Friday April 15, 2016 marked the Fraser Squadron AGM.
Here are some photos from the event. More of the story to follow soon.
We have four great cruises lined up this year, two with local PMD squadrons. Come out and enjoy a week and meet new people.
Flares are certified for four years from their date of manufacture. After that ... what do you do with them?
The store where you bought them won't take expired flares back. The RCMP won't take them. The fire department won't take them. The coast guard won't take them. It's illegal to shoot them!
And those old flares continue to become more unreliable and more unstable the longer they lay around.
To assist boaters facing this dilemma Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons have begun a flare disposal day project.
Click on the image to go to the CPS-ECP 2016 Flare Disposal web page to learn more about flare disposal in your area.
Mustang Survival has issued recall notices for a number of their inflatable life vests.
There is a risk with the affected models that the bladder may tear after inflation. Affected units include MD3153 and MD3154 Deluxe Inflatable HITTM PFD and MD3157 HITTM Inflatable lifejackets manufactured between September 2014 and September 2015.
There are additional details to identifying the affected units. Please refer to the PDF files, linked below, for more information.
This past July, Commander Dave Mellis and Administrative Officer Meredith Williamson, took a cruise through the San Juan islands and took the time to write about it in their personal blog.
Read about Dave and Merediths adventures from the waters off Nanaimo and south to the San Juan islands.
Courses for 2015/2016
|Start Dates:||Ladner |
7:00 pm, April 24, 2016 (Thursdays)
|Locations:||Ladner Yacht Club, 5011 River Road, Delta |
|Cost:||$125 / $50 for second person at same address.|
This course runs for 3 Thursday evenings and consists of instructor led self-study with in-class reviews of the material. The examination for the Boater's Card will take place during the 3rd evening (April 28, 2016). The examination will be marked immediately and successful students will receive a temporary certificate to carry with them on the water. The plastic card is mailed to the student address a few weeks later.
Register the first night of the course (cash or cheque) or by contacting the Education Officer at 604-786-5678 or online (Visa or Mastercard) at http://www.boatingcourses.ca/
All courses are subject to minimum enrollment.
For more information or to register for a course, contact the training office by e-mail or phone 604-786-5678.
As a member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons there is a long list of perks for YOU!
Okay, I have your attention and I have about ten seconds to keep your attention, here goes the elevator version of why you should renew your Fraser Squadron membership.
In many cases the amount of money you save on boat insurance will pay for your CPS membership, and as an additional perk, as a member of Fraser Squadron you will receive six copies of Pacific Yachting every year.
Well, that's six copies of Pacific Yachting for free. But, I see you are a discerning boater and you want more . . .
Well we have more for you.
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- Access current and past Fairlead editions
- Notifications of site updates
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