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Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Halifax International Boat Show! This year we have everything you need to know about boating, so when the season finally arrives, you’ll be ready! As always, the Halifax International Boat Show offers access to experts, dealers, and chandleries where you can learn everything about boating. Be sure to check out the work of the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild. This group creates detailed and fabulous models of wooden boats. They will be on hand to share samples of their work. Also, be sure to visit the exhibit by the Small Wooden Boat Group in Prospect Room 1 in the Halifax Exhibition Centre. You will have a chance to see them building a small wooden boat, and ask questions of the builders. Drop in to the free screening of Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition. This film follows the story of Alwyn Enoe, the last wood sailboat builder on the island of Carriacou in the Caribbean. The film follows Alwyn’s plan to build a one last sailing sloop with the goal of racing her in the Antigua Classic Regatta. It’s a fascinating look at the tradition of boat building and how the masters are trying to pass the skills on to a younger generation. This guide also includes stories about historical mermaid sightings in Nova Scotia waters. But you just have to go to the show to see a mermaid. Raina Mermaid joins us again to share lessons about the ocean and why it’s important to protect our seas. If you’re looking for a new boat or want to upgrade the one you have, the Halifax International Boat Show is the place to learn what you need to know. Manufacturers and their dealers are offering great specials and many new products. The Discover Boating booth offers how-to workshops for both novice and veteran boaters. And the show is also a great place to get your Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC). BOATSmart Canada will be on hand and you can write the exam on site and get your card. Join us at the Halifax International Boat Show at the Halifax Exhibition Centre at 200 Prospect Rd., just 15 minutes from downtown Halifax and less than two minutes from Bayers Lake Business Park enroute to scenic Peggy’s Cove. Brad Fleet Chair, Halifax International Boat Show HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW | February 9–12, 2017 | 5
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In Memoriam: Derek Hatfield 1952–2016 On May 31, 2003, Derek Hatfield arrived back from his voyage around the world in the 2002-2003 Around Alone race. He was first in his Class 3: IMOCA Open 40 sailing his boat Spirit of Canada, which he built in New Brunswick. Derek was invited to speak at the 2004 Halifax International Boat Show, kicking off a great tradition that brought him back to the show many times. Show goers were fascinated by his accounts of the highs and lows encountered on such a race, and in particular, his experience of being pitchpoled near Cape Horn. Undaunted, Derek built a brand new larger Spirit of Canada, an IMOCA Open 60 and entered the Vendee Globe in 2008. Six thousand of his staunch fans had their name on the side of Algimouss Spirit of Canada. Many followed Derek on-line halfway around the world until his boat suffered irreparable damage to the mast in the Pacific Ocean and he had to retire from the race. Derek continued to attend boat shows, telling everyone about the challenges he faced and encouraging people to follow their dreams. In 2010, he departed once again around the world in the VELUX 5 Oceans Race (formerly the
Around Alone). Derek and his Active House ECO 60 sailed into the record books after finishing the race in third place and becoming the first Canadian to race around the world twice. The next challenge was to teach others what he had learned. He formed Ocean Challenges, tasking people with adventure sailing and ocean racing using the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure. Derek often said that his accomplishments would never have been possible without the love, support and partnership offered by his wife, Patianne, his children and his shore crew, including close friends and family. Derek was approachable, friendly, and generous. He believed that with a clear focus on goals and hard work, it was possible to accomplish anything. Sail on Derek. We will miss the excitement that surrounded you when you would come back from your adventures, the design and technology of around-the-world racing boats that you introduced us to, your willingness to share your experiences and knowledge, and most of all we will miss your presence at the Halifax International Boat Show.
