Have your flares expired?
Are they about to expire?
If your flares have a manufacture date of 2013 or earlier they have or will expire this year. You can't light them, throw them in the water or in your household garbage to dispose of them.
Disposing of expired flares has been an ongoing dilemma for boaters across the country. To help boaters dispose of expired flares in a safe and environmentally responsible manner CPS-ECP and selected CIL Dealers are hosting Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days. On these days, you will be offered the opportunity to learn about required safety equipment and you can bring your outdated flares to be properly disposed of, free of charge.
This year flare disposal will be held on April 28, 2018 at:
1667 West 5th Ave
Notice of Annual General Meeting
To: Members of the Fraser Power & Sail Squadron
Take notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Fraser Squadron will be held at the Richmond Yacht Club at 1900 hours on Friday, April 20, 2018, for the purpose of:
• Receiving and approving the reports of the Officers of the Squadron
• Receiving and approving the financial statements of the Squadron for the period ending March 31, 2018
• Electing the Officers of the Squadron
• Considering such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting
Under Squadron Regulation 12.1, any further nominations must be made by way of petition in writing signed by not less than 5 members of this Squadron who shall confirm the consent of their nominee to stand for election. The petition must be filed with the Squadron Secretary not less than 2 days prior to the date of this meeting.
Nominations for elected positions are as follows
Commander: Peter Lefroy
Executive Officer: Cleve Pryde
Administrative Officer: Barb Dymond
Membership Officer: Vidas Vitkus
Treasurer: Meredith Williamson
Secretary: Gouri Chinnappi
Training Officers: Kathleen and Paul Vanderwood
Recreation Vessel Courtesy Check (RVCC)
Would you bet $200?
That’s the cost of a fine for not having the required safety equipment in good working order on your boat. Let CPS-ECP volunteers help you beat the odds.
We will check your boat for free... and if you have everything you need, you’ll get a Safety Inspection Sticker*.
If you don’t have everything... we will explain exactly what you should have on board so you can be sure to win that bet.
And once you are boating safely, you’re not just saving $200 - you could be saving your life.
And did we mention - it's FREE!
Here is the list of local upcoming courtesy checks. More dates and areas will added as we recieve information.
- False Creek Yacht Club (Vancouver): Saturday, April 21, 2018 (0900 - 1500)
- Eagle Harbor Yacht Club (West Vancouver): Saturday, May 05, 2018 (0900 - 1500)
- Ready - Set - Wear It (Vanier Park - Vancouver): Saturday, May 19, 2018 (1030 - 1200)
While getting away on your very own floating palace to sit quietly and read a book is always at the top of the list, so are group get togethers. CRUISES!!!
This year Fraser Squadron has four cruises planned. Some with other squadrons and some with just ourselves.
If you have never been on a cruise before, perhaps because you don't know anybody. Fugg-ed-aboud-it! You'll probably run into your boating class instructor, or maybe somebody from your boating class, maybe it's the guy down the road from you who owns a boat. You never know who you will meet but you will have fun. Check out these dates and we hope to see you on the water.
Ladysmith Maritime Society
This is a joint cruise with Langley Squadron.
Ladysmith shopping is just a short walk from the marina. Enjoy shopping for antiques, collectibles and even groceries then return to the marina for a group get together on Saturday.
Saturday 5:30 - Potluck dinner at the marina BBQ area.
For reservations, contact the marina at:
Tell them you are with the Langley Squadron cruise.
Courses for Winter & Spring - 2018>
Boating 2 & 3 Combined
"Beyond Boating Basics" &
"Introduction Marine Navigation"
|Prerequisite:||Boating 1 (a.k.a. Boating Basics, or PCOC)|
Richmond: Course starts: 7 pm, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12 Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm, January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, (Spring Break - weeks of March 22 to 29), April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2, 2018.
|Locations:||Richmond: Steveston Harbor Authorities Trailers, South end of Trites Road.
To get there go south on #2 road, turn right on Moncton; turn left on Trites road; go straight till you come to the shipyard's gates. There are two trailers immediately on your left as you come through the gates. On the Left side, the first is an insurance company, the second is the class room. It has a sign on the front wall 'Western Maritime Institute'. Enter at the south end of the building.
Delta: Ladner Commmunity Centre, 4734 - 51st Street, Multi-Purpose Room
|Cost:||$330 individual registration, $ 250 for 2nd person of a family
For the Richmond course: Register online using Visa or Mastercard at http://www.boatingcourses.ca/
For the Delta Course: This course is offered through Delta Parks and Rec.
and use barcode = 400266
Note: Registration closes 1 week before the start of the course!
|Description:||This course combines the material in the Boating 2 and Boating 3 Canadian Power & Sail (CPS-ECP) courses to provide more in-depth knowledge of boating on local waters.
In this course includes global positioning and charts, the magnetic compass, conning, electronic navigation, handling a boat under power, ropes, lines and knots, anchors and anchoring, tides and currents, weather, etc. This course further explores navigation as you learn how to plot and label on paper charts as well as what the skipper should be doing before setting out and when under way, handling a boat under sail as well as your environmental responsibilities and electrical hazards, etc.
Questions: Call the Training Department at 604-786-5678
All courses are subject to minimum enrollment.
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
- Upload photos to the Members Boats area
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