CPS-ECP Member, Instructor and Partner Win CASBA Awards

CPS-ECP Member, Instructor and Partner Win CASBA Awards

The Canadian Safe Boating Awards or “CASBAs” represent the best of what’s happening on and around the recreational waters across this country. On January 10th, the Canadian Safe Boating Council hosted the annual CASBA gala evening in recognition of those who have distinguished themselves in the fields of boating safety and environmental stewardship during the … Continue reading

Tips for installing a GPS on your boat

Tips for installing a GPS on your boat

The most critical part of a GPS installation is the antenna. It should be installed where it can get a clear view of the sky and not be in the shadow of obstructions. The antenna should be in an area where it will be minimally affected by multi-pathing; that is receiving unwanted reflected signals from … Continue reading

Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License

Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License

By John Gullick, Manager of Government and Special Programmes There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft License This just came through my e-mail on Friday July 17, 2015. Since I am always getting questions about Pleasure Craft Licensing I thought that I should get this new information out to you as soon as … Continue reading

Six Tips for Group Cruising and Rafting

Six Tips for Group Cruising and Rafting

Frequently Ask Questions  1. Do I get charged for not cancelling a marina reservation? Most Marinas understand that poor weather or mechanical breakdowns can interfere with plans. Marinas do expect to be notified immediately if your plans change and most do not charge for not showing. Some marinas maintain a record of NO SHOWs though, … Continue reading

Boaters urged to safely dispose of expired flares, June 13

Boaters urged to safely dispose of expired flares, June 13

Originally posted on Montreal Gazette:
This weekend, area boaters can safely dispose of flares, which were manufactured in 2011 or before and are now set to expire. The Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons — Espadrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP) St. Lawrence District with the support of Transport Canada and CIL/Orion Explosives will host a one-day flare disposal…

Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic”

Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic”

Ten Ways To “Rise Above Plastic” Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water. Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices. Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other “disposable” plastics. Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq’s, … Continue reading