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OCA 2019 - Sailing Away: Expect the Unexpected

by Bluewater Cruising Association 23 Jan 15:24 UTC February 1, 2019
Sailing Away: Expect the Unexpected © Bluewater Cruising Association

The Bluewater Cruising Association Vancouver Chapter, with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting, is pleased to present the first event of the Ocean Cruising Adventure (OCA) series!

Ken and Carol Gillstrom spent 15 years building an aluminum cutter in their backyard in Barrie, Ontario. In 2012, they embarked on voyages, alone and with eager-to-learn sailors determined to broaden their cruising horizons. With great anticipation and wonder, they made their way to new and interesting places aboard the sturdy, well equipped, Voyageur 10.10. Despite the precautions they take and the preparations they make, there is always a dash of uncertainty; an uncertainty inherent to the world of offshore sailing.

During their over 60,000 miles from Canada to Caribbean, Europe to Galapagos and Alaska through the Panama Canal, unexpected anxious moments have been few compared to the unexpected pleasures! The Gillstroms never expected to happen upon such beautiful places, joyous happenings and wonderful experiences throughout their travels. No cruising guide informed them of their most favorite places or enjoyable episodes along the way. These memorable, unexpected encounters have spanned the spectrum between simple, awesome, wonderful and philosophical. Ken and Carol will share these experiences with you during their presentation: Sailing Away: Expect the Unexpected. Hear how their fun-loving nature and safety-first mind-set helped them to confidently cruise the world. Inspiring audiences throughout Canada, you too will be encouraged to embrace the unpredictability of the cruising life.

  • TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC
  • 01 Feb 2019 7:30PM - 10:00PM (doors open at 6:45PM)
  • Members $10 / Non-Members $15
  • Anne Trudel

About The Speakers

Ken and Carol conduct sail training adventures aboard their custom designed cutter, Voyageur 10.10. Ken is a certified RYA Offshore and Sail Canada Advanced Instructor. Sailing since he was 8, Ken has amassed over 85,000 miles on a variety of different boats. Although Carol only began sailing in her forties, she has attained Sail Canada Advanced Cruising certification and logged 70,000 miles. Regular presenters at the Vancouver and Toronto Boat Shows, Ken and Carol enjoy inspiring boaters to pursue their own cruising dreams!

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This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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