starting someone off with a new pastime can be truly life transforming, and we can help!
gift certificates are available now, and courses are 10% off until december 15
there are all sorts of great possibilities, whether you need a gift for someone who's an old salt or a newbie
here are a few ideas:
~a beginners course to learn the basics
~an intermediate or advanced course to upgrade skills
~a docking or anchoring clinic
~a coastal navigation or VHF course
~boating guides to all the best local destinations
give your friends and family a gift they will always remember
have you dreamed about cruising the INSIDE PASSAGE TO ALASKA?
well next summer from may 16th to july 13th you could live out your dream!
COOPER BOATING is setting up a flotilla that will be leaving POWELL RIVER may 17th and headed for JUNEAU ALASKA
~the trip will be run in 4 – 2 week long stages: powell river to prince rupert, prince rupert to juneau, juneau to prince rupert, and prince rupert to powell river ~ you can book a boat and take your own crew, or book a berth and travel with a group of like-minded adventurers ~choose 1, 2 or all 4 stages~ if you have your own boat, you can join the flotilla too
for more information call dawn at our sidney office at 250-655-4979 and she will help make
your INSIDE PASSAGE dream trip to ALASKA happen!
~ the joke of the week started: "I'm off to meet MR. WRIGHT" ~ "tell him I've been waiting for him all my life" replied DANIELLE ~
a few quick decisions lands WRIGHT WAY in the fleet for SIDNEY this coming season ~ this beautiful grey hulled 2012 HANSE 470 is loaded with electric winches, retractible bow thruster, teak decks & a few short handed features like a self tacking jib ~
if you are looking for a sailboat charter out of SIDNEY (near VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT), this is one of the finest choices you can make
~ she arrived at GRANVILLE ISLAND tonight to get fitted with a bimini for further comfort ~ come visit this three cabin boat (with two cabins yet to have ever been slept in!) & reserve for your summer holiday in the GULF ISLANDS
~ if you are considering boat ownership, also know now is the best time of the year to add a boat to the program ~ even if you can't meet MR. WRIGHT, you can at least take his lead!!
red lights flashing, alarms sounding, and ten miles from land? no need to panic!
our student driven lessons are led by a licensed diesel mechanic with a specific emphasis on marine installations for recreational vessels
MARINE DIESEL INTRO ~ NOVEMBER 1
learn the basics of how the diesel engine runs, some simple preventative maintenance and learn to rectify simple problems ~ one SATURDAY in the classroom from 9am – 5pm ~ Price $159 per person
MARINE DIESEL SERIES ~ STARTING NOVEMBER 12
learn to perform preventative maintenance, rectify simple problems and understand larger projects when you are working with a professional and parting with your hard earned dollars ~ this program affords more time to delve into the various systems that support reliable operation of a diesel engine ~~ four weekly evening classes from 6:30 - 9:30pm and one full SATURDAY shop day at the conclusion ~
november 12 class runs WEDNESDAY nights with a shop day on SATURDAY, december 6 ~ Price $399 per person
these clinics are coming up fast, give us a call at 604-687-4110 sign up
Subject: WEEKEND WRAP-UP
(Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:43PM )
as the french national anthem was sung dockside it could only mean one thing... that ANTOINE CENSI
had been awarded the gold medal at the JIBSET CLUB’S first annual docking HULLYMPICS ~~
7 participants competed in 3 events, and FRANCE CAME OUT ON TOP~~congratulations ANTOINE!
& of course PETER & HARRY, our silver & bronze medalists!
photo: harry pratt
~UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY~
the MYSTERY CRUISE was a huge success ~ ~ we had some great wind and a great crew,
with the infamous stephen desroches skippering CASSIOPEIA, our beautiful & FULLY ENCLOSED
bavaria 42 that is currently living in vancouver ~ ~ here’s what our winners had to say:
“Jason and I really wanted to thank everyone at Coopers Boating for organizing such a great day out on the water.
Stephen was fantastic and we both truly enjoyed ourselves. We are honestly grateful to have been invited.” -Toula
“It was a perfect day..... Stephen is marvellous and so entertaining - he gets the message out while making sure
everyone is keeping safe and having fun! The weather was perfect. Lots of wind for some really exciting sailing.
The crew was great - a perfect mix....The boat was fabulous - how lucky was I to be included on a stellar day like that!
I can't thank you enough!” -Kathleen
just another great weekend at cooper boating!
CASSIOPEIA (bavaria 42) is raring to go for your off-season adventure ~ her full enclosure makes sailing at this time of the year especially pleasant
No experience required, but a sense of humor is essential!
As a CREW CLUB member, you get to take the helm, pull lines, tie knots and be part of the planning process, all under
the direction of a qualified skipper.
$39 per month, then pay as you go to various events
For a calender of events visit http://cooperboating.com/events/
There is even a FREE one month trial if you just want to try it out!
Coming up is our THANKSGIVING FLOTILLA cruising to THETIS ISLAND through PORLIER PASS - then up to GABRIOLA ISLAND
to stay at SILVA BAY before heading home.
This is all over the long weekend OCtober 10-13, boarding on Friday evening and returning Monday.
Become a temporary member and come along! We need a few more people on CORUS, our beautiful Bavaria 50.
Contact Danielle or Dawn at 604-683-6837