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Satellite Phones 101
May 20, 2015
While satellite phones are much more affordable than they were just a few years ago, it’s still buyer beware when it comes to rate plans. Here’s a rundown on the current market for sat phones in North America
Boats & Equipment
Three local teams vie for the Race to Alaska $10,000 cash prize
May 20, 2015
Three local teams are down to the wire in their preparations for the first ever human and wind powered Race to Alaska.  The Northwest Maritime Center, based in Port Townsend, WA, has organized the unique, non-motorized, 750-mile marathon.   The cash...
Events
Name That Ferry
May 20, 2015
BC Ferries will be introducing three new intermediate class ferries into its fleet in the coming year to replace vessels that are at the end of their lifecycle. A contest is now underway to name the three new ferries, and...
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Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year, Eric Holden
May 12, 2015
After winning the Clipper Round the World Race and the Rolex Canadian Sailor of the Year, Eric Holden hopes to take Canadian offshore sailing to the next level
What’s New for Swiftsure 2015?
May 12, 2015
The premier sailing race in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest is back and better than ever. Running from May 23 to 25, this year’s race and festival will feature the usual entertainment including a live band, The Midnights, playing on...
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CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier Crew Honoured for Erebus Discovery
May 12, 2015
After Coast Guard Captain Bill Noon and his crew aboard the icebreaker CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier located the wreck of Erebus in September 2014, the world let out a deep breath. It had been more than a century-and-a-half since Sir...
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Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days
Apr 22, 2015
If your flares have a manufacture date of 2011 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...
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April Industry News
Apr 21, 2015
Canmar Yacht Sales is now operating out of its new location at 12-8331 River Road in Richmond. Canmar has been in business for more than 20 years as the exclusive dealer for the Commander Yachts. It also operates a full...
Industry News
Dive It or Haul It?
Apr 21, 2015
We get asked a lot of questions, but the one we get the most is some variant of, “Can you guys just dive my boat or do I have to haul it this year?” Boaters ask more and more if...
SCYC Regatta
Apr 16, 2015
June 5-7: Schooner Cove Yacht Club hosts its annual Regatta featuring "the Lasqueti Island Distance Race" and the "Race around the Rocks" inshore regatta, Contact www.scyc.ca or kenwoodward@telus.net
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Northwest Paddling Festival Adds SUP Jousting, Kayak Polo and a Swap Meet to Line Up of Activities
Apr 16, 2015
The 2015 Northwest Paddling Festival takes place at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington from May 8 to 9. This is the largest festival of its kind in the region and features an awesome lineup of activities from the...
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Volunteerism on San Juan Island
Apr 13, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, San Juan Island is holding its second annual Bio Blitz Day at San Juan Island National Historic Park’s two locations: English and American Camps. So what is a Bio Blitz? It is a combination of field trip,
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