FlyflagShare 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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

Read more about Hilton Beach Marina....

 

 

 

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....