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The open ocean, away
from continental shelves,
is, on average, about four
kilometres deep. The
depths of the deep open
ocean are a seeming
abyss and thus we have
abyssal plain.

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say, refer to or write about an abyss, take it. The plains

themselves might not be too interesting to anyone
save a scientist studying curious life forms but the
word 'abyss' is a lot of fun.

S p i n n a k e r Wo r k

After two days of poled out headsails, the breeze finally calls for a sail change. Here the asymmetrical is put
back to work and is pulling Seaburban along at 6+ knots.
It's a wonderful sail made that much more complacent and
convenient now that it is on a furler. That said, it's not likely
to see much of the southern latitudes. For now, however,
it's even putting a smile on Salty's normally grim mug. J
"Coast Guard" by Arrr! is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

BOATING TRAGEDY-RELATED LAWSUIT A POIGNANT
REMINDER THAT WORDS MATTER
- Dave Bieman, AP&XXNXYFSY3FYNTSFQ*IZHFYNTS4KąHJW

Also in the lawsuit are the words "failed to give the other
boat the right of way." We debate such language in the
Educational Department but that aside, do we explain this
in ways that beginning boaters understand? And once it
That tragedy has spawned a lawsuit, more details of which is understood, will boaters practice it automatically? And
can be found at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ what is "negligence?" Do we have examples on hand?
kevin-o-leary-wife-sued-family-passenger-killed-deadly- Do our students internalize that to put it into practice?
boat-crash-1.5350154
I know I'm guilty of often skipping lightly through the
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sound signals - our lakes would be a cacophony if we folhappened so very fast. But it has turned into a learning ex- lowed all those rules - but resulting from the Lake Joseph
perience.
accident is the allegation that the operator "failed to heed
the horn of the...boat."
Upon review of the CPS-ECP Boating 1 course, it struck
me that we would be wise to pay particularly close at- Of particular interest to CPS-ECP is the lawsuit's reftention to language and concepts. Both may seem erence to "an inexperienced and unsafe driver" and
overly awkward but there's a reason they are included. the wording "didn't have proper training." How do
we prepare now to provide more proper training?
We instruct boaters to be careful but we don't specifically spell out things like one should "operate the Finally, there's a reference to "had no licence." Now
boat with due care and attention." It sounds too le- there's a twist. We all know the Pleasure Craft Opgalistic. The lawsuit, however, does include the phras- HUDWRU &DUG 3&2& LV QRW D OLFHQFH 0D\EH KHUH
ing "incapable of operating the power boat with due the language is less specific but the need is clear.
care and attention." What does that mean exactly? Do
we know? Do we ensure our students know? Also not- Perhaps it was just coincidence, or maybe it was just me, but
ed is "careless operation of a vessel." What's careless? I was struck by how guilty I am of treating such language too
FDVXDOO\:RUGVGRPDWWHU:HFRXOGDOOEHQHˋWIURPUHFRJnizing that "legalistic" words carry weight. J
0DQ\QRGRXEWVDZPHGLDFRYHUDJHRIWKHWUDJLF$Xgust 2019 accident that resulted in the deaths of two people
on Lake Joseph in Ontario.

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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
Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Cover2
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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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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Neptunus 750 Flybridge
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Power Review: Boston Whaler 230 Vantage
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Special Feature: METS Trade Show – Latest New Products from Around The World
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Travel Destination: Belize – Sailing Solitude
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Canadian Yachting February 2020 - Book Review: Ready to Come About
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