We are a boating club who enjoys the comradery of the fellowship of boaters. As a group of sailors, power boaters, and paddlers, we participate in sailing and social activities year round. Described here are some examples of our activities at home and around the watery world.
Each year our members enjoy sailing events in and around Colorado. For many years there has been a boating rendezvous at Lake Granby group camping and a cajun boil that is one of the highlights of the summer. Recently a Cape Dory Typhoon has been available for use by certified members. Other weekend or day trips may include sailing or paddling on Lake Dillon, Carter Lake, Union, Chatfield, among others.
Cheers to The Virgin Islands
Members, guests, and visitors are welcome to attend regular meetings which are generally held on the fourth Thursday of each month, except during the summer boating months. The meeting place is usually in Boulder, Colorado - be sure to check our calendar for date and location.
Usually held the first Thursday of each month, except summer and holiday season. The business needs of BVSPS are discussed and voted upon. All members are welcome to attend and join in discussion, but the voting is left to the elected officers.
Usually held annually they include many activities such as dinner parties, presentations and breakout sessions, and CPR & First Aid training.
Opportunities for buddy boating and group chartering come up each year. Recent trips have included sailing to Catalina Island, the Great Lakes, the Coast of Maine, Nova Scotia, Virgin Islands, and the Windward Islands. Charters are usually skippered by an experienced member. Buddy Boating trips may be a member traveling to a location and inviting other members to join in for some or all of the trip. Also, many crewing opportunities come up around the globe.
A Happy Hour social gathering that takes place throughout the year at a local establishment or members home. Check the latest copy of the Beacon newsletter for dates and locations.
ABC Colorado promotes self-education by holding a wide range of classes on boating topics. These classes are based on current materials developed within the USPS Organization and presented by experienced club members. The format is typically one evening a week for 8-10 sessions. Some popular classes include; Sailing, Seamanship, Piloting, Weather, among others.