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h e Bi g N e ws fr o m C h arl ott et o w n is t h at C P S- E C P
h as a c o m pl et el y n e w I T S yst e m!!! It is b ei n g t est e d
a n d g etti n g r e a d y t o b e r oll e d o ut t o all o ur M e m b ers b y t h e e n d of t h e y e ar. W h e n Ter mi n al 1 w as c o m pl et e d at P e ars o n Air p ort i n Tor o nt o, b ef or e t h e p u bli c w as
all o w e d i n, e v er yt hi n g h a d t o b e t est e d. T h at m e a nt e v er y
li g ht s wit c h, e v er y t a p, a n d e v er y c o n v e y or b elt h a d t o b e
t ur n e d o n. All t h e t oil ets h a d t o b e fl us h e d, all t h e es c al at ors ri d d e n. T h at's w h er e w e ar e wit h o ur n e w I T s yst e m.
As I writ e t his, t esti n g is b ei n g d o n e t o m a k e s ur e all t h e
n e w I T f u n cti o ns w or k as t h e y w er e d esi g n e d t o d o. As w e
r ais e t h e c urt ai n o n 2 0 1 8 a n d o ur 8 0t h A n ni v ers ar y Ye ar
w e will als o r ais e t h e c urt ai n o n o ur n e w I T s yst e m w hi c h
i n cl u d es b ut is w a y m or e t h a n j ust a n e w w e bsit e.
At t h e A G M, t h e C P S F o u n d ati o n pr o vi d e d C/ C R o b ert
P e pi n wit h a c h e q u e f or $ 1 2 5, 0 0 0 t o w ar ds t h e c ost of t h e
n e w I T s yst e m. T h e F o u n d ati o n c o ntri b uti o n will c o v er
a b o ut a t hir d of t h e b u d g et e d c ost. T h e s p o nt a n e o us r o ar
of a p pr e ci ati o n fr o m t h e A G M a u di e n c e s ai d it all.
T hr e e pri n ci pl es g o v er n e d t h e d esi g n of t h e n e w s ys t e m. First, it will t a k e a m a xi m u m of 3 cli c ks t o g et t o t h e
i nf or m ati o n y o u s e e k. S e c o n d, y o u will e nt er i nf or m ati o n
o nl y o n c e. F or e x a m pl e, w h e n y o u e nt er y o ur pr o fil e i nf or m ati o n, u ntil y o u c h a n g e it, it will a ut o m ati c all y b e us e d
w h e n y o u si g n u p f or a c o urs e, r e n e w y o ur m e m b ers hi p,
or a n i nstr u ct or e nt ers y o ur m ar ks. T hir d, n o tr ai ni n g is
r e q uir e d t o b e a bl e t o f ull y us e t h e s yst e m. Fi n di n g w h at
y o u w a nt a n d w h er e y o u h a v e t o g o wit h y o ur n e xt cli c ks
will b e o b vi o us. ( Y o ur b a n k d o es n't pr o vi d e y o u wit h a n
o nli n e m a n u al s o y o u c a n l o g i n t o m a n a g e y o ur a c c o u nts.)
At l ast y e ar's A G M, C/ C R o b ert P e pi n pr o mis e d a n e w I T
s yst e m f or t his y e ar's A G M. A l ot of v ol u nt e ers s p e nt h u ndr e ds of h o urs f ul filli n g t h at pr o mis e. We h a d t o g et h el p
t o fi g ur e o ut w h at w e n e e d e d a n d t o disti n g uis h n e e ds fr o m
w a nts. T h e n w e h a d t o tr a nsl at e w h at w e w a nt e d i nt o s o m e t hi n g w e c o ul d as k a s u p pli er t o pr o vi d e d esi g n a n R F P. We
hir e d Gr a nt T h or nt o n t o h el p us. K n o w n as a n a c c o u nti n g
fir m, t h e y pr o vi d e t his ki n d of c o ns ulti n g t o c h ariti es. Gr a nt
T h or nt o n g a v e us a s h ort list of s u p pli ers t h e y h a d pr e- q u al i fi e d. I n A pril w e hir e d I n n o v e x a, a n I T fir m i n Tor o nt o, t o
b uil d o ur s yst e m. T h e y h a d si x m o nt hs. ( L ast f all, a n u m b er of
I T c o ns ult a nts t ol d us w e c o ul d n't p ossi bl y b uil d a c o m pl et el y
n e w I T s yst e m i n a y e ar - w e di d n't list e n t o t h e m.)

