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Educational Opportunities

NOTE: In light of constraints with respect to gatherings, and the uncertainty of future policies, there may be a need to limit attendance. Please check the Club Website for up to date information on this issue

At the request of the Board in 2017, an Education Sub-Committee of the Sail Training Committee was constituted to find members whose background and experience could provide useful and interesting presentations for the general benefit of the Club membership. To date, there have been a number of these Education Nights covering a broad range of subjects which have been most popular. Subjects have varied widely, ranging from Electrical Generation On Board to Racing Rules (both Basic and Advanced) as well as “What to Expect from Your Surveyor,” “Fire on Board,”  “Weather Patterns on the BC Coast,”  “Modern Rope Construction,” “Tides”  and the wildly popular “Crabbing and Prawning” (with samples!)

There is no cost to members and no need to register beforehand. These presentations take place at 7:00 p.m. usually one night every month in the non-summer period. The events will be announced in both the Mainsheet and Jibsheet and details about the event will be available on the website. Club Members who would like to make a presentation are always welcome to make themselves known to one of  the members of the Education Sub-Committee who are listed below: 

Members of the Education Sub-Committee are:

  • Marina Steele, Chair
  • Maggie Aro
  • Ian Paul
  • James Steele

For more Information on the Education Nights, please contact the Administration Office

From time to time, the Bluewater Cruising Association (BCA) delivers both courses and presentations for their members, many of which may be of interest to the members of the RVYC. As a courtesy to our club, the BCA usually offers these to RVYC members at their members’ price.