Aug 23, 2017

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CPS-ECP is offering INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER for Recreational Boaters, as an online pilot course, beginning September 25th, 2017. Consisting of online self-study components and facilitator supported learning activities, weekly topics and activities will be offered for a ten-week period. These will be enhanced by multimedia presentations like YouTube videos and valuable links to other meteorological websites. An online facilitator will support your learning throughout the course.

Online, you will be able to communicate with your facilitator as well as share experiences and connect with boaters in different parts of the country.

The cost is $125 which includes all materials. Your only requirement is an Internet connection and a willingness to try something different.

For more information or to register for the course, contact DoritGirash at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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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.

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