Boating and CannabisHow will the new regulations regarding the possession and use of cannabis affect the operation of vessels?

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP, both men and woman.

SeminarNo matter whether you’re middle-aged, an older person, or someone just fresh out of school and heading into a career, life seems to be a non-stop frantic rush from dawn to dusk.

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP, both men and woman.

Safe AnchoringYears ago anchor weight was the only criteria. In today's world anchor design and construction metals is important and  allow for lighter, stronger anchors with, in some cases, even greater key holding power, as found in US Navy testing.

CasbaThe 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) were held Sunday, Jan 20th in Toronto, at the Westin Harbour Castle.

ContactOver the past year we have had some changes in our staff at the National Office. Once per month we will continue to introduce individual staff members to you through our newsletter.

OnlineBecome an armchair sailor this winter with instructor-facilitated online classes plus in-person support from a CPS-ECP mentor.

MilestonesChief Commander Chuck Beall made some special presentations during the annual Staff Christmas Lunch on December 14, 2018.

Doug ComberFamily and friends gathered at the Peterborough Naval Academy on the 13th of January to join Past Chief Commander Doug Comber, JN to celebrate his 100 Birthday!  

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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Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

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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”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........