Have a VHF RadioThis Maritime Radio ONLINE SELF-STUDY program is a completely integrated version of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Maritime Radio classroom course. It includes an online course manual and supporting learning materials.

Sea Blow Go SlowFor the sake of boater and whale safety, it is really important to know that baleen whales, like Humpback Whales, are very different from whales, dolphins and porpoises who have teeth. Toothed cetaceans, like Orca, have biosonar by which they can form an acoustic image of their surroundings.

Board of Directors ApplicationsCanadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director positions from you the members of CPS-ECP. Successful candidates will be nominated to the Board of Directors at the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

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.

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

The Problem of PlasticsDr. Peter Ross and his colleagues published about microplastics in Nature Communications in January. The article, Pervasive distributions of polyester fibres in the Arctic Ocean is driven by Atlantic inputs, states that: "Particle abundance correlated with longitude, with almost three times more particles in the eastern Arctic compared to the west...

February Education FeatureBoat sales have exploded to the point where salespeople have to put customers on waiting lists. The 2021 boating season will see many new boaters on all waterways who are still unaware of all they do not know yet about safe boat operation.

Instagram Photo of the MonthCPS-ECP has been posting wonderful photos on Instagram during the last few months. During the month of January this was our top photo by Valentin Bacalu.

Submission CallThe Port Hole has been, and remains, very effective in getting the word out nationally on CPS-ECP programs and, by extension, members’ involvement in those initiatives. This is a wonderful opportunity that relatively few organizations can boast of.

CHS Digital Transformation InitiativeThe Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is transforming the way it delivers high-quality data and services to clients, in a timely manner. This means modernizing traditional CHS products and a transition to digital access and delivery for users.

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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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