AwardsMany CPS-ECP volunteers have worked throughout the last year to advance the vision, mission and values of CPS-ECP and contribute to the saftey of boaters to ensure this year’s boating season is a safer boating experience and an enjoyable recreation.

OttawaMark your calendar now to participate in one of the best Conferences in many years. 

80thThe first Commander of the Canadian Power Squadron (at the time also recognized as the Windsor Power Squadron) was Mr. George William Bowman.

MoyleJoy’s family immigrated from Great Britain in the early 1960’s. Her dad spent a number of years in the British Navy and has always enjoyed boats and boating. 

CowanWhile volunteering at the CPS-ECP booth at this year’s Toronto International Boat Show, I had the opportunity to speak with many existing CPS-ECP members and a lot of potential members as well.

AwardsMany CPS-ECP volunteers have worked throughout the last year to advance the vision, mission and values of CPS-ECP...

 

 

 

RVCCMany Squadron Officers continue to talk about how their Squadron’s course participation, and hence membership, is down and continuing to drop.

80thLooking south across the Detroit River three intrepid Canadian boat owners from the newly formed Windsor Yacht Club after much discussion decided they should travel across the border to the United States of America. 

Educational DepartmentAfter advertising to members in OnBoard the latest online JN course under the tutorship of P/C/C Tony Gardiner is now full to bursting with 23 students.

Call for AppsThe Nominating Committee of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions. 

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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