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2018
Early Bird Conference Rates End Soon | Why Should I Take a Boating Course? | VHF DSC Simulator Announcement August 9, 2018
Have you checked out the Member Benefits program lately? | CPS – ECP History 1998 – 2008 July 26, 2018
Join us in Ottawa and Enjoy the Sights | Replacement Card Information | Squadrons Making Waves July 12, 2018
Amendments to the Small Vessel Regulations | A Skipper's Responsibilities | CPS - ECP History 1988 - 1998 June 28, 2018
Join Us in Ottawa in October | Windsor Squadron and CPS - ECP Turn 80 | Call for Experienced Editors and Proofreaders June 14, 2018
Changes to the Small Vessel Regulations | Your Summer Boating Fun Starts Here | CPS - ECP Online Education May 24, 2018
CPS-ECP Membership Announcement | Last Chance for Nominations | Lets Get on the Water - Carefully! May 10, 2018
Vessel Preparedness and Free Courtesy Checks |Two New Awards | CPS-ECP Years 1958-1968 April 26, 2018
National Volunteer Week | Safety Equipment and Flare Disposal Days | Safe Boating Awareness Week April 12, 2018
To Renew or Not to Renew? | 2018 Flare Disposal Days | Meet the Crew March 22, 2018
History of CPS-ECP | Nominations for the National Volunteer Awards | Join Us in Ottawa March 8, 2018
Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks | National Volunteer Awards | The Cowan Connection February 22, 2018
Final Call For Nominations | Educational Department News | CPS - ECP History: 1938 - 1948 February 8, 2018
CPS-ECP Members Win Safe Boating Awards | New National Office Crew Member | New Member Benefit January 25, 2018
Happy 80th Anniversary, CPS-ECP! January 11, 2018
2017
Happy Holidays from CPS - ECP December 21, 2017
Call for Nominations | Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall | Virtual Trainers at the 2018 Boat Shows December 14, 2017
Chief Commander's Summary from Charlottetown | CPS Foundation Donation | Exclusive Members' Discount November 23, 2017
Volunteer of the Year Award | Exclusive Members' Discount | 2018 Boating Calendar November 9, 2017
Volunteer Assistance Needed | Website Project Update | Educational Department Reminder October 26, 2017
Nominate Your Local Boating Heroes | New Radar Course | Safety and Flare Return Days Results October 12, 2017
Fall/Winter Boating Courses | Stretching the Season | Fly the Flag Winner September 28, 2017
Icom VHF DSC Simulator | 2017 Director Nominations Announced | A New Addition to the Crew September 14, 2017
Learn To Predict the Weather | Cold Water Immersion Workshops | Canada Games in Gimli August 24, 2017
CPS-ECP Staff Retirement | Join Us In Charlottetown | Submit your Photo! August 10, 2017
CPS-ECP Online Course | Winning on Insurance | Western Ontario District Rendezvous July 27, 2017
Safety and Flare Days Report | Join Us in Charlottetown | Meet the Office Crew July 13, 2017
New and Better Member Benefits | Just Ask John | Fly the Flag Contest is Back! June 22, 2017
Charlottetown 2017 National Conference | Making Waves | New Boating Safety App June 8, 2017
Last Chance to Submit Nominations | Ship's Store Feature | New CPS-ECP Promotional Tool May 25, 2017
Fly the CPS-ECP Flag Contest is Back! | Vessel Preparedness | Safe Boating Awareness Week May 11, 2017
CPS-ECP Chief Commander's Synopsis | Preventing Boat Propeller Accidents | Ship's Store Feature Product April 27, 2017
Smart Man Over Board Technology from Fugawi | National Volunteer Week | Supporting Our Olympic Athletes April 13, 2017
National Volunteer Awards Nominations | Meet the Office Crew | Adamant 1 in George Town March 23, 2017
Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks | Flare Disposal Days are Back | VHF DSC Simulator Order Deadline March 9, 2017
New On The Water Seminar | Meet the Office Crew | I Heart My Boat February 23, 2017
NEW Boating Safety App | VHF DSC Simulator a Huge Success | Call for Nominations February 9, 2017
Doreen Hinksman Receives Special Recognition Award | Meet the National Office Crew January 26, 2017
Virtual Trainer at the Boat Show | Call for Nominations | Updates to the Phone System January 12, 2017
2016
Happy Holidays from CPS-ECP December 22, 2016
Call For Applications | Online Course Schedule | VHF DSC Simulator December 8, 2016
VHF DSC Simulator | 2017 Boating Calendar | The CPS-ECP Crew November 24, 2016
Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks | Educational Department Updates | Webinars November 10, 2016
Fugawi Members Discount | Exclusive Steveston Marine Draw | Nominate Your Boating Hero October 27, 2016
Educational Department Update | Damaging Winds | Member Benefit News... October 13, 2016
Win an Oddessy 240 | Calling for Entries | Members Save with Fugawi | Travel Blog v3 and more… September 22, 2016
Enter to Win | National Conference | Beneteau New CEO | Heineken Regatta and more… September 8, 2016
National Office New Staff | Stormy Sky Tips | Rio Wrap Up | Great Loop Travel Blog and more… August 25, 2016
Thoughts from the Chief | Remembering Derek Hatfield | Team Canada at Rio | MJM 50Z Review and more… August 11, 2016
Fly the Flag Contest | Conference Fast Approaching | Looper Blog | Cruisers Sneak Peek and more… July 28, 2016
Courtesy Check Challenge | Thunderstorm Tips | Jeanneau Leader 40 Sea Trial | Towing Tips and more… July 14, 2016
7 Tips for Night Boating | CPS-ECP in the News | Cruisers Cantius 54 | Olympic Sailors and more… June 23, 2016
CPS-ECP Makes Waves | Father's Day Gift | Learn Locking Etiquette and more… June 9, 2016
Fly the Flag Contest | Boating Emergency | Entertaining Onboard | Olympic Sailors and more… May 26, 2016
Safe Boating Week | Crisis Response | CY June Issue | Cold Water Safety and more… May 12, 2016
Flare Disposal Days | Vancouver Conference | Keep Our Waters | Readers' Stories and more… April 28, 2016
What's in it for My Squadron? | 6 Ways Boat Fires Start | Azores Islands | Marine Careers and more… April 14, 2016
Flare Disposal Days | Mobile Service Identity | Win $100 Gift Cert | CY April Digital Issue and more... March 24, 2016
Vessel Courtesy Checks | Wear It Campaign | April Sneak Peek | Racing News | Waterways Updates and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | Fugawi Open House | Invasive Species Workshops | Signal Flag App and more… February 25, 2016
Prepare for Spring | CPS-ECP Apply for Director | Member Benefits with Stevetson Marine and more...  February 11, 2016 
CPS-ECP at CASBAs | Member Benefits from Fugawi | Call for Nominations | New Launches & Products and much more… January 28, 2016
Welcome to the CPS-ECP Onboard e-Newsletter January 14, 2016

