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Save Desolation Sound Society Calls for Support
Jul 27, 2016
The quiet tranquility of Desolation Sound, one of the last wild places on Vancouver’s doorstep, is in danger. A proposed gravel pit in Homfray Channel, adjacent to Desolation Sound Marine Park, has raised concerns among boaters, landowners and concerned citizens who...
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Capstan Adds Two New Brands
Jul 14, 2016
Richmond’s Capstan Marine, who until recently has been exclusively a Grady-White dealer has added two more brands to its offerings. The first is an Italian-made glass boat, the Capelli Dino 23, a 23-foot outboard powered high speed cruiser. The Dino...
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Ganges Farmers Market
Jul 11, 2016
Your Fresh Veggies and Everything Else Stop on Salt Spring Island
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Pacific Yachting's Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest 2016
Jun 14, 2016
Enter your most coveted photo(s) from your boating adventures. Winners will...
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Garbageless Gunkholing
Jun 8, 2016
The days of tossing anything and everything into the sea are long gone (at least for most of us). But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the finer things on your summer cruise. Here’s how to avoid the dreaded...
Vic-Maui 2016
Jun 6, 2016
As a writer, I endeavour to share my thoughts, ideas and opinions, from the perspective of my own first hand experiences. This article will be something a little bit different. Vic-Maui is a race I've always been interested in, yet...
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Eimear, Adrian and the South Pacific Flying Fish
Jun 6, 2016
"There's no turning back now," I thought to myself as we untied the dock lines from the fuel dock. We had spent the last three weeks exploring, relaxing and provisioning in San Jose del Cabo (Mexico) but the crew of...
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...
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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