CPS Boating Course

Do you want a boating project for the new year?  Register for the CPS Boating Course.  Saanich Peninsula Power & Sail Squadron had their course starting on January 8, 2013.

If you are not in the Saanich Peninsula area, you may check on the National Course Calendar for a course location near you.

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Using Tide and Current Tables

I have published two articles on Street Articles:

Tides When Navigating In Coastal Waters

Tidal Currents When Navigating Coastal Waters

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Shop Online – Cash Back Rebate

One place to check online when making purchases for boat gear or gifts is Great Canadian Rebates.

Disclosure:  The links are our referral links and we will receive a Referral Bonus as outlined below.

There are many of your favorite merchants to choose from. GreatCanadianRebates.ca is extremely easy to use. To get started, register, shop as you currently do and your rebates will be automatically credited to your Cash Back Rebate account.

Great Canadian Rebates.ca also has many great coupons, free shipping specials, and sales directly from the stores.  As a bonus for registering, $2.00 will automatically be deposited into your account, just for registering.

GreatCanadianRebates.ca also has an incredible referral program that will make you money. You will earn a 15% Referral Bonus on all Cash Back Rebates earned by any new Member you refer for the next 5 years.







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CPS Boating Course

Boating and Marine Radio classes will be held at Parkland School at 10640 McDonald Park Rd, in Sidney, from 7:00 to 10:00 on Tuesday evenings. Registration should be done ahead of time if possible using our online registration form or by contacting the registrar by email at [email protected] or telephone 250-704-9026.

Payment and distribution of texts starts at 6:30 PM on the first night of class.

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Victoria Boaters Meetup

Meetup.com is a site where people of similar interests can get together.

There was a new Meetup group founded in Victoria at the end of April 2012.  There are now 225 members involved.

The Victoria Boaters’s Meetup “are a group of people of all ages who enjoy getting together on or near the water. The make or style of boat is not important, in fact, you don’t even need a boat since you can crew! Everyone is welcome regardless of experience.”  Membership dues are $5.00

There have been several overnight and day sails.  The skippers provide their boats and the crew provides the food and beverages.  For overnight trips, expenses such as wharfage are shared.

A number of learning events have been held including basic chartwork, knot tying and aids to navigation.

Boaters wishing to meet fellow boaters, may want to search for a Meetup group in your area.


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