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Subject: Waterfalls, Glaciers and Bears- OH My!
(Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:57AM )
2652 Miles, 2 boats, 8 weeks: Sidney to Juneau Alaska and Back.

John Gourlay, our head Instructor at Cooper Boating, took two groups aboard powerboats Electra, and Island Roamer on an epic journey up the Inside Passage to the stunning and beautiful waters of Alaska.   John has stories of route planning, the unexpected, and the WOW factor of it all.

Come hear John Gourlay speak on NOVEMBER 21 about this Alaska adventure with waterfalls, glaciers and bears. . . Oh My!


john waterfall


YACHT EXPO SEMINARS benefit the food bank & allow you to share some of the magic by those who have gone before & done what you may hope to do.  Register your interest today & stay connected to the magic.

Subject: meet AARON ~ our new fleet WRANGLER
(Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 03:51PM by Colin Jackson)
~ AARON TWEEDY jumped from aviation to the water, but it was not a big leap because he found some of his old acquaintances here & he has always had a passion for boats



~ shown here AARON is taking a SELFIE while moving one of our boats ~ his specialty is POWER BOATS ~ but he's been doing well on his sailing skills as well ~

AARON's mission is to ensure we have the best possible fleet moving forward ~ to that end, AARON is helping convert our popular BOAT BUYING SEMINARS to also be available on a WEBINAR FORMAT

~ if buying a boat is on your near horizon, contact AARON TWEEDY to get some help ~

if you need help remembering his name, try this:


(JUST SAYING!!)
Subject: thanks VANCOUVER, hello ALBERTA
(Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 08:05AM by Colin Jackson)

last weekend we saw some great sessions in VANCOUVER including DON MARTIN telling the epic tale of LADY VAN'S 2012 EUROPEAN ADVENTURE on the classic yacht racing circuit 

 

experts are on their way to EDMONTON & CALGARY this weekend with DEREK HATFIELD (see below), solo ocean racer with the SPIRIT of CANADA headlining with some of our popular favourites like JEFF COTE of PACIFIC YACHT SYSTEMS & newcomer ALAN BOREHAM author of BEER IN THE BILGES (~adventures in the SOUTH PACIFIC)

while our local in VANCOUVER was DON MARTIN and LADY VAN (how's the one above for a stunning photo?) we have EDMONTON & CALGARY locals from the ALBERTA OFFSHORE SAILING ASSOCIATION (love that name) and CANADIAN SAIL & POWER SQUADRONS joining us in their home towns

as we blaze the trails of WESTERN CANADA with boating experts in support of the FOOD BANK - be sure to let us know if we should bring this show to you - let our VANCOUVER OFFICE know if you would be interested in hosting a YES event in your town

ALBERTA HEADLINER - DEREK HATFIELD


ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION:

It takes tremendous courage, determination and persistence to race around the world alone, Derek Hatfield is the 126th person in history and the only Canadian to have done it twice!
 
Racing single-handed around the world is an incredible accomplishment, for perspective over 400 astronauts have gone into space and 10,000 climbers have reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Having now raced over 200,000 miles singlehanded Derek’s truly inspiring story of becoming a competitor in 3 singlehanded races around the world includes a devastating pitch-pole and dismasting near the infamous Cape Horn, building North America’s first state-of-the-art all carbon Open 60, spending over 50 days alone at sea at a time, much of that time enduring vicious Southern Ocean storms, torrential rain, scolding heat and bitter ice and snow.
 
Most recently Derek raced in the Eco 60 Class working towards circumnavigating the globe without the use of fossil fuels. In order to reduce his impact on the planet Derek used solar and wind power instead of fossil fuels to generate the electricity needed during the race – an approach that goes hand in hand with the main principles of working towards a more sustainable future.
 
Derek finished the most recent race the VELUX 5 Oceans single handed around the world race in France at the end of May, 2011 and once again took a place on the podium for Canada.
 
Here to tell a story of perseverance & determination is Derek Hatfield - SPIRIT OF CANADA OCEAN CHALLENGES

Subject: ALBERTA YACHT EXPO SEMINAR DETAILED SCHEDULE AVAILABLE
(Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 09:00PM by Colin Jackson)
OUR YACHT EXPO SEMINARS ARE UNDERWAY in VANCOUVER and next week we will be on the road to ALBERTA - come out & learn about some great boating topics in anticipation of the season ahead and support the FOOD BANK in the process

CHECK THE EDMONTON SESSIONS FOR MARCH 1 & 2


CHECK THE CALGARY SESSIONS FOR MARCH 3 & 4


please take a moment to quickly indicate the sessions you are interested in attending to help our planning (right hand side of detailed schedule)

your admission is your choice of something to support the food bank - food or money would be FANTASTIC

Subject: YACHT EXPO SEMINARS friday & saturday
(Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 10:29PM by Colin Jackson)
seminars begin 1300hrs FRIDAY and continue into the evening & through SATURDAY ALL DAY

come down to GRANVILLE ISLAND - everyone welcome with a donation to the foodbank as admission

see here for the COMPLETE SCHEDULE & simple RSVP form



DON MARTIN, BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2012 (sailing) will regale stories of racing classic boats (flying pianos as he may refer to them) in EUROPE last summer

see some of the pretiest boats on the planet & start tugging at those heart strings as boating season approaches on the horizon

wondering about ALBERTA SCHEDULES?  they go public mid day tomorrow

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

SATURDAY APRIL 28
 
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)
 


SUNDAY APRIL 29
 
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: one GREAT event down, a bunch on the near horizon
(Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:34PM by Colin Jackson)
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: DREAMSPEAKER seminar change (CALGARY / EDMONTON)
(Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:11PM by Colin Jackson)
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 )


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

  

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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 


 

Subject: DREAMSPEAKER author added to YACHT EXPO SESSIONS
(Posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 11:20AM by Colin Jackson)
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


















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