Why it pays to be a CPS-ECP Member!

Mar 10, 2022

You are receiving this free digital copy of the OnBoard Newsletter because you recently graduated from a CPS-ECP boating course. This is an example of the great benefits available to CPS-ECP members.

Here are some of our most popular benefits:

Boat, Home and Auto Insurance discounts from Cowan Insurance

  • 25% discount on Aqua Maps Navigation App
  • 25% discount with C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd.
  • 20% discount on Salus Marine Wear
  • 15% savings on the SunSail vacation of your choice
  • 10%-25% discounts on select CPS-ECP boating courses
  • 10% discount and free shipping on Port Cruising Guides
  • Dock Links discount with access to additional benefits

If you missed out on joining CPS-ECP after graduation, please consider joining today for $60 to receive 6 printed issues of Canadian Yachting and bi-monthly editions of our OnBoard digital newsletter. For more Information on the value of a CPS-ECP membership and other benefits please visit our member benefits page here. New members will be issued a Membership Card, and a CPS-ECP flag.

Membership dues from individuals allow us to better serve our boating community and develop our programs.

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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