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Subject: Filling the Food Bank
(Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 02:25PM )
We would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone who attended
Cooper Boating's Yacht Expo Seminars this past weekend! 

 
Not only did we have a great bunch of seminars, but we also collected an impressive amount of groceries for the         Vancouver Food Bank!

 


Subject: boat buying experts on site SUNDAY
(Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 08:50AM by Colin Jackson)
SUNDAY YACHT EXPO SEMINAR TOPICS: 

" learn the rules of the boat buying game "

We have experts here in the areas of marine surveys, mechanical inspections, marine finance, marine insurance, boat brokerage including having assistance buying with access to market data.

If you've always wanted to buy a boat, this is the day where we bring all the help you'll need together in one place.

Morning session packed with guest speakers including banker, broker, marine surveyors and a marine mechanic run from 0900 to 1200.

Afternoon sessions, including workshops on minimizing costs & hassles start at 1300 ~ wrapping up by 1630 hrs

food bank



YACHT EXPO SEMINARS benefit the VANCOUVER FOOD BANK ~ join the fun ~ learn ~ support a great cause ~

all our presenters volunteer & your only cost is a donation to this great cause
Subject: doing the VIC MAUI; WINNING THE VIC MAUI
(Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:02AM by Colin Jackson)
After 50 years, there are a lot of people by now who have DONE the VIC MAUI race.  Far fewer have WON the VIC MAUI race.  We're fortunate this SATURDAY to have PETER SALUSBURY on site.  Peter was the 2014 VIC MAUI CHAMPION aboard his purpose built LONGBOARD.

longboard

Come join the adventure from the comfort of the GRANVILLE ISLAND classroom.  VIC MAUI, 50 years of pine trees to palm trees is SATURDAY at 1300 hours.

foodbank

YACHT EXPO SEMINARS benefit the VANCOUVER FOOD BANK ~ join the fun ~ learn ~ support a great cause ~

all our presenters volunteer & your only cost is a donation to this great cause 
Subject: ROUND THE ISLAND: a multihull perspective
(Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 07:18PM by Colin Jackson)
BOB DAVIS is the president of the BC MULTIHULL SOCIETY & part owner of the legendary cat "BAD KITTY"

~at 1400hrs on NOVEMBER 21, BOB is on site talking about adventures on the VAN ISLE 360 RACE from his perspective as a multihull sailor ~

bad kitty catamaran

NEED more information on sailing cats? BOB DAVIS is our expert on hand, having been involved in some way with every VAN ISLE 360 race ever run!

~ YACHT EXPO SEMINARS benefit the VANCOUVER FOOD BANK ~ join the fun ~ learn ~ support a great cause ~

all our presenters volunteer & your only cost is a donation to this great cause

food bank



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: DEREK hatfield and DON martin headline YACHT EXPO SEMINARS
(Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:19PM by Colin Jackson)
our 2013 YACHT EXPO seminars have a great lineup - DON MARTIN, 2012 BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE headlines VANCOUVER while DEREK HATFIELD of the SPIRIT OF CANADA offshore challenges headlines our ALBERTA events and many more experts partake in our fun get togethers on a great variety of topics

 

JEFF COTE is back to shock you on MARINE ELECTRICAL items, as is DAVE BONAR of BOSUN'S YACHT SALES - both with new topics and the same great delivery

JEFF SUTCLIFFE, only 16 YEARS OLD, will draw on his two VICTORIA-MAUI races and help you discover your appetite for a similar adventure

browse all the speakers

register to get the updates as they unfold - including CALGARY, EDMONTON & VICTORIA/SIDNEY

browse the FEBRUARY 22 & 23 VANCOUVER DETAILED SCHEDULE (others to be released shortly - register now for priority)

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!

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