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  • 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...
  • August 08, 2016
    This past spring, the BC government announced a $2 million annual program to protect BC waters from invasive species of mussels. From April through October, eight inspection stations are operating along the provincial and US borders inspecting boats and trailers that could be transporting these mussels on their hulls.  Boats of interest or those that are contaminated or inadequately cleaned will be stopped and decontaminated before...
  • July 20, 2016
    The Lifesaving Society designates the third week of July as National Drowning Prevention Week (NDPW) to focus community and media attention on the drowning problem and drowning prevention. According to the Canadian Red Cross: On average there are 166 boating related deaths in Canada each year Alcohol is present or suspected in over 50% of fatalities More than 24% of fatalities occur where life jackets were on board but not worn Wearing a life...
  • July 20, 2016
    When thinking about what speed you are travelling in your vessel, think in “feet per second.” Build into this calculation the “Perception Response Sequence” (PRS) which is the time to: Detect a hazard Identify the Hazard Decision and Action Reaction Studies have shown that this sequence takes 0.5 to 0.6 seconds under clinical conditions and doesn’t include the amount of time for the vessel to respond to the...

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