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AGM 2020Are your ready to attend the VISION 2020 National AGM Virtually?? Have you put your name on the list to receive registration information? Do you have your Vision 2020 Shirt?

The Marine Education & Research Society has uploaded a new & improved version of the “Boat Blue” guide to Marine Mammal & Boater Safety. It now includes links to videos!

AquamapAqua Map is a mobile app available for iOS and Android developed by GEC srl for GPS boating navigation. This application provides the user with an amazingly clear Nautical Chart with lightning fast scrolling and realistic symbols and colors. Aqua Map makes available its functionalities in a very simple and intuitive way.

AGM 2020As you probably know by now, the Windsor Annual Conference and AGM are gone ‘’Virtual’’. The squadrons of the Western Ontario District welcome you to the greatest opportunity ever afforded every member of CPS-ECP...

Dual Colour LightsTo minimize the number of fixtures needed onboard, as well as their accompanying wiring runs, some lights have transitioned to dual color output models. Hella marine offers such a solution with its durable yet elegant round EuroLED 75 Dual Color Down Lights.

Just Ask JohnIs it mandatory that people wear their Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) or lifejackets while on board their vessels and underway?

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.

Free WebinarAIS or Automatic Identification System, is a wonderful collision avoidance aid for those who do their boating in areas with a moderate to high volume of heavy shipping traffic. The intent of the webinar is to help the prospective buyer decide which is the best unit for his/her needs.

Photo ContestDo you want to see your work featured on The Port Hole’s cover? Do you want your images to become part of the CPS-ECP image bank for future covers and social media posts while having the chance to win some prizes?

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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.


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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