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BY SUZANNE RENT
PHOTO: MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC
Norman Raine has always loved the sea. He started sailing at 15. He worked on commercial ships as a heavy-duty mechanic. Now retired and living on the NorthWest Arm in Halifax, he spends much of his down time on his sailboat, which he keeps at the Armdale Yacht Club. But he has another hobby that celebrates the sea, too: building wooden models of ships. He was working on three models, including a snipe, a two-person, one-design dinghy, when someone encouraged him to join the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild. That was in 2001. The guild members meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Started in 1986, the goal of the group is to share ideas amongst its members who also enjoy ship model building. The guild will be at the Halifax International Boat Show to show visitors how to build these beautiful and detailed models.
“It’s an old craft and we’d like to see it continue and share in the experiences,” Raine says. “They don’t need to have any prior knowledge of building but we’re only too glad to guide them through the assembly of a kit.” Raine says after starting with a kit, members can work their way up to building a model from scratch. That includes building the frame, much like a life-size model of a ship. Raine has built a longliner and a Rosborough, too. The guild currently has about 40 members. But Raine says its membership is aging, and they’d like to see younger people take up the hobby, which he says is an art that’s disappearing. “The younger people, if it’s not on laptop or a phone, they aren’t really interested,” he says. “Some people have the skills and the interest. It’s a great hobby.” But these models aren’t just for show. Raine and the other guild members take their model ships out to the Shubenacadie Canal in
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PHOTO: MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC
The Maritime Ship Modelers Guild shows off its craft
including models of the SS Mont Blanc and Imo, the two ships that collided in the narrows of the Halifax Harbour igniting the Halifax Explosion. The museum wants models for the tragedy’s 100th commemoration this year. Like Raine, Richard would love to see younger members join the guild and learn the skills from these modelers. “The work they do, the skills they have, they are so talented,” Richard says. “It’s important they pass on these skills and expertise to the next generation.” Raine still works on crafting new models, including one of the Bluenose based on a kit he found left behind at his local yacht club. Ship model builders can learn the skills, he says, but there is one characteristic all ship builders must have. “You need patience,” he says. “I have pretty good patience, but sometimes the patience has to come up even more. You don’t have to work at them night and day. Some people do, but most don’t.” Be sure to check out the Maritime Ship Modelers Guild exhibit in the Prospect Room at the Halifax Exhibition Centre.
PHOTO: NORMAN RAINE/MARITIME SHIP MODELERS GUILD
Dartmouth launching them from the wharf there. They also visit other locations in Lake Charlotte on the Eastern Shore, or Mahone Bay. In the winter, the rent a pool and sail their boats there. Raine’s models are remote controlled for extra fun. “Boys can have toys to play with,” he says. The guild also works with the staff at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The museum hasn’t had a staff modeler since 1991 when its last modeler retired. Since then, volunteers from the guild have taken up the work. The museum has a collection of 700 model ships, and works on new projects each year. “These guys love what they do,” says Lynn Marie Richard, assistant curator at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. “I always call it a win-win situation. We win because we get our collection repaired. They win because they get to do what they want.” About 16 members started volunteering at the museum after its staff modeler retired. Raine says about six volunteers work there now. Much of the current collection has been repaired. Some modelers are working on new ships,
For the love of small wooden boats
PHOTO: RYERSON CLARK
BY PAT NELDER
Small Wooden Boats: Salty Kate, Sans Souci and Loose Screw beached on Andrews Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Anne and Ryerson Clark love small wooden boats more than everyone. The Clarks have devoted much of their time away from work to building, paddling, and sailing small boats and encouraging others to the same. They formed the Small Wooden Boat Association of Nova Scotia (SWBANS) when they lived in Halifax and worked with like-minded boaters, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and friendly suppliers of skills, materials, and enthusiasm. These days SWBANS is a virtual group on Facebook, continuing a dialogue with amateur small wooden boater builders and boaters in Nova Scotia and beyond. Anne and Ryerson are building a lovely small wooden boat at the Halifax International Boat Show. It is an 8-foot Dixi Dinghy built by stitching and gluing marine plywood, which will be used as a rowing tender for their larger boat. Other small boat enthusiasts will assist them with the project. If you are interested in finding out about how to build a small wooden boat from plans, Anne and Ryerson and other SWBANS people will be stitching and gluing at their building site in Prospect Room 2. Selected boat plans will be available for perusal, and building and boating questions will be answered If you are an amateur builder or are interested in building your own small wooden boat, consider joining the SWBANS group on Facebook. The Dixi Dinghy is a good first boat for a child or for use as a yacht tender. It can hold one adult or two young children for sailing. It’s a good size for them to learn all the basic skills of boating. It can be sailed, rowed, or motored with an outboard of up to 3hp. Can be car-topped. Specifications: Designer: Dudley Dix; LOA: 8’ 0”; Beam: 4” 2”; Displacement: 50lbs; Materials: Wood
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Mysteries of the sea Mermaid sightings have always been a part of our seafaring history
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BY SUZANNE RENT
Raina Mermaid with a young mermaid in training. Raina will be at the Halifax International Boat Show to teach about mermaids and the ocean.
