Executive 2022 Sailing Season
Been sailing for 42 years. Owned 3 sailboats 24-40′. Lived aboard for 16 years with my wife. Sailed around the world 2009-2017. I’m a naval architect/mechanical engineer, CYA Cruising Instructor. Friendly too.
Member of the Coop since 2014. Learned to sail as a teenager during summers on Lake Winnipeg on a 14ft Sunfish, which was a lot of fun to dump, but a bit more of challenge to right the boat by standing on the daggerboard. Started sailing on keel boats while living in Montreal in the 1980s, crewing on a 26’ racing boat, flying the spinnaker and being “rail-meat”.
Performed many jobs within the Coop including most recently asst boat captain and boat captain.
Graham joined naval sea cadets in high school. He learned to sail and captain whalers, later built an optimist pram and sailed it on the Ottawa River. Graham sailed a 42′ race boat from Hawaii to Coal harbour. As a crew member and skipper, he in the BSC have gone aground, hit rocks, had rope in props, was on board when the boat was de-masted, and handled a couple of pan pans. Graham’s past responsibilities were shed, plumbing, painting, winterizing boats, engines, and new member orientation. He is a very experienced overall.
A member since 2013, Vitali joined the Electrical Team from year one. This year he has stepped up even further and is Fleet Captain.
He loves sailing and sharing this passion with others. You can find Vitali on the water year-round. The season never ends for him. He dreams of sailing into the sunset… maybe across the Pacific to start with.
If you want to learn more about the Co-op, Ian is your guy! Ian and his wife Tracey have been members since 2013. After running the boat show for the co-op for a number of years as well as being the keel bolt team lead, Ian is in his second year of being the membership coordinator
Andrea is new to the coop (joined in October 2019) and new to sailing. Due to COVID, she have had limited interactions with other members and the coop at large. Andrea would love to help wherever her communication and organization skills would come in handy.
Shawna lives in Vancouver with her husband & two step daughters. A member since 2017, she enjoys sailing Howe Sound, Southern Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound.
Lana joint BSC in 2017. She is passionate about cruising around local islands and crewing on a 32 ft racing boat. A couple of years ago Lana joint the BSC web team which helped her to learn a great deal about WordPress and the coop in general.
Stephen’s sailing experience with BSC started in 2021 when he have crewed on some Sunday sails with a BCS member. Before that he had a fantastic summer trip to Desolation Sound, sailed a 24’ Zeta for a few years and made some trips to the Gulf Islands for some successful fishing. Stephen took CYA Level 1 training and a course on sailing lasers. While taking the course he was out with a friend off
Chemainus and after flipping the boat a couple times and getting towed in we had severe hypothermia and needed to be hospitalized. So Stephen admits that his start in sailing was hardly stellar, but now he is slowly heading on the right path and enjoying it with BSC.