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Subject: heading into last day of VANCOUVER BOAT SHOW
(Posted on Feb 10, 2013 at 08:52PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
four days down - last one is our new BC FAMILY DAY ~ what a better way to spend family day could there be than to check out the BOAT SHOW?


we've had the crew from the JIB SET & some of our instructors taking out people for boat rides on power boats and sail boats - gettting the best for boating instruction and sailing instruction as well as our fun filled clubs - our fun centre also has the bbq running from 2-4pm so you can grab a hot dog and some snazzy cupcakes courtesy of goodies2go ~



our office is 44 steps from the floating show entrance



in the floating show, check out the many cool boats, especially the new GREENLINE HYBRID through BOSUN'S YACHT SALES


at BC place, we're at booth 523 



last chance is MONDAY - hope to see you there!
Subject: go boating WITH LEGENDS
(Posted on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:58PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
legends in their own time or own minds ~ you decide!

FIRST - he literally wrote the book on putting other things aside to chase the dream of exploring by boat



ADRIAN SPARHAM - one of the best instructors we've ever had the delight to work with & the author of the book "SLOW BOAT FROM CHINA

NOW he's taking sailors up a notch with their experiences through an instructional exlporation of the beautiful WEST COAST on a BAVARIA 46 "COULL ENDEAVOUR"  - join him and start changing your life ~ an experience that starts by just meeting this fascinating fellow

short adventure - or - all the way around the island


& THEY'RE BACK

DESOLATION SOUND WITH THE DREAMSPEAKER TEAM



SEPTEMBER 11, 2013

CHECK OUT THE DETAILED ITINERARY HERE

Subject: seminar - PERFORMANCE cruising on the DUFOUR 45E
(Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 03:25PM ) Tags:

NEW program just announced - one day PERFORMANCE cruising seminar on ALEGRIA the NEW DUFOUR 45E

saturday APRIL 27th & sunday MAY 5th


ALEGRIA the brand new DUFOUR 45e is arriving early spring 2013 ready to embark an a full schedule of ADVANCED, RACING and ADVENTURE sailing programs 

when she's not out on high level training programs ALEGRIA will be available for CHARTER to those with
experience on the vessel

this cruiser-racer offers the best of both words - unbeleivable sailing performance paired with a comfortable and stylish
4 cabin interior - the perfect charter boat for advanced skippers looking for a high performance experience
 
 
these SEMINARS are aimed to familiarize those interested in chartering Alegria or those just wanting to gain some insight /experience

seminar fee is $399  per particpant and runs 10-4 starting with a classroom briefing followed by an afternoon hands on training session with STEVE CROW on the DUFOUR 45E
 
all participants in the progam will recieve a $300 VOUCHER  towards a future CHARTER on ALEGRIA




 STEVE CROWE bio - It seems like I have been on and around the water since the day my family first arrived in Canada from     Newcastle Upon Tyne, England over 40 years ago.  Starting as a junior sailor on dinghies, I crossed over to keel boat racing in my teens and haven’t looked back.  As a boat builder, sail maker and rigger, as well as owning my own repair shop for over 20 years, I have had the opportunity to sail the seas across the globe.  Most recently, I managed and captained the Mayhem Racing program which started with a Farr 40 and graduated to TP52s.  Aboard these Grand Prix boats, renowned in sailing circles as fun, safe and reliable, we have had some outstanding results on the course.When not on the water, I split my time between hanging with my wife and daughter in Vancouver and working at North Sails.
 
 


Past Results
Newport-Ensenada - First
Aldo Alessio Regatta, San Francisco - First
IRC East Coast Championships - First
Southern Straits – Class Winner
San Francisco Yacht Club Summer Regatta – Class Winner

for more information or to register contact COOPER BOATING   604-687-4110  or email 
  
Subject: north U RULES & TACTICS seminar
(Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 02:08PM ) Tags:
North U Rules & Tactics Seminar
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
turn the rules into a tacitcal tool!

learn the ins and outs of the 2013-16 RACING RULES and how to integrate them into your tactics

no matter what your rules knowlege, you'll leave viewing packed start lines, crowded mark roundings and crossing situations as opportunities instad of challanges!

instructor - ANDREW KERR

SATURDAY FEB 16th, 2013 9am-4:30pm
signature sandman hotel-vancovuer airport
10251 st. edwards drive

get your tickets in advance at COOPER BOATING and save up to 25% on your registration 604-687-4110

for additional detials visit www.northu.com
Subject: welcome back COOPER ~ mr. COOPER joins COOPER boating
(Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 06:42PM by Samantha Jackson) Tags:
we are pleased to announce the addition of DAVID COOPER as our new FLEET MANAGER ~ & YES ~ his name has certain significance! 



