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WHERE THERE'S
S A WHALE, THERE'S
SA
WA
AY
Y... AROUND IT
Boaters' responsibility to share the waters offf Canada's BC, including
ding
i participation in boating and en
nv
nvironmental
l
West Coast with its natural inhabitants is being
We
g reinforced stewardship off B
BC's waters."
in a big
g way.
The See A Blow? Go Slow!
ow initiative is born
b ne off the fa
fact
Armed with a $2,500 grant from Boating BC, the Sunshine that whales, particularly humpbacks,
mpba
can
an surrface suddenly
Coast Power and Sail Squadron is purchasing mo
ore than 30 and be very unaware of nearby boats.
boats
ts Key points of the
signs reading See A Blow? Go Slow! to be made
e available, campaign are as follows:
at no cost, to West Coast squadrons. Besidess the noted
warning, each sign will fe
feature the CPS
CPS-ECP
ECP logo
lo
ogo as well * Whale sightin
sightings
ngs are frequent in this area.


 * Collisions hap
ppen, causing
g injury
ry to boaters and whales.
* Whales, especially humpbacks, can surface suddenly and
In the past, squadrons have been charged about $75 for be verry
y unawarre off boats.
each sign. Thanks to the granted dollars, that charge will * Be on the look
kout for a blow at all times.
be waived, although squadrons taking signs will be re- * Go slow
w if you
u see a blow.
quired to provide photos of the signs in their locations as * The Whale Watch
W
Flag, when raised on boats, warns
well as provide GPS coordinates. It's anticipated the signs whales are nearr.
	 * Give whales sspace, at least 200 metres, but consider
and anywhere else boaters are most likely to see them.
whale size, speccies and behaviour for safe distance.
* Be alert for th
he aggregation of birds. That often means
The grant application was initiated via the CPS-ECP Na- there is a lot off feed and therefore an enhanced chance
tional Environment Committee in partnership with the off whale presen
nce.
Marine Education and Research Society (MERS). Actually * Report incide
ents such as disturbance, collision or enputting pen to paper on the application was Jackie Hilder- tanglement to DFO's
D
Reporting Line at 1-800-465-4336
ing, who also serves as MERS Education and Communica- or Coast Guard VHF 16.
tions Director, from Cape Lazo Squadron. She has also led * It is boaters' re
esponsibility to know the Marine Mammal
the effort to have CPS-ECP environment-related content Regulations, th
he Be Whale Wise guidelines, regional and
posted at www.boatblue.ca, including Boaters and Marine 


Mammals that is available for download fr
from the site.
and what to do in the event of whale entanglement. For
more informatiion, visit www.SeeABlowGoSlow.org 
In total, Boating BC awarded $20,000 in grants and sponsorships this past March to six recipient organizations, the
Sunshine Coast Power Squadron among them.
"Part of Boating BC's mandate is to invest in initiatives
that will help support and grow the recreational boating industry at the grassroots level," notes Boating BC

ed "to promote, improve or advance boating interests in

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - The Port Hole: June 2020
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
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