Photo of the MonthCPS-ECP has been posting wonderful photos on Instagram during the last few months. During the month of September this was our top photo by Don Butt taken in British Columbia.

Choosing the Right PFDFinding the right PFD can seem like a daunting task and extends beyond finding one that fits and floats. After all, not all vests work for all people, and no one vest works well for all activities.

MERS PortholeHumpback Whales were heavily targeted by whaling. The last whaling station in BC only closed in 1967. Humpbacks remained an uncommon sight off our coast for many decades.

EducationThe first is from your memories of the boating season that is coming to an end. You probably took some photos and videos while on the water. I would ask you to look at them from an instructor's point of view and select those that would illustrate what we teach in our courses.

AMG21You can be at any of the sessions within one minute at the click of your computer or tablet in the comfort of your own home! With this ease, you can attend the sessions of your choice and especially the Annual General Meeting of CPS-ECP. No meetings or sessions will start prior to 1200 EST.

CPS AGM 2021You can be at any of the sessions within one minute at the click of your computer or tablet in the comfort of your own home! With this ease, you can attend the sessions of your choice and especially the Annual General Meeting of CPS-ECP. No meetings or sessions will start prior to 1200 EST. 

 

 

CPS-ECP has been posting wonderful photos on Instagram during the last few months. During the month of August this was our top photo by Don Butt.

 

 

 

Cowan InsuranceYou could win one of 36 $5,000 cash prizes just for getting a quote on car or home insurance or telling us your policy renewal date.

 

 

 

CASBASummer is in full swing with Canadians enjoying time outside and on the water. So, while enjoying these activities, consider taking a moment to nominate an individual/organization for one of the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs).

InviroUpdateKnow before you go: if you see a blow, go slow! With the boating season in full swing, it's important for vessel operators to review Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations and ensure they know how to legally and safely boat when whales are in the area.

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau saw an opportunity to add a little thrill to any cruising adventure, so they took the hull of the First 53 racer (introduced just last year), and with a few fashionable changes, created the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new entry-level of Beneteau’s swanky Oceanis Yacht line. The result is a performance cruiser that sails like a witch and looks like a grande dame.

Design

Roberto Biscontini is the naval architect and Lorenzo Argento created the details of the exterior and interior design. 

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Riverest MarinaThe new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming francophone village in Eastern Ontario, this joined marina and restaurant venue is the ambitious initiative of long-time entrepreneur André Chabot and biologist Alexandra Quester, both residents of L’Orignal.

The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

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Galvanic CorrosionIt’s a scary thought – but whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – it’s slowly deteriorating under you. Part of this is the nature of the marine environment: Sun, moisture, waves, wind, movement and vibration all contribute to components breaking down.

But there are other factors that are much more concerning and act at a significantly faster rate that the environment can take credit for. One of these is commonly spoken of, but not terribly well understood: Corrosion. As boaters, we’re concerned with two main types of corrosion: Galvanic and Stray-Current. This edition will focus on galvanic corrosion – in two weeks, stay tuned for info on stray-current.

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Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

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