaine Marina Point Roberts Marina
Skyview Outdoors

MYCBC Award Winners

Fleet Stars – recognizing 5 years in the Club

  • Wandering, Sea Esta, DragNfly, Business and Blue Water Yachts

Fleet Stars – recognizing 10 years in the Club

  • Cassiopeia and McMorris

REGATTA AWARDS

  • 1st place Kensea
  • 2nd place Cenote

Pacific Yachting Logbook Cruising Award

  • Most Nautical Miles Cruised in 2019 – Mari-Mac 1068 NM
  • Cruising award draw – Gemini

1000 Nautical Mile Club presentations

2015 Bachus 1203 nm
2016 Bachus 1016 nm
2017 Saynomore 1224 nm
2019 Mari-Mac 1068

The 50/50 Draw was won by Gemini