Fly The Flag WinnerThis summer we ran our annual Fly the CPS-ECP Flag and Win photo contest and received many entries. Participants submitted selfies while proudly flying the CPS-ECP Flag and wearing their lifejackets.

 

 

 

Stretching The SeasonDuring the fall months, when the summer heat begins to wane, fall colours scatter the shoreline, and pristine anchorages, once cluttered, now offer quiet solitude, it’s important that you are prepared for each and every trip.

 

 

More KnowledgeCPS-ECP offers a series of courses in boating knowledge that build from the basic courses required by law to what you’d want to know to cross the ocean. 

 

 

 

Return your RVCC forms Over the spring and summer many of our Squadron’s provide a service to its members and the general boating community by providing a recreation vessel courtesy check for boat owners to ensure....

 

 

 

Dena HamidI am very pleased to announce that Dena Hamid has joined the National Office staff as our Bookkeeper.    Dena came on board with us on August 14th and we were very fortunate that she was able to work with Alice Hinton for almost three weeks prior to Alice’s retirement on August 31st.

 

 

 

DirectorsIn accordance with Article 5.7.5(a) of the CPS-ECP Regulations, the Nominating Committee nominates the following individuals for election as Directors of CPS-ECP at the Annual General Meeting of members to be held on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

 

 

VHFFor many years P/C/C Norm Dyck was looking to Icom to build a VHF DSC Simulator that could be used by our ROC-M instructors in their Radio course.

 

 

 

ColdwaterThe Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting 1-day (General Interest) and 2-day (instructor) Cold Water Immersion/Rescue Workshops on September 15th& 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Predicting the weatherCPS-ECP is offering INTRODUCTION TO WEATHER for Recreational Boaters, as an online pilot course, beginning September 25th, 2017.

Fly The FlagShare a picture of yourself hoisting the CPS-ECP flag (regular member or life member flag) on Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win Kanto Living YU2 Desktop Speakers!

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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