MilesstonesBeverly Walters, was presented with a plaque acknowledging her 20 years of service to CPS-ECP! Beverly’s job involves all facets of ensuring that thousands of PCOC, ROC(M) and Membership cards are processed and delivered to CPS-ECP members and successful participants in the Pleasure Craft Operator Card...

CPS-ECP PlanThe 2016-2020 Strategic Plan lists five key Priorities and Volunteers are one of the five. There are 3 Goals outlined in this section of the Plan. 

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.

ForecastOur knowledge of atmospheric physics has grown over the years. In this day of the computer, forecasting is more accurate, is valid for longer periods, and can be delivered in seconds to those who need it. 

AwardsAs you read in Chief Commander Chuck Beall’s April 16 notes from the April Board meeting that were sent to you, we have exciting changes to our National Awards.

Safety DaysFinally the news that we have been waiting for. On May 15th the Minister for Transport Canada approved our funding request to continue the Safety and Flare Return Days program for the next three years.

InsuranceCowan Insurance Group has partnered with CPS-ECP for over 25 years to offer pleasure craft insurance to its members. While we have always been able to provide rate stability, deteriorating results across the country have impacted those rates. 

AwardsThe time has come to recognize the significant contributions of volunteers who are making this nation stronger. 

RVCCEvery year thousands of boaters go out on the water without the proper safety equipment that is required by law. This equipment can be of great benefit and comfort and can mean the difference between a great day out on the water and a potential disaster.

AIS for BoatersOne of the tankers I worked on had a sign prominently displayed in the wheelhouse….its message was a short, but sharp reminder, “A Collision At Sea Can Ruin Your Entire Day.” In those days, our collision avoidance system consisted of one fairly good pair of eyes and a radar system.

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

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Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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