Oct 24, 2016

RVYCthe latest CMBC marina, Royal Victoria Yacht Club Cadbora Bay. left to right: Mike Kory, Royal Victoria Yacht Club member; Dunnery Best, RVYC Commodore; Simon Gatrell, RVYC General Manager; Natasha Olekshy, RVYC CMBC summer student.

With approximately 700,000 recreational boaters plying BC waters, many of these in the Strait of Georgia region, the marine environment can be impacted by many factors, especially when we congregate in marinas and anchorages. These factors include:


• sewage and greywater discharges
• fuel and oil spills and emissions
• waste disposal
• toxic paints and maintenance products
• disruptive interactions with wildlife
• abandoned and derelict vessels


Fortunately, there are many good solutions available.


Georgia Strait Alliance’s Clean Marine BC green boating program is here to help the Marine Industry find the facilities, services and information needed, in order to protect our cruising waters for many years to come.


Clean Marine BC is an innovative, voluntary eco-certification program that recognizes marinas, boatyards, and other boating facilities for their implementation of environmental best practices.


Certified facilities that have passed their environmental best practices audit and have been assigned an anchor rating, with 5-anchors being the top score are then given recognition of their achievement and proudly fly the Clean Marine flag.


https://georgiastrait.org/work/cleanmarinebc/marinas/ .
Georgia Strait Alliance / Clean Marine BC Marinas

 

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The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Lifestyle

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50By: John Armstrong and Andy Adams
Photos: Cruisers Yachts Inc.

Almost a decade ago, Cruisers Yachts Inc., launched an entire line of express cruisers called “Cantius” (named after company owner KC Stock’s grandfather) that began with the 48Cantius then came the 54, the 60 and now the Cantius 50. In the fall of 2017, we will be at the debut of the 42 Cantius at the Fort Lauderdale International boat show.

These designs have a strong family resemblance withhandsome and distinctive linesand with a design philosophy that you could say, pioneered the new version of the express cruiser. 

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