Flag We had so much fun last year that we decided to bring the contest back for the 2017 boating season.

 

 

 

VesselDuring our Recreational Vessel Checks (RVCCs) we often get asked when will those who have had a Pleasure Craft License for several years in their name be asked to renew under the new 10 year Pleasure Craft License renewal program.

 

 

BenefitsWe are very pleased to announce that our long-time partner and sponsor, Salus Marine Wear is increasing their discount to 30% off of the suggested retail price on their line of products when purchased by CPS-ECP members through the CPS-ECP Ship’s Store only.

 

 

 

WavesCPS-ECP Squadrons and volunteers have been working hard to promote CPS-ECP and boating safety this spring. Here are a few of the headlines from across the country.

 

 

 

ConferenceA summer reminder to everyone that the October Charlottetown 2017 National Conference is coming sooner than we think!

 

 

 

USBAt the April 8-9th Board of Directors meeting, the National Membership Committee has released a new tool for the promotion of Membership in CPS-ECP. A USB Memory Stick.

CardsNow is the time of year when many members need to replace a lost Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), an ROC(M) card or a membership card.

Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations

Shards Top 5 Caribbean DestinationsBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

Do you ever dream about traveling by boat on sparkling tropical seas as winter sets in at home and the weather turns colder and grayer?

We used to.

Then, almost 30 years ago, we decided to take a big step and do our first bareboat charter in the Caribbean to escape the snow and experience a mid-winter sailing adventure in Paradise. (We were novice sailors then.) My husband, Paul, and I shared a boat with friends on that trip, which made it pretty affordable, and we discovered that winter sailing in the Caribbean didn't have to be merely a dream after all. We got hooked.

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This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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