Aug 23, 2017

ColdwaterThe Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting 1-day (General Interest) and 2-day (instructor) Cold Water Immersion/Rescue Workshops on September 15th& 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Classroom (morning) sessions will take place at BAIE DE BEAUPORT
(1 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Ville de Québec, QC G1J 1W8)

Practical (Dockside) afternoon sessions will take place at the Old Port of Québec City.


 1-Day (General Interest)   $185 (September 15TH)
 2-Day (Instructor)     $400 (September 15th& 16TH) 


To register, visit:

To see the formal invitation, visit:
Registrants should bring their own lifejackets. Please advise should you need one to be supplied.

Cold water Workshop topics include: Mechanisms of Heat Loss, Thermal Protection Realities, Extraction Techniques, Triage of Hypothermic Victims, Re-Warming, Packaging, Transport and more.

The Instructors’ Course will provide the tools you need to successfully teach first responders the proper rescue and re-warming techniques that are necessary to help save lives.

Sessions will be in English with active French translation.

Instructor: Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht (aka Professor Popsicle)
Translator: Ginette Traversy

For more information, please contact:

 English:  French:

 Ian Gilson

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 Ginette Traversy 

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Photo: Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD, FAsMA

My Big Fat Greek Charter

My Big Fat Greek CharterBy Mark Stevens
Photos by: Sharon Matthews-Stevens

We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp bacon, fresh bread, and omelets spiked with Feta Cheese.

We did dinner last night, al fresco, in a village called Perdika on the island of Aegina.

Sometime over dinner it hit me;I knew I was on to something. Raising a glass of ouzo, I toasted my wife, Sharon, and our friends and crew, Ed and Kim North.

“Forget about weddings,” I said, referring to a hit movie penned by a Canadian of Greek ancestry named Nia Vardalos. “Welcome to my Big Fat Greek Charter.”

Read more about their greek charter.....





Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018



Jeanneau NC 33

Jeanneau NC 33By John Armstrong and Andy Adams

Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ideally suited to young families or couples.

Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America wanted to emphasize that their new NC 33 features a hull design by Michael Peters. Peters’ hand has been on many of the company’s recent designs and strong performance and excellent sea-keeping are to be expected.

At an overall length of 34.5” and equipped with twin engines, the NC 33 has been designed to fit in between Jeanneau’s NC 9(30’11” with a single engine) and the NC 11 at 36’6” and with twin engines.

Read more about the Jeanneau NC 33.....