Boating Knots

One way to involve children when boating is to teach knots.  Knowing the correct knot to use will ensure the safety of your vessel.  Whether you are boating, fishing, camping, or securing a load to your car, being able to tie the following is essential.

  1. Bowline – a secure non slip loop Continue reading
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Boat Safety Reminder

The first long weekend of the season, May 19-21, 2012 is a popular time for boaters to be on lake or ocean water.  Ensure your boat has the required safety gear before heading out on the water.

Here is a “Five F” memory aid for checking your safety gear:

Fire – fire extinguishers, do you have the correct number and have
they been serviced within the last year? Continue reading

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Where Is Sidney BC And How Do I Get There?

Where is Sidney, B.C.?
Sidney is located on Vancouver Island approximately 45 minutes north of Victoria which is the capital city of B.C. 

How do I arrive at Sidney, B.C.?
The Victoria International Airport as well as the BC Ferry and Anacortes Ferry Terminals are within fifteen minutes drive.

Sidney serves as a starting point for a cruise in the Canadian Gulf Islands.  Sidney Spit Marine Park is only three miles away and many sheltered harbors are within a day’s sail.

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One week Cruise Itinerary from Sidney BC

First day – the quaint settlement of Fulford Harbour on Saltspring Island or anchor at Portland Island.

Second day – Bedwell Harbour on South Pender Island.  If you are lucky the Dall Porpoises Continue reading

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First Mate E-Book

An important position on a boat is the First Mate.  A few of the tips you will learn in First Mate 101 are:

This book is so much more than how to be a First Mate:

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