June 11, 2019

Boating BCBoating BC is now accepting applications for the Glenn Spartz Scholarship, which offers financial support to students enrolled in Marine Mechanical Technician training at BCIT or Vancouver Island University. The scholarship is a collaboration between Boating BC and our partners in the marine propulsion sector: Mercury Marine, Yamaha, Volvo Penta, BRP/Evinrude and Suzuki Marine.

The scholarship is a response to the ongoing demand for certified marine technicians in BC and removes financial barriers for students while away from work and attending school. Launched in 2016, 25 Glenn Spartz Scholarships have been awarded to date.

The application deadline for anyone enrolled in MMT training that commences in October is Friday, September 6, 2019. For more information and to download an application form, click here.

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BOATING SAFELY AROUND KILLER WHALES

OrcaPhoto credit: Photo by Georgia Strait Alliance

During these difficult COVID-19 times, it isn’t just humans who need to practice physical distancing; Southern Resident killer whales need space too. Everyone boating on B.C.’s coastal waters has an important role to play to keep these endangered mammals safe.  Here are six easy things you can do to help protect them, and yourself while boating:
 
• Stay 400 metres – about two average container ships – away from killer whales in all southern B.C. coastal waters between Campbell River and just north of Ucluelet. 

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1ST MATE IS READY TO ASSIST FOR BOATER OVERBOARD SCENARIOS

1st MateConnected system also provides theftdeterrence functionality. Mercury Marine has announced full compatibility of all Mercury SmartCraftcapable engines with the new 1st Mate Safety and Security System.

This technology comprises an intelligent hub, a set of wearable products and a mobiledevice app that integrate with a boat's propulsion systems to provide potentially lifesaving safety features and to help secure property. Its three main features are: 1) a boateroverboard monitoring and alert system, 2) distressmessaging capability, and 3) deterrence against theft of the boat and/or its engine(s).

 

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