As long as people have sailed the seas, there have been sightings of mysterious sea creatures such as mermaids. And historically, sailors navigating and living off the waters around Nova Scotia have had their share of sightings, too. Andrew Hebda is the curator of zoology at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. He wrote about a book called The Serpent Chronologies: Sea Serpents and Other Marine Creatures from Nova Scotia’s History. Hebda worked on the book for five years. It was inspired by his own research at the museum. The first recorded sighting was of a merman and took place in Canso Harbour in 1656 by Nicolas Denys, a French aristocrat and explorer who founded St. Peter’s, N.S. and Englishtown, N.S. According to the translation, three ships were in the harbour catching cod, when the sailors noticed something peculiar in the water. The creature had webbed fingers much like a swan or goose, was covered in mossy hair, and appeared to be sunning itself. The fishermen made several attempts to catch it, but the creature disappeared under the waters never to appear again. In an artist’s rendering of the creature that appeared in Denys’ works in 1688, the merman is drawn as a Neptune-like figure.
In 1886, fisherman off Gabarus, Nova Scotia reported seeing a mermaid. At first, the fishermen saw what they thought was a corpse, which they approached to take back to shore. But it moved and then turned around and sat up, and disappeared under the surface. It then reappeared, looked again at the fisherman, and disappeared out of sight. So, what exactly were these mermaids if they weren’t mermaids? Hebda says the waters in our region only started getting warmer in the 18th century following a mini ice age that started between 1000 and 1050 AD. That meant our waters were teeming with species of fish and mammals sailors wouldn’t likely see now. Beluga whales, for example, were more common in our waters. And there were others species of walruses and seals that made our waters home. The mermaids could actually have been species of seals that inhabited our waters but which sailors at the time were not familiar. “It could be for any number of these things we haven’t a clue of what they saw,” he says. “They saw something. That’s what you get to interpret.” Hebda says there are number of factors he finds interesting in these recorded works,
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including that there was something in the water, someone spotted it, and they were prepared to record that sighting in writing. Hebda says in many cases, these sightings were the headlines of their day. Not everyone reported sightings; to do so made the witness stand out from the crowd. Many people on the water were there to make a living. Often those who reported sighting were those who had some standing. “Because let’s face it, if you’re going to report you saw something unusual, you’re taking a chance,“ Hebda says. Over the years, such sightings petered out for a number of reasons. Science started to name various species. People started questioning what they saw. And fewer people made their living off the sea. If they did, they worked on much larger ships that were farther away from the water, reducing the chances of a closer sighting of anything in the ocean. These days we don’t know what’s in the sea unless it’s a research vessel with a scientific crew onboard looking beneath the waters. Still he says people want to believe these sea creatures such as mermaids exist. “In part because it shows we don’t know it all,” he says. “It’s true. We don’t know it all.”