 
DAVID COOPER worked with his father FORBES COOPER (our founder) in his youth, then moved into the restaurant & catering business before helping set up the VIRGIN MEGASTORE in VANCOUVER
 
he returned to the boatbuilding industry in 1998 and worked with IRION MACHINE ~ a high-end metal fabrication company where he worked until 2008 
 
then, as DON MARTIN finalized the design of the MARTIN 244, DAVID headed the crew that finished the tooling and began production of the  Martin 244 sailboat featured in our fleet

see him here with designer MARTIN cruising across PACIFIC YACHTING cover dec 2008
 
in 2011, he once again joined his father at WESTCOAST CUSTOM YACHTS as they built three custom power vessels over 60'  
 
one way or another though, DAVID has been around boats and the boatbuilding business all his life
 
DAVID: 
  • was an original member of the JERICHO SAILING CENTRE and HOBIE fleet 214
  • plays to a 12 handicap on the golf course and lives in COQUITLAM with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat 
  • has a keen eye for fashion and knows how to put together an outfit 
  • loves to cook and drink wine - even certified by the WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATIONAL TRUST
we are very pleased to welcome MR. COOPER to our COOPER BOATING team 
 
need help with your boat? ~ talk to MR. COOPER!
mrcooper(at)cooperboating.com
604.683.6837 ext 15
 
Subject: introducing NauticEd online sail training
(Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 08:26PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
COOPER BOATING is pleased to announce our friends at NAUTIC ED

here's a great way to get rich media sailing theory courses in preparation for a fine season

whether you are just getting started or brushing up to be at the top of your game, NAUTIC ED is a perfect path to FUN on the water




              Click for novice to advanced
                Online Sailing Courses
Subject: HAPPY 2013 – resolve NOT to buy a boat this year and spend more time on the water – HOW you ask?
(Posted on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:57AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
the truth about boats ~ from our experience ~ is you must love boating more than anything else (not altogether a bad thing) to the point you are using the boat all the time ~ that’s when ownership is really worthwhile
 
if you’re looking to get out on the water lots more and have big piles of fun in 2013 ~ your best year yet ~ then how do you do that without buying a boat?
 
JOIN ONE OF OUR THREE CLUBS

 we’ve come up with three innovative clubs specifically aimed at BOATLESS BOATERS – power & sail
 
CREW CLUB
they don’t get any simpler than this club ~ $39/month ~ we have a rolling 12 month calendar of FUN events why you pay a per trip fee ranging from $29 evening SOCIAL SAIL to $999 for a whole week in DESOLATION SOUND with the DREAMSPEAKER TEAM ~ authors of the DREAMSPEAKER CRUISING GUIDES


 
there are even bigger trips on the horizon for that once in a lifetime experience ~ but let’s just start by having some fun
 
we organized the destinations ~ we assemble the crews, we’ll pick boats from a great inventory that suit the group ~ YOU just plug in and go!
 
CRUISING CLUB
rather than casual charters, commit to a certain level and enjoy the best rates, best terms and ultimate in cruising convenience ~ if you are looking to spend a combined time of 20 days on the water, the CRUISING CLUB is the program for you


 
JIB SET
if you have seen the blazing red jibs out sailing, you have seen JIB SET and some of the smartest boatless boaters in BC ~ beyond the ability to sail as much as you would like on the sporty MARTIN 244 pocket cruisers, the JIB SET has an unmatched GROUP OF PEOPLE TO SAIL WITH ~ part of the savings stem from club members participating in operating the club and taking care of the boats ~ in 2013, the actual boat builder of the MARTIN 244 is on staff at GRANVILLE ISLAND ~ so learning about the boats just jumped up a level!
 
whether crew or captain, JIB SET is a great opportunity for short trips, including our popular FRIDAY NIGHT RACING ALL SUMMER

 
ALL OUR CLUBS offer many fun shore side opportunities to learn new topics like spinnaker and electronics, book readings from authors who are adventure experts and opportunities to just hang out with like minded boating folk ~ arguably the best sorts to hang out with on the planet ~ many of these shore side functions are free to members
 
STARTING IN 2013 ~ on the 13th of each month we send out our MEMBERS ONLY bulletin with unique opportunities reserved exclusively for MEMBERS, ranging from deeply discounted last minute offers to MEMBER ONLY EVENTS such as attending the popular FIREWORKS after dark
 
