Natural MarineIn the late 1970's myself and a lady friend decided leave our corporate positions to spend 3 years backpacking around the globe.

RVCCIt’s time again for me to talk about why Squadrons should offer Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks (RVCCs). Many Squadron Officers continue to talk about how their Squadron’s course participation, and hence membership, is down and continuing to drop.

WhalesBC Ferries and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority have launched a tutorial for mariners to build awareness of local whale species and how to identify them, and provide navigational strategies to reduce potential interactions between ships and whales in B.C. waters.

PlanThere are 4 Goals in this section of the Plan, each dealing with a different aspect of how to ensure the long-term survival and relevance of CPS-ECP to our Members and the boating community.

Boating and CannabisHow will the new regulations regarding the possession and use of cannabis affect the operation of vessels?

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

SeminarNo matter whether you’re middle-aged, an older person, or someone just fresh out of school and heading into a career, life seems to be a non-stop frantic rush from dawn to dusk.

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

Safe AnchoringYears ago anchor weight was the only criteria. In today's world anchor design and construction metals is important and  allow for lighter, stronger anchors with, in some cases, even greater key holding power, as found in US Navy testing.

CasbaThe 2018 Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) were held Sunday, Jan 20th in Toronto, at the Westin Harbour Castle.

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