Sept 28, 2017

More KnowledgeCPS-ECP offers a series of courses in boating knowledge that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean. Generations of volunteers have been sharing their experience on the water with new and seasoned boaters, helping them prepare for both everyday and emergency situations.

The following is a list of courses in our Boating series, generally offered in a classroom or online. They offer a testing component if you wish to have certificate of proficiency. Some segments and topics are often presented in seminars or even online.

Required certification courses:
Maritime Radio (Restricted Operator’s Certificate [Maritime])
Boating 1 - Boating Basics (Pleasure Craft Operator Card)

Boating Series Courses:
Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics
Boating 3 - Introduction to Marine Navigation
Boating 4 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1
Boating 5 - Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 2
Boating 6 - Offshore Marine Navigation Level 1
Boating 7 - Offshore Marine Navigation Level 2

Elective Courses:
Electronic Marine Navigation
Radar for Boaters
Boat and Engine Maintenance
Extended Cruising (Living on a Boat)
Sailing
Introduction to Weather for Recreational Boaters

The more knowledge you have, the more enjoyable boating becomes.

Check www.boatingcourses.ca course descriptions and to find what’s happening near you.

Where do you find the best Ice Cream?

Cowichan BayBy Catherine Dook

Where do you find the best ice cream?

We had sailed around the Gulf Islands for a couple of weeks, dropping the hook wherever we wanted, and then lying there for days so relaxed as to be in an altered state of consciousness. John called it euphoria, but I called it a ‘coma.’ Whichever it was, we had a wonderful time.

Our two solar panels, shiny with the brilliant sunshine of July, kept our refrigerator running so well (at least during the day) that I was able to keep artisan bread dough chilled, half-a-dozen Mars Bars...

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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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