Canadian Yachting February 2016 - (Page 4)

VANTAGE POINT "They" are Looking after our Boating Environment I really feel like this year is going to be different! There is a momentum to environmental action now that I have not felt before. People have been concerned for a long time, but it has been difficult to find a way to make our own contributions. In this issue of Canadian Yachting, you will learn about the Waterkeepers program and a man named Mark Mattson. You can join into this environmental action program and make your own Watermark. We hope you will. The story, Plastic Pickup in Paradise is about another personal environmental action effort, this one in B.C.'s amazing Haida Gwaii area. It's great to see people taking action, but there is a cost to really doing it. So, author Linda Leitch is seeking crowd funding to help them keep going. Perhaps you can help there. But, isn't it human nature to think that somebody else is looking after this? We often say, "They should do something about this" and yet we are not really sure who "they" are and we may worry that "they" aren't doing anything at all! So, you will be relieved (and proud) to know what Canada's marine industry is doing about safe-guarding our precious environmental resources. This year, the Boating Ontario association celebrates the 20th Anniversary of their Clean Marine program. This is clearly a major accomplishment but it's even more than that - Clean Marine was a pioneering effort that started in Ontario and has now spread to Quebec, B.C. and other parts of Canada. Lead by the late Robert (Bob) Eaton, Boating Ontario along with over twenty marine industry professionals and Ontario's boaters' and anglers' associations formed the Clean Marine Partnership to develop a voluntary program of "Environmental Best Practices" for the marine industry. Since then, marinas have been enrolling in the Clean Marine Program to ensure that their marinas are protecting our waterways for all to enjoy. All of the Clean Marine Program Eco-Rated Marinas proudly fly the Clean Marine environmental flag. This flag is your assurance that the marina has adopted the highest environmental standards for marinas in the world. There are now over 200 marinas in the program in Ontario and many marinas and yacht clubs have achieved the highest rating. At the recent Boating Ontario Conference and Trade Show, industry professionals from across Canada and the U.S. joined the Clean Marine 20th Anniversary celebrations. While literally hundred of marinas in Canada are now following the program, several people were recognized or won awards for their leadership and participation. The leading Ontario Marina was awarded to Lefroy Harbour Resorts Inc. The leading Quebec marina was Le Club Nautique de Roberval The leading B.C. marina was False Creek Harbour Authority Fishermen's Wharf Then, there were awards to individuals. The award winners were: Jeff Papiez from Harbour-West in Hamilton, Gillian Organ of Long Island Marina, Kevin Gallagher of Green Leaf Environmental who leads the program auditing procress, and Michelle Steenbakkers previously of Collins Bay Marina who devoted so much time to work with Bob Eaton and to write the original documents up. You may be just one boater, but collectively we can make a difference. Choose an Eco-Rated Clean Marina for your homeport and when searching for services ashore, look for the Clean Marine flag. Those member marinas have long been the "they" you were hoping would be doing this to benefit all Canadians, not just for boaters. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2016

Vantage Point: “They” are Looking after our Boating Environment
Waterfront: Boat Shows, Waterkeepers, and more…
Environment Feature: Plastic Pickup in Paradise - The beaches on Haida Gwaii have always been a magnet for the flotsam and jetsam that circles the Pacific. This recount of what has washed ashore and in what quantities may shock you. By Linda Leitch
Club Profile: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Galley Guys: On the Loose in Holland
Destination: Exploring the Lower Ottawa River by PWC - Follow the author and his Sea-Doo as he follows this historic trading route, part of a navigable waterway triangle formed in far Eastern Ontario with the St. Lawrence River on its southern side and the famous Rideau Canal on its west. By Craig Nicholson
Feature: Dark ‘n Stormy – Gosling’s Rum and Bermuda - Family owned Gosling’s is the oldest business in Bermuda. Learn its history and how it is integral to the tapestry of the rich Bermudian culture. By Margaret Swaine
CPS Port Hole
Destination: Lake Superior Cruise - A vivid description of this almost mystic five day cruise on the mightiest of our Great Lakes. By Mark Stevens and Sharon Matthews-Stevens
Sail Review: Jeanneau 54
Power Reviews: Azimut 55S and Cruisers Cantius 60
Electronics: Yacht Controller -Can this tech upgrade give your existing boat the functional equivalent of joystick docking? We talk to the creator of Yacht Controller and a Torontobased tech who has installed one. By Andy Adams
Fitness Feature: Fitness On Board Part 2 - Part 2 of our fitness features focusses on arm and leg strengthening exercises using your own body weight, on board your boat, any boat. By Terri Hodgson and Lisa Mavrou
Crossing the Line: Upkeep Wars

Canadian Yachting February 2016