Fraser Squadron

Serving Delta, Tsawwassen, Ladner and Richmond


Below is selection of links to websites that should be interesting or useful to members of Fraser Sqaudron, or anybody who boats on the west coast.

Government Organizations

logo_chs Canadian Hydrographic Service
The place to go for all things chart and tide related

Environment Canada


Canadian Coast Guard


NOAA Office of Coast Survey

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Guests and Speakers

At graduations and social events Fraser Squadron endeavors to have speakers who offer a broad range of topics and expertise. Here is where we acknowledge these organizations who volunteer their time to educate our members.

B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network

arsbc_small_logo Artificial Reef Society of BC
johnhorton John M. Horton, Canadian Marine Artist

Apps for Boaters

We all have our favourite wonderful gadget, whether it's an iPad, iPod or an Android device. There's a nearly endless array of applications that make boating safer or more enjoyable. Mariners may find the following listing of boating related apps useful in their boating activities.

Many of these applications are free, but not all. Note that this list does NOT suggest endorsement by Fraser Squadron or by the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. It is simply a list of useful applications.

There may be different versions of an app, depending on the device you're using. For instance, there may be a unique app download for an iPad that's different in size and possibly function from an app for an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Users are encouraged to suggest other apps they've found useful in their boating experiences. Use the form link below to submit your suggestions for new adding apps, removing or replacing existing apps, or just commenting on the displayed apps on this page.




Emerald Observatory (iPad)

Emerald Observatory displays a wealth of astronomical information all on one screen, in a unique but understandable format.


Moon (iPad/iPhone)

Moon is a perfect resource to help you learn about the moon. Moon constantly updates a panel of information that tells you everything you want to know about the moon.

*Add Full/New moon dates to your calendar
*Custom Location settings
*No internet connection required



Sunrise Sunset Lite is a simple and easy to use appliation that
displays important sun times.




SailSim is dinghy/yacht sail simulator that can be used as a learning and teaching aid for sailing.

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Sailboat Discussion Forum has been a leading resource for sailors and sailboat owners since 1997. Featured are separate forums for each major sailboat brand including Hunter, Catalina, MacGregor, O'Day, and Beneteau sailboats plus dozens more. Also find expert advice from top marine professionals in our Guest Expert Forums.

Medical, Healthcare & Fitness



Medscape from WebMD is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.


Ship Captain's Medical Guide

Ever wonder what happens if you eye pops out of its socket? The answer to this and many other survival medicine tactics is included in The Ship Captain's Medical Guide. The Ship Captain's Medical Guide app over 1,100 pages content developed by the United Kingdom's Maritime and Coastguard Agency.



WebMD helps you with your decision-making and health improvement efforts by providing mobile access 24/7 to mobile-optimized health information and decision-support tools including WebMD's Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings. WebMD also gives you access to first aid information without having to be connected wirelessly.



Sea Tow

Contact Sea Tow for On-water Assistance, PLUS access Tides, Weather Forecasts and Radar, GPS, Course Over Ground, Speed over Ground, Compass and Sea Tow locations – all with Day/Night Mode and all from a single App.



Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue

Safe Boating is a must have App for all boaters on the West Coast of Canada. Plan your next voyage with links to useful voyage planning resources such as tidal, wind, weather and fishing information. Transport Canada required safety equipment and navigation light requirements are also included.

AnimatedKnots Animated Knots by Grog

Learn to tie knots the fun and easy way from the creators of the web's #1 knot site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best and most comprehensive teaching and reference tool for boaters, climbers, fishermen, scouts and hobbyists. Watch as knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step photo animations.

Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps is an exciting new app that lets you quickly locate and get directions to more than 35,000 boat ramps throughout the U.S.


Boater's Pocket reference

Hundreds of pages of boating information on your iPhone,iPod Touch or iPad! The Boater's Pocket Reference caters to all levels of boating expertise with a wide variety of content including 800 illustrations and photographs and a myriad of charts and graphs.


