Oct 12, 2017

RadarRadar for Boaters has been developed to use The Radar Book, by Vancouver Island author Kevin Monahan, in conjunction with CPS-ECP developed slides and materials. A comprehensive Addendum to the book is provided covering the newly available technologies.

The slides have been completely redone and make use of animation to illustrate a number of concepts. Many of the radar screen shots are from a BC RCM-SAR unit.

Student and instructor files and slides are downloadable for viewing on tablets and computers of all common types. There is no CD.

The existing RADAR pour plaisanciers course will continue to be supported. We are seeking volunteers to source a suitable French language course book and to develop slides, etc. to provide updated content for our francophone members. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Radar for Boaters covers:
How radars work, including recent developments
Radar system components
How to interpret the information radars provide
Techniques for collision avoidance
Techniques for navigating with radar

The development of the course was truly a team effort and our thanks and appreciation go to:
Brian Cromp – Principal content developer, Mt. Brenton
John Davis – Content developer, Mt. Brenton
John Kabel – Director Electronic Courses, London
Paul Light – Addendum review, Halifax
Mike Paterson, Course Director – Radar, Nanoose
Kevin Monahan, Author, Qualicum Beach
Vanessa Schmidt, File preparation and distribution, CPS-ECP
Cape Lazo, Halifax and London Squadrons – Beta testing

The course can be taught over 5 nights including the exam.

Squadron’s material cost is $70 per student, including book, addendum and shipping.

Instructors may download all their files and slides at no cost. (The book and addendum for instructor use is available at $36 which includes taxes and shipping)

Squadrons should use up any old Radar for Pleasure Craft materials over the next teaching season. Up to March 30th 2018, any extras required of that content will be available "on demand" as there is no more stock. Squadrons should contact Lynda Green at HQ directly as the old materials are not on WBAS. After that date the old materials will not be available.

With an eye to the future, Kevin Monahan has started working on a 3rd edition of The Radar Book which will have updated graphics and content and incorporate the Addendum materials. The majority of slides will remain unchanged although the sequence may differ. Anticipated release of this course update is 2019.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or suggestions.

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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