Leave a Sailing Legacy

Sea Scouts Canada

Feb 13, 2024

Until recently the 1st Boundary Bay Sea Scouts Group in Tsawwassen ran a very successful sailing program for over 20 years for scouts living in Tsawwassen. The training enabled some scouts to achieve their certification as qualified Day Skippers from the Canadian Yachting Association. Rather than restarting that program exclusively for Tsawwassen Scouts, we intend to expand the program to include Scout Groups in the whole Vancouver region.
   We are seeking the donation of a well-maintained 35-40 foot sailboat.    
   The donor will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Scouts Canada    
    for the boat’s full surveyed value.

The sailboat being sought needs to be in good sailing condition and be rigged in a manner that makes sailing easy for novice sailors.  For example, wheel steerage and sail controls handled from the cockpit.  Given that there could be as many as ten aboard for up to two days at any given time, the boat will need to have plumbing and holding tanks to accommodate anticipated demands.  Autopilot, electronic charts and a motor-equipped dingy would be most welcome but not essential. We are indebted to Point Roberts Marina who graciously agreed to provide moorage for the donated boat.  Qualifying boats will be surveyed at our cost to establish the vessel’s value and to identify potential deferred maintenance issues.
To illustrate the program’s potential, here are some testimonials from former Sea Scouts and a Sea Scout Mom.
Linda: “Life lessons were invaluable as I built my career as an outdoor wilderness guide, and now manager at the global headquarters of World Scouting.  My fondest Sea Scout memory remains working alongside my peers to achieve a monumental and shared goal.”
Danielle: “I learned so much about the ocean, awareness on and off water, general boating and responsibility as a Sea Scout.”
Taylor: “I learned much more than any 14-year-old could ever have imagined. I passed my CYA, First Aid, ROC-M and gained numerous hours of real-life experience.”
Michael’s Mom: “Sea Scouts allowed my son to continue in the scouting family learning a whole new set of skills while developing leadership, encouraging teamwork and fostering adventure.”
Be a part of our sailing legacy!
Contact Ron Wasik, Group Commissioner, by email at rwasik@telus.net or by cell phone at 604-218-9522.

Related Posts

Four Winns’ new H9 is stunning!


As of July 1st, 2024 the embargo is lifted on the photos and information about Four Winns’ new H9 model and it is stunning!

About a month ago, I traveled to Charlevoix, MI for a special press event to introduce the H9 to a small group of journalists. The water and the weather were a bit cool but the sun was out and Lake Charlevoix was calm and the Four Winns H9 was very impressive. This is a 29-foot 11-inch luxury day boat with a 9- foot 2-inch beam and it features a fabulous expansive flat floor all the way from the bow rider area to the transom and the swim platform.

Read More

Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.

KingFisher Boats Introduces Next-Generation 3025 XRS and 2725 XRS Offshore Models

KingFisher Boats, renowned for their rugged and versatile adventure boats, proudly announces the launch of their latest models – the 3025 XRS and 2725 XRS. These new additions to the Offshore Series epitomize innovation, performance, and luxury, setting a new benchmark in the world of welded heavy-gauge aluminum boats. 

Read More

Accessories keep portable sealer in peak working order

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

The ultra-light ROAM 18-V Portable Vacuum Sealer revolutionized how fishermen, hunters and outdoorsmen preserve the flavors of wild-caught and harvested food. Now, PacBak offers replacement bags, a spare battery and a performance refresh kit to keep the innovative device in peak working order.

Read More