May 10, 2018

MembershipBy Bob Parke AP

Chair National Membership Committee

The Membership Committee submitted a proposal to Excom and the Board of Directors to clearly identify the Qualifications, and standardize First year Membership Fees in accordance to the Bylaws and Regulations of CPS-ECP. This was approved at the April meetings of Excom and the Board of Directors. These new standards come into effect May 1, 2018. This is to assure that, we as members can always answer the question the first time, “What are the benefits of Membership, How do I join, and How Much to Join?”

 

 

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
May 1, 2018

Qualifications for Membership in CPS-ECP
To qualify for membership the person has to:
1) Be nineteen years of age or older, and,
2) Have either a minimum of a PCOC from an accredited course provider in Canada, or
Have successfully completed a course as per the Competency Equivalence Table, or
Have successfully completed any CPS-ECP course, and
3) Pay the required dues.

Membership Dues for New Membership
If a person has never been a member of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons there are two ways to join and pay the required dues:

Option One:
A person successfully completing a CPS-ECP course may join for a special first year membership fee of $35.00. Renewal for the following years will be at the Membership dues schedule for the squadron which the person is a member of.

Option Two:
A person holding at minimum Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card, or certification of completion of a course on the Competency Equivalence Table, may join for a first year membership fee of $60.00. Renewal for the following years will be at the Membership dues schedule for the squadron which the person is a member of.

Membership Dues for Renewal (including rejoining after any lapse in membership)
If a person has been a member of CPS-ECP and wishes to renew or rejoin, the dues will be at the individual Squadron Membership dues schedule of the squadron the person is renewing in or rejoining.


Rideau Canal Cruise

By Andy Adams, Greg Nicoll and John Armstrong with Robin Ball

If you haven’t cruised the Rideau Canal before, you have missed a special treat and even if you have, a vacation aboard a Le Boat Horizon 1350 can give you a whole new view of this magnificent waterway.

One of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal is the oldest continuously-operated canal system in North America. Traveling this sheltered waterway aboard Le Boat, we were able to relax and take in the spectacular nature, picturesque towns and historic locks of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Swift Trawler 47By Andy Adams

You might look at the pictures of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and think that this is not a “performance boat”, but I think it certainly is, and here is why; it can top out at 30 mph to get you from A to B quickly or to beat the weather in, so it’s pretty fast, but it can also loaf along doing 1,250 rpm making 9.3 mph and at that pace, it travels 2.4 miles on a gallon of fuel. That’s great performance in my books!

With a light displacement of almost 28,000 lbs, this is a big boat. In fact, it looks and feels more like a small ship than a big boat.

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Beneteau Oceanis 46.1By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1When Beneteau introduced their new Oceanis 46.1, they were inspired by the fact that their previous Oceanis 45 was one of Beneteau’s best sellers and the new 46.1 had to be a clearly superior boat. The Oceanis range is about space and comfort for cruising while still delivering strong performance.

The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

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Dear Doris

Clarity Nicoll

I grew up in a sailing family. My mother comes from a long line of sailors, my dad works in the marine industry and my brother and I have travelled up and down the eastern coast racing with and against each other. Yet, somehow, I had fallen in love with a No,ON-sailor (please note, the use of capital letters).

I had tried to introduce Dustin to sailing with some success, however, with the fast-paced nature of racing, and experienced sailors always ready to lend a hand when someone yelled “pull the cunningham!!!!”

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