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.

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018

 

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

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