2023 Website Donations

Why donate to a website when it looks like there are sponsors that pay for everything? This website costs a lot to run. In 2016, 8 new live webcams were purchased at ~$800 each. Each weather station costs about $800 (four of them so far). Along with the initial purchases, I also pay the internet bills for some of the webcams. That adds up to a large monthly bill. The money from the sponsors just covers the monthly internet and web hosting bills. Individual donations are needed if we want to have money to maintain the existing equipment and possibly buy more.

Thank you to everyone for the generous contributions so far !

Currently, donated users do not see most of the Google Ads on the website (donated within 1 year; must be logged in). Donated users can also sign up for SMS or push notification wind alerts.

The best ways to support the website are:

- make a donation using this page
- visit the sponsors pages and let them know you saw their ad on BWD
- click on the Google ads on the homepage, webcam and forecasts pages that interest you (the website gets money per click)
- and be active in the sailing log and forum.

Please note that PayPal charges a fee for this service ($0.30 + 2.9%). Here is a sample of what they charge.
> If you give $10, the fee is $0.59 and the website gets $9.41
> If you give $50, the fee is $1.75 and the website gets $48.25
> If you give $100, the fee is $3.20 and the website gets $96.80

If you would rather e-transfer, send to
or to mail a cheque, please make it out to:
Dave Billenness (not bigwavedave)
745 Ardmore Drive
North Saanich BC
V8L 5G2

Online Donation

Use this form to make an online donation. If this is for something specific, please note that in the comment box

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2023 Website Donations

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