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Vancouver Club Night - Victoria to the Sea of Cortez: The Journey Within

by Bluewater Cruising Association 4 Feb 16:16 UTC 12 February 2020
Stefa Katamay and Jürgen Harding © Bluewater Cruising Association

Join Stefa Katamay as she takes us to the places visited that we rarely talk about - the places we journey to within ourselves while cruising.

Stefa Katamay and Jürgen Harding spent three years preparing themselves and their Tayana 37 Mazu for an offshore voyage from Victoria to San Francisco and then the coastal hop to the Sea of Cortez. Over that time, it wasn't just the sights that produced awe, wonder and delight.

Recognizing and managing anxiety, identifying communication issues and solutions, managing themselves and sharing leadership on the boat were transformative experiences. Join Stefa as she takes us to the places visited that we rarely talk about - the places we journey to within ourselves while cruising.

About the presenters

Stefa and Jürgen came to big boat ownership in 2014 when they bought their Tayana 37 Mazu and moved aboard. Both came from small boat sailing in Ontario - Stefa owned and maintained an international 420 and dabbled in windsurfing; Jürgen windsurfed competitively from 1979 - 1992 and maintained a 26' Nash.

Once Mazu was in their lives both Stefa and Jürgen threw themselves at courses and experiences to develop their big boat skills in tandem. In 2017 Stefa and Jürgen sailed Mazu to Mexico where she now sits on the hard. Last year Stefa and Jürgen returned to Canada to settle in Victoria where Stefa subsequently qualified as a Retirement Options™ Coach and is now helping others transition to new challenges.

Please mark your calendar to attend this event.

The bar will be open as usual.

  • Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver
  • 12 Feb 2020 1900h - 2200h
  • Members $5 / Non-Members $10
For more information and to register - Click here

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

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