STEVE CROWE from NORTH SAILS VANCOUVER is aboard TEAM ALEGRIA for 2013
here is what he has to say -
Congratulations on the order of the new Dufour 45e for advanced and offshore training programs at Cooper Boating. Having a modern vessel with such a rare combination of speed, comfort and style will certainly raise the bar for sail training in our region.
We are especially delighted to be supplying the sails to this program and look forward to supplying both the MARATHON 3DL and downwind sails for the new vessel. Our North Sails team in Vancouver looks forward to sea trials and being involved with the expert level sail training on ALEGRIA in 2013
Subject: rally to save KITSILANO COAST GUARD base
(Posted on Aug 12, 2012 at 01:54PM by Colin Jackson)
join the RALLY to save our KITSILANO COAST GUARD BASE ~ AUGUST 25th at VANIER PARK from 1pm onwards
it seems a really bone headed move to close the CCG base in KITSILANO ~ VANCOUVER HARBOUR has so many boats out and having the COAST GUARD close by seems paramount to boating safety
we understand the need to make cuts ~ but this one seems to be a little off the mark ~ add your voice so critical functions like search & rescue don't vanish from our playground
Subject: the finishing touches to our NEW OFFICE at PORT SIDNEY MARINA
(Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 02:00PM by Maya Tatuch)
we are very pround of our new office and it just keeps getting better as the finishing touches get completed ~ if you are in the SIDNEY area drop by and visit us at our new location ~ we are just on the right hand side as you walk through the main entrance into the Marina, you can't miss us!
we are here 7 days a week to help you explore the best options for your upcoming BOATING ADVENTURES.
Subject: SAILING LESSONS getting even more exciting in 2013!
(Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 04:55PM by Maya Tatuch)
ADVENTURE SAILING courses in 2013 are looking more excitng then ever! We are looking forward to the arrival of ALEGRIA, a brand new 2013 Dufour 45e 4 cabin yacht to our school fleet for next season. This Dufour won the 2011 cruising world boat of the year award. A great all round performer, ALEGRIA will certainly make an impression on the students going round Vancouver Island in 2013. Our 2013 dates will be published in the fall, so let us know if you would like to be notified of our next round Vancouver Island Course. When not out on Advanced level courses, ALEGRIA will also be available for charter during the 2013 season.
Subject: new fleet additions - READY for this great summer
(Posted on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:46AM by Colin Jackson)
the market has been moving and owners have just added the following boats to our program - boats all available for you to charter this spectacular summer
2010 BENETEAU 43 - SANS SOUCI (sidney)
2012 BAVARIA 36 CRUISER - CORENIA (vancouver)
WESTCOAST 64' - ISLAND ROAMER (powell river)
BAVARIA 46 4 CABIN - COULL ENDEAVOUR (sidney)
CATALINA 320 - ALLWYNDS (vancouver)
there are a few more in the works - so stay tuned
wondering why the sudden activity? ~~ we will say the stars are all aligned thanks to a strong currency market, market bottom pricing, looming tax changes, available moorage and more - ask us today to elaborate on how you could take advantage of these conditions
Subject: toy store aboard our charter FLAGSHIPS
(Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 01:54PM by Colin Jackson)
when cruising on a power boat on our spectacular BRITISH COLUMBIA coast, sometimes it is the getting there that you enjoy -- and sometimes it is what you do when you get there - the TOYS!!
the flagship vessels at COOPER boating are charters with something special in every case - at the VANCOUVER LOCATION, you can charter MORIA and enjoy a few of the special extras (accessories) that make this boat special:
1) HOW ABOUT a couple cute KAYAKS? MORIA's got 'em
2) A GIANT RIB to explore further on the 'small boat' - this RIB has more equipment than some of our 30 foot charter vessels!
3) A CABIN FOR your very own CRUISE DIRECTOR (or CAPTAIN).... let's face it, some PERSONNEL can make all the difference between running the boat and feeling like work and taking someone along to handle all the details - big FUN option is a place to put your key PERSONNEL (they even have their own head and mini galley on this boat!)
4) SUN BRITE TV - yup - a TV optimized for watching outside... just in case it's MOVIE NIGHT on your private cruise!
5) GIGANTIC FLYBRIDGE with open CALIFORNIA KITCHEN and plenty of seating both open and under cover of the gigantic BIMINI
MORIA is visiting GRANVILLE ISLAND at the moment - DROP DOWN and check out this flagship.... also consider ISLAND ROAMER out of POWELL RIVER and LAST TANGO out of SIDNEY
Subject: flotillas with the DREAMSPEAKER guide TEAM
(Posted on Jun 2, 2012 at 08:13AM by Colin Jackson)
we've got two SPECTACULAR flotillas lined up with the DREAMSPEAKER TEAM - a couple to literally wrote the books on cruising this region
later in JUNE we're heading to PRINCESS LOUISA INLET from COOPER BOATING VANCOUVER and in SEPTEMBER we'll sail to DESOLATION SOUND from the POWELL RIVER location
you can join a flotilla with your own bareboat charter here in BC, on a mileage builder course, or hire a skipper to handle the boat for you... one lucky group on each of these trips can have LAURENCE YEADON JONES of the dreamspeaker team as their skipper and ANNE as first mate!
many people ask how to get from their first courses to comfortably chartering - FLOTILLAS ARE A GREAT WAY TO do this because you are on your own boat with your own crew, but you have a shepherd of sorts, and these two are THE BEST!
but we are not moving far - the COOPER office at PORT SIDNEY marina is moving from the second floor down to the breezeway
come see us about sailing charters and sailing lessons in SIDNEY (victoria), as well as power boat lessons and charters here as well
updates are underway (excuse the 'cage look' )
we should be in by the long weekend but with priority on the boats and clients this time of the year, we'll likely have the 'just moved in look' for a little while
local phone 250.655.4979 toll-free 800.667.9833
a sure fire sign that boating season has arrived is the commencement of FRIDAY NIGHT RACING with the JIB SET SAILING CLUB - the best sailing club in VANCOUVER (partly because you don't need your own boat)
come for a sail with our beginner sailboat racing program to kick off your weekend and then have a bbq ashore and talk about what went well (and where you can learn more - it's sailing after all!)
drop in and test drive the club through the recreational membership a couple times - all fees can be rebated against a full membership
this is the ultimate way to follow up your VANCOUVER sailing courses
the club uses meetup.com for social (shoreside) events and boat access is available through a few membership options - JOIN US TODAY
here's the schedule for this weekend's YACHT EXPO SEMINARS
SATURDAY APRIL 28
0930 - Jeff Cote – Pacific Yacht Systems - Marine Electrical 101
1130 - Dave Bonar – Bosun’s Yacht Sales and Service - Up close and personal with your marine head
1330 - Anne Yeadon Jones – join the DREAMSPEAKER cruising guide team on a trip to Princess Louisa Marine Park
1530 - Colin Jackson – Cooper Boating - unlock the mysteries of docking (sail & power vessels)
SUNDAY APRIL 29
1pm - 4pm yacht purchase workshop – learn a proven process for finding the boat of your dreams, making informed purchase decisions and caring for your new baby in this session
bring your questions including those around importing, registration, moorage, private and charter ownership
in general, it's time to get READY for some fun on the water - that's what these are all about - need more information - here's the details on some of the YES
RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org
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