IBEXShow organizers announce registration is now open for the 2013 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), to be held from September 17-19 at the Louisville Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. All qualified marine professionals are invited to register for this trade-only event by visiting the new IBEX website. The 2013 IBEX Show offers a full schedule of 75 seminars, presented by industry experts on a variety of subjects vital to the marine trades. Topics range from in-depth looks at specific products; discussions on methods of boatbuilding, repair, surveying, and design; as well as issues of boatyard

Lunenburg Yacht ClubPat Nelder at the Atlantic Marine Trades Association sent us this video link to the CBC Halifax site where broadcaster Colleen Jones visits the Lunenburg Yacht Club to investigate a new high-school sports program that brings more teens into sailing. It seems that in spite of the famous sailing heritage throughout Atlantic Canada, a significant number of teens have never had the chance to experience sailing first-hand.

Bentley HodgeMarineMax Vacations is pleased to announce that Bentley Hodge has been promoted to the role of Base Manager at the company’s charter base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.  “We are excited to have Bentley move into this role and manage our base operations in the British Virgin Islands” said Raul Bermudez, Vice President of MarineMax Vacations. “Bentley’s extensive industry experience and his drive for excellence in customer service have paved the way for this well-deserved promotion.  Most recently, Bentley served as our Customer Service Manager and has been an asset to the base operations and the entire MarineMax Vacations team.” Lex Raas, President of MarineMax Vacations also commented, “Bentley truly lives the MarineMax culture of

House of CommonsNational Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that on Thursday May 23rd, 2013, Member of Parliament (MP) Dan Albas, Okanagan-Coquihalla, made reference to his meetings with members of NMMA in the House of Commons during a debate on Bill S-12. In his remarks, Albas cites concerns made by members of NMMA as evidence for the need to improve trade for Canadian industries. NMMA Canada is pleased that our annual meetings in Ottawa for Day on the Hill created momentum in government and that the concerns of our members are being voiced by Members of Parliament in the House of Commons.


ABYCThere is still time to get into the ABYC Electrical Certification Course held through Raven Marine, North Vancouver. The ABYC says that 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. The successful certification candidate should be familiar with all of the ABYC electrical standards, although the applicable standards will be reviewed as a part of the course. Course content is broken out into 14 topic areas that will be presented over a three and ½ day period. The three-hour

Tara Sands - CDICDI Electronics, supplier of outboard ignition components, is pleased to welcome Tara Sands as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Tara will work with the Sales and Marketing team in a variety of areas that will increase brand awareness in the marine industry.Tara brings a vast amount of knowledge in the areas of marketing and graphic design to the manufacturing operation in Huntsville, Alabama. “We are very excited to welcome Tara to our team at CDI,” explained Thomas James, Sales and Marketing Manager for CDI Electronics. “Her marketing and

CPS Flag RelayTo honour its 75th anniversary the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron has undertaken a journey west to Vancouver Island, BC and East to Avalon, Nfld.  On May 28th the flag made its stop at Penetanguishene, ON and was presented by Andy Myers, Power Squadron Commander for Penetanguishene. 1938 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

Splash Floating Water FestivalCall now - there may still be time to get involved! ‘Make a big SPLASH this summer’ is the slogan being used for the 3rd annual Splash Floating Water Festival being held on Saturday August 17, 2013 at De La Salle Park, near Jackson’s Point. The one day event includes fun for the whole family offering everything from a sand castle competition, boat show, live music, kid’s activities and much more.  This festival was created to assist with the development of an Ontario Water Centre for Innovation, Research and Learning. The impact of this Centre will be great – socially, economically and environmentally. Lake Simcoe will be home to a world-class living laboratory for research and social innovation in an emerging green economy.

NMEAPlan on joining the upcoming Educational Training Sessions, August 28, 29, 30th in Halifax, NS. Note: the location has changed. It will now be held at the Future Inns Halifax Hotel and Conference Centre, 30 Fairfax Drive in Halifax.
The courses offered are the new Basic Marine Electronics Installer, on Wednesday, August 28th, NMEA 2000 Training, on Thursday, August 29th and the Advanced Marine Electronics Installer, on Friday, August 30th.

Water LevelsIs this a real crisis or journalistic hyperbole?  Are the authors deliberately distorting the facts to prove their hypothesis?   There is no question that present water levels are close to the historic lows set in 1964/5.   But other than last December, which barely broke the record, we have not dipped below them as your first article implied.  The fact that water levels have been above average from 1968 to 1999 (with the exception of a brief period from 1989 to 1991 when levels dipped slightly below the norm) might be distorting the public’s impression of what is normal.  This situation may be exacerbated by the fact that levels have been below average for the last 14 years, the longest stretch in recorded history. But an average requires

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