The next ArbySea, new work boat

RBC has purchased (and launched) a new work boat, the ArbySea.

RBC Gallows has been relocated to provide better accesses to the RBC docks

More details in a newsletter.

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Gallows Work party for Monday July 9 18:30

Lots of hands on deck to move boat bunks around. check your email.

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0900 Thursday

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Can these boats float?

As you can see the water is still rising each date.    This graph is from 0825 this morning.    I took the pictures yesterday.      There is a significant amount of debris floating under our boats.     If you have a boat on the slides then you might want to check it.    The power has been disconnected for the yard.

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How to tie to a cleat

Here is a great short video to instruct the proper way to tie to a standard Cleat

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Kevin Wright

With sadness we must announce the passing of another long time member.   Kevin Wright passed away today.   We will post the arrangements as soon as we know them.

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VHF Radio Course

We are offering the Maritime Radio course again next week.  Thurs-Sat. This course is required by industry Canada if you have a radio on your boat and turn it on.    You will learn valuable procedures around the Mayday and other priority calls.

Click to register or for info


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Dorothy Walker

Dorothy Walker passed away early this morning.   George and family are making arrangements through Brenans for a funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00am at St James the Less Church.    Reception to follow in the church hall.

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Seeking a volunteer

we are in need of one member to act as a membership secretary.   This would involve receiving new applications, checking that they are completed correctly and then presenting them at the next executive meeting.  If your are interested please contact the commodore.

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Executive meeting

The March Executive meeting will be held at the Club House on March 20, at 7:30pm. Items on the agenda will include but not be limited to the following

– Update and printing the fixture card. Filling in the blanks
– Confirmation of house duty list
– discussion on having only one General meeting a year and having the rest Executive meetings. Change of by-laws
– Insurance endorsements prior to launch
– Change of meeting for April because I will be away??

– Any other items that may come up

All members are encouraged to attend.

Daryl Caines

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Crossing the Bar

It is with great sadness that we announce to you that Jim Flood past on this morning. Follow this link for further information

See here for “Crossing the bar” meaning

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Executive Meeting Feb 20

An Executive meeting will be held Feb 20,  7:30 pm , at the Club House. All members are welcome to attend

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Course postponed a few weeks

It has been really difficult to get the required numbers to make the CPS Boating Course run as it should. I have therefore made the decision to Join with the Ottawa Squdron and possibly one other to make a high quality joint effort. The date to begin has been changed to February 7. Our Goto Meetings will be Wednesday nights and I will facilitate local Students. If you have interest in
Joining please give me a call and I will let you know how to proceed.

$125 for CPS members

Click here to register, price has been lowered


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Looking for a few Students

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is changing the way it is delivering some of its courses. I am personally taking on a part of this task. Coming up in a couple of weeks (Jan 18) we will be offering Boating 2 ( Beyond PCOC) This is a great course to introduce you to a host of things that every boater should know.

We will be running this course as a distance education hybrid Course. They way it will work is that most of the actual teaching/learning will be done by you (the student) online or by reading, at a time convenient to you. There will be some self administered quizzes, so you can make sure you are on track. Once a week there will be a gathering (on line, via computer, ipad/iphone, or come by my house and have a coffee) There will be a couple of for sure face to face meetings for the topics that require it (knots and Charts) Currently I only have as students myself, and possibly Gary Steves. I’m looking for two or three more so that we can make this a viable course offering.

If you are interested at all give me a call 643-0799 or email, or go to and read the description there. This is where you will need to go to register. When you register the National Office will mail your course materials to you.

I hate to cancel courses, so if you are interested you will need to act in the next few days.

Our online meetings will be thursday evening beginning the 18th at 1900 for about an hour.

Here is the registration link

Registration and info here

Course description and contents

Eric Phinney
Past Commodore/ Education officer

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