What Types of Boating Information Do You Need?

“What Types of Boating Information Do You Need?” is the question we ask in the Poll on the right sidebar.

The results of the poll will assist us in providing you the information most relevant to your boating needs.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

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Toronto International Boat Show

Boat Show season has started with the Toronto International Boat Show opening January 14 and running until January 22.

If you are looking for a new vessel, shopping at a Boat Show allows you to see many models in a short time.  For guidance on How to Buy the Right Boat, you may wish to consider the following book.

How to Buy a Boat

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MED A3 and SVOP courses in Sidney

March 19,
April 9,
May 7, 2012

March 20 – 23,
April 10 – 13
May 8 – 11, 2012

If you are operating a small vessel in a commercial operation, you will need one or both of these courses.

For further details, see www.westcoastpowerboathandling.com

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Fall Cruising in the Gulf Islands

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a father and his adult daughter both the Basic and Intermediate Powerboat Standards.

The family has chartered a 43′ power catamaran in the British Virgin Islands next month.  Although they have some experience, the charter operator wanted them to have certification. Continue reading

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Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans

The June 2011 issue of Pacific Yachting had an article “Trash Talk, How Plastic is Strangling Our Oceans” which is well worth a read if you subscribe to the magazine.

Links contained in the article:

Ocean Gybe

United Nations Environment Program

NOAA Marine Debris

Algalita Marine Research Foundation

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Plastic Pollution Coalition

We all must become more aware of our use of plastics and the impact they have on our planet.

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