Owen Sound Fair 1961Although the two organizations are not exactly the same, initially the Canadian Power Squadron’s organizational structure was predicated on the United States Power Squadron. 

AwardsWhilst we have extraordinary individual volunteers in CPS- ECP, we also know that there are exceptional teams of people too.

RVCCEvery year thousands of boaters go out on the water without the proper safety equipment that is required by law. 

SBAWThe 2018 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.

FellOriginally priced at $179.99 USD, get the innovative FELL Marine Gen 1 Basepack at over 50% off for $99 CAD with coupon code "CPS-ECP99" while stocks last or until April 30, 2018.

Safety DaysCPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with CIL Dealers to undertake a project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.

NVWFrom April 15 to 21, Volunteer Canada and Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP)celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW).

MIlaLiudmila has many responsibilities and tasks in her role as our Administrative Assistant. 

Safety DaysIf your flares have a manufacture date of 2014 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.

Why renew my membership? What are the benefits for renewing my CPS-ECP Membership? If you renew your CPS-ECP Membership there are a range of benefits available to you as a member.

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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