T h e n t h e w or k b e g a n. We h a d t o g o t hr o u g h o ur e xist i n g s yst e m a n d i d e ntif y t hr e e ki n ds of i nf or m ati o n: St uff
w e di d n't w a nt, n o m att er w h at; st uff w e di d w a nt; a n d st uff
w e w a nt e d b ut w hi c h h a d t o b e u p d at e d/ c orr e ct e d. We als o
h a d t o m a k e s ur e t h e m at eri al w e w a nt e d w as a v ail a bl e i n
b ot h l a n g u a g es, w hi c h w e di d fr o m t h e b e gi n ni n g. To m a k e
s ur e w e di d n't l e a v e a n yt hi n g b e hi n d, w e m at c h e d E n glis h
a n d Fr e n c h t e xts. At o n e p oi nt C/ C R o b ert P e pi n f o u n d
f o ur bl o c ks of t e xt t h at h a d n o E n glis h e q ui v al e nt.
O ur n e w s yst e m h as t hr e e p arts: T h er e is a p u bli c p a g e
f or M e m b ers a n d n o n- m e m b ers. T h e n w e h a v e a n " Offi c er's D as h b o ar d " w hi c h pr o vi d es S q u a dr o n, Distri ct a n d
N ati o n al Of fi c ers a n d C o m mitt e e C h airs wit h v ari o us a c c ess l e v els. A S q u a dr o n Of fi c er will b e a bl e t o s e e w h at is
n e e d e d t o d o t h e S q u a dr o n j o b. Si mil arl y Distri ct Of fi c ers
will h a v e a c c ess t o S q u a dr o n a n d Distri ct m at eri al. N ati o n al Of fi c ers will h a v e a wi d er r a n g e of a c c ess.
S q u a dr o ns a n d Distri cts will h a v e t h eir o w n w e b p a g es o n t h e n e w s yst e m. T h e st a n d ar d t e m pl at e will m a k e
it si m pl e, e as y t o p ost c o urs es a n d t h e c o urs e d es cri pti o ns
will b e st a n d ar d. T h e E x e c uti v e i nf or m ati o n will b e o n t h e
sit e. S q u a dr o ns a n d Distri cts will als o b e a bl e t o p ost t h eir
o w n s o ci al e v e nts, n e ws, pi ct ur es a n d a n y ot h er i nf or m a ti o n t h e y w a nt t o s h ar e.
W h e n t h e n e w s yst e m r olls o ut, b o ati n g c o urs es. c a a n d
e c p q u e b e c. c a will b e c o m e " g at e w a ys " t o o ur n e w w e bsit e.
All t h e a p pr o v e d c o urs es a n d s e mi n ars w hi c h ar e n o w o n
t h os e sit es will b e tr a nsf err e d t o t h e n e w s yst e m. We will
h a v e " o n e-st o p " s h o p pi n g f or p e o pl e i nt er est e d i n a n y of
t h e e d u c ati o n al e v e nts w e off er a cr oss C a n a d a.
M e m b er Dir e ct ori es will b e a s n a p. W h e n e a c h M e m b er
fills o ut t h eir pr o fil e, t h e y will h a v e t h e c h oi c e of b ei n g i n
a dir e ct or y or n ot. T h e y will als o b e a bl e t o c h o os e w h at
i nf or m ati o n t h e y w a nt t o i n cl u d e. M e m b ers r e m ai n i n c o ntr ol of w h at, if a n y, i nf or m ati o n a b o ut t h e m is a v ail a bl e t o
ot h er m e m b ers.
I n n o v e x a m a d e t w o pr es e nt ati o ns at t h e C o nf er e n c e,
o n e o n Fri d a y, O ct o b er 2 7t h, a n d a s e c o n d pr es e nt ati o n,
o n S at ur d a y, O ct o b er 2 8t h. C o nf er e n c e att e n d e es c o ul d
s e e t h e n e w s et- u p a n d a p pr e ci at e first h a n d h o w e as y it
will b e t o n a vi g at e t h e n e w s yst e m. T h e f e e d b a c k t h e y pr o vi d e d w as v er y p ositi v e, a n d i n f a ct, s o m e of t h e q u esti o ns
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2018

Vantage Point: Promoting Cruising Canada To Everyone
Club Profile: Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina
Travel Destination: Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay
Travel Destination: My Big Fat Greek Charter
Special Event: Vancouver Welcomed the Best of the Best 6mR Sailors
The Port Hole: New format for 2018
Sail Review: Sneak Preview - Six New Sailboats - US In-Water Sailboat Show, Annapolis
Power Review: Sabre 45 Salon Express
Power Review: Jeanneau NC33
Power Review: Four Winns H290 OB
Crossing the Line: Village Butty
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Vantage Point: Promoting Cruising Canada To Everyone
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Club Profile: Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Travel Destination: Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Travel Destination: My Big Fat Greek Charter
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Special Event: Vancouver Welcomed the Best of the Best 6mR Sailors
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - The Port Hole: New format for 2018
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Sail Review: Sneak Preview - Six New Sailboats - US In-Water Sailboat Show, Annapolis
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Sabre 45 Salon Express
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Jeanneau NC33
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Four Winns H290 OB
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Crossing the Line: Village Butty
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