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Subject: happy CANADA 150
(Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:26PM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:

Happy Canada Day from Cooper Boating!

We had a great time and even a few orcas came to celebrate.  Check out the photos and be sure to catch one of our three fall long weekend flotillas! (No Labour Today, Thanksgiving and Simple Pleasures in November)








Subject: A fantastic EASTER cruise
(Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 09:35AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
The annual EASTER FLOTILLA was blessed with great weather and awesome people with a group of boats totalling 13.   Open houses ahead to come talk more about the next events!

easter at newcastle



stray cat easter 2017

We had power and sail, monohull and multihull boats exploring our standard easter routing with the club through PORLIER PASS, THETIS ISLAND, DODD NARROWS, NEWCASTLE ISLAND, SILVA BAY.  The club provides planning, leadership and tips on this great style of cruising.   It is great for new boating enthusiasts, but equally enjoyed by the 'veteran old salts.'   We have upcoming events over the May Looooong Weekend (ours is longer!) and for Canada's 150th birthday.
Subject: get ready for the VICTORIA BOAT SHOW
(Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:09PM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:
Don't miss us at the VICTORIA BOAT SHOW from APRIL 27th to the 30th!

Experience life on the water at Vancouver Island's premiere in-water boat show, set in Victoria's beautiful Inner Harbour! The show features over 200 new and pre-owned boats on display, as well as booth exhibits by insurance companies, financial institutions, companies with marine related products and much, much more!

Purchase your tickets online or at the gate. Save up to 25% by booking online!

There will be some fantastic opportunities to win Boat Show tickets in the run-up to the event, as well as great prize giveaways throughout the show!

Visit the Victoria Boat Show website and the Boat Show Facebook page to stay informed on all the exciting plans to make the 2017 Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show the best one yet!


Subject: summer's coming... drop by the open house!
(Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:22PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
Spring has sprung and it's time to get ready for boating adventures.  So, if you are keen to start things off, be certain to attend the open house this weekend.

We'll have club members, instructors staff and a few vessel owners on hand to help you navigate your very own path to the water.    Whether you're interested in the lessons, club programs, or charter vessels... we've got power and sail, monohulls and multihulls on site to check out.

Boat rides are available to those who book in advance - a few spaces remain: 


REGISTER HERE

open house

Subject: OPEN HOUSES are back ~ join the fun!
(Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 04:38PM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:
OPEN HOUSES are back! Join us at one of our three locations in VANCOUVER, SIDNEY, or POWELL RIVER to get to know the people and boats that make up our spectacular COOPER BOATING community. 

JOIN US
  • in VANCOUVER on MARCH 25,
  • in SIDNEY on MAY 13
  • in POWELL RIVER on JUNE 3
Enjoy complementary cruises between 10am - 12pm or 2pm-4pm, while mid day we'll be hanging out with some goodies prepared a-la-barbecue. Learn more about our different programs and paths to the water while getting your daily dose of VITAMIN SEA!

We'd love to take you out on the water and spend some time properly introducing our magic with you, but you need to register that interest with our office to be included in this complimentary offer. Please pre-register your interest
here.

SEE YOU THERE!




Subject: a morning with BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME inductee DON MARTIN
(Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 08:30AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
How about a morning with one of sailing in BC's most influential characters?  

don martin

Our JIB SET club is hosting an open to all event from 9am to 12noon on February 11 at Granville Island.  

Check it out and rsvp HERE

There's definitely a racing flavour to this session, but lots of people (including you we hope) this summer will blow off the work week with Friday Night Fun Racing, so why not attend a session that prepares for that?  Don is sure to entertain - his quirky approach blends silly with simple straight forward talk.  

Join us!
Subject: FEATURE charter sailing yacht ~ FULL TILT II
(Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 07:51PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
Full Tilt II is a special class of boat known as a touring boat.  Touring boats are based on a unique combination of a performance hull, generous rig to power up the boat and a careful blend of features like self tacking jib and  electric winches to make that performance possible to enjoy with smaller crews.

Hanse 470 Full Tilt II sailboat charter Gulf Islands

This fine boat is based at our Sidney location (conveniently close to Victoria International Airport to begin your sailboat charter).  She features stunning teak decks and a very comfortable interior.  Three private staterooms and two heads round out the interior appointments - with a furnace and bimini, you are sure to enjoy more comfort.

She's sleek and sure to turn heads in any marina you visit.  If you enjoy sailing and don't always have lots of willing and able crew, consider Full Tilt II for your sailboat charter adventure around the Gulf Islands, starting with the convenience of Sidney near Victoria International Airport.

Booking well for 2017, don't wait if you'd like to line her up for your charter adventure.  Browse FULL TILT II listing now


Hanse 47 Full Tilt from Sidney BC Cooper charter base

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Subject: a holiday gift for our POWELL RIVER base
(Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 09:50AM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:
Delivered this morning -- wrapped and ready to go under the tree... a Beneteau 343 for our Powell River base. 

The dinghy on davits will be a big hit up north! 

This boat includes a brand new dodger and bimini -- carefully wrapped in snow this morning.




Subject: gifts for your favourite boater - giving is SO easy!
(Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:16AM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:
Giving the gift of boating is so much better than socks.  Socks, however, are great if you are going to be boating in the very near future - it is a little cold these days! 


We've got some great ideas for gifts ranging from the introductory level one courses starting at $399
 up to a full selection of live aboard adventure programs.    
Our modular format CREW program is a great option for those wanting to start sailing here in English Bay  - $399 provides two evening sessions followed by a weekend of fun on the water and includes the Please Craft Operators Card 


For folks already well underway on their courses, clinics like DOCKINGANCHORING and SPINNAKER SAILING are only $199 each.   

We offer gift certificates in the form of any dollar amount or a specific product we offer (courses/charters).

Gift Certificates can be applied to any of our courses or charters. Give us a call at 604.687.4110 and let us help you find the perfect option for your current or future boater!

This is the BEST PART - you don't need to leave the comfort of your home, office or car (well for safety purposes, at least pull over).  Our gift certificates have serial numbers and can be E-MAILED right to you -- and forwarded on to the recipient.  . It's the green gift alternative.  Wrapping is so much easier this way! 


Subject: least polluted city
(Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 03:53PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
Do you know which of our three bases is in a place labelled the "Least Polluted City" as confirmed by the Guinness World Record folk?  Well, you might be surprised it's that mill town we love as Powell River.  Check out all the scientific data that backs up this lofty claim.   Don't fortget to breathe easy next time you visit!

guinness book powell river record

ps... we've suspected the air was clean for a while now... our boat ownership briefing explains how we can clean boats in all three locations and the boats in Powell River stay clean the longest after a bath!

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