January 21, 2014 BCA member Kirk Patterson, half through his attempt to be the first foreigner to circumnavigate the entire Japanese archipelago, will discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of cruising in Japan.
He will introduce some of destinations and Japanese cruising customs. Kirk will highlight the depth and breadth of Japanese history and culture, and touch relationship with the sea.
Prior to starting to sail in lived in Japan for 25 years and earned a Ph.D. in international specialization in East Asia studies
BCA fosters seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in offshore cruising.
All Club Nights take place at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria
Doors & No-Host Bar open at 1900
Meeting at 1930; Presentation at 2000
Members: $5.00 General Public: $10.00