Sta-Plug MiniRancho Santa Margarita, CA - Forespar has just introduced a new smaller size version of their popular form-fitting Sta-Plug® emergency plug. Conveniently sized so that one can be located next to each thru-hull opening, the new Sta-Plug® Mini™ is designed to temporarily stop or slow incoming water in an emergency or for maintenance applications.

RescueME MOB1Looking for a great Christmas gift for the Offshore sailor on your list? This being a Marblehead to Halifax Race year it’s a good time to check out a few of the latest lifesaving devices available.

Neon RopeCanada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference guide back to safety for a person in distress. 

Safety DaysWhile they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both in the GTA, will be collecting expired marine flares this year as we have every year for over 15 years.

Safety At SeaSafety at Sea Courses, in my opinion are a must for all offshore racers. I would also recommend the course to all Bluewater sailors and anyone planning to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

IrmaWith all the devastation in the eastern Caribbean a natural question to ask is ‘is our boat in that kind of risk.’ In Canada, the answer is largely ‘no’ but there is a chance. 

Safety DaysFor 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned and 2 were cancelled for a total of 29 events. All of the events have now taken place. The earliest was on April 1st and the last on June 17th.




DB AppDiscover Boating Canada recently launched a new Boating Safety App. We are pleased to let our members know that CPS-ECP was involved in the development of this new app and contributed content to it.




RVCCEvery year thousands of boaters go out on the water without the proper safety equipment that is required by law.

DB AppJust launched in Canada, it’s the Discover Boating Safety app. Indispensable to the Canadian boater, itfeatureseverythingyouneed to ensure a safe and fun time on the water, no matterwhere or how you go boating.

J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand

As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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