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f you own a boat and live in the hard water zone of
Canada you will be welcoming the approach of spring
as it brings the soft water and the urge to get your vessel ready for the upcoming season. And what will your season of boating include this year? New places, new equipment, new cruising associates or maybe a new approach to
your boating adventures! The main thing is to be safe on
the water and spread the good word that CPS-ECP is the
home of safe boating.
In this issue there is an article on mooring lines with lots
of pictures to promote the first line of safety for you and
your vessel, securing your boat safely to the dock no matter what size the dock or your boat is. Some of the pictures
Don Butt our CPS-ECP photographer has provided show
some very rough lines and others that were far from safe!
So before you just attach last year's lines to your vessel,
read the article and then look at your old lines and then decide if they are up to par or if they should really be replaced
or upgraded with something new.
Also this issue features an interview with our National
Financial Officer who is much more than our chief dollars and cents person, and from Gabriola Island Squadron,
their Educational Officer has an article that advocates for
more cooperation between all Squadrons and shares what
his Squadron has done in the past year.

Water is essential to our boating and we all know that
sometimes it can get a bit rough or 'active' out there. If you
have ever been curious about 'how rough' it is, I encourage you to read the article The Douglas Scale on the wind
and the waves. It certainly will set you straight! One of the
Recent Reads should also interest many of you as it deals
with an adventurer who thought it would be an interesting
idea in 1984 to navigate the North West Passage in a small
open boat! His plan was to travel from Nome, Alaska and
make his way north and east. The book certainly caught
my attention and I was amazed at how naive a person could
be when facing the rigours of the Arctic in a small open
boat. The author really should have taken one of our safe
boating courses and saved himself a great deal of grief and
expense!
So do enjoy the upcoming boating season and remember
to reach out to those around you on your travels and promote CPS-ECP by your words and your deeds.
Do you have a story to tell? Has your Squadron done
something of interest?
If so, do send me your stories and information and look
for them in the Summer edition of The Port Hole. The
deadline for submissions is April 8, 2017.

NEW Boating Safety App
Discover Boating Canada recently launched a new Boating Safety App. We are pleased to let our members
know that CPS-ECP was involved in the development of this new app and contributed content to it.
The Key Features of the App are:
* Boating safety checklists
* Weather resources to help plan trips
* Minimum required safety equipment and navigation light requirements based on vessel type
* Visual references of buoys and beacons
* Interactive Float Plan in which the boater can save multiple plans for quick and easy access
* Emergency procedures information such as recovering someone who has fallen overboard
* Information on how to properly operate a boat such as docking, mooring and anchoring
* Plus much more!
The app is now available for Free Download. To get the Boating Safety App go to: DiscoverBoating.ca/Boat-Safely
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2017

Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
International Cruising Destination: Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
Sail Review: Leopard 45
Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
The Port Hole
Trailering Part 1: Trouble-free Towing
Crossing the Line: Let’s Make the America’s Cup Great Again
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Vantage Point: Celebrating Canada’s 150th
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Galley Guys: Near-Beer off the Pier
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Club Profile: Cedar Island Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Travel Destination: Victoria International Marina
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Seamanship: Top Dead Centre
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Cruising Destination: Northern Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Sail Review: Leopard 45
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Canadian Yachting April 2017 - Power Review: Carver 52 Command Bridge
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