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BC Squadron

BC Squadron News & Notices

01 June 2013Offshore

Sail Navy. 2013

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RNSA BC Squadron 40th Anniversary Single Handed Race Year. From the very beginning the squadron made an impact on the yachting fraternity of Vancouver. When the Single Handed Race .....

29 March 2013General

The RNSA-BC Squadron Summer Program for 2013.

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The RNSA-BC Squadron announce their plans underway for the summer season of 2013. The Squadron is looking forward to brilliant months of fine sailing and camaraderie in the beautiful .....

11 June 2010General

RNSA BC Squadron Dinner - 25 Sept 2010

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To fully celebrate the 75th anniversary of the RNSA. The British Columbia Squadron will hold a Full Mess Dinner on September 25th 2010. The celebration will be held at the Club .....

28 September 2009General

The Flagship

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A fine picture of the BC Squadron Flagship...

21 May 2008General

35th Single Handed Race

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Strait of Georgia...

BC Squadron Events


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BC Squadron Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Captain John Horton
Vice Captain Jeremy Gomersall
Secretary Jeremy Gomersall
Treasurer Annie Pedersen
Race Chairman Court Touwslager
Regalia Peter Boorman
Member at Large Des Winterbottom
Sailing Center HMCS Discovery, Stanley Park +1 604 225 2545

About BC Squadron


BC Squadron

The BC Squadron is privileged to be able to sail in one of the most highly regarded sailing areas of the world. The vast waterways extending between Puget Sound, Washington USA, through the wild and remote canals and channels of British Columbia, Canada, to the icy wilderness of Alaska, USA, all in inland waterways. Here the serious sailor can find challenging winds and conditions, while the novice can hole up in calm and gentle coves or quaint old fishing towns from a past era. For the off shore sailor, the rugged western coast of Vancouver Island presents a profound challenge for those of a more venturesome nature.

The Squadron though small in number, continues to keep the spirit of the RNSA alive and well in Vancouver. The BC Squadron has formed a relationship with the False Creek Yacht Club to present the Single Handed Race across the Straits of Georgia and return. This annual event has been running consecutively since its inception in 1970.

The flagship of the RNSA is the unique vessel The Steveston Lifeboat. Once the barge of Admiral Nimitz, US Navy, and now rebuilt and equipped with the latest search and rescue technology and commanded by Squadron Captain John Horton under the auspices of the Canadian Lifeboat Institution. This historic vessel is front and centre at all functions requiring an RNSA presence at sea and is the stirring location of our annual Sail Past, held aboard.

When RNSA members visit Vancouver they can be sure of a warm welcome and fine sailing.