Nov 9, 2017

ExamAll multiple choice examinations at CPS-ECP are currently open book examinations with the exception of the PCOC Examination and the Maritime Radio Examination. Further details are listed below. The time limit for the CPS-ECP examinations is 1 hour 30 minutes.

PCOC Examination:

CPS-ECP currently has confirmation from the Federal Government that the PCOC Examination will be open book examinations for in class courses effective January 1st 2018. The Federal Government has also put additional restrictions on the use of open book examinations for their courses. Individuals who challenge the PCOC examination, without taking an in class course are not eligible for an open book exam.

Maritime Radio Examination:

CPS-ECP is currently waiting for confirmation from the Federal Government that the Maritime Radio Examination will be open book. Once we have the written confirmation, CPS-ECP will issue more detailed instructions to all concerned members.

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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Jeanneau NC 795 – designed in France and perfect for Canada

Jeanneau NC 795By Glen Cairns

After a period of record breaking hot and humid weather we had a dose of more traditional east coast conditions for our test run aboard the Jeanneau NC 795, with steady drizzle and a 15 – 20 knot south east breeze kicking up a short chop on Halifax’s Bedford Basin.

Last fall the management team from Dartmouth based Seamasters Services Limited, Chris Mills and Tara Mills along with sales manager Dave Trott, had an introduction to Jeanneau’s NC line at Yamaha’s fall gathering in Ontario.

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