Upgrading Your Sailboat

Upgrading Your Sailboat for Simplicity and Performance, Dec. 9

Upgrading Your Sailboat for Simplicity and Performance with Andy Schwenk December, 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Every sailor can learn new tips and techniques like reducing friction, ways to ascend the rig, backstay adjusters, top down furling for spinnaker, preventers, offshore gear from drifters to trysails, carbon and synthetic rigging, and…

2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, Ports and Passes and Current Tables Available for Pre-Orders!

Our annual guidebooks will be on shelves on November 22. We are taking pre-orders of individual and annual guide multi-packs now! More detailed information about the guides and what changes you can expect in the 2018 edition of the Waggoner Cruising Guide below. 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, Waggoner Tables and Ports and Passes Available for Pre-Orders!  …

Engine Room Investigations

Engine Room Investigations, Dec. 9

Engine Room Investigations with Jen Haaland December 9, 2017 from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers college will help you understand your diesel engine and the equipment you rely on when out exploring on your boat. It’s often overwhelming when trying to figure out all that happens in an engine space, but it’s essential…

Pacific Northwest Heating

Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions, Dec. 10

Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Woody Wentworth December 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Discover the secret of year-round cruising comfort – warm cabins and hot water in November! Get rid of the damp cushions and moldy Musto’s by adding heat and circulation – the most desired upgrade to a Pacific Northwest…

Electrical Systems Investigations

Electrical Systems Investigations For the Beginner, Dec. 9

Electrical Systems Investigations for the Beginner with Jen Haaland Dec. 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers college will help you better understand your vessel’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing routine inspections, battery monitoring, or simply trying…

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation, Nov. 5

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Mike Beemer Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $149 Register here. Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing improvements themselves, paying…

Carved Boardwalk Planks Being Replaced at Hot Springs Cove BC

In the fall of 2018, BC Provincial Parks will begin a project to replace and widen the failing boardwalk at Hot Springs Cove. Located on the West side of Vancouver Island, this remote park site was originally accessible only by boat. Today, a number of Tofino based tour operators bring large numbers of visitors to…

Women's Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018, for Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show. Women’s Day includes a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking,…

2-Day Marine Weather Course, Nov. 4 & 5

2-Day Marine Weather Course with Lee Chesneau Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $195 Register here. This 2-day course is designed for the vast range of seafarers from the inexperienced recreational sailboat cruisers and experienced racers, to power boaters, to commercial fishermen/women & seasoned professional mariners that operate their…

Deep Cove Public Wharf and North Shore Marina.

Day Tripping to British Columbia’s Deep Cove in Indian Arm

The Creek Marina (formerly Mosquito Creek Marina) in North Vancouver served us well as a base of operations for a planned day-trip to Indian Arm. A local’s favorite cruising ground, Indian Arm is one of the most scenic areas in Greater Vancouver. The Coast Range Mountains rise 5,000 feet over the inlet. From Vancouver Harbour,…

Outboard Motor Service

Cruisers College – Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance, Oct. 15

Cruisers College Outboard Motor Service, Repair, and Maintenance, Oct. 15 with Matt Mardesich October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Matt Mardesich will take you through the ins and outs of your outboard engine during this 3-hour class. Nearly every cruising boat has an outboard powered dinghy. These motors have been around for…

Cruisers College – Marine Communications, Oct. 15

Cruisers College Marine Communications, Oct. 15 with Terry Sparks October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Marine communications are more than just talking on your Marine VHF radio. There are methods for long range marine communications and short range marine communications. This course will also discuss Internet and weather communications methods. Most importantly…