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2018
Holiday Message | National Office Closure December 20, 2018
Instructor-Facilitated Online Classes | Join the CPS-ECP Board of Directors | 50th Merit Mark Celebration! December 6, 2018
What Plan? Your Plan | Meet the National Office Crew | Swimming with Whales November 22, 2018
Let's Take the Helm Together | Meet the New Board Members | Fugawi Charts Sale November 8, 2018
Welcome Aboard to 3 New Sponsors | Fall Boating Preparation | Ottawa Conference Photos October 25, 2018
Register for Boating Basics 2 | Nominate Your Boating Heroes | Winterization 411 October 11, 2018
Last Day to Save | Educational Department has Been Busy | Meet the Office Crew September 27, 2018
Exclusive Limited Offer for CPS-ECP Members | National Conference Details | Nominate Your Boating Heroes September 13, 2018
Register Today for Online Boating Courses | 2018 Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons' 80th Anniversary | Welcome Back Alice! August 23, 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 | Chester Race Week 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 | Sail Training Opportunities 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 | Chester Crew 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 | Chester Race Week | 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 | CPS 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
Win $100 Gift Cert | CY April Digital Issue | Galley Guys | Flare Disposal Days | Mobile Service Identity and more...  March 24, 2016
Vessel Courtesy Checks | Wear It Campaign | April Sneak Peek | Sea School | New Build and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | Seabreeze Boats Profile | Signal Flag App | Invasive Species 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

Destinations

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Following the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an ...
For the adventurous boater Bunsby Marine Provincial Park is a special place, situated due south of ...
We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...

Mediterranean Shakedown: A Summer Cruise in Spain

Mediterranean ShakedownBy Sheryl and Paul Shard

This summer my husband, Paul, and I bought our fourth offshore cruising boat, a new Southerly 480 built by Discovery Yachts in the UK. It’s a unique boat with a retractable variable-draft swing keel giving you the option of sailing with a deep draft of 3.1 metres when the keel is down or just less than a metre with the keel fully retracted. Southerly Yachts are great for bluewater sailing and also for gunkholing in shallow creeks and inland waterways. You can even dry them out at low tide so they are is the perfect boat for the type of exploring we like to do. Our new boat, Distant Shores III, is the third Southerly Yacht that we’ve owned over 29 years of international cruising to destinations in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, UK, Scandinavia and South America. This boat we plan to sail to the South Pacific.

Read more about the Shards' cruise in Spain...

 

Lifestyle

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This issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial ...
Readers give us a bit of feedback on the 60th anniversary of the Shark 24
We are home for Christmas this year. Soon we will be heading back to Adamant 1 for another winter ...
This past October we drove to Telegraph Cove with friends and spent a day of wonder cruising the ...
We have kept our subscription to Canadian Yacht Onboard as we have traveled the South Pacific over ...
Stuart Walker a legend in competitive sailing passed away on November 12, 2018 in Annapolis. Stuart ...
“In Grenada, we had about 80 cruiser kids visit our boat...by dinghy of course! Sometimes you ...
Austin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” ...
As the sole arbiter of the Photo of the Week I, your editor, get to make the choice. This week, ...
Michele Stevens pointed us to this interesting project which recently came to fruition in Cape ...

Boat Reviews

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To get you in the mood for cruising the Boat Show then launching in spring, here’s a boat that ...
Quite simply, the styles of boats have changed. Where in past years a buyer might have been looking ...
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 ...

Beneteau Antares 27

Beneteau Antares 27By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You have to love it when something exceeds your expectations on so many levels; the new Antares 27 from Beneteau looks to me like that sort of all-around overachiever.

This is a brand new express cruiser design. With twin Mercury 200 V6 outboards, it delivers impressive performance, a reassuring and comfortable ride, and a level of versatility that will enable this boat to be your vacation partner for all sorts of adventures.

Read more about the Antares 27...

 

 

 

 

Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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DIY & How to

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Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is ...
When a boat is in the water, the bilge will often collect water that enters the boat from weather, ...
Recently I suggested doing an off-season (winter) project with a potential client, and my ...
A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out ...
As the cold approaches, shrink-wrapping is a hot topic, and I’ve heard more than a few debates at ...
Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 

Ask Andrew: Electrical Installations – Part 1: Electrical Connections - basics and how-to’s

Electrical InstallationsBy Andrew McDonald

Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is aboard, areas of improvement and ways to upgrade.

One of the most common jobs that I’m asked to look at are electrical installations and upgrades. Surprisingly, the majority of these types of jobs are to ‘clean up’ the wiring of years past – when electrical standards were more fluid, and jury-rigged upgrades have been added and adapted over multiple owners and contractors.

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Marine Products

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While the basics of boat hull design hasn’t changed that much over the years, the same cannot be ...
Yamaha targets the Canadian big-water market with its high-torque 425 horsepower V8 XTO outboard, ...
Looking for a great Christmas gift for the Offshore sailor on your list? This being a Marblehead to ...
Sail shape is long gone. They have stained, feels thin and you see broken threads everywhere. Your ...
Stripping the antifouling paint from the bottom of a boat is physically demanding and is one of the ...
The 2019 Ultimate Sailing Calendar highlights the drama and excitement of blue-water sailing, as ...
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