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.
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
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
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:
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.
These are the binoculars I use.
They are waterproof and fog proof and have a built-in illuminated compass. The rubber armored exterior makes them easy to hold in wet conditions. The compass appears at the bottom of the left eye piece and allows you to take bearings on aids to navigation. You may also use the bearing of another vessel to determine if there is a risk of collision. Continue reading