CPS PlanMuch of what the Planning Committee does is reliant on the reports from the Priority Leaders of our Strategic Plan as to the implementation of the Goals as we move forward. The Educational Department has been particularly constant in its reporting.

Education Department UpdateThe National Education Department held its historic Spring meeting in Toronto at the Hilton Airport Hotel on March 22 – 24, 2019.

SBAWThe 2019 North American Safe Boating Awareness Week Campaign is ramping up for this year's boating season. Since 1995, this campaign has been the mainstay of boating safety outreach to the over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters each season.

FlotillaFlotillas, rendezvous and other boater group trips are becoming more and more popular worldwide and increasingly diverse. Most having specific activities and themes depending on interests.

National Volunteer WeekFrom April 7 to 13, Volunteer Canada and Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW).

AwardsCPS-ECP is made up of extraordinary individuals. Wouldn’t you like to make sure those people know how much they are valued and their contribution appreciated?

RadioDuring the course of the past year, the Maritime Radio Course committee has been working diligently, primarily through teleconferencing, to revise the Maritime Radio Course..

VictoriaParticipate in this year’s National Conference from October 17-19, 2019. Volunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Victoria, British Columbia to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of CPS-ECP, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones.

CommunicationAn ongoing flow of information between our three levels, Squadron, District and National, is the prime target of the Communications Priority. At times action is requested and required, and at other times important messages need to be shared.

Natural MarineIn the late 1970's myself and a lady friend decided leave our corporate positions to spend 3 years backpacking around the globe.

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. 

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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”. 

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