July 12, 2019

SunsailGreg Marlo from YACHTS Brokerage, the Canadian representative for Sunsail, is proposing to setup two Caribbean Charter Flotilla Cruises for CPS-ECP members. Participants will gain on the water experience related to what they have learned in the classroom, plus have a vacation at the same time. These cruises will be led by an experienced captain familiar with the BVI’s. The cruises are CPS-ECP themed, open to all members, and friends. You can charter a vessel with a group of classmates, friends or a vessel for your family. These Flotillas can be both Sail and Power and are subject to receiving enough participants. Book early and note your expectations, so the best Cruise Plan for can be organized. Inquires should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31st.

The proposed vacation times are;
• British Virgin Islands November 23-30 /2019
• British Virgin Islands February 15-22 / 2019

At the conclusion of the cruise the participants will receive a certificate recognizing that they have learnt about:
1) Understanding tides and how they affect your boat
2) How to provision on a boat for a weeklong vacation
3) How to use and manage your tender / dinghy when cruising
4) Picking up an overnight or day mooring ball
5) Anchoring with coral reefs in mind

Extra Notes:
• Available for both Power and Sail boats
• Additional experiences as decided by the groups to enhance your CPS-ECP training.
• Planned itinerary with group organized activities based on popular interests.
• Vacation planning with checklists and provisioning tips and guidelines.
• The social component makes the flotilla special.
• Friend finder for boat sharing could be an extra social component that can be setup
• Preferred member pricing on bookings, transfers along with a full travel service for flights and accommodations is provided.
• The November flotilla in the BVI’s is lower in price and not so busy.
• The February one is smack in the middle of winter so a great tropical get-away, also at an attractive price.

Costs: November:
Sunsail 38 monohull 2 cabin (4-6 guests) from $4105 or $684 / guest
Sunsail 41 monohull 3 cabin (6- 8 guests) from $5216 or $652 / guest
Sunsail 444 catamaran 4 cabin (8-10 guests) from $7748 or $775 / guest
Sunsail 484 catamaran 4 cabin (10-12 guests) from $9756 or $813 / guest
Moorings 433 Power Cat 3 cabin (6-8 guests) from $7799 or $975 / guest
Costs: February
Sunsail 38 monohull 2 cabin (4-6 guests) from $4860 or $810 / guest
Sunsail 41 monohull 3 cabin (6- 8 guests) from $5540 or $692 / guest
Sunsail 404 catamaran 4 cabin (8-10 guests) from $8998 or $899 / guest
Sunsail 454 catamaran 4 cabin (10-11 guests) from $12085 or $1098 / guest
Moorings 433 Power Cat 3 cabin (6-8 guests) from $10,004 or $1250 / guest

These Flotilla Charters are arranged and managed by the YACHTS Brokerage. For the CPS-ECP rates to apply, inquires and arrangements will be through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check online at www.sunsail.com for Sailboats and www.moorings.com for Power Catamarans.

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.


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Beneteau Oceanis 30.1As boat builders clamber to create ever-bigger platforms for ever-more generous budgets, the entry-level cruiser has become an elusive animal. Sure, if you want to daysail, there are plenty of small open boats from which to choose, but if you want a freshly built pocket cruiser, you’re in for a long search. Enter French builder Groupe Beneteau, which identified this gap in the market and set about creating the Oceanis 30.1, an adorable little cruiser that resembles her larger siblings in all but length and price. With all she offers, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call her a mini yacht.

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DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors

Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

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Cobourg Yacht Club - 2015 Sailing instructorsKatherine Stone

Like many other harbours on Lake Ontario, Cobourg has seen its fair share of changes. Screams used to be heard from kids piled into a toboggan on wheels that went hurtling down a wooden slide into the harbour. Above it all was the bustling din from the waterfront of ship’s whistles, train engines, foghorns and thundering coal cars. It is now a rather serene place for the locals and visitors to enjoy various watercraft. Fortunately, the beautiful beach that lines the waterfront is still a star attraction for the town.

Located 95 kilometres east of Toronto and 62 kilometres east of Oshawa on the north edge of Lake Ontario, United Empire Loyalists first starting arriving in the area as early as the 1780s. The first settlement in 1798 was called Buckville, later renamed Amherst, then called Hamilton (after the township) and also nicknamed Hardscrabble. It wasn’t until 1819 that they finally settled on the name of Cobourg, which was incorporated as a town in 1837. In the late 1820s large schooners with passengers and cargo had to anchor well off shore, as there was only a landing wharf. A group of Toronto businessmen formed the Cobourg Harbour Company which built the wooden Eastern Pier from tolls charged for the use of the harbour.

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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.



A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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