COOPER BOATING news ~ latest information about boating in BC
Subject: a holiday gift for our POWELL RIVER base
(Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 09:50AM by Samantha Jackson)
Delivered this morning -- wrapped and ready to go under the tree... a Beneteau 343 for our Powell River base. 

The dinghy on davits will be a big hit up north! 

This boat includes a brand new dodger and bimini -- carefully wrapped in snow this morning.

Subject: SHARE YOUR ADVENTURE ~ story and photo contest
(Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 04:55PM )
SHARE your boating adventure for a chance to WIN a $2,000 gift certificate from Cooper Boating!
Submit your favourite boating adventure photos & story, and you could WIN $2,000 to spend on charters, courses, or club memberships in 2016 at Cooper Boating!
Contest details:
We love hearing about your awesome boating adventures when you’ve finished a class or a charter with us- and we really want to share your story with everyone!   
Tell us about great destinations, and the journey getting there.  We’d love to hear about what you saw, what you dined on, that funny thing that uncle Bob did, and just how big that fish was you caught!
Winner will receive a $2,000 Gift Certificate from Cooper Boating for use in 2016, and their entry will be featured in Cooper Boating’s February 2016 Newsletter, and on
In addition, one runner up will be chosen, and will receive a 1 year membership to the Crew Club - a $500 value! 

Dates and deadlines:
Deadline to submit is December 31st, 2015.
Winners announced Friday, January 15th. 2016.
How to submit:
Submit 2 - 10 photos, and your story of 500 - 1000 words by December 31st, 2015.
Submissions will be accepted in word or rtf document only, photos in JPG.

Email your submissions to and put YOUR NAME & CONTEST ENTRY in the subject line.
Judges & the small print:
Winner and runner up will be chosen by our staff judges: Colin Jackson, Nancii Bernard, Dawn Dexter, and Jeny Cassady.
Entry in the contest constitutes your permission to Cooper Boating all rights to edit, and use the entry or parts of the entry in any marketing or publicity of Cooper Boating and Cooper Boating related business.

(Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 11:47AM by Colin Jackson)
welcome to SEPTEMBER!

~ anyone joining the JIB SET SAILING CLUB this month will get a free course ~

sail as much as you like for $149/month and with your $499 initiaion, you get a $399 course voucher good towards ANY course at COOPER ~

the JIB SET is a great group of people who love sailing around ENGLISH BAY & we have boats coming on line in POWELL RIVER & SIDNEY as well

check out the JIB SET WEBSITE & contact our office today to take advantage of this great deal

Subject: fresh ideas to get you AFLOAT ASAP
(Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 07:53PM by Colin Jackson)
get on the water MORE & have MORE FUN

the dilemma - how to get boating more -

    •    you don't have a boat
    •    you don't always have people to join or join you
    •    you want to stretch your boating buck


here are a few ideas that you may have considered & a few that you haven't:


want to get some boating lessons in as we capture some video, just LIKE COOPER BOATING on FACEBOOK & join the "LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION" conversation -- we're also turning our classroom into a studio to capture some of that great theory --- just in time to freshen up your skills for the season


starting MAY 9th, the weekly ritual begins ~ sail & socialize ~ you too may become a "FRIDAY NIGHTER"  with  JIB SET


we've been moving boats around a lot to get them serviced & ready - if you would like to crew when we do this, join the conversation on our FB page for that as well


refresher courses, clinics on specialty topics ~ they get you back up & going ~ & have a blast in the process


april 29 is our first evening social sail - per member price $29


browse the CLUBS PAGE

maybe you DO  want a boat?

check out our choices for great STARTER BOATS


we have hundreds of paths to get YOU the water… but there no wrong paths unless you are golfing instead of exploring our wonderful coast!
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