2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Dec 14, 2015
No further need to rack your brain for a great Christmas gift for the boater in your life
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Groovin’ on Mayne Island
Nov 16, 2015
Great news for boaters: The old Greenhouse Restaurant in Miners Bay has been reincarnated into the Groove Island Kitchen under energetic and enterprising new owners, Andrew Smith and Sherrie McDonald, both of whom have many years of experience in the...
2016 Ocean Cruising Adventures Speaker Series
Nov 16, 2015
The Bluewater Cruising Association will continue its management of the Ocean Cruising Adventures Speaker Series in 2016, with sponsorship support from Pacific Yachting.  This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the OCA series. Anne Brevig, circumnavigator and author of 9...
West Vancouver Yacht Club Achieves Four-Anchor Eco-Rating
Nov 16, 2015
Georgia Strait Alliance’s award-winning Clean Marine BC program welcomes a new certified marina: West Vancouver Yacht Club’s Fisherman’s Cove facility has achieved a four-anchor rating, which was presented at a private function in September. Clean Marine BC is a voluntary eco-certification...
Port Browning has New Owners
Nov 16, 2015
After over seven years on the market, North Pender Island’s Port Browning Resort Marina and its adjoining 5.33 acres has finally sold to Mill Bay Marine Group, a marine-focused development and operations company based out of Mill Bay who took...
A Brief History of Stabilizers
Oct 14, 2015
-1898  Fin Stabilizers are first patented. -1910 Elmer Sperry founded the Sperry Gyrosope Company. -1932  Italian Liner Conte di Savoia with 3 Sperry Gyros (108 Tons each) makes the first Atlantic crossing with gyro stabilizers.  On the Eastbound return voyage the system...
The Maritime Museum of B.C. Announces New Office and Exhibit Space
Sep 15, 2015
Last month we published a story lamenting the loss of the Maritime Museum of B.C.’s Bastion Square location. Good news to report this month. The Maritime Museum of B.C. has moved into a new space at 634 Humboldt Street in...
Local Builder Attempts the Pacific Yachting Pacific Challenge, but Comes up Short
Sep 15, 2015
Even an unsuccessful attempt at Pacific Yachting’s Pacific Challenge can be very useful to a boat builder. That’s what Travis Brandt, CEO of Xtaero Boats discovered when he was blown off the water and out of the Challenge by gale force winds...
2015 Boat Show at the Creek
Aug 28, 2015
Vancouver's Premier Fall Boat Show is Back September 17 – 20
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Five Autumn Events to Extend your Boating Season
Aug 27, 2015
In its sixth consecutive year, the Vancouver Festival of Ocean...
The Problem of Ghost Fishing
Aug 18, 2015
No one can deny that abandoned fishing gear is harmful to marine wildlife on our coast. But there are ways to reduce “ghost fishing.” Here’s how
Desolation Sound Updates
Aug 17, 2015
Lund Small Craft Harbour  Lund’s pump-out station has been so well used that a few years ago they added a second one, very conveniently located on the outside finger of the main transient dock. “It has come in very handy,” says...


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