Nov 23, 2017

Online CoursesBoating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation - Level 1

Formerly called – JUNIOR NAVIGATOR

Course Dates: January 8, 2018 to June 18, 2018

Registration Fee: Member Fee $135.00, Non-Member Fee $180.00

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun.

This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for the recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.

A Sextant demonstration will happen prior to classes starting, video recorded and made available during the course period.

This course will be available online through 'Go To Meeting' and facilitated by Past Chief Commander Tony Gardiner with some in class instruction for clarification of the more difficult course information. The specific weekly class time and night of the week to be determined by class participants.

Register Online:

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=244341|CAL=225480

For more information and course contact:
Tony Gardner
(416) 483 5209 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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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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Ask Andrew - Winterization

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‘Winterization’ is a broad term used to prepare an engine for extended storage – specifically through the winter season (when temperatures drop below the freezing point).

There are two main purposes for proper winterization: First, to protect the engine from freezing damage; second, to prepare the engine to be re-started easily after a lay-up.

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