May 23, 2017

Brentwood BayFew cruising grounds in the world can match British Columbia’s coastline for stunning scenery: majestic fjords, half-hidden inlets, and hundreds of islands. And to complete this perfect picture, a temperate climate! Boaters can explore the sheltered waterways and the popular marine parks around Vancouver Island or drop anchor amongst the Gulf Islands.

You’re welcome to join the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron for their summer cruises. This will give you an opportunity to explore the Gulf Islands with a flotilla of experienced boaters.

Ken Swift is the contact at the Brentwood Bay Power squadron for these events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reply dates are all 7 days before the start date for the cruise in question.

Note exception: Victoria - Ron Harris Memorial Cruise.

There will be Pancake Breakfasts on Sunday mornings. (volunteers please).

To be part of the group, please make sure to provide your names, emails, boat
length, boat name & cell numbers so I can let the marinas know.

Ken will make the bulk of reservations, but Skippers are responsible to make their own marina bookings. So why not sit down and book the marinas right now? Then it’s done.
You can always cancel if something comes up, but if you wait you may be out of luck!

2017 Schedule


June 9 - 11
Dinner Theatre Cruise - Legends of Rock and Roll
Fri: Maple Bay Marina, 250-746-8482 - pub night
Sat: Chemainus Marina, Harley 250-246-4655 - theatre

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June 23 - 25
Pig War 2017 Cruise - Friday Harbour Power Squadron hosting
Deer Harbour on Orcas Island
Fri: "docktails" and appies
Sat: Hosted dinner
Sun: Pancakes
More info to follow!

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June 30 - July 1
Canada Day Overnighter - Sidney Spit
Thurs: To watch the Sidney fireworks; Dockside raftup? Pancake breakfast?

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July 2nd - 14
Chatterbox falls
Very loosely it looks like this: Nanaimo - Pender - Chatterbox - Pender - Nanaimo
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July 16 - 30
Desolation Sound
Very loosely it looks like this: Nanaimo - Jedediah - Comox - Heriot Bay - Octpus Island (Thru Hole in the Wall) - Refuge Cove or Tenedos etc. - Pender Harbour - Nanaimo - Home
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Aug 11 –13
Saltspring 360 Cruise
Fri: Maple Bay Marina, 250-746-8482 – Pub Night
Sat: Montague Habrour, 250-539-5733 - 4:30 Happy hour &appies

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Sept. 8 – 10
2016 Windup Cruise
Poet’s Cove, Thetis Island
Fri: 4:30 Happy hour &appies
Sat: Pot Luck /baked ham & corn

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors


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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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