VictoriaParticipate in this year’s National Conference from October 17-19, 2019. Volunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Victoria, British Columbia to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of CPS-ECP, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones.

HIghlightsCPS-ECP Squadrons and volunteers have been working hard to promote CPS-ECP and boating safety this spring. Here are a few of the headlines from across the country.

SunsailGreg Marlo from YACHTS Brokerage, the Canadian representative for Sunsail, is proposing to setup two Caribbean Charter Flotilla Cruises for CPS-ECP members. Participants will gain on the water experience related to what they have learned in the classroom, plus have a vacation at the same time.

MilesstonesBeverly Walters, was presented with a plaque acknowledging her 20 years of service to CPS-ECP! Beverly’s job involves all facets of ensuring that thousands of PCOC, ROC(M) and Membership cards are processed and delivered to CPS-ECP members and successful participants in the Pleasure Craft Operator Card...

CPS-ECP PlanThe 2016-2020 Strategic Plan lists five key Priorities and Volunteers are one of the five. There are 3 Goals outlined in this section of the Plan. 

VictoriaParticipate in this year’s National Conference from October 17-19, 2019. Volunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Victoria, British Columbia to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of CPS-ECP, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones.

ForecastOur knowledge of atmospheric physics has grown over the years. In this day of the computer, forecasting is more accurate, is valid for longer periods, and can be delivered in seconds to those who need it. 

AwardsAs you read in Chief Commander Chuck Beall’s April 16 notes from the April Board meeting that were sent to you, we have exciting changes to our National Awards.

Safety DaysFinally the news that we have been waiting for. On May 15th the Minister for Transport Canada approved our funding request to continue the Safety and Flare Return Days program for the next three years.

InsuranceCowan Insurance Group has partnered with CPS-ECP for over 25 years to offer pleasure craft insurance to its members. While we have always been able to provide rate stability, deteriorating results across the country have impacted those rates. 

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

Read more about Good Samaritans............

 

  

Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

Read more about the Four WInns HD 180.......

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............


The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........