Where do you find the best Ice Cream?

Cowichan BayBy Catherine Dook

Where do you find the best ice cream?

We had sailed around the Gulf Islands for a couple of weeks, dropping the hook wherever we wanted, and then lying there for days so relaxed as to be in an altered state of consciousness. John called it euphoria, but I called it a ‘coma.’ Whichever it was, we had a wonderful time.

Our two solar panels, shiny with the brilliant sunshine of July, kept our refrigerator running so well (at least during the day) that I was able to keep artisan bread dough chilled, half-a-dozen Mars Bars...

Read More about the Gulf Islands.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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The Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That ...
The demographics of sailing are changing, and more women are getting involved and are often rooted ...
Whether he’s sailing celebrities around the BVI’s or sailing an Etchell back home at his native ...
POTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo ...
After a good night’s sleep, it was a lot easier to work my way through checking into the US. I ...
This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...
Don’t miss this brilliant photo double header

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....

 

 

 

 

DIY & How to

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CYOB readers often ask questions about their boats and system. For this issue, I’ve answered a ...
Modern marine engines run at very high temperatures and rely on a few methods to keep their ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...

Marine Products

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Weather nerds and boaters of all stripes will be absorbed by Bruce Kemp’s account of the monstrous ...
Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference ...
Take a look as a 68-foot yacht docks itself in between two Volvo Ocean 65 sailing yachts at the ...
Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for ...
We are all looking to gain a little more time these days, and technology is often the route we ...
While they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both ...