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Fr o m t h e R a n k s - Br e n d a C o c hr a n e
m e m b er w h e n I w a s 1 3"

F or m a n y of us w e oft e n c o m e t o C P SE C P as a n a d ult, w ell i nt o o ur 4 0's or
5 0's aft er t a ki n g a b o ati n g c o urs e f or
s o m e or t h e P C O C f or ot h ers. H o we v er, s o m e p e o pl e li k e Br e n d a C o c hr a n e, b e c a m e m e m b ers l o n g b ef or e
t h e y w er e e v e n all o w e d t o v ot e. At
t h e a g e of 1 3 Br e n d a b e g a n t a ki n g t h e
B o ati n g C o urs e wit h t h e M o u nt Br e n t o n S q u a dr o n l o c at e d o n Va n c o u v er
Isl a n d w hi c h at t h at ti m e w as p art of
t h e Va n c o u v er Isl a n d Distri ct. T h er e
w er e m a n y t hi n gs t o l e ar n f or a t hir t e e n y e ar ol d b ut m a n y of t h e b asi cs
w er e v er y s e c o n d n at ur e t o Br e n d a as
s h e h a d b e e n b o ati n g wit h h er p ar e nts
si n c e s h e w as a y o u n g c hil d a n d w as
v er y a d e pt w or ki n g o n t h e f a mil y b o at.
F or Br e n d a t h e bi g g est c h all e n g e of
t h e c o urs e w as n ot l e ar ni n g all t h e n e w
t er ms a n d n a uti c al it e ms b ut as t h e
c h arti n g b e g a n i n e ar n est t h er e w as
t his str a n g e t hi n g c all e d " 6 0 D = S T. "
To Br e n d a it j ust di d n't m a k e s e ns e.
N o w b ei n g i n gr a d e s e v e n at t h e ti m e
m e a nt t h at Br e n d a h a d y et t o e n c o u n t er al g e br a, s o h er f at h er, Br y a n L o v el ess, t o o k o v er t h at j o b a n d t a u g ht h er
t h e fi n er p oi nts of al g e br a a n d t h e f orm ul a. N e e dl ess t o s a y it w as n ot e as y
at first, b ut wit h h er g o o d b asi c m at h
s kills a n d a k e e n mi n d Br e n d a s o o n
gr as p e d t h e c o n c e pt a n d w as w ell o n
h er w a y. Br e n d a w as m ost c o m pli m e nt ar y a b o ut h er f at h er's h el p, s a y i n g t h at " h e h a d t o t e a c h m e s o m e
b asi c m at h r ul es s o t h at I c o ul d u n d erst a n d 6 0 D = S T. " T his st o o d h er i n
g o o d st a n di n g a f e w y e ars l at er w h e n
al g e br a w as i ntr o d u c e d t o t h e cl ass r o o m a n d o nl y s h e tr ul y u n d erst o o d
w h at w as b ei n g pr es e nt e d t o t h e cl ass.
I n 1 9 7 7 h er p ar e nts, Br y a n a n d
S u e L o v el ess al o n g wit h s e v er al of
t h eir fri e n ds, t o o k a v er y a cti v e p art
i n l a u n c hi n g t h e n e w M o u nt Br e nt o n
S q u a dr o n a n d s o b e g a n a lif el o n g e x p os ur e t o C P S- E C P f or Br e n d a a n d
h er f a mil y. I n h er t e e n a g e y e ars s h e
b e c a m e a cti v e i n t h e s o ci al si d e of t h e
S q u a dr o n a n d " at t h e a g e of 1 8 s h e

