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WINDSHIFTS 48 ' 46 ' 44 ' 42' R. John Garside, AP, Editor-in-Chief Prince Edward Power and Sail Squadron THE PORT HOLE V ancouver is considered by many to be the soft water capital of Canada, at least on the West Coast. The opportunity to travel out to this part of the country is not to be taken lightly and once you are here it is essential that you take in as much of the scenery, food, friends and boating as you possibly can. This is my fourth visit to the city and I am always impressed as I walk along the docks and through the marinas at how attracted people are to the water. "It never gets hard here!" explained a recent retiree and "That's why I moved all the way from Toronto to enjoy my lifelong pastime, boating, and here I can boat 365 days of the year!" So it is with great anticipation that I once again find myself in Vancouver and continue my West Coast experience. Wanting to bring a complete picture to our membership I was also most fortunate to interview a Squadron Commander from the West Coast whose Squadron was in distress and report on that outcome and their future rebuilding operations. Succession planning and populating the Bridge is a big concern that many Squadron Commanders continue to share with me. In keeping with my promise to interview a National Officer in each issue, I had the delight to have a very good chat with our National Education Officer, who assured me that all is well and great progress is being made in his department. Which brings me to my next point, this issue has a complete listing of all the courses that CPS-ECP has to offer. I noticed that when I spoke to many of my fellow CPS-ECP Members they did not always know what the new names of the courses were, or exactly what was included now in the newer ones. Now as we all know we can go "online" to find out but I thought it would be even better to have it in print not only for all our own Members to see but also for all our readers as well. It may just persuade a few of them to take one of our courses! Also included in this edition is an article of fiction by Gary Clow A Cruise to Remember. I first came across this article in the Pacific Mainland District newsletter and was taken in, hook, line and sinker! Do enjoy the read but remember to read right up to the very end. Though the summer reading period is now behind us I 52 Canadian Yachting still have a few more books to recommend and they could make interesting gifts for you and your boating friends. This issue presents three new Recent Reads. The first is the story of the building of the Suez Canal and all the politics and engineering obstacles that had to be surmounted with 19th century ingenuity. The second book Once Upon a Line is a fascinating historical look at the course of naval warfare and logistics during the Napoleonic wars. My interest in older volumes continues and I have three suggested reads here as well. One is well known, the other two not so. The lesser known ones are all about orphans and their challenges growing up in a new environment. One takes place in an early 1900 outport in Newfoundland while the other shows the challenges of a Canadian orphan growing up in an upper class English manor house in the early 1900s. And my ongoing saga of a youngster experiencing the water and boating for the first time continues as well with Beyond the Dock. Enjoy the article and do let me know what you think. So 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 winter edition of The Port Hole. The deadline for submissions is November 4, 2016. Send your articles and photos to: theporthole@cps-ecp.ca October 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2016

Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
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Power Review: Swift 30
Sail Review: Beneteau 35
Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Power Review: Swift 30
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Sail Review: Beneteau 35
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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