Feb 13, 2020

Photo ContestSpecs needed for high-resolution images.

– CPS-ECP Marketing Team

Do you want to be featured on The Port Hole’s cover? Do you want your images to be part of CPS-ECP image bank for future covers and social media posts? You might also win some valuable prizes!

If you answered yes, your submissions must be of high-quality. An image of less than 300 dpi will not be of printing quality, thus losing the essence of your capture.

What also makes a great image is a stable, straight frame which is achievable by turning on the grid in either your mobile device or actual camera.

To achieve that, you have a few options:


• set your camera settings to the highest resolution possible.
• set up a guiding grid to help center your composition
• do not use flash in daylight
• test out the camera to understand what you need to add or eliminate from settings
• take several shots until you’re happy with the result


• Turn on grid view
• Use the rule of thirds (framing your image on the grid)
• Use your camera strap or tripod to reduce motion blur
• If you’re shooting in the dark, consider using longer exposures or increase your ISO; beware of noise in the image if you raise your ISO too high
• If you’re shooting in bright daylight or under cloudy skies, beware of clipping your highlights or over-exposing the bright points in your image

Submission criteria

• Photos must be 300 dpi or 3968 x 2976 px

• Like and tag @CPSboat on Facebook; Follow and tag @CPSboat Twitter; follow and tag @cps.ecp on Instagram

• Use hashtag #BoatingAdventures #PhotoContest #AventuresNautique #ConcoursdePhotos when you are uploading your submission to social media

If you have any questions you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 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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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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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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