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Frenchman's Bay Power and Sail Squadron

AS BOATING
POPULARITY RISES,
SO DO EFFORTS TO
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The very mention of boating gives me cause to take notice.
It's clear I am not alone. About a year or two ago, it was reported that approximately 12 million-plus Canadians were
recreational boaters. That number has likely since increased. prehensive boating education programs focusing on
boating competencies, safety and fun on the water.
Such a large number is easy enough to understand. Canada has
a coastline greater in length than that of any other country. CPS-ECP's community outreach programs include RecWhen you add Canada's many inland lakes and navigation- reational Vessel Courtesy Checks, and Safety Equipal rivers into the mix, the length of its total coastline is staggering. ment and Flare Disposal Days as well as Operation Life
Jacket. The first two programs are well known and acAcross Canada, ready access to water, and all of the tive across the country. The third program is not as
recreational activities it supports, is largely a giv- well known, being available just in Ontario at this point.
en, although admittedly some of Canada's water may
be a trifle too cold for some recreational activities. Operation Life Jacket is the continuation of a project
started by the Canadian Safe Boating Council that sees
This observation is not meant to trivialize boating safe- unwanted life jackets forwarded from districts or squadty. In fact, it underscores the need for Canadian boaters rons in Ontario. After careful inspection, the donated life
to have fun on the water but, at the same time, be as best jackets are sent to targeted communities in Northern Onprepared a boater as possible. This includes boaters who tario where Canadian Ranger volunteers distribute them.
have sailboats, power boats, big boats and small boats including canoes, kayaks and even paddleboards, and any 0HHWLQJORFDOUHFUHDWLRQDOERDWHUVȢQHHGVLVLPSRUWDQW
other vessel that I have inadvertently not mentioned. for CPS-ECP squadrons. Local recreational boaters are
why CPS-ECP squadrons exist. Without detracting from
The safety equipment required depends on the length and the fun and camaraderie of squadrons, it's interesting
type of boat but all boats are required to have a life jacket or to note market research undertaken in Canada, and rePersonal Flotation Device (PFD) for each person on board. ported by IBISWorld the past summer, showed total revenue, annual growth and industry employment all trendTransport Canada's Office of Boating Safety encourages ing upwards for the Canadian boat building industry.
safe boating practices and compliance with the boating
regulations. Further, every year, the National Safe Boating While challenges remain in the boat building marketplace
Council promotes National Safe Boating Week, which is IBISWorld's1 concluding SWOT analysis states, "Leisure time
0D\WRLQ7KHFRXQFLOȢVQHZ6DIH%RDWLQJ&DP- is expected to increase, representing a potential opportunipaign tag line is "A real boater is always ready for the water." W\IRUWKHLQGXVWU\ȥ0HDQZKLOH:HOOV)DUJR2 Commercial
Distribution Finance reports,"... Canada's economy grew
From coast to coast to coast, and all points in between, by a greater than expected 3.7%." Combined, this is good
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons - Escadrilles ca- news - for recreational boating in Canada and for CPS-ECP
nadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP), through its many squadrons across the country.
local squadrons, actively supports boating fun and
boating safety initiatives by providing boating cours- 1,%,6:RUOG-XQH%RDW%XLOGLQJLQ&DQDGDȟ0DUNHW5HVHDUFK5HSRUW
es (Introductory, Advanced, Electronic and Elective) 2 Boating Industry Canada, October 15, 2019, Wells Fargo CDF Shares Their 2019
and seminars as well as community outreach programs. 6HFRQG4XDUWHU0DULQH)LJXUHVJ
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2020

Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
Sail Review: Beneteau First Yacht 53
Power Review: Gran Turismo 36
Sail Review: Excess 12 and Excess 15
Power Review: NC 895 Sport
Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
The Port Hole: February 2020
Book Review: Ready to Come About
Crossing The Line: Last Crossing to Havana
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - At the Helm: Looking ahead to a great summer in 2020!
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: Seven Newbies from the 2019 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis
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