July 11, 2016
Landing suddenly in cold water can take your breath away and can quickly compromise your ability to survive. The 1-10-1 principle will help you get through an accidental immersion.
1 Minute Cold Shock
It starts with a deep, involuntary gasp (you may inhale more than a litre of water if your head is under), followed by rapid hyperventilation. Do not panic. Wearing a life jacket will allow you to focus on getting your breathing under control.
June 28, 2016
The waters of Canada, both tidal and fresh have many hidden hazards. One of the most hazardous is called a “deadhead.” A deadhead is a log or heavy timber floating nearly vertical, with little of its bulk showing above the surface.
Deadheads can present an extreme hazard to vessels and in tidal areas, deadheads can cause significant damage to marinas and the vessels moored within. Please remember to keep constant watch and travel at...
June 17, 2016
Congratulations to the Saltspring Island Sailing Club, which has recently been certified by the Georgia Strait Alliance as the southern Gulf Islands’ first Clean Marine BC Eco-Rated boating facility. The flag designating the club as an Eco-Rated Marine was raised at the club's 2016 Opening Day ceremonies on Sunday, May 1st, by Sailing Club Past Commodore Eric van Soeren, who spearheaded the application for the certification...
June 17, 2016
If your boat is in danger, a passenger has fallen overboard, or you’re stranded on open water, do you know how to get help?
A marine VHF radio is the most effective and reliable way to issue a distress alert. Be sure to keep your radio tuned to channel 16, and always be aware of your location. When in grave and imminent danger, use this channel to contact the Coast Guard, repeating MAYDAY three times. Follow this with the name...
April 27, 2016
The sixth annual Northwest Paddling Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Northwest. It is a great place for expert paddlers or those just looking to dip their oar in the water for the first time.
During the 2-day event, attendees can demo kayaks and stand up paddleboards, take kayak tours, attend seminars, compete in the “Northwest Paddling Challenge” and check out the latest gear and accessories from more than 60...
April 20, 2016
Yes – you know it! Our HUB International Marine team is looking forward to seeing you this weekend at Burrard Yacht Club’s annual Safety Weekend event!
Join us on Saturday April 23 for the famous BBQ Chicken Lunch from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
Friday Night Burgers – 4:00pm ‘till late (burgers & dancing)
Saturday BBQ Chicken Lunch - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Olive Oy’ls Regalia – new &...