Six Metres ReunionOn April 28th fifty Six Metre devotees gathered at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club to celebrate the history of this famous class. This was the third in a series of four Heritage Luncheons in honour of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, and this event focused on that amazing period in the late 1940s to the early 1960s when the Six Metre was the premier racing yacht on Lake Ontario, and when nine of these
exceptionally beautiful boats sailed out of RHYC.

Marlow-Hunter 100th BoatMarlow-Hunter LLC, the corporation that bought the assets of Hunter Marine Corporation and selected assets of Mainship Corporation out of  a CH.11 proceeding,  shipped its 100th keel sailboat since closing on the purchase in mid-August.  Simultaneously, the first Mainship produced at the Marlow-Hunter facility, which was recently introduced at the Miami International Boat show was shipped.  

Mr. David E. Marlow, Chairman, commented, “Looking forward into the future with our motto ‘of building each boat better than before’ it is important to stop and reflect on these milestones.  In a bit over seven months in a very challenging marketplace our dealers and our customers have

The courses take place from 6/11/2013 to 6/14/2013, beginning at 08:30am daily and the courses will be held at Raven Marine, Mosquito Creek Marina, 419 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

ABYCABYC Electrical Certification Description:
This electrical certification course with instructor Kevin Ritz is designed and intended for those with a minimum of 3-5 years practical experience in the field of marine electrical design, service or installation. Students new to the marine electrical field should consider our basic electrical programming options.

CPS 75th1938 was the year that Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) started its journey. Three members of the Windsor Yacht Club took the Junior Piloting Course at the Detroit Power Squadron in 1937 and instructed the first course in Windsor in 1938.  In honour of this 75th milestone in our history, two specially designed CPS anniversary flags arrived by boat from the United States depicting where we grew from.  These flags were delivered by USPS Chief Commander John Alter, SN and received by CPS Chief Commander Richard Bee, AP on May 5 at the Windsor Yacht Club.

Raritan EngineeringRaritan is pleased to report that the discharge of the Electro Scan™ is actually 14 fcu/100 ml or less and that their Electro Scan meets the Transport Canada regulations for discharge in Canadian coastal waters including “designated sewage areas.”

The Canada shipping Act 2001 with annexed Regulations for the prevention of pollution from ships and for dangerous chemicals SOR/2012-69 states that any vessel with toilet facilities must have a holding tank “or” a Marine Sanitation Device (MSD) that meets the requirements of Sections 88 or 90 of SOR/2012-69 regulations, section 90 addresses MSD’s.


NMMA CanadaThe National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the release of a study which reveals that Canada’s core recreational boating industry contributed an estimated economic impact of $5 billion and 67,000 jobs throughout Canada in 2012. The “core” recreational boating industry consists of boat and accessory manufacturers, boat and accessory dealers, marina operators, repair and maintenance shops, schools and boat clubs, and various other related companies.

CSBC LogoNorth American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 18th to May 24th, 2013. The purpose of this initiative is to promote safe and responsible boating practices to the estimated 16 million recreational boaters in Canada while significantly reducing boating-related fatalities.
 
To help increase awareness of Safe Boating Awareness Week, on May 18th, 2013, boating safety educators, marine enforcement officials, politicians, media and the general public in Canada and around the world will gather to beat last year’s World Record Life Jacket event called Ready,


Discover Boating CanadaYou are invited to join the all-industry webinar on May 23, 2013 as Discover Boating Canada launches their 2013 summer marketing campaign. This 30 minute webinar will provide a look at the marketing efforts on tap for the busy boating months ahead, including online advertising, social media, and public relations.

Sign up to take part and learn more about how you and your staff can get involved in the industry-wide movement to welcome more people to the water.

NMMA Day on the HillOn May 1, 2013, a group of more than 25 leaders from Canada’s recreational marine industry arrived on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to raise awareness for several of the most pressing issues affecting the boating industry. National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada board members and the heads of several marine trade associations gathered in the nation's capital to attend meetings with nearly two-dozen MPs from ridings across Canada, policy makers and members of Transport Canada.

Joe FarrishIn order to meet the rising demand in Ontario for boat-handling clinics, BoaterSkills.ca recently announced the addition of instructors to assist in training boaters on waters to the north and east of the GTA.

BoaterSkills.ca, founded in 2011 by RYA Yachtmaster and Master Instructor Craig Hamilton of Port Credit, Ontario, is getting ready for what is shaping up to be a very busy season on the water and in the classroom.
 
“In 2012 we saw a tripling of the number of clinic requests from boaters across the GTA and Cottage Country who want help with docking, close

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