Fly The FlagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

Alice HintonAlice Hinton has informed CPS-ECP that she will be retiring on August 31, 2017 after more than 17 years of service.

Charlottetown ConferenceIt’s that time again and a FINAL reminder that if you have not registered for the National Conference and AGM in Charlottetown, PEI the COST will be INCREASING from $230 to $260 AFTER September 11 so please be sure to register TODAY!

FlyflagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

 

 

 

West ONThe Western Ontario District held its annual Rendezvous this year at Belle River Marina on beautiful Lake St. Clair in the heart of the Great Lakes. Since it was June 23-25, the theme was Canada 150.

 

 

 

InsureCPS-ECP has partnered with Cowan Insurance Group to provide insurance products to its members. Cowan’s comprehensive coverage and discounts are available exclusively to you as a CPS-ECP member.

 

 

 

Online CoursesTwenty students from across Canada, Halifax to Vancouver, studied Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1, Seamanship, from the comfort of their own home or office during the spring term of 2017.

 

 

 

LyndaLynda Green - Orders, Ship’s Store, Student Services and New Members

 

 

 

ConferenceA summer reminder to everyone that the October Charlottetown 2017 National Conference is coming sooner than we think!

 

 

 

seminarsIt seems we have been complaining forever about declining student intake for our courses, but complaining isn’t going to change a thing; positive action will.

 

 

 

Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Cedar Island Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone
The very first yacht club ever featured in this column was the Buffalo Yacht Club, back in 2012. I chose to start with this particular club as it was the only one that had clubhouses in two countries: the United States and Canada.Canada is deeply tied to the United States as their number one trading partner, enjoys many cultural similarities, and a shared language; so this seemed like a fun way to start what has now become an ensconced column in every issue. However, the Buffalo Yacht Club is not the southernmost yacht club in Canada, as that distinction lies with the Cedar Island Yacht Club...

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Fast, spacious and stable – the Leopard 45 is the stuff dreams are made of!

During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun I had in the sun on the water. Did someone say charter? In warm weather?In warm waters?

If you plan on chartering when the weather in Canada is less than ideal (mmmmm…that’s two months of bad sledding), then I suggest you charter, purchase to charter, or just buy to own and enjoy for yourself the newly redesigned Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.

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