Oct 24, 2019

AGM Environment AwardJackie Hildering – Cape Lazo Power and Sail Squadron, Vancouver Island North District.

Jackie is a member of the CPS-ECP Environment Committee and has propelled CPS-ECP along a new path from what we are used to; the human invasion and pollution of the oceans. Jackie is a Humpback Whale researcher, is co-founder and Education and Communications Director of the Marine Education and Research Society, has been involved in a number of ocean research expeditions, and was the local Ocean Education Co-ordinator for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and has received many international awards for her work.

In addition to all this, she has been featured in a number of film productions; Animal Planet’s Wild Obsession series - Coastal Revival; The Marine Detective - BBC’s; New Threat to Canada’s Pacific Humpback Whales, BBC’s; Ingenious Animals; and PBS’ Lineage, When Whales Walked. And is working with the Educational Department on a Boat Blue guidebook based on marine mammals that will eventually be distributed to marinas across the country.

#BoatBlue aims to become a hashtag the we use to increase awareness to boaters and bring attention to the health of our waterways and marine life.

https://themarinedetective.com

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Cruisers Yachts 42 GLSBy Andy Adams

Once again, Cruisers Yachts is leading the market for day boats with their new 42 GLS model that premiered at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the end of October. The concept of a large day boat is now a very well-established trend made possible by the amazing new power and efficiency of the latest four stroke outboards.

Buyers are looking for a different boating experience and we think that the 42 GLS nails it. Fast, handsome and versatile, the 42 GLS is designed for fun and adventure.

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Bahamas - There and Back Again IIIn Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start of Hurricane Season when they were once again joined by friends.

This time it was Noel and Tracey Dinan, whose new shallow-draft Allures 49.5 was in build at the time, we headed north from the Exumas across the expanse of the Great Bahama Bank, dodging coral patches as we sailed to Eleuthera then Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco. Another commercial centre in the islands, we cleared out of the Bahamas here after provisioning for our offshore passage up to the Chesapeake Bay on the US mainland and out of the Hurricane Zone until mid-November...

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So You Want to be a Better BoaterBy Amy Hogue

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unexpected changes in our lives, impacting everything from boating to vacations and these trends look to continue into the future.

In summer 2020, those trends were seen in the unprecedented numbers of boaters flocking to marinas and boat launches seeking a COVID-friendly vacation on the water. While the waterways were more crowded than ever before, the boaters you were likely to encounter weren’t necessarily in the know for boating etiquette, or marine know-how.

 

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