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s k el et o n w as f as hi o n e d at t h e w h e el of
t h e v ess el. " Mr. B o n es " w as t h e n a m e
of t h e b o at a n d a si g n w as m a d e u p f or
t h e p ar a d e s a yi n g " D o n't l et t his H a pp e n t o Y o u! ". N e e dl ess t o s a y it w as a
bi g hit, a n d w ell r e m e m b er e d b y m a n y.
Wit h t his v er y i nt er esti n g i ntr o d u cti o n
J o h n c ert ai nl y e n d e ar e d hi ms elf t o t h e
S q u a dr o n's M e m b ers. T h e n wit h t h e
p assi n g of ti m e, h e m a d e his w a y u p t h e
l a d d er of t h e Bri d g e e v e nt u all y b e c o mi n g t h e C o m m a n d er i n 1 9 8 5.
I t h e n as k e d J o h n w h at w as t h e b est
p art of b ei n g a m e m b er of t h e S q u a d r o n. H e r e pli e d, " pl a n ni n g a cti viti es
a n d g etti n g i n v ol v e d i n all ar e as, t e a c h i n g, pr o ct ori n g a n d e x a m m ar ki n g. A n d
o n e of t h e u n d erl yi n g b e n e fits of C P SE C P t h at is n ot pr o m ot e d e n o u g h is
p ers o n al d e v el o p m e nt, p arti c ul arl y i n
or g a ni z ati o n a n d p u bli c e x p os ur e. "
J o h n f elt t h at as h e m o v e d u p i n his r es p o nsi biliti es o n t h e Bri d g e a n d i n t h e
S q u a dr o n his s kills at r u n ni n g m e et i n gs, p u bli c s p e a ki n g, r e p ort writi n g,
a n d a m or e c o m pl et e k n o wl e d g e of t h e
or g a ni z ati o n r e all y w er e w o n d erf ul as s ets t h at C P S- E C P pr o vi d e d y o u wit h.
Ass ets t h at w er e n ot m e nti o n e d i n a n y
br o c h ur e, b ut c a m e wit h t h e j o b as
y o ur r es p o nsi biliti es pr o gr ess e d.
N o w b ei n g a S q u a dr o n C o m m a n d er, J o h n t h e n g ot i n v ol v e d i n t h e Y or k
West Distri ct a n d i n 1 9 8 9 b e c a m e its
Distri ct C o m m a n d er. I n 1 9 8 9 t h er e
w er e t e n or el e v e n S q u a dr o ns i n t h e
Y or k West Distri ct a n d t h er e w er e l ots
of p e o pl e t o fill t h e v ari o us p ositi o ns
a n d j o bs at t h e Distri ct l e v el. "It's n ot
t h e s a m e n o w. ", J o h n s ai d a n d h e f elt
t h at i n t h os e d a ys t h e Distri ct di d m or e
w or k f or t h e S q u a dr o ns t h a n n o w.
B ei n g t h e Distri ct C o m m a n d er als o
e x p os e d J o h n t o t h e N ati o n al l e v el of
C P S- E C P a n d t h er e h e w as attr a ct e d t o t h e a w ar ds si d e of t h e c oi n. I n
t h os e d a ys t h e C a n a di a n S af e B o ati n g
A w ar ds w er e m a n a g e d b y C P S- E C P,
a n d n o w fi n di n g hi ms elf t h e C h air of
t his pr o gr a m, h e a n d his c o m mitt e e
h a d t o r e vi e w t h e o v er 1, 0 0 0 n e ws p a p er r e p orts a n d cli p pi n gs, t h at w o ul d
b e p ut f or w ar d t o t h e m t o s el e ct a
wi n n er e a c h y e ar! H o w e v er, t h e E d u 42

C a n a di a n Y a c h ti n g

c ati o n D e p art m e nt s o o n c a m e c alli n g
a n d J o h n j oi n e d t h e C el esti al N a vi g a ti o n C o m mitt e e.
W h e n I as k e d h o w t his h a p p e n e d,
h e s ai d, "J o h n H ol g at e " w h o as k e d
hi m, " C o m e a n d h el p m e! ". W or k i n g wit h H ol g at e w as v er y r e w ar di n g,
a n d fi v e y e ars i nt o t his j o b J o h n t h e n
b e c a m e t h e C h air of C el esti al N a vi g ati o n, a n d "t o d a y I a m still o n t h at
C o m mitt e e, m ar ki n g J N a n d N e x a ms
a n d t h e si g ht f ol d ers ".
I n t h e m e a nti m e J o h n a n d his wif e
D or e e n h a d a c q uir e d l ar g er b o ats
a n d n o w b o at e d o ut of Mi dl a n d, O n t ari o o n G e or gi a n B a y. T h e y h a d als o
m o v e d h o us e a n d w er e n o w li vi n g i n
O a k vill e, O nt ari o. J o h n tr a nsf err e d
t o t h e l o c al S q u a dr o n b e c o mi n g its
C o m m a n d er i n s h ort or d er. To d a y
h e c o nti n u es t o s er v e o n b ot h t h e
O a k vill e S q u a dr o n's Bri d g e a n d i n t h e
Y or k West Distri ct.
H o w e v er, w h e n I as k e d a b o ut his
pr of essi o n al lif e I w as i n f or q uit e a
s ur pris e. J o h n w as b or n a n d e d u c at e d
i n E n gl a n d. His m ai n i nt er est w as
m et al f or mi n g, w h er e fl at m et al st o c k
is r oll e d i nt o l ar g e s h e ets a n d st a m p e d
wit h a m o ul d t o f or m v ari o us m a c hi n e
p arts or c ar p arts. His s kill at t his w as
c o nsi d er a bl e, s o h e s o o n f o u n d e m pl o y m e nt i n C a n a d a wit h t h e A vr o Ar r o w p e o pl e! Of c o urs e air cr aft ar e f ull
of b e n ds a n d s h a p es, a n d t his c o m pl e x
w orl d f as ci n at e d hi m. W or ki n g wit h
t h e A vr o gr o u p w as v er y r e w ar di n g,
a n d h e w as p art of t h e gr o u p t h at p ut
t o g et h er t h e o n e- q u art er s c al e t est
m o d els of t h e air cr aft, w hi c h w er e
fl o w n o ut o v er L a k e O nt ari o att a c h e d
t o r o c k ets i n t h e l at e 1 9 5 0's. I c o mm e nt e d t h at I a ct u all y li v e n ot t h at f ar
fr o m t h e t est sit es h er e i n Pri n c e E dw ar d C o u nt y, a n d t h at t his s u m m er a
di v e t e a m r e p ort e d fi n di n g o n e of t h e
t est air cr aft! R e c o v er y t h o u g h is still
t o b e w or k e d o ut. T h e n wit h a c h a n g e
i n t h e F e d er al G o v er n m e nt t h e A vr o
Arr o w w as c a n c ell e d a n d J o h n w as o ut
of w or k. B ut n ot f or l o n g. His m et al
b e n di n g s kills a n d u n d erst a n di n g of
t h e m a c hi n es t h at m a d e t h e pr o c ess
w or k m a d e hi m a v al u a bl e ass et a n d h e
A p ril 2 01 8

