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t is our commitment to maintain a direct communications link between your elected National representatives and Members at all levels of the organization. I am
therefore sharing with you the following synopsis of the
February 7 and April 8 and 9 Board of Directors' meetings.
Please consult your Squadron or District Commander
for full details on any of the issues mentioned herein.
Reports and Minutes of Meetings can be found on the
CPS-ECP website (www.cps-ecp.ca) in Members Moorings under the National Meetings section.

* Planning Committee - P/C/C Joe Gatfield, Chair of the
Planning Committee, has indicated that his committee
was tasked with tracking the management of the Strategic Plan. So far, activities in all areas that were prioritized
by the plan have started.
* Past Chief Doreen Hinksman - C/C Robert Pepin reported that P/C/C Doreen Hinksman received special recognition from the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBA)
at its January 27 annual awards ceremony for her years of
commitment to recreational boating.

Board of Directors' Meeting - February 7
* Information Technology - In December the Executive
Committee authorized a study on CPS-ECP Information Technology (IT) business needs. The conclusion led
the Board to adopt a motion to move a second phase of
the IT Renewal project which consisted to further definition of system requirements and have Grant Thornton
define a Request For Proposal and assist in the search of
firms able to meet CPS-ECP needs. This second phase
was granted a $40,000 budget.
* Course completion - It is recognized that writing an
exam is stressful for a number of people. The Educational department has suggested that completing a course
could mean either passing an exam or 75% attendance or
75% completion of work in the opinion of the instructor.
The Board has unanimously supported the change and
this will be completed by the adjustment of the Board
Regulations.
* Squadrons merging - The Board of Directors has accepted the surrender of Capilano Power and Sail Squadron,
Norvan Power and Sail Squadron, and Seymour Power
and Sail Squadron's warrants and pennants. At the same
time, the Board approved that North Shore Power and
Sail Squadron be granted a new warrant. It is in fact the
merger of the three Squadrons.
* Satellite Squadrons - The principle of creating Satellite
Squadrons was accepted, and National Administrative Officer Peter Bolton, and National Rules Officer David Peebles,
were requested to draft the required regulations, if and where
needed. It was agreed that a flexible approach is preferred.

Board of Directors' Meeting - April 8 - 9
* Information Technology - Further to previous work
done in cooperation with Grant Thornton, the Board of
Directors approved the complete remake and modernization of the CPS-ECP website environment and its IT
systems as proposed by the IT core team and supported
by the Executive Committee. The creation of the new
system will be accomplished by Innovexa, a Canadian
based firm, who made a presentation to the Board and
created some positive excitement among Board members. Some of the requirements from the new system are:
facilitation of search and navigation, bilingual website,
same look and feel across the country, access from various technologies such as smart phones, tablets and PCs,
hosting of all squadron websites, enhanced marketing
of the CPS-ECP brand, enhanced course offerings, one
step entry of information, and many more. The challenging objective is to make the system operational by the
next AGM in October.
* Financials - Revenue is still a challenge to the organization and innovation and shorter courses are keys to attract students. The proposed budget recognizes the need
to focus on enhanced course offerings, innovation in
tools being used to reach out to students in their environment, complete without delay the remake of our website,
search how to serve membership to its satisfaction and
maintain efficiency at the National Office in both official
languages.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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