Cruisers College – Marine Communications, Feb. 10

Marine Communications with Terry Sparks February 10, 2018, 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 the course will cover…

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 this November. 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!  …

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…

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,…

Potable water on the docks.

‘Water Water Everywhere . . .’ Does Potable Really Mean it is Safe? It Doesn’t Sound Safe.

“Is your water potable?” That’s often one of the first questions boaters ask marinas when cruising Northern BC Coast, the Broughton Archipelago and sometimes even in the Gulf Islands. Boaters often find a ‘boil water’ notice or ‘not-potable’ sign at water spigots and hose-bibs on the docks. But what does this mean to boaters and…