Nov 22, 2018

PlanThe 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is now 2 years into a 5 year Plan. At the recent National Conference in Ottawa, the Planning Committee were able to reach out to several groups which included Squadron and District Commanders. Our commitment was to communicate with the Membership following the conference to update you on progress to date. Over the next few weeks we will use this media to bring updates on the five key Priorities of the Plan….Education, Membership, Volunteers, Community and Communication.

In the meantime, the Plan and Planning Committee contact are both linked above. Also, a power point presentation (ppt) is available for your review and use. English or French. The ppt outlines the Strategic Plan’s Priorities and Goals. Within each goal, any of the bullets in red are applicable to all three levels of the organization…. Squadron, District and National. We look forward to your input and use of the Plan at both the Squadron and District level. Squadrons and District are using it as a model to develop their own Strategic Plan to bring them into the future.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact your Squadron or District Commander or the Planning Committee. What Plan? Of course, Your Plan, the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

Read more about Good Samaritans............

 

  

Monte Carlo 52The launch of the new Monte Carlo 52 will be one of the highlights of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019. This 50-foot high-end motor yacht is eagerly awaited and will introduce the Monte Carlo “Smart Luxury” generation. The stylish flybridge powerboat has inherited all the superb signature features of a successful range: modern design, elegant lines, distinctive character, incredibly well-used spaces and a careful focus on details, not to mention the iconic large porthole, distinguishing the 15 m (50’) to 18 m (60’) class of yachts made in Vendée. The Monte Carlo 52 has greatly improved all these features.

 

Read more about the Monte Carlo 52..............

 

John ArmstrongOur Canadian Yachting test team, John Armstong and Andy Adams, were at a Jeanneau media event called “Throttle Down” in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media event was held to highlight the Jeanneau Power Boat Line with the emphasis on their outboard models. 

The media event was scheduled to follow their Jeanneau dealer meetings, held earlier at Thunder Marine International in St. Petersburg. The Thunder Marine location is on the water and has a cooperative agreement with Jeanneau to host the full line of Jeanneau power boats in the water for dealer demonstration to their clients.

Read More about the Jeanneau Media Event...........


ChicagoBy Mark Stevens

Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens


From my perspective on the observation deck of 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building, I have an eagle’s-eye view of this Lake Michigan metropolis.

The city stretched out before us is a forest of concrete. Toward the lake – right below us – there’s a beach volleyball game in progress. White triangles crisscross Caribbean-blue waters in the distance. Sunday morning must be race day – just like home.

 

Read more about Chicago....................