Aug 23, 2018

Online CoursesSign up now for our new listing of online courses! Enhance on your boating skills this fall and winter from the convenience of your own home!

This fall CPS-ECP is offering courses ONLINE courses as well as in the classroom courses across Canada.

No matter where you are located across the country, you can register for an online course to be completed in your own available time. Go to www.boatingcourses.ca  to see which courses are being offered in this method of delivery or contact Carolyn Reid, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

 

 

 

Here is our current offering of online courses

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

Non-member price:   $190       

Member price $175

Course Duration:  Tuesday October 16 to November 27, 2018

Course Convener:     Tom Beaver    613-795-4366      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Tuesdays at 1900 Eastern Time

To register online for this course:

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245841|CAL=225480

 

Boating 2 - Beyond Boating Basics

Member price:   $175

Non-member price:  $190      

Course Duration:  Thursday November 1 to December 13, 2018

Course Convener:    Brian Reis    519-534-4090    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Thursdays at 1900 Eastern Time

To register online for this course:   

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245842|CAL=225480

 

Boating 3 - Intro to Marine Navigation

Member price $175

Non-member price:  $190

Course Duration:  Tuesday January 22, 2019 to March 5

Course Convener:    Tom Beaver    613-795-4366         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The optional weekly instructor-led sessions for this course, use GoToMeeting online, and will be held on Tuesdays at 1900 Eastern Time.

To register online for this course:  

 https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=245847|CAL=225480

 

There are more online courses to come!   Keep checking www.boatingcourses.ca to see which courses have been added over the next few weeks!

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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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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