Brenda CochraneBrenda was born in Vancouver and began boating with her parents at a very young age. When Brenda was 8 years old, she moved to Ladysmith on Vancouver Island with her mom and dad, 2 younger sisters and a 28’ Bayliner.

Online CoursesThis note is to update you on the scheduled offerings of the online versions of Boating 2, 3 and 4 courses for the Winter and Spring of 2020.

Boat Blue  Vanover Boat ShowAhoy! We'll be presenting at the Vancouver Boat Show February 5th and 6th. Hoping to be of use to many boaters. The presentations are the result of developing boaters’ education resource with the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons that aims at marine mammal and boater safety.

TIBSVisit us this weekend at Booth S7 in the New Boater Welcome Center. Get a chance to experience the Boating Simulator.

DirectionCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP.

CPS-ECP Boat ShowsCPS-ECP will be exhibiting in all of these Boat Shows. Come visit our booth. Check out what’s new and register for a course!

C-Tow WindsorC-Tow is a benefit provider and a proud supporter of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. We value their continued support to CPS-ECP and the Member Benefits Program.

ClosureThe National Office of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons will be closed for the holidays between Christmas and New Year’s.

Online LearningSince our time in Victoria at the AGM the Outreach group has been very busy. We were able to present our innovative success at several occasions and draw together a good number of people interested in pursuing the development of Online Education in CPS-ECP.

Holiday MessWe have already changed our direction. The new software we are already using opens up new avenues, new ways of operating - we are on a voyage of discovery.

Tight FitA new shrink-wrap promises more environmentally conscious

In Nov 2019, I was fortunate enough to attend the Boating Ontario conference in Niagara Falls ON. This conference is geared to members and suppliers of the marine industry particularly marina operations. One of the suppliers was Layfield Geosynthetics, offering a new shrink-wrap film called ‘Bioflex MarineShrink’. The Layfield rep that I spoke with described the new product as a more environmentally conscious option (more on what this means, below).

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Pursuit DC 235A Great Boat for Canada and Mom Approved Too!

By Jill Snider and Andy Adams

Coming from two different directions, Jill Snider and I met up at Crates Lake Country Boats in Orillia, Ontario to run and review a new Pursuit DC 235, a deep vee dual console boat that is an offshore inspired bow rider with strong fishing overtones and a wide range of family features.

It’s what I would call a handsome, classically styled boat that I suspect will still look fresh many years into the future. Jill had a different take on it.


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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

Read more about Moorings' Brazil Charters......................