EPIRBAn Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is a safety device carried by a vessel to alert search and rescue services and allow them to quickly locate you in the event of an emergency.

VictoriaParticipate in this year’s National Conference from October 17-19, 2019. Volunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Victoria, British Columbia to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of CPS-ECP, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones.

SunsailSunsail Vacations has come on-board as a new Benefit Supplier and supporter of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons.  Check out their offerings and services at Member Benefits, at the CPS-ECP website.

Plan CommunityIn the St-Lawrence District, three Squadrons and the District were tired of trying to staff all positions in isolation so got together to share ideas and find solutions that might suit their needs.

Flare Day ReportOn June 21 and 22, 2019 the Okanagan Power and Sail Squadron (Vernon location) conducted a Pyrotechnic Education and expired flare collection event. The event was held over 1½ day at the Vernon Yacht Club. The Yacht Club location was chosen because the retailer, Valley Marine, is located some miles out of the city.

CSBCOn September 16th and 17th, the Canadian Safe Boating Council will be hosting a Cold Water Immersion Workshop at the Port Credit Yacht Club in Ontario. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht (aka Professor Popsicle), world-renowned expert in hypothermia and cold injuries.

Trip PlanIf you are planning a cruise or trip, it is always a good idea to leave a trip plan (also known as a sail or float plan) with someone you trust, for example, a family member, a neighbour or a friend.

VictoriaParticipate in this year’s National Conference from October 17-19, 2019. Volunteers and boaters from across North America will congregate in Victoria, British Columbia to exchange ideas, have their say in the business of CPS-ECP, attend workshops, network with old friends and meet new ones.

HIghlightsCPS-ECP Squadrons and volunteers have been working hard to promote CPS-ECP and boating safety this spring. Here are a few of the headlines from across the country.

SunsailGreg Marlo from YACHTS Brokerage, the Canadian representative for Sunsail, is proposing to setup two Caribbean Charter Flotilla Cruises for CPS-ECP members. Participants will gain on the water experience related to what they have learned in the classroom, plus have a vacation at the same time.

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

Read more about Good Samaritans............

 

  

Monte Carlo 52The launch of the new Monte Carlo 52 will be one of the highlights of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019. This 50-foot high-end motor yacht is eagerly awaited and will introduce the Monte Carlo “Smart Luxury” generation. The stylish flybridge powerboat has inherited all the superb signature features of a successful range: modern design, elegant lines, distinctive character, incredibly well-used spaces and a careful focus on details, not to mention the iconic large porthole, distinguishing the 15 m (50’) to 18 m (60’) class of yachts made in Vendée. The Monte Carlo 52 has greatly improved all these features.

 

Read more about the Monte Carlo 52..............

 

John ArmstrongOur Canadian Yachting test team, John Armstong and Andy Adams, were at a Jeanneau media event called “Throttle Down” in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media event was held to highlight the Jeanneau Power Boat Line with the emphasis on their outboard models. 

The media event was scheduled to follow their Jeanneau dealer meetings, held earlier at Thunder Marine International in St. Petersburg. The Thunder Marine location is on the water and has a cooperative agreement with Jeanneau to host the full line of Jeanneau power boats in the water for dealer demonstration to their clients.

Read More about the Jeanneau Media Event...........


ChicagoBy Mark Stevens

Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens


From my perspective on the observation deck of 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building, I have an eagle’s-eye view of this Lake Michigan metropolis.

The city stretched out before us is a forest of concrete. Toward the lake – right below us – there’s a beach volleyball game in progress. White triangles crisscross Caribbean-blue waters in the distance. Sunday morning must be race day – just like home.

 

Read more about Chicago....................