Oct 24, 2019

AGM Environment AwardJackie Hildering – Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron, Vancouver Island North District.

Jackie is a member of the CPS-ECP Environment Committee and has propelled CPS-ECP along a new path from what we are used to; the human invasion and pollution of the oceans. Jackie is a Humpback Whale researcher, is co-founder and Education and Communications Director of the Marine Education and Research Society, has been involved in a number of ocean research expeditions, and was the local Ocean Education Co-ordinator for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and has received many international awards for her work.

In addition to all this, she has been featured in a number of film productions; Animal Planet’s Wild Obsession series - Coastal Revival; The Marine Detective - BBC’s; New Threat to Canada’s Pacific Humpback Whales, BBC’s; Ingenious Animals; and PBS’ Lineage, When Whales Walked. And is working with the Educational Department on a Boat Blue guidebook based on marine mammals that will eventually be distributed to marinas across the country.

#BoatBlue aims to become a hashtag the we use to increase awareness to boaters and bring attention to the health of our waterways and marine life.

https://themarinedetective.com

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. 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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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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