Submission CallOnboard, CPS-ECP’s digital magazine published twice monthly in partnership with Canadian Yachting, features news items, product reviews and boating lifestyle articles sent directly to CPS-ECP members at no cost as part of their membership.

Dock LinksDock Links is a membership discount program designed with boaters in mind. Members receive exclusive access to savings at participating marina’s, restaurants and retail locations across Ontario.

Online CoursesBoating 1 PCOC Boating Basics – All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show operator competency and the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is the most common proof.

Gaurav ShindeLess than a year away from the start of the Golden Globe Race 2022 - a solo non-stop round the world circumnavigation without modern technology - I can very well say that sailing has changed my life in the literal sense.

Office HoursThe National Office of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons will be closed for the holidays between Christmas and New Year’s. The National Office hours during this time will be as follows...

Christmas MessageWell, as 2022 is bearing down on us rapidly the pandemic is still with us - we have a new variant, Omicron, and travel restrictions are coming back.

Environment CommitteeDo YOU want to contribute to the following objectives to achieve greater good? If yes, please join us for an online meeting in January (date to be determined).

CPS-ECP Members BenefitsMembership offers a comprehensive package of excellent member benefits to members of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons/Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance, both nationally and locally.

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Post AGMFor CPS-ECP members, the AGM is like New Year's Day. It is a time to review the past months and set goals for the coming months (the famous resolutions).

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