National Office Staff ListingWe are providing you with the entire staff roster so that you know their names and how to contact them. We are pleased to report that we now have five staff members who are fully bilingual and can provide service in both languages.

Photo ContestDo you want to be featured on The Port Hole’s cover? Do you want your images to be part of CPS-ECP image bank for future covers and social media posts? You might also win some valuable prizes!

Choice HotelsFrom Victoria, BC, to St. John’s, NL, you’ll enjoy a friendly, affordable, comfortable night’s stay with Choice Hotels Canada™.

Message From The Chief "It gives me great pleasure to report to you that the CPS-ECP Executive Committee has found a new National Executive Director, Mimma Spagnolo, who started 15 January 2020.  She is fluently trilingual (French, English and Italian) and has an extensive IT and management background.

Brenda CochraneBrenda was born in Vancouver and began boating with her parents at a very young age. When Brenda was 8 years old, she moved to Ladysmith on Vancouver Island with her mom and dad, 2 younger sisters and a 28’ Bayliner.

Online CoursesThis note is to update you on the scheduled offerings of the online versions of Boating 2, 3 and 4 courses for the Winter and Spring of 2020.

Boat Blue  Vanover Boat ShowAhoy! We'll be presenting at the Vancouver Boat Show February 5th and 6th. Hoping to be of use to many boaters. The presentations are the result of developing boaters’ education resource with the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons that aims at marine mammal and boater safety.

TIBSVisit us this weekend at Booth S7 in the New Boater Welcome Center. Get a chance to experience the Boating Simulator.

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP.

CPS-ECP Boat ShowsCPS-ECP will be exhibiting in all of these Boat Shows. Come visit our booth. Check out what’s new and register for a course!

Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 

 

 

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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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