Raina: A real mermaid’s tale
young children about the importance of oceans and what everyone can do to conserve them. Stop by to visit Raina at the Halifax International Boat Show. The kids will have a chance to try on some mermaid tales and pick up a mermaid colouring page. Raina will share her own tale of working as a mermaid and talk about why the oceans are important to all of everyone, mermaids and humans alike.
PHOTO BRENT MCCOMBS
Guests to the Halifax International Boat Show will have a mermaid sighting of their own during a visit by Raina Mermaid
Stephanie Brown aka Raina Mermaid started her career as a mermaid in 2007, although just on an amateur basis. Two years later, she founded Halifax Mermaids and now employs several mermaids and mermen on her team. These days, Raina shares her mermaid skills through mermaid schools, birthday, parties, conferences, and lectures. Raina combines her love of mermaid with her background as a teacher, and teaches
We have done a little re-arranging at the show this year so don’t forget to visit the Prospect Rooms. There you will find the Discover Boating Centre and yacht clubs. You can shop for marine décor and hardware at the on-site Traditional Marine Outfitters Store, visit with the Model Ship builders; The Maritime Ship Modellers Guild, and the South Shore Ship Modellers Guild and check out with some of their incredibly detailed work. Also stop by to see Small Wooden Boat Group building the Dixi Dinghy and chatting about building your own small wooden boats. Take in a workshop from Paddle Canada and browse the other displays. The wonderful film Vanishing Sail will be shown on Thursday evening in the pub, which is the part of the Prospect Room complex that was the old Harness Room. Make sure to look at the show map to find out where everything is located.
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Vanishing Sail is the story of Alwyn Enoe, foreground, one of the last wooden boat builders in the Eastern Caribbean.
The story of a Caribbean tradition SUBMITTED On the island of Carriacou, Grenada, Alwyn Enoe, the last wooden sailboat builder, dreams of saving a great tradition for the future of his sons. “Windward is a boatbuilding village in Carriacou, and if this thing gone from here, everything gone you know...” Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders in the Eastern Caribbean, practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived here more than two centuries ago. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade. The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years—from hauling his trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside. Stories of trading by sail and smuggling contraband, told by some of the last old Caribbean sea characters, weave through the film like the currents through the reef. With all the family’s hope and resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta—five weeks and 300 miles away—here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film. “An insightful and poignant documentary that is part social history and part Herzogian portrait of resilience and determination in a far-flung locale.” INDIEWIRE ABOUT THE FILM MAKER Alexis Andrews, director/producer/cinematographer Alexis Andrews was born in Greece and studied photography in London before sailing to Antigua, West Indies in 1985 to pursue work as a commercial photographer in the yachting industry. His iconic megayacht 12 | February 9–12, 2017 | HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
images have been featured in magazines and luxury charter advertising for over two and a half decades. In 1997, he purchased an old Carriacou sloop that had sunk in Antigua, rebuilt the vessel and sailed her back to the Grenadines to meet her creator. This journey would spark a 10-year photo essay tribute to the last boatbuilders of the island and the building of a new vessel. The resulting Genesis project has inspired a wider interest in the region and the formation of the UNESCO-sponsored St. Barth’s West Indies Alexis Andrews Regatta where sloops and schooners return each year to take part in re-connecting the islands with traditional sail. Vanishing Sail is his first film.
Join us for a free screening of Vanishing Sail Vanishing Sail: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition Documentary, 88 mins Directed by: Alexis Andrews Antigua, Grenada, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Date & Location: Thursday, February 9, at 6 p.m. (snow date: Friday, February 10) Prospect Room 3, Halifax Exhibition Centre
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After-market product guide
Whether you are buying a new boat or maintaining or upgrading an existing boat, exhibitors at the Halifax International Boat Show have a range of products for your boat for you to browse, research, and purchase. Here are some ideas. But remember there are a lot more than what is listed here:
1. Outboard Engines: Whether you are repowering or buying a new boat, boat dealers are the source of information about the latest and greatest for your boat. Outboards are constantly getting lighter, more fuel efficient, and cleaner. Inboard engines: If you are considering a new boat with an inboard or stern drive engine, or if you have a boat with one of these, the boat dealer is your source of information about maintenance schedules, trouble shooting or powering. Diesel engines: If your new boat comes with a diesel, the boat dealer will keep you informed about this type of power. If you are repowering, the boat dealer who sells diesel-powered boats can help. There are specialist diesel engine exhibits in the show for main and auxiliary diesel power.
