The owners and staff of the Vancouver International Boat Show, we could not be more excited for the 2015 show, which is just around the corner from January 21 to 25! With some amazing features, this year’s show is one you won’t want to miss:
• Tuna.com’s Captain Dave Carraro – star of the hit National Geographic TV Show Wicked Tuna – will be onsite for meet and greets with fans!
• Free shuttle buses and water ferries between BC Place and Granville Island
• FREE Discover Boating boat rides and Hangs On Skills Training at Granville Island
As 2014 is quickly drawing to a close we want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of our readers in print and online and followers on our social presences. We feel quite blessed to be part of the Canadian boating community and thankful for the opportunities we have all year to connect with the growing numbers of people immersed in the boating lifestyle.
This fall, while hauling boats Tim and I got into a discussion about the best way to prepare boats with ablative paints for winter storage. The question came up when I passed on having our boat's hull power washed as Sojourn sat on the cradle. All the boats around Sojourn had harder bottom paints, which are intended for racing boats. The power washing, as you can see, took off all of the growth but left the bottom paint intact.
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is again pleased to support and participate in the 2015 Boating Calendar program in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation. You can order your copies today and help the Foundation in their mission of never denying an eligible child their wish. These calendars make wonderful gifts for the coming Holiday Season. Proceeds from this project go to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. The cost of these calendars is $15.95 each plus taxes, shipping and handling anywhere is North America. Orders are being shipped now.
Brock Callen and Jeff Brock of the Northbound Kite Mission for Rozalia Project are pleased to announce the Antigua Kite Mission presented by the Lift Project and hosted by Sunsail Yacht Charters. Building on the extraordinary success of their last mission in New England, Brock Callen, Jeff Brock and Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Director of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are set to travel to the Caribbean Island of Antigua to participate in their second mission. The team is excited to work with students from the Island Academy School. Together they will participate in a beach cleanup, and then head back to the school for interactive programs about marine debris, the responsibility of being environmentally responsible and the exciting kite mission. Following the programs with Island Academy School, Callen and Brock will shift into prep mode getting ready for their open water foiling kiteboard crossing from Antigua to St. Martin in excess of 100 nautical miles.
Offers Test Driving Experiences Throughout South Florida Global yacht brand expands lifestyle collection to include revolutionary, award-winning electric bicycle VanDutch is launching the newest addition to its deluxe lifestyle collection—Karbon Kinetics Limited’s Gocycle G2, the ultimate high-tech, electric two-wheeler, which received at its August 2012 inauguration the EUROBIKE Award honoring innovation across the bicycle industry.
Sidney’s Coastline Marine Yacht Sales, Canada’s only Leopard Catamaran dealer, announces that Cruising World Magazine has rated the Leopard 48’ sailing catamaran, their #1 Best Catamaran EVER. Leopard catamarans are built in South Africa, by long time catamaran builders, Robertson & Caine.
The Victoria International Marina will be Canada’s first luxury Marina catering exclusively to larger recreational yachts and their owners. With just 30 slips ranging in length from 65 to 140 feet this Marina represents an unprecedented opportunity to secure a west coast home for only a few discerning clients.
On Monday 17 November, an impressive line up of speakers at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS) shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes.