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.

 

 

 

LyndaLynda Green - Orders, Ship’s Store, Student Services and New Members

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

seminarsIt seems we have been complaining forever about declining student intake for our courses, but complaining isn’t going to change a thing; positive action will.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50By: John Armstrong and Andy Adams
Photos: Cruisers Yachts Inc.

Almost a decade ago, Cruisers Yachts Inc., launched an entire line of express cruisers called “Cantius” (named after company owner KC Stock’s grandfather) that began with the 48Cantius then came the 54, the 60 and now the Cantius 50. In the fall of 2017, we will be at the debut of the 42 Cantius at the Fort Lauderdale International boat show.

These designs have a strong family resemblance withhandsome and distinctive linesand with a design philosophy that you could say, pioneered the new version of the express cruiser. 

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