b y R. J o h n G arsi d e, A P

w as p art of t h e E nt ert ai n m e nt Te a m,
al o n g wit h m y t w o sist ers, w h os e r ol e
w as t o m a k e s ur e t h e c off e e w as o n f or
t h e m o nt hl y m e eti n gs as w ell as pl a n
fi v e or si x l ar g er e v e nts. T h e y h a d a
gr e at ti m e. " At t h es e l ar g er e v e nts
t h e S q u a dr o n M e m b ers w o ul d g at h er
a n d it w as h er e t h at s h e l e ar n e d t h e
fi n er art of t h e p ol k a, a w alt z a n d t h e
f o xtr ot, b ut m or e i m p ort a ntl y t h e i nv al u a bl e e x p eri e n c e of h o w t o i nt er a ct
wit h a d ults i n a n a d ult s etti n g.
B ei n g p art of t h e l o c al S q u a dr o n
w as m u c h m or e t h a n j ust m o nt hl y
m e eti n gs, it w as f u n t o o!
Br e n d a f o u n d t h e c o urs es v er y i nt er esti n g a n d t h e c h art w or k. S h e l o v e d t h e
c h arti n g a n d it w as c ert ai nl y h er str o n g
s uit. I n t h e f ut ur e w h e n s h e h as m or e
ti m e s h e pl a ns t o t a k e t h e S e a m a ns hi p
a n d A d v a n c e d Pil oti n g c o urs e as w ell.
C o m pl eti o n of t h es e c o urs es i nstills a
f e eli n g of c o n fi d e n c e i n h er a n d it is s o
i m p ort a nt w h e n y o u ar e o ut b o ati n g wit h
y o ur f a mil y.
Ti m e m o v e d o n a n d s o di d Br e n d a.
N o w m arri e d a n d still w a nti n g t o b e o n
t h e w at er s h e a n d h er h us b a n d Gr e g g
d e ci d e d i n 2 0 0 5 t o p ur c h as e a b o at. S o
a 2 2 f o ot c u d d y c a bi n w as b o u g ht a n d
n o w w e c o ul d s ki a n d s wi m i n t h e l a k es
ar o u n d t h e O k a n a g a n, b ut t h e o c e a n
w as c alli n g t o o. T h e fi x f or t his w as t o
tr ail er t h e n e w b o at t o Va n c o u v er Isl a n d, l a u n c h it, a n d j oi n u p wit h h er

p ar e nts w h o h a d a 4 0 f o ot C hris Cr aft.
" T h e y w er e t h e m ot h er s hi p a n d t h e y all
e nj o y e d t h eir j oi nt b o ati n g a d v e nt ur es. "
T h e o c e a n e x p eri e n c e w as c ert ai nl y
a c alli n g c ar d f or b ot h Br e n d a a n d
Gr e g g s o a f e w s h ort y e ars l at er t h e 2 2
w as s ol d a n d a 2 6 f o ot B a yli n er E x pr ess
Cr uis er w as p ur c h as e d. N o w t h e o c e a n
dr e a m c o ul d b e e x p eri e n c e d b y e v er y o n e, i n cl u di n g t h eir f o ur c hil dr e n.
N o w li vi n g i n K el o w n a, Br e n d a d e ci d e d t o c o nt a ct t h e l o c al S q u a dr o n
a n d b e g a n t o r e- e n g a g e wit h C P SE C P. Br e n d a c o m m e nt e d t h at " M y
h us b a n d t o o k t h e B asi c B o ati n g a n d
R O C- M s o t h at h e c o ul d f e el c o m f ort a bl e w h e n w e w er e o ut o n t h e
o c e a n. S af et y is s o i m p ort a nt. "
At first t h e f a mil y b e g a n att e n d i n g t h e v ari o us S q u a dr o n s o ci al e v e nts
a n d gr a d u all y Br e n d a " g ot e as e d i nt o
t h e bri d g e ". H er first p ositi o n o n t h e
K el o w n a Bri d g e i n v ol v e d b ei n g t h e
M e m b ers hi p Of fi c er w hi c h s h e h el d
f or a y e ar a n d t h e n m o v e d o n i nt o t h e
Tr e as ur er's s h o es. T his w as a m or e
c o mf ort a bl e fit f or Br e n d a as s h e s ai d
"It r e fl e cts m y pr of essi o n al lif e ". As wit h
m a n y C P S- E C P of fi c ers, t h e y j ust d o n't
st a y p ut i n o n e j o b, b ut r es p o n d t o t h e
c all w h e n n e c ess ar y a n d t a k e o n ot h er
r ol es a n d t as ks t o o. F or Br e n d a t his h as
m e a nt a v er y s h ort st a y as E x e c uti v e Of fi c er as r e c e ntl y t h e K el o w n a S q u a dr o n
C o nti n u e d o n p a g e 4 9

w w w. c a n a di a n y a c h ti n g. c a

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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
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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 - Power Review: Jeanneau NC33
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Canadian Yachting February 2018 - Power Review: Four Winns H290 OB
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