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.

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.

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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