s o o n f o u n d w or k i n C a n a d a aft er t o yi n g wit h t h e i d e a of g oi n g t o S o ut h er n
C alif or ni a a n d w or ki n g wit h t h e B o e i n g Gr o u p.
J o h n a n d his wif e D or e e n h a v e
o w n e d m a n y a b o at fr o m 1 6 f o ot r u n a b o uts t o t h eir 4 0 f o ot Vist a S u n d e c k
Cr uis er wit h t w o di es el e n gi n es. T his
l att er b o at w as o n e of 2 5 0 b uilt i n Taiw a n a n d w as a "t e a k dr e a m ". T h e i nt e ri or w o o d w or k w as v er y b e a utif ul a n d
t h e b o at h a n dl e d v er y ni c el y. T h eir
f a v o urit e b o ati n g m e m ori es ar e " b o ati n g o n G e or gi a n B a y wit h m a n y tri ps
t o r e m ot e l o c ati o ns t o dr o p t h e h o o k,
a n d st a y f or t w o t o s e v e n d a ys, a n d
e x pl ori n g t h e b a c k w at ers f or fis h a n d
s c e n er y ", als o "tr a v ersi n g t h e Tr e nt
C a n al fr o m G e or gi a n B a y t o L a k e
O nt ari o ". H o w e v er, o n e v a c ati o n i n
E n gl a n d a n d Wal es e x p os e d t h e m t o
t h e tr a diti o n al " E ur o p e a n c a n al b o ats "
w hi c h J o h n s ai d, "t a k es a bit of g etti n g
us e t o as it is s o l o n g a n d n arr o w a n d
it is o nl y p o w er e d b y o n e s m all di es el e n gi n e. Tur ni n g t h e m w as a c h all e n g e at ti m es "; s o m eti m es it w as o nl y
b y p us hi n g off wit h a p ol e at t h e b o w
t h at a t ur n c o ul d b e s u c c essf ull y m a d e
a n d "t h e n t h er e w as t h e o n e w a y o nl y "
f e at ur e w h er e o nl y o n e v ess el c o ul d
a d v a n c e t hr o u g h t h e n arr o w c a n al at a
ti m e. T h at m a d e f or s o m e v er y i nt eresti n g cr uisi n g. N o w li vi n g i n a c o n d o
i n O a k vill e J o h n's c urr e nt b o at is a 2 2
f o ot L ars o n w hi c h h e us es m ai nl y f or
fis hi n g, t h e bi g b o at w as s ol d a f e w
y e ars a g o as L a k e O nt ari o is "r e all y a
s ail or's l a k e ".
I t h e n as k e d J o h n his t h o u g hts o n
C P S- E C P. H e r e pli e d, " a m aj or r e di r e cti o n is r e q uir e d or i n e vit a bl e. I c a n
fi n d a n d l e ar n t o d o a n yt hi n g o n t h e
i nt er n et, s o w e n e e d t o h a v e o ur k n o wle d g e r e c or d e d a n d pr es e nt a bl e t o t h e
p u bli c. Als o o ur i nstr u ct ors n e e d t o b e
utili z e d A S A P t o b e a bl e t o pr es e nt o ur
pr o d u ct i n a g o t o m e eti n g st yl e. We c a n
still off er r e g ul ar cl assr o o m pr es e nt ati o ns b ut t his will g et h ar d er a n d h ar d er
t o a c c o m plis h, a n d will n e e d t o c o o p erat e o n a Distri ct l e v el or at l e ast a n i nt er
S q u a dr o n e n d e a v or. T his will r e q uir e
a r e dir e cti o n of w h at o ur m e m b ers hi p



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2018

At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
The Port Hole: Spring 2018
Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
Sail Review: Dufour 412
Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 9
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - The Port Hole: Spring 2018
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Sail Review: Dufour 412
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover3
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