COOPER BOATING news ~ latest information about boating in BC
Subject: no land in sight - Alegria off to Maui
(Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 01:00PM by Colin Jackson)
Our very own Alegria is off on her way to Maui in the 50th year of the VIC MAUI race.  Owner Eberhard Heinzemann and Navigator Tom Wahl are both Cooper instructors who sailed the race in 2014.  The rest of the crew comes from our community here at Cooper and a collection of first time participants. 

After a tricky start in light winds, she's fighting her way back up in the fleet.   Early reports are a couple crew members suffering with some sea sickness... but we're hoping their bodies adjust quickly to life offshore.

Cooper Boating has helped prepare people for offshore experiences for the last 33 years.   We also help people learn to cope with the bucket issue the crew has been dealing with so far!  

Follow her here with hourly updates on position, speed and distance sailed and distance to go. 

The crew is posting to the TEAM ALEGRIA facebook page. 

alegria VIC MAUI 2016
(Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 12:26PM by Colin Jackson)
Great courses depend on great instructors.  

The story of our past chief instructor ALAN BOREHAM, & how he came to be one of our finest instructors started an the unlikely place - KITIMAT, BC.  

As we ring in a new year, we love his philosophy that "while pain is inevitable,  suffering is optional".  

Spend 10 minutes with ALAN here: 

Those small decisions will change your life - big time!

Subject: SNOW to SAND - south pacific sailing
(Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 05:51AM by Colin Jackson)
A decision on a snowy engineering job site led to a phone call which fostered a lifetime of sailing adventures - ultimately an entire book of sailing memoirs.

How exactly does THAT happen?

Join ALAN BOREHAM on NOVEMBER 21 at 1600hrs as he shares the adventures of sailing to & through the SOUTH PACIFIC - at our GRANVILLE ISLAND LOCATION.


Alan is a sailor & world traveller. In 1982, Alan left Vancouver to sail to Hawaii on an offshore training course and continued on, working his way across the South Pacific aboard sailing yachts.  He is an author & travel writer & lives in North Vancouver. 

After returning from cruising, he joined COOPER BOATING as head instructor before heading for points east.  His recent collaborative effort "BEER IN THE BILGES" represents both memoirs from the epic journey & a reminder to get out and enjoy adventures by boat.  

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.

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