Knot Guide

Need to tie a knot? Knot Guide will teach you the ropes!


Knot Guide HD(iPad)

#1 Knot App on iTunes!!! Now with 101 knots and continuous new additions!


Nautical Flags

With this handy application you will be able to access the nautical signaling system and descriptions quick and easy when you are out and about on the sea.


Navigation Rules

Navigation Rules contains a complete copy of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGS), including amendments and the Inland Navigation Rules, in effect for all inland waters, including the Great Lakes. App is COLREGs most recent version dated - October 19, 2009.



Points of Sail

This simple and clean application uses the accelerometer to change the direction of the wind.


Racing Rules of Sailing

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) govern the sport on the water. They are revised and published every four years by the International Sailing Federation. The current edition is The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. The Racing Rules of Sailing is available for purchase through the ISAF Secretariat and the Apple App Store.



The Guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing

The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing with Quizzes, Illustrations, Definitions, and Signal Flags.



Sailing Today is unique. Britain's youngest mainstream yachting
magazine has a distinctly forward-looking and independent approach
which appeals to today's busy boat owners.



Cruisers Nav 2.0

Top Travel Apps in the US
Top 100 Travel Apps in Canada



Big Stop Watch


Big Stop Watch HD (iPad)


Boating Suite

Log Book & Expense Log.
BOATING SUITE has been re-launched following its acquisition by Boating Suite, LLC. The founder of the original app has joined forces with a USCG Licensed Captain to bring BOATING SUITE to the next level.


Compass Free HD(iPad)

The best and unique free High-definition compass for the iPad!

Simple and beautiful rustic style compass now in your iPad and for free!!!


Digital Compass for iPhone

An easy-to-read compass that is compatible with the High-Resolution Retina Display of the iPhone 4, 4S and 5.

It also provides an easy to read heading display (North, Southwest, etc.) as well as your current Latitude and Longitude.


Drag Queen Anchor Alarm

DragQueen is a simple anchor alarm. It provides distance and GPS accuracy alarms along with an alarm delay. The alarm is quite annoying and is the perfect thing to waken you at night if it detects anchor dragging to your specifications.


Marine/Ship's Bells

Marine Bells is a time-keeping application using an established series of bell-strikes that are heard every half hour in a repeating 4-hour sequence.


QR Code Scanner

2D or QR Code scanner for the iPhone/iPad. You can use it to scan any two-dimensional barcode with your iPhone/iPad.



LogMeIn Free offers free remote access to your desktop so you can open files, check your email, run programs and stay productive from your mobile device or any computer over the Internet. Easy to use and 100% FREE.




Accurate Canadian weather.


AccuWeather HD

AccuWeather for iPad brings you the most accurate and personalized local weather details available.

This app delivers hourly and long-range forecasts, interactive Apple Maps, and pushed severe weather alerts.



"Trust me, I have tried a lot of different weather apps all around, this is the number 1 weather app!" "Love this, it's excellent, very accurate!!" "Glad I downloaded it." "Best weather app available!" "I LOVE THIS APP!!"


The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel for iPad combines interactive and beautiful imagery with our weather expertise. With over 200 meteorologists and our ultra-local TruPoint(sm) forecasting technology, The Weather Channel helps you plan the best day possible.


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The Internet's first ever weather site, Weather Underground has built a reputation for providing the most reliable and in-depth weather data for locations across the world. With our unique network of 26,000+ neighborhood weather stations.



WindAlert is a mobile application to locate, monitor, analyze, and share wind data whenever, wherever, and however you want it. With over 50,000 weather stations for real-time observations and our forecast system for observations anywhere in the world we make it easy for you to find the wind data you're after no matter where you are.



Wind, waves, weather & tides worldwide for kitesurfers, windsurfers, surfers, sailors and paragliders* forecasts for 30000+ spots
* observations from 10000+ weather stations
* configurable favorites, measuring units