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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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At the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show I had the pleasure of meeting up with Allyson and ...
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 ...
There is good anchoring in Cowichan Bay and nearby, and salt water enough to make any boater happy. ...
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 Marina at Blind ChannelOne of my favourite places

By Marianne Scott

Sailing north of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and the Broughton Archipelago offer cruisers a bevy islands with ample anchorages. Tides cause swift currents to run through the islands’ waterways. Few marinas are found in this large, sparsely populated region but one that provides all the services boaters need and especially enjoy is Blind Channel, a marina and resort operated by the Richter family located on Mayne Passage on the east side of West Thurlow Island (50 24. 82N, 125 30. 00).

Read more about the Blind Channel Resort...

 

Lifestyle

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At the end of last month, Canadian sailors gathered on the Palma Beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain ...
In 2019, C-TOW celebrates its 35th anniversary of providing 24/7 “Peace of Mind Boating” for ...
West Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia ...
It has been hot in the Abacos this winter. Whoever said this area was cool this time of year must ...
Unfortunately this is not a picture from a boat but was taken on the evening of February 27, 2019 ...
On March 1, Tom Ramshaw of Stoney Lake Yacht Club was honoured with the most prestigious National ...
Vero Beach, aka Velcro Beach, lived up to its reputation again. Our original plan was to be there ...
My husband and I were visiting the Bra d'Or Lake from Newfoundland in our 39 foot Sea Ray ...
After an autumn in Canada, we arrived back in northern Florida at Adamant 1 on January 3rd and with ...
This issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial ...

Boat Reviews

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ILCA is seeking new builders to complement its existing network of manufacturers, the International ...
Nelson Gilbert (1854-1921) began building canoes in Brockville in the 1890s, a time when the sport ...
I have heard a lot of talk lately about trends in yacht clubs where senior membership is getting ...
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 ...

Swift Trawler 47By Andy Adams

You might look at the pictures of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and think that this is not a “performance boat”, but I think it certainly is, and here is why; it can top out at 30 mph to get you from A to B quickly or to beat the weather in, so it’s pretty fast, but it can also loaf along doing 1,250 rpm making 9.3 mph and at that pace, it travels 2.4 miles on a gallon of fuel. That’s great performance in my books!

With a light displacement of almost 28,000 lbs, this is a big boat. In fact, it looks and feels more like a small ship than a big boat.

Read more about the Swift Trawler 47......

 

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1When Beneteau introduced their new Oceanis 46.1, they were inspired by the fact that their previous Oceanis 45 was one of Beneteau’s best sellers and the new 46.1 had to be a clearly superior boat. The Oceanis range is about space and comfort for cruising while still delivering strong performance.

The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

Read More about the Oceanis 46.1......

DIY & How to

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I’ve had two emails over the past few weeks with a count-down to launch (47 days per the last ...
Electrical ground is a term used to describe the reference point in an electrical circuit from ...
Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods ...
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 ...

Sea to Sky SailingSea to Sky Sailing has just been approved as the only Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized training centre on the west coast of North America just in time to deliver an epic 2019 season!

“This transition from our previous International Yacht Training (IYT) certification to RYA is a huge benefit to our students as it provides them certification that is known globally as the gold standard for yacht training.  The RYA requires training centres to undergo annual inspections of their vessels, business practices and training delivery in order to maintain a strong standard and guarantee a high quality experience for students. 

Read More about Sea to Sky Sailing......

 

  

Marine Products

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The Walker Bay Venture 14 claims to be the world’s first luxury Explorer Sport Tender. It is ...
Mercury Marine is pleased to announce the launch of the new MerCruiser V8 6.2L 370hp Jet Ready ...
My history with the Cayenne goes back many years, as I was at the launch of the original vehicle ...
Last month, Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine, the ...
Featuring advanced, intuitive 3D controls, Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems deliver a more ...
Gina de Vere approached me at the Canadian Yachting booth at this year’s Vancouver International ...
A revolutionary “assisted docking” system that provides a glimpse into the future of boating ...
After developing the Figaro Beneteau 3, the first production foiling sailing yacht, Groupe Beneteau ...
You most likely operate your vessel with batteries that are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries ...
This past decade has been a real up-and-down ride for the companies who make boating equipment. ...