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2. Propellers: Keeping your propeller in tiptop condition is essential to the speed and maneuverability of your boat. Boat dealers, engine dealers, and speciality propeller shops are your source of information about these important parts.
3. Engine Controls and steering: New steering wheels, new controls for an existing boat can be sourced and researched at the boat dealer and at marine chandleries.
4. Electronics: From wireless radars and wind finders that mount on smart phones to depth sounders and VHF radios, from handheld GPS to the latest in-touch screen technology and tablet applications, if you can think it, you will find it. Or you can learn more at the chandleries and their suppliers.
5. Navigation: Find out the latest information from the Canadian Hydrographic Service and visit a chandlery for up-to-date electronic charts and paper charts and publications
Racing sailors know that good sails make all the difference to boat performance, cruising sailors know that good sails let you go places. Sailmakers can advise on cuts of sails, sail materials, and what is best for your boat and what you do with it.
Rigging Standing rigging holds up your mast and keeps you on board with your lifelines and running rigging is the ropes and blocks that you use to control your sails. Chandleries and sailmakers are experts when it comes to keeping your mast up and knowing when it is time to replace rigging and lifelines or advise you on the latest and greatest blocks and ropes.
6. Upholstery, canvas work and boat and sail covers: Check with
9. Anchors, fenders, mooring lines: Boating is much more fun when
the sailmakers exhibiting about custom work available, or boat dealers can order production seating and covers.
you have proper equipment for anchoring or securing your boat to the dock. There are different types of anchors, Plough’s, Danforth types, Bruce type each with individual strengths. Talk to an exhibitor at the show to find out the right weight for your boat and how much chain and rode (that’s the rope that you attach to the chain) you need. Fenders and fender covers keep your boat from being damaged when you are tied to a dock or alongside another boat, and a nice set of mooring lines sized for your boat keep you secure.
7. Antifouling: Keeping the bottom of your boat clean is important for good performance. Antifouling can come in different colours to match your superstructure, it can be water based or resin based, and can be hard or soft depending on the usage of the boat. Check with paint manufacturers, chandleries and their suppliers for the best for your boat and application.
8. Cleaning: A clean boat is more efficient and there are lots of products at the show to help you keep ahead of spring maintenance. Rubbing compounds and polishes keep fibreglass looking its best and able resist dirt and grime in the summer months. Look for displays of these products throughout the show.
10. Hardware: Cleats, rod holders, running lights and much more can be added or upgraded. Check with the boat dealer or a chandlery.
11. Watersports and accessories. Getting off your boat and into the water is even more fun. Whether you like to waterski or wake board or just play with inflatable water toys, check with the chandleries and boat dealers to see what is available. There are lots of boating accessories at the show. Whether it’s bling for your boat, a lifejacket for your dog or a new hat for the captain. HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW | February 9–12, 2017 | 15
LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!
