Oct 12, 2017

Safety DaysInterim Report, October 6th, 2017

Submitted by John Gullick, Manager of Government and Special Programs

For 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned, 2 were cancelled and three more added for a total of 32 events. All of the events but one have taken place. The earliest was on April 1st and the last on October 14th.

All of the Activity Reports have been received except for the last two and all of the Flare Collection Reports have been received except for the last one.

 

Based on the reports received here are the totals:

Number of outdated flares collected: 24,135
Average # of flares collected per event: 779
Total number of attendees: 2173
Total number of attendees handing in flares: 2000
Total number of attendees who were CPS-ECP members: 663
Total number of attendees who asked about the RVCC program: 178
Total number of attendees who were referred to store staff: 468
Total number of CPS-ECP flyers and Boat Notes handed out: 2614

Some of the comments from retailers:

“Our retail partners indicated that they had no problems dealing with CIL/Orion, it was a great event, very professionally done, very worthwhile, enjoyable and that their customers were very appreciative. Please continue these events.
Squadrons told us that their events keep growing and that they continue to be very good PR for their Squadron/District and its activities.”

Final results of the 2017 events will be available in a future issue.

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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