Feb 28, 2019

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP, both men and woman.

Successful candidates will be nominated to the Board of Directors at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

The role of a Director is to help manage or supervise the management of the activities and affairs of the Corporation (CPS-ECP), while assisting and determining the direction and operation of CPS-ECP. While many items must remain confidential, the Directors are expected to act in the ‘best interests’ of CPS-ECP and may find conflicts between these ‘best interests’, and the interests of their own Squadron or District.

The following is a list of experiences, skills and attributes, which contribute to being a successful CPS-ECP Director candidate. This is not an all-inclusive list and you should consider these before submitting an application for a Director’s position.

• Ability to get along and collaborate with others
• Ability to think independently, and not “follow the crowd”,
• Evidence of administrative ability (within CPS-ECP or outside),
• Commitment to CPS-ECP, and passion for the CPS-ECP Vision, Mission and Values,
• Interest in avenues of Education, Membership, Marketing and Communication,
• Enthusiasm, time available,
• Leadership and participation at Squadron and District levels,
• A thorough understanding of Squadron and District operations.

Candidates applying for nomination as a Director of CPS-ECP are requested to carefully read, complete and submit the following documentation:

• Director’s Application Form,
• A current resumé or curriculum vitae (C.V),
• Skills Self-Assessment questionnaire,
• A ‘Statement of Vision’ of your personal short and long-term future of CPS-ECP.

The above documents can be found on the CPS-ECP website and are available in hardcopy from our National Office.

Applications must be submitted to the Chair of the Nominating Committee by:

March 1st, 2019 at 1700 EST

electronically to:

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or in hardcopy marked ‘Confidential’ to:


Chair of the Nominating Committee,


Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons,


26 Golden Gate Court,

Toronto ON, M1P 3A5

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..........