On Thursday, Friday AND Sunday, Join in and play the poker run at this year’s boat show. Simply pick up your score sheet and envelope at the Discover Boating Booth and visit the 7 participating exhibitors for your card. Make the best hand you can out of 5 of the 7 cards are return it, unsealed, to the Discover Boating Booth. Simple as that. Here’s what one lucky winner will receive :
2. The contest will be held on Thursday, February 9; Friday, February 10 and Sunday, February 12, 2017 during show hours ONLY at the Halifax International Boat Show, Halifax Exhibition Centre. 3. Pick up your entry at the Discover Boating Booth. 4. Visit the 7 exhibitors listed on the score sheet for a card. If they give you a card exactly the same as one you already have, give it back for a replacement. Your hand will not qualify with two exact same cards in it. 5. Assemble your poker hand using the best 5 cards you have. 6. Complete your score sheet. 7. Drop off the completed sheet, cards and envelope UNSEALED to the Discover Boating Booth. 8. The decision of the organizers is final. 9. The organizers reserve the right to change these rules dated January 2, 2017. 10. The winner will be notified on or before Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 11. The winner may collect his/her prizes at the offices of Master Promotions Ltd. 120 Crane Lake Drive, Halifax, NS. 12. Prizes are awarded as is and cannot be exchanged for other products or cash value. 13. You may only enter once. 14. The Poker Hand Rankings are provided by www.goldenruleofpoker.com and are as follows: 15. No purchase is necessary. Winner will be asked to answer a skill-testing question.
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Run of sequential cards from Ten to Ace, with all cards of the same suit. Run of sequential cards, all cards in the same suit, but not Ace high Four cards of the same rank e.g. four Aces, four Kings, etc. Three cards of the same rank plus a pair, e.g., three Aces and a pair of Kings. Five cards all of the same suit. Five sequential cards, not of the same suit. Three cards of the same rank e.g. three Aces, Three Kings, etc. Two sets of pairs e.g. a pair of Aces and a pair of Kings Two cards of the same rank e.g. two Aces, Two Kings, etc. If you have none of the above, then the highest value card in your hand plays.
NOTES: Aces count high for all hands – e.g. a pair of Aces beats a pair of Kings. In a straight, an Ace can count low (e.g. A,2,3,4,5,) OR high (e.g. T,J,Q ,K,A) but NOT BOTH (e.g. Q,K,A,2,3, is NOT a straight) If any card drawn is a duplicate of a card previously drawn, that card must be re-drawn. No hand can have duplicate cards (e.g. you cannot have more than one King of Hearts in your hand). Prizes are awarded on the poker hand rankings outlined above, not on speed. We want all participants to have fun and remain safe so please take your time on the run.
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Tall Ships 2017, Halifax, July 28 to August 1 Halifax is the host city of the last portion of the Tall Ships Regatta going to Le Havre in France. The best of Nova Scotia will be showcased through music, culinary, historical and family friendly experiences on both sides of the harbour and in outport communities around the province. Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador Bluenose II will be front and centre during the event, highlighting seafaring history and sail-training passion. rdv2017. com/en/tallshipsregatta
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Chester Race Week, August 16 to 19 Chester Race Week is Canada’s largest keelboat regatta. Dating back to 1856, Chester Race Week was named one of Sailing World magazine’s 14 greatest sailing events in North America. One-design fleets, handicap racing and cruising classes, live entertainment, racing seminars and just great fun in a beautiful place. chesterraceweek.com
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Discover Boating Workshops These are hands-on interactive workshops for novices as well as experienced boaters. Knots for Boaters Having the right knot for the job is an important skill on any boat. Here is a chance to learn some new ones and practice those you know for the upcoming boating season.
Anchoring Skills Anchoring is more than just tossing the ‘hook’ over the side and hoping it catches. In this workshop, simple techniques are demonstrated that will help to anchor more effectively.
The Collision Regulations for small boats…New for 2017 Michael Ernst of Sail Mahone Bay A sailor and teacher, Mike has spent much of his life on the water. He first sailed the waters of Mahone Bay as a boy. After nearly three decades teaching outdoor education in the U.K. and Australia, he returned to Nova Scotia in 1994. Mike is a certified Sail Canada Cruising Instructor and holds bachelor and masters degrees in education.
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Boating Skills Workshop This workshop covers a number of short topics in the time frame, using a throw line, a couple of anchoring/mooring techniques, making fast, securing to a dock, quick splicing, some ideas on navigation, signalling distress. A range of topics will be provided and participants can choose the most relevant to them.
