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7 Best Boat-Access-Only Beaches in the Gulf Islands
Jun 19, 2015
Lets be honest, we don’t live in the Caribbean, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t gorgeous, soft sand beaches to be enjoyed in B.C. Some of these awesome beaches are in the Gulf Islands and many of them are...
Round Bowen Race Roundup
Jun 25, 2015
The 2015 Martin Marine Round Bowen Race was one of the best in memory; what’s not to like? A circumnavigation of an island (18nm racecourse), sunshine and breeze, free moorage on the island all weekend, free beverages courtesy of Tito’s...
Events
Red Bull Round the Strait Photo Gallery
Jun 17, 2015
The Red Bull Around the Strait took place over the weekend. Here are a selection of photos from the event! All photos taken by Nicole Franke
Currents
Down at the Dock: GSA Update
Jun 17, 2015
Clean Marine B.C. is the Georgia Strait Alliance’s award winning and long-running green boating and marina eco-certification program. And what a groundswell we have ridden into peak boating season! To start this year, we’ve been busy at various boating events, participating...
Currents
Tips for Your Toes when Going Ashore
Jun 10, 2015
Amphibious footwear can make transitioning from the boat to the dinghy to shore and back a less painful experience, but what is the best foothugger for the job? Here are some thoughts on this vital question.
Gear
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...
Events
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
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...
Currents
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...
Events
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...
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