CAN’T DECIDE?
 know that we have many people that belong to more than one club and we make it easier to do that
 
with the rollout of the CREW membership, we are talking to a number of people interested in joining all three
 
    ~ WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? ~
one initiation fee of $499 and for $588 per month the member gets UNLIMITED SAILING on the MARTIN 244’s, $6,000 annually of charter time on anything in the entire fleet for your own group(s) and the opportunity to join the per trip programs of the CREW club with our groups
 
hey folks – we have people paying way more JUST TO MOOR THEIR OWN BOAT ~ and they go boating less with less variety
 
 
for some ~ PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP remains unmatched & despite our cries not to, they WILL BUY A BOAT ~ we can help ~ either with our FREE BOAT BUYING GUIDE ~ aimed at making you an educated buyer ~ to the opportunity to JOIN BC’s FINEST FLEET and ensure that when you are not using your boat, it derives revenue from our CHARTER, COURSE and CLUB programs at any of our THREE WORLD CLASS LOCATIONS
 
CONTACT US TODAY TO STEP UP YOUR LEVEL OF ENJOYMENT THROUGH THESE INNOVATIVE OFFERS
Subject: ANOTHER FLOTILLA TO THE BVI's
(Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 12:46PM ) Tags:
march 17th FLOTILLA ~ BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
 
if you missed out on our january FLOTILLA to BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS?? never fear… here is another opportunity!!

it starts march 17, 2013 and we’re boarding two of the narliest catamarans in the CARRIBEAN SEA at noon on march 17th 2013

our sailing vacation is 7 days long and ends at noon on march 24
 
can you just picture you and your family on WILD THING or TOP SECRET??

COOPER BOATING sailors have vacationed on these boats and gave big thumbs up!

these boats are 58 feet long with 5 staterooms and 6 heads. our sailing vacation is 7 days long

price per double cabin $3,499 CDN funds

price per person $1,749 CDN for shared cabin



FAMILY  friendly? for sure!

SKIPPERED? yes!

want to BE the skipper and book the whole boat? let us know

timing - it’s bc SPRING BREAK time!

includes: bedding, galley equipment, snorkel gear, safety equipment, dinghy and outboard, marine park permits

costs to share: food, beverages, moorage, & fuel

for INFO on how to get to the B.V.I.'s and more you can call the COOPER GALS at 604.687.4110 or toll free 888.999.6419

CALL TODAY

Subject: CREW membership underway PLUS DECEMBER special
(Posted on Dec 8, 2012 at 05:38PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
almost 25 years ago, COOPER BOATING changed hands and one of the first tasks at hand was to set a schedule for the school courses ~ taking the lead on scheduling courses was a key ingredient that fuelled  growth for the last quarter century 


last night we did our second preview evening for the CREW membership and it is clear that setting a schedule for the events that are all about having FUN and less about SKILL DEVELOPMENT has a lot of appeal ~ within minutes of unveiling the necessary paperwork for the club, we had a pretty nice group of freshly minted members


WHAT IS THIS APPEAL? - no need to do all the organizing - we've got that covered - dates, where to go, lead boat, shoreside events/meals, briefings - just browse our list of events, enrol and have fun 


some events are MEMBER EXCLUSIVES - in 2013 we only offer fireworks cruises to MEMBERS - if you are looking to attend the fireworks on one of our boats, you'll need to be a MEMBER - it is a very special experience



we draw on a selection of the finest boats based in three great locations - but more than that, we have a collection of great people that want to explore the BEST COAST and play together on boats ~ because there's just nothing better than messing about on boats


the club is built on a foundation of great MEMBER rates and getting involved is EASY -  there is no need to organize groups - just come as an individual or couple and we'll build the crew lists and select appropriate boats 72 hours prior to start times ~ for multi day trips the captain will be in contact to organize meals afloat and start planning out some of those finer details of your adventure 


we'll start each of those longer trips with a briefing of what's in store - and unlike those gigantic cruise boats - that nobody lets you drive - you'll be part of the crew - part of the adventure - part of the magic


if you have ever asked the question, how could it be simpler to get out on the water and have fun? - well the new club is really just that easy 


for DECEMBER, we're making the deal even sweeter - a special offer for two free months - only $390 for the entire 2013 year (and we'll include the NEW YEAR'S event - even though it's technically half in 2012!)


CREW membership - JUST have FUN

Subject: EARLY BOOKING SPECIALS
(Posted on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:54AM ) Tags:
our EARLY BOOKING SPECIALS are coming to a close.  If you havn't yet booked your charter or course for 2013, contact our office and let us help you plan your next adventure.    tel 1-888-999-6419