April 19, 2017
It is estimated that 60 to 80 entrants and their families will be visiting Victoria, BC in June 2018, to participate in the Melges 24 World Championship Regatta. It will be held at the Victoria International Marina, who has partnered with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club to host the event. This annual event has not been in Victoria since 2014 and is expected to draw in an audience worldwide.
For additional race information see the Canadian...
March 27, 2017
Stolen Boats Canada has issued a reminder to know the rules of the water and the safe operating procedures before heading out to enjoy this year’s boating season on the West Coast. You can review these operating procedures by viewing the Canada Shipping Act – Collision Regulations.
Prepare by inspecting your vessel and required safety gear, and mapping out your anticipated route. Be sure to check for any hazards that may exist on...
November 21, 2016
In 2004, Seawind Catamarans launched the 38ft Seawind 1160… a ground breaking and innovative design that gained worldwide acclaim for its clever layout and use of space, ergonomic design and efficient short-handed sailing performance. Well over 100 Seawinds have been launched since then and many are crossing the world’s largest oceans.
The new Seawind 1160 LITE will feature the same resin infused construction and same hull,...
September 06, 2016
Congratulations to Grand Yachts Inc. on recently being appointed as the new representative of Beneteau Sailboats in Western Canada by Beneteau America.
“We have been actively looking for a partner in Western Canada, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the relationship we’ve started to build with Grand Yachts. Grand Yachts has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and most importantly their clients. We look...
August 23, 2016
Boating BC Association has recently announced their inaugural recipients of the Glenn Spartz Scholarship.
Joseph Cervantes - New Westminster, BC
Derek Fairclough – Mission, BC
Darryl Stanley – Surrey, BC
Nicholas Meakin – Peachland, BC
Congratulations to all!
The scholarship was first announced earlier this year in response to the ongoing need for qualified technicians in the recreational marine industry. It offers financial...
August 11, 2016
Each year the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Crafts are updated by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) to reflect changes in industry best practices and advancements in technology. The ABYC officially released the 2016-17 update with Supplement 56.The full list of 2016-2017 revised standards:A-16, Electric Navigation LightsA-27, Alternating Current (AC) Generator SetsE-10, Storage BatteriesH-5, Boat Load...