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!
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
The whole story is fascinating and takes a little while, but let's let the pictures and results speak for themselves. Our JIB SET sailing club rescued the legendary local race boat HARWAR on JULY 2 and in not long over a single month, transformed her back to her winning ways.
Thanks to all the community members who have been part of this adventure so far. We're excited to report that on her second race with the JIB SET crew, HARWAR was back with both line honours a first place finish on corrected time again.
beautiful flowers growing from cockpit drains
a deck only a mother could love
after our community rescue efforts - & many pounds of sealife removed!
back sailing - 5 weeks afer project began
back winning - in only her second race in 8 years!
Come to Granville Island and join the fun rolling unfolding with this great boat. Remember our core philosophy: BOATS ARE PEOPLE TOO!