Useful Links

BC HARBOUR AUTHORITIES

Harbour Authority Association of BC

Deep Bay

French Creek

Comox

Campbell River

CANADIAN POWER & SAIL SQUADRONS (CP&S)

National

Vancouver Island South District

Cape Lazo Squadron

OTHER ASSOCIATIONS

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BC Marine Parks Forever Our Mandate is to assist in fundraising to create new marine parks and to improve existing parks.

BC Sailing Association Affiliated with the Canadian Yachting Association and the International Sailing Federation.

Council of BC Yacht Clubs The voice of recreational boaters in British Columbia.

Disabled Sailing Association of BC Freedom and Independence.

Georgia Strait Alliance OUR MISSION: To protect and restore the marine environment and promote the sustainability of Georgia Strait, its adjoining waters and communities.

Sea Kayak Association of BC There's great training, fun trips and a focus on paddling safely.

ROYAL CANADIAN MARINE SEARCH & RESCUE (RCM-SAR)

Unit 59-Deep Bay  is the active arm of the Lighthouse Country Marine Rescue Society The Society raises funds and performs administrative details for Unit 59, freeing the members to deal with personnel training, boat maintenance, public education, and giving aid to the marine community. At present there is one owner-operated vessel, the Vincent II and one Dedicated Response Vessel (DRV), the Mapleguard.

Unit 60-Comox Valley

Unit 58-French Creek/Oceanside

GOVERNMENT LINKS

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Ministry of Environment-British Columbia

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Canadian Coast Guard

Transport Canada-Pacific Region

Deep Bay Marine Field Station/VIU

PACIFIC NORTH-WEST BOATING

Northwest Cruising A list of links to North-west cruising sites, including lots of personal stories ++ The mother of all maritime links. --great rainy day reading!

Northwest Boating For boaters venturing into the Pacific Northwest/Puget Sound area, this site has detailed information on over 300 destinations, and dozens of other boating-related links.

BC Marine Trades Association The BC Marine Trades Association is the voice of the recreational marine industry in British Columbia. Working with other industry groups and all levels of government to provide a strong and consistent voice for the boating community.

TRADES/TRAINING

Nautical Know-How at BoatSafe.com. Boating courses, tips, safety, contests and news, for adults and children. Contains the usual American slant, but still a good resource for boaters.

CULTURE, FOLKLORE, TRIVIA

shanty.com The lyrics to hundreds of traditional and modern shanties and sailor songs.

Flag Signals Learn about maritime and semaphore flag signals, and convert your boat's name to flag code here!

MAGAZINES

Cruising World Magazine

Coast and Kayak Magazine The Free Online Kayaking Magazine For Kayakers, Paddlers And Boaters Everywhere.

Pacific Yachting Magazine The Pacific NW boating magazine.

Houseboat Magazine Information, resources, articles and classifieds all about houseboats.

Wooden Boat Magazine

Ocean Navigator Magazine

PassageMaker Magazine

Power and MotorYacht Magazine Online archive of ?maintenance? articles ? hundreds of themes, topics, tips and tricks.

Mainsailing.com Being Prepared For The Likely Medical Emergencies At Sea.

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Lighthouses of BC

Pocket Cruiser's Guide This site is intended to be a guide to those who are seeking to buy, build, or sail a pocket cruising sailboat. "I'm defining pocket cruiser as a trailer-able, easily launch-able sailboat of 30 feet or less with a cabin that provides some sleeping quarters. These boats should be fairly easy to handle on the road behind typical cars.

INTERNATIONAL LINKS

International Sailing Association

The Online Yacht Club Has message boards/forums for everything from outfitting to dinghies to living aboard.

Cruiser's Forum The global discussion board for world-cruising sailors and wannabe's.

US Coast Guard How to send a distress call...Courtesy of Manitou Boats, Michigan.