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.
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
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
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!
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
the great mystery of how our local hockey team so quickly fell from grace is easily explained by the fantastic boating season ahead
after that great easter weekend followed by the first few games, clearly the boating gods were winning their struggle against the hockey gods and in the end, lords of boating charters and boating lessons dictated that the superb boating season ahead was everyone's destiny, including our local hockey team
thursday the VICTORIA boat show opens and we have 15 passes to give to the the first 15 people to contact us with their birthdays (month and day - no need for the year - we're not into that!)
we have lots of exciting things - come see us on the water and in the shore tent - we have lots of strategic partners including the DREAMSPEAKER TEAM - authors of the popular DREAMSPEAKER CRUISING GUIDES
they also have a great CATALINA 355 - let them help you buy her (or one of the others above) and we'll help you pay for it and we have moorage ready in any of our locations you choose -- most of these boats have revenue lined up as a great head start
wow! the EASTER BUNNY delivered this time - we had 18 boats meeting up over the beautiful EASTER WEEKEND as the group went to THETIS ISLAND, NEWCASTLE & GABRIOLA (with a few going to GIBSONS last night)
the weather more than cooperated - in fact, the EASTER BUNNY doesn't remember quite as nice an easter weekend - well - ever standby for more photos, but suffice to say it was a BLAST
with no kiddies under 8 years old, the treasure hunt was upgraded to EASTER BUNNY EXTREME and people found themselves scaling rocks, fighting prickle bushes and looking around rusty bits for their treasure.... this one was the toughest ever - but because we're the only planet with CHOCOLATE - it is all worth it of course
the near horizon sees our SHOWCASE BOAT SHOW at the provincial capital... come see us at the VICTORIA FLOATING BOAT SHOW april 19-22 right down in front of the EMPRESS HOTEL in downtown VICTORIA
the following weekend we have another YES weekend - YACHT EXPO SEMINARS will be back bigger and better than ever - do something nice for the FOOD BANK and get a whole lot of TIPS AND TRICKS in boating seminars from local experts
we look forward to getting you ready for FUN ON THE WATER