met this morning with loyal COOPER client CHAD BREMNER in CALGARY - CHAD is doing the CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD RACE & brought this heartfelt information to our attention:
Looking for a little support from the sailors around the World. 15 sailors will escort "Tyler the Monkey" around the world in support of a 5 yr old boy and his fight with cancer.
Tyler Puetz from Regina Saskatchewan Canada was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in Sept 2012. He is currently receiving treatment in Saskatoon Canada.
To support Tyler in his battle with cancer, a team of 15 sailors from the CLIPPER RTW race who are currently training to sail and race around the world in 2013 have joined together and will carry our mascot "Tyler the Sailing Monkey" around the world. For the full story check out the Facebook page "SAILING AROUND THE WORLD FOR TYLER"
LIKE the page and follow the story about Tyler and the race.
STEVE CROWE from NORTH SAILS VANCOUVER is aboard TEAM ALEGRIA for 2013
here is what he has to say -
Congratulations on the order of the new Dufour 45e for advanced and offshore training programs at Cooper Boating. Having a modern vessel with such a rare combination of speed, comfort and style will certainly raise the bar for sail training in our region.
We are especially delighted to be supplying the sails to this program and look forward to supplying both the MARATHON 3DL and downwind sails for the new vessel. Our North Sails team in Vancouver looks forward to sea trials and being involved with the expert level sail training on ALEGRIA in 2013
we are very pround of our new office and it just keeps getting better as the finishing touches get completed ~ if you are in the SIDNEY area drop by and visit us at our new location ~ we are just on the right hand side as you walk through the main entrance into the Marina, you can't miss us!
we are here 7 days a week to help you explore the best options for your upcoming BOATING ADVENTURES.
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