CASBAThe Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is a volunteer charitable organization. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of injuries and fatalities across Canada that occur as a result of recreational boating activities through innovative, relevant and effective measures.

OttawaVolunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Ottawa to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of their national organization, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones. 

FugawiOriginally priced at $149 USD (CAD $194), Navionics Plus Canada MicroSD cards for Lowrance, Raymarine, Humminbird, Simrad, B&G and many other chartplotters are now available for only CAD $155 (at today’s exchange) until Sept. 27, 2018, with coupon code "CPSECP20".

 

 

 

AliceWe welcome back Alice Hinton to our National Office Staff. As many of you know, Alice retired in August of 2017 from her full-time accounting position with CPS-ECP, but came back on a part-time/temporary basis earlier this year to help out during the busy time of our year.

80th AnniversarySimply stated once a CPS-ECP member has earned 20 Merit Marks (representing twenty volunteer hours per year for twenty years) they become a CPS-ECP Life Member and their CPS-ECP membership fee is waived (read free.)...

Online CoursesSign up now for our new listing of online courses! Enhance on your boating skills this fall and winter from the convenience of your own home!

VHFIn cooperation with CPS-ECP, ICOM Canada has created a new VHF DSC Simulator that can add value for all Squadrons teaching the VHF Maritime Radio course. 

CoursesA few years ago I wrote the following article for Canadian Yachting and with Fall courses coming up soon I thought it would be a good idea to run it again in our newsletter. Squadrons can feel free to use this article to help promote their courses.

OttawaVolunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Ottawa to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of their national organization, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones. It will be a working conference with time for a little fun and relaxation. 

80thIn the spring edition of the 1998 Port Hole, Brentwood Bay Squadron Commander Len Fallon proclaimed, “CPS will be there to meet the challenge of change!” Thanks Len.

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

Read more about Hilton Beach Marina....

 

 

 

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....