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!

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

Read more about gasoline containing ethanol......

 

  

Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

Read more about the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge............

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............


The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........