VHFFor many years P/C/C Norm Dyck was looking to Icom to build a VHF DSC Simulator that could be used by our ROC-M instructors in their Radio course.

 

 

 

ColdwaterThe Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting 1-day (General Interest) and 2-day (instructor) Cold Water Immersion/Rescue Workshops on September 15th& 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Predicting the weatherCPS-ECP is offering INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER for Recreational Boaters, as an online pilot course, beginning September 25th, 2017.

Fly The FlagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

Alice HintonAlice Hinton has informed CPS-ECP that she will be retiring on August 31, 2017 after more than 17 years of service.

Charlottetown ConferenceIt’s that time again and a FINAL reminder that if you have not registered for the National Conference and AGM in Charlottetown, PEI the COST will be INCREASING from $230 to $260 AFTER September 11 so please be sure to register TODAY!

FlyflagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

 

 

 

West ONThe Western Ontario District held its annual Rendezvous this year at Belle River Marina on beautiful Lake St. Clair in the heart of the Great Lakes. Since it was June 23-25, the theme was Canada 150.

 

 

 

InsureCPS-ECP has partnered with Cowan Insurance Group to provide insurance products to its members. Cowan’s comprehensive coverage and discounts are available exclusively to you as a CPS-ECP member.

 

 

 

Online CoursesTwenty students from across Canada, Halifax to Vancouver, studied Near Shore Marine Navigation Level 1, Seamanship, from the comfort of their own home or office during the spring term of 2017.

 

 

 

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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 By: Katherine Stone

Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) has its fair share of both. Although no one has seen any apparitions, a former club restaurant manager swore she could feel a presence whenever she went down to the cellar to get supplies.

Shift back to the beginnings of an area known as Beaurepaire. The first land concession on Lake Saint Louis at Pointe Beaurepaire was obtained from the Sulpicians by Jean Guénet in 1678. 

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A Trip To Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva And Lake Como

Riva And Lake ComoStory And Photos By Iain Macmillan

Eyes turn and conversations on shore pause as one boat in particular approaches the Grand Hotel Serbelloni’s jetty that extends out into the sparkling blue waters of Lake Como off Bellagio, northern Italy. It’s not because the Clooneys, George Lucas or Richard Branson are on board, not this time anyway, the attention is on the boat itself. The world’s most valuable, most magnificent mahogany launch, a classic 1960s Riva Aquarama, is paired appropriately with Como’s most prestigious hotel, its Michelin star dining room and suites that have housed royalty; a perfect mix of pleasure, luxury and a distinguished history.

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