COOPER BOATING news ~ latest information about boating in BC
Subject: we welcome twin 6,000+ lb babies
(Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 11:00PM by Samantha Jackson)
We are pleased to announce the safe birth of two baby hulls weighing in at just over 6,000 lbs this week.  The two hulls arrived in a container each with this past week and were safely extracted by the boat yard and a bunch of people wondering just how to do this safely. 

f45 container birth

A third container housed extra pieces including the bridge deck, windows, rudders, stern sections and a host of interior furniture components. 

Once back together, the boat will start to resemble this again: 

beyond F45 number 1

Charter discounts available if you're able to deal with "some assembly required". 
Subject: Sailing with helmets - awesome talk FRIDAY
(Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 07:51PM by Colin Jackson)
Well, not everyone you meet wears a helmet to go sailing, but we've got one such person on site this Friday evening for an off season talk.  Kim Alfreds' father founded the original JIB SET that spawned into national training programs (CYA now Sail Canada) and licensed beyond to become the American Sailing Association.   

This talk will look at the original F33 Cheekee Monkee and some of those adventures while looking ahead to the new F45RC Cheekee Monkee destined for our harbour in 2018 (after a few miles sailing from the Philippines).

We're told standing room only is fine - and it's not too long, so come on by and get a dose of multihull magic from someone who was putting foils on boats before any locals (and even the boat designer) thought it could be done. 

flying phantom at COW BAY

This talk is priced for sailors... just like the wind, it's FREE!

 flying phantom

Don't miss this one... should be lots of fun!

Subject: 3 great Friday evenings ahead
(Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 05:43PM by Samantha Jackson)
Three great evenings on the near horizon for all you sailing enthusiasts who need your off season dose of sailing excitement.

BC Sports Hall of Fame Inductee for Sailing - designer, coach, builder DON MARTIN is here this friday following up on yacht design - ranging from his own boats to cutting legendary boats in half to enhance their performance.  We always love having Don on site and 6.30 this Friday you can get your chance.

Donald martin

Next Friday, December 1, we have Kim Alfreds here with a multihull perspective as he looks back at his legenday trimaran CHEEKEE MONKEE and ahead to the all carbon catamaran bearing the same name.   

cheekee monk

The following friday it's the holiday party at Kitsilano Yacht Club.


Catch one or all... they will be three awesome evenings!
Subject: Holiday Experience
(Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 12:42PM by Samantha Jackson)
  • Do you have a small group looking for a unique holiday experience?
  • Join the Carol Ship's "Parade of Lights" - an old holiday tradition featuring wonderfully decorated vessels, cruising the Vancouver waterfront.
  • The tradition began nearly 50 years ago with just one decorated boat, is now a spectacle of many vessels dressed in their finest holiday adornment.
Carol Ship

  • Meet at Granville Island at 6PM, board your private group (max 18) on Infinity (Aquila 44) set off in parade formation - destinations vary by evening.
  • We have a package with skipper, deckhand, appetizers and hot beverages.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline framed by the dazzling lights.
  • December 1st - 23rd 2017
Subject: coming soon - BEYOND!
(Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 01:42PM by Samantha Jackson)
Coming soon from a galaxy far far away.   This is the first F45 and she and her race edition counterpart are both destined for British Columbia. Stay tuned for update as she takes to the water in 2018.

farrier f45 catamaran
Subject: happy CANADA 150
(Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:26PM by Samantha Jackson)

Happy Canada Day from Cooper Boating!

We had a great time and even a few orcas came to celebrate.  Check out the photos and be sure to catch one of our three fall long weekend flotillas! (No Labour Today, Thanksgiving and Simple Pleasures in November)

Subject: A fantastic EASTER cruise
(Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 09:35AM by Colin Jackson)
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!

easter at newcastle

stray cat easter 2017

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.
Subject: get ready for the VICTORIA BOAT SHOW
(Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:09PM by Samantha Jackson)
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!

Visit the Victoria Boat Show website and the Boat Show Facebook page to stay informed on all the exciting plans to make the 2017 Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show the best one yet!

Subject: summer's coming... drop by the open house!
(Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:22PM by Colin Jackson)
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 house

Subject: OPEN HOUSES are back ~ join the fun!
(Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 04:38PM by Samantha Jackson)
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
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


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