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Subject: weekend expo schedule
(Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 02:24PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
here's the schedule for this weekend's YACHT EXPO SEMINARS

0930  -  Jeff Cote – Pacific Yacht Systems -  Marine Electrical 101

1130  -  Dave Bonar – Bosun’s Yacht Sales and Service - Up close and personal with your marine head

1330  -  Anne Yeadon Jones – join the DREAMSPEAKER cruising guide team on a trip to Princess Louisa Marine Park

1530   - Colin Jackson – Cooper Boating - unlock the mysteries of docking (sail & power vessels)

1pm  -  4pm   yacht purchase workshop –  learn a proven process for finding the boat of your dreams, making informed purchase decisions and caring for your new baby in this session 
bring your questions including  those around importing, registration, moorage, private and charter ownership 

in general, it's time to get READY for some fun on the water - that's what these are all about - need more information - here's the details on some of the YES 
Subject: hockey mystery unlocked
(Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 03:51PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
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

hope our team enjoys the water - you should too!
Subject: victoria BOAT SHOW
(Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 08:41AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
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


we have power boats for sale (into the fleet) and for charter including ISLAND ROAMER and PRINCESS PATRICIA with our BOSUN'S SALES team and you can board OPPORTUNITY and LES P'TITS FESSES as well - a couple sailboats for sale (into the fleet) with YACHT SALES WEST or charter  through us


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

boat show details

Subject: one GREAT event down, a bunch on the near horizon
(Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:34PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
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

that is all - easter bunny

Subject: 3 one of a kind vessels added to the fleet today
(Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 09:45AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
if LIFE is like a BOX of CHOCOLATES, then it is time to CRUISE LIKE GUMP  

we're very pleased to add the world famous JENNY to the fleet - made famous in the movie FORREST GUMP - you too can be a shrimp boat captain on your summer charter cruise
NOT the right flavour? how about our THREE LITTLE PIGS edition sailboat meant to take that annoying new boat resin smell out of the experience?

perhaps you can't decide between a cruise and a big road trip?  our boat/car option might be just for you

act now and we'll ensure you have a lifetime supply of powdered lemonade from the large stash in NORTH VANCOUVER - seen last night on our VANCOUVER HARBOUR CRUISE! (limited to what you can get aboard your vessel)

Subject: DREAMSPEAKER seminar change (CALGARY / EDMONTON)
(Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:11PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
ANNE YEADON-JONES found some great video material and has changed the flavour of her seminar slightly to talk about the fantastic trip from VANCOUVER to magical PRICESS LOUISA MARINE PARK

below is the latest  versions of the EDMONTON & CALGARY sessions - with this change highlighted in YELLOW

if you are coming and have not done so already, please let us know which sessions you plan to attend so, in the event we reach room capacity at any session, we can give you priority

some of our experts are on their way to ALBERTA - here's hoping the weather cooperates!

Subject: YES! Yacht Expo Seminars Edmonton & Calgary
(Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:16PM ) Tags:

yacht expo seminars  EDMONTON  spring 2012


please see newer version posted 3/21/2012

entrance will be by donation to the  EDMONTON YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER


P L E A S E  R S V P  to  b a r b m u r r a y


b a r b @ c o o p e r b o a t i n g . c o m  o r  8 8 8 . 9 9 9 . 6 4 1 9


yacht expo seminars CALGARY spring 2012


entrance will be by donation to the  CALGARY FOOD BANK

P L E A S E  R S V P  to   b a r b  m u r r a y

  b a r b @ c o o p e r b o a t i n g . c o m  o r  8 8 8 . 9 9 9 . 6 4 1 9 


(Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:20AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
the schedule has been juggled to add ANNE YEADON-JONES to our line up of boat and yachting experts visiting ALBERTA next weekend

an updated final schedule has just been posted to the site and here is the team lineup for the yacht expo seminars in Calgary and Edmonton

Subject: OLYMPIC medalist at JIB SET tomorrow
(Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 12:44PM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
ROSS MACDONALD, two time OLYMPIC MEDALIST in sailing for CANADA, is presenting sail trim tips after DAVE CRAMB (RACE READY) for the JIB SET membership tomorrow - if you are interested in racing sailboats, or just sailing them better, this double header is sure to please

JIB SET has organized a number of seminars to help membership keep their heads in boating when the weather is not ideal for actually boating  

only a few spaces remain 

these sessions are free to full and associate JIB SET members - a VANCOUVER sailing club 

another popular session will be the SPINNAKER CLINIC coming up in MARCH, just after the JIB SET OPEN HOUSE

if you are new to sailing or looking to get back into it, remember JIB SET, with unlimited sailing a only $149/month on late model, purpose built club sailboats,  is the best value of any keelboat sailing program in the area

we're also around all morning for the club maintenance session

Subject: vancouver boat show - saving the best for last
(Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 09:22AM by Colin Jackson) Tags:
we have saved the best for last - today is the final day of the VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW and immediately next to the floating venue we are having four special seminars by donation to the food bank.

at 10.30 Jeff Cote from Pacific Yacht Systems is back for Electrical 101.  Jeff is the expert in recreational marine electrical and this is a fantastic seminar.

at noon, Marla Hedman will be working through EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS - worldwide charter holidays and licensing

our feature speaker comes at 2pm -  yacht designer, builder, Canadian Olympic Sailing Team coach and America's Cup official DON MARTIN will bring these adventures together in SHORT TACKING THROUGH LIFE - including highlights of bringing LADY VAN back to life and to first place finishes in local events and beyond.

at 4pm, Peter Derviller, commodore of the JIB SET will talk about the best value in sailing, the JIB SET sailing club