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Sea-Sickness, Ice-Picks and Sailing the South Pacific
Apr 18, 2016
Ok I'm just going to admit it... I got sick, seasick with a vengeance. The number one rule for being a good crew member is don't get sick and I broke it. Day one: Itajime departed San Diego Harbour on...
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New Procedures for Pleasure Craft Entering the U.S.
Mar 30, 2016
U.S. Homeland Security has instituted new border crossing procedures that require Canadian boaters to obtain a cruising licence the first time they enter U.S. waters in a specific year even if they have Nexus, a BR number, customs decal or...
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Sailing out a Storm in Swanson Channel
Mar 30, 2016
It feels like I just crawled into my sleeping bag when a flapping headsail and the boat lurching from one side to another rudely wake me up. I stumble on deck and watch the crew furling the headsail. This was day...
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The Derelict Vessel Calamity Continues
Mar 30, 2016
During a stormy weekend in December, two boats washed up on Cadboro Bay’s popular Gyro Beach in Saanich. One of the boats spilled hypodermic needles onto the sand, causing a beach closure. The owner has walked away and left the...
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UBC Marine Programs to Receive Investment from Seaspan Shipyards
Mar 30, 2016
The University of British Columbia announced it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of...
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Butedale Update
Mar 30, 2016
Every time we’ve passed by Butedale, once a thriving cannery founded in 1911, we’ve been both attracted by the setting and repelled by the destruction that has occurred these past decades. “It’s been attacked both by nature and human nature,”...
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Massive Marine Garage Sale Coming to Victoria in April
Mar 23, 2016
The Maritime Museum of BC is holding its annual fundraiser, the Massive Marine Garage Sale on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00—13:00 at the Pier A warehouse building at Ogden Point (the cruise ship terminal) on Dallas Road in Victoria. Set-up time:...
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Eimear and Sante Sail the South Pacific
Mar 21, 2016
It was all Catherine’s fault really. She is a British chick with a backpack and a surfboard. I’ve never met her. She was 29 when she met my friends, Rae and Sharon, on their sailboat the Mustang Sally in Panama.
Nanaimo Boat Show Doubles in Size for 2016
Mar 4, 2016
The Waterfront Suites and Marina has announced the dates for the 2016 Nanaimo Boat Show. After a hugely successful first year with an economic impact of approximately $6 million, the Nanaimo Boat Show returns to the hub city from March...
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Powerboat Roundup 2016
Feb 22, 2016
Exciting new offerings from the best builders in the world
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Jobs in the Marine Field
Feb 22, 2016
The marine industry is growing and with it the need for trained and qualified workers is growing too.  In an effort to help meet that growing demand, Boating BC will be bridging the gap between employers and would-be marine workers at...
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Next-generation Online Resource for Cruisers Launched in B.C.
Feb 19, 2016
Yachtingsbest.com started out of necessity. Having settled down in Vancouver after being posted all over western Canada as an airline pilot for 12 years, one of my first priorities was introducing my Winnipeg-born wife Cathy and our baby son, Will,
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