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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 | Desolation Sound in September August 24, 2017
CPS-ECP Staff Retirement | Join Us In Charlottetown | Submit your Photo! August 10, 2017
CPS-ECP Online Course | Winning on Insurance | Fly the CPS-ECP Flag and Win! 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 | 2018 Melges 24 World Championships April 13, 2017
National Volunteer Awards Nominations | Flare Disposal Days | Meet the Office Crew 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 | Classic Boats in Victoria 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 | Pig War 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 | New Boats at M&P | 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 | Galley Guys and more… March 24, 2016
Vessel Courtesy Checks | Wear It Campaign | April Sneak Peek |Race to Alaska | Waterways Updates and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | GIN Race | Brentwood Bay Cruising | Signal Flags App and more… February 25, 2016
Prepare for Spring | CPS-ECP Apply for Director | Member Benefits with Steveston 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

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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We were all set with this week’s POTW when a real stunner came in as part of a story on the Blind ...
Have your say. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need ...
When I was about ten years old I starting racing sailboats on Cape Cod and the sound of the wind ...
I took this photo in July 2017 from our boat Ginger which was anchored and stern tied in Mouat Bay ...
Were we nervous when we returned to Adamant 1 in November? The answer would be a hearty yes. The ...
Just to put it in historical time warp I was a World Sailing Vice President 1976-1994 and President ...
Great icicles! This is not what one expects from the tropical climes of BC. It’s a nice winter ...
Rossiter is a Canadian builder in Markdale, Ontario that builds a nice fleet of rowboats and small ...
Welcome to Photo of the Week 2018. If you are not familiar with this wonderful feature (What???!!!) ...
Living the dream! Longtime CY staffer and now blogger Lynn Lortie with her husband Pat left Midland ...
Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018

Boat Reviews

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Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...
Cruisers Yachts debuts the all-new 42 Cantius. The sporty, luxury cruiser will make its first ...
Once again, the designers at Jeanneau have outdone themselves with the innovative new Leader 10.5 ...
The introduction of X-Yachts’Xc range in 2008 has proven itself to be something of a game changer ...
Hull #1 ZINNIA, the all-new, twin outboard MJM 35z left Boston BoatWorks on July 5 for Newport and ...
Following a 10-year hiatus, Richmond, BC-based Crescent Custom Yachts is once again launching ...
According to the folks at Fraser Yacht Sales, you couldn't ask for more - the new Azimut Atlantis ...
During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun ...
The Rossiter 23 Classic Day Boatis both a logical extension of the Canadian-built Rossiter line and ...
It's rare for Canadian Yachting magazine to report on the same boat twice, but that is how ...

 

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

DIY & How to

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In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...
 Since the initial article of this column we have identified a wide range of apps and ...
Since the initial article of this series we have looked at the iPad and its use as a marine ...
The moment we all dread. It’s a warm sunny day and you’re out for a cruise. Suddenly ...
For most of us – this is the time to make the most of the boating season – launch and ...
Question: Is it possible to mount, protect and charge your iPad during marine navigation. ...
  Is iNavX the superlative marine navigation app?    
Question: Can I buy generic automotive parts or products for my boat, or should they specify ...

Marine Products

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We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...
Last year when this column launched a good deal of time was spent understanding global satellite ...
This article was my first about 10 years ago, and it found it's way to an outdoor editor/writer ...
For a gloomy February we look not only at how an app that works within your phone can be of benefit ...
ZCare Marine, offers effective, eco-safe products to help keep your boat clean. They have products ...
Monaro Marine Ltd. of Richmond, BC, designs and builds its own unique brand of semi-custom 21' to ...
With Garmin it is now possible to use both devices without independently operating two devices with ...
When the Halifax Boat Show opens on February 8th there will be an excellent selection of pontoon ...
The 627 is the largest outboard in world. New cylinder heads and camshaft, an uprated ...
Sirius Signal held a product information session for interested parties prior to demonstrating ...