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Taking the Essentials
Training Learn on land. Be safe in the water. PaddleSmart is a free, activity-based presentation for new paddlers of any age, wanting to learn about water and paddle sport safety. Whether you are new to paddling or you have lots of experience, PaddleSmart is a good fit for those interested in learning about how to be safer out there by being aware and being prepared. Go to paddlesmart.net for details PADDLE CANADA PAGAIE CANADA
HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW Join us for a three hour facilitator training session on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Board Room Prospect 4 On Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be Paddle Smart Training for the public in Hall C
About Paddle Smart
About Graham Ketcheson
PaddleSmart is an activitybased presentation for new paddlers of any age, wanting to learn about water and paddle sport safety. Whether you are new to paddling or you have lots of experience, PaddleSmart is a good fit for those interested in learning more about how to be safer out there by being aware and being prepared.
Graham has worked in the outdoor adventure industry for more than 20 years. As the executive director for Paddle Canada, he has successfully managed several large federal and provincial government projects in partnership with Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation, Parks Canada, Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety and National Search and Rescue Secretariat. The Paddle Canada board of directors describe Graham as dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable, accessible, caring, a visionary with a good dose of integrity. Graham has been a presenter at SARSCENE, Transport Canadaâ€™s Standing Committee on Recreational Boating; Rideau Tourism Association Innovation Conference; Canadian Safe Boating Council Symposium; Ontario Camps Association.
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Honda ATVs & Power Equipment
Models and colours may not be exactly as shown. Errors and omissions expected. See your Honda Power Equipment and Marine dealer or honda.ca for full details. Never operate your Honda outboard under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Always wear a personal floatation device while boating and read your ownerâ€™s manual before operating your Honda outboard.
Discover the Honda difference
Dreaming of longer days out cruising the waters? Theyâ€™re closer than you think. As industry leaders in advanced 4-stroke technology since 1964, Honda outboard motors are engineered with the reliability and performance you can trust. Designed to be quiet, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible, youâ€™re left free to experience more time on the water with the confidence to realize the difference only Honda can deliver.
GET YOUR BOATING LICENSE!
MAKE 2017 ALL ABOUT THE BOAT.
Take Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card Test at the Halifax International Boat Show!
Do you need to get your Boating License? Are any of these activities on your ‘summer bucket list’ for 2017? • • • • • • •
Spend every weekend at the cottage Take dad on a fishing trip Watch Canada Day fireworks from a boat Sell the old boat... and buy a new one Teach the kids how to water-ski Take your sweetie on a romantic cruise Check out the Halifax Jazz Festival... from the water
We think spending more time on the water with your friends and family is a great goal for 2017 and we can help you get there. The first step is to get certified and obtain your BOATsmart!® Card! To take the test at the show, visit the BOATsmart!® Booth (you’ll find us right at the entrance). The test only takes about 20 minutes to complete and it consists of 50 mulitple-choice questions.
Not able to take the test at the boat show? No worries! You can easily take the course online from the comfort of home by visiting BoatSmartExam.com®. The BOATsmart!® Course is fully narrated, animated and has interactive lessons that will put you in the captain’s seat. No supervisor is required and unlimited retries are included in the standard one-time registration fee! Now that’s convenient. It’s great for the whole family to be BOATsmart!® so we’re offering family pack savings! Certify your crew of ‘Future Captains’ and save up to 35%! Already certified? We also offer Marine Insurance. BOATsmart!® Assure members save up to 25%. Come visit the team to get a quick quote at the show!
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PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD
1. The PCOC is commonly known as a boating license. 2. Pass the test and you can go boating right away. 3. The BOATsmart!® Card is good for life. 4. Boaters without a PCOC face a minimum fine of $250. 5. A photocopy of a PCOC is not accepted by law enforcement.
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Published on Feb 3, 2017
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