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

Tight FitA new shrink-wrap promises more environmentally conscious

In Nov 2019, I was fortunate enough to attend the Boating Ontario conference in Niagara Falls ON. This conference is geared to members and suppliers of the marine industry particularly marina operations. One of the suppliers was Layfield Geosynthetics, offering a new shrink-wrap film called ‘Bioflex MarineShrink’. The Layfield rep that I spoke with described the new product as a more environmentally conscious option (more on what this means, below).

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Pursuit DC 235A Great Boat for Canada and Mom Approved Too!

By Jill Snider and Andy Adams

Coming from two different directions, Jill Snider and I met up at Crates Lake Country Boats in Orillia, Ontario to run and review a new Pursuit DC 235, a deep vee dual console boat that is an offshore inspired bow rider with strong fishing overtones and a wide range of family features.

It’s what I would call a handsome, classically styled boat that I suspect will still look fresh many years into the future. Jill had a different take on it.

 

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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