Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Power & Sail Squadron

Serving the Coast from Langdale to Halfmoon Bay


Who We Are

  • A committed community of experienced boaters, national in scope, working together as volunteers to promote safe, enjoyable boating for all.
  • Our Mission: to provide relevant training and services which will improve boating safety and pleasure and fellowship among members.
  • Coast Squadron counts more than 160 members. We have won the District award for two years running now for having the greatest percentage increase in membership, year over year.
  • Provide Education and Training using a nationally provided buffet of standardized courses covering all aspects of boating.
  • Provide Other Services useful to the boating community (Safety Checks, Flare Disposal Events, Collaboration with Other Maritime Organizations and Social Activities)

We Need You!

We need willing volunteers to help.  If you think you might be interested in, please contact Rod Moorcroft, Secretary at rmoorcroft@dccnet.com or Jack Adams, Squadron Commander at jadams40@telus.net. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

 

Contact Us: 778-734-0737

Email: sunshineccps@gmail.com

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Sunshine Coast Power and Sail Squadron's Bridge Member and Gibsons Yacht Club's Cruise Master Gord Cudlipp received the top National Instructor of the Year (Western Canada) Award at the CPS Awards Night on October 15, 2021.

Gord was cited for his leadership in the boating community here on the Coast, including his selfless donation of time and expertise in helping boaters troubleshoot problems while readying their vessels for safe cruising; his drafting and teaching of seminars and workshops explaining the use of the sextant in navigation; his leadership with the Co-op program at Gibsons Yacht Club; his role as Cruise Director for the many annual cruises by that organization; his role directing the safety program for the Keats to Armours Beach swim during Sea Cavalcade; and his past roles with Gibsons RCMSAR.

This is recognition for a friend and colleague who has helped so many of us with our boats, at one time or another. It recognizes how fortunate we are to have generous individuals such as Gord, and many others, here on the Coast to help us enjoy the world-class boating available. It also spotlights the Sunshine Coast Squadron to the rest of Canada, showing the level of commitment and dedication of our members.

This is the second time in three years that the Sunshine Coast Squadron has provided the winner of this national award, Jim Forward being the first in 2018. Well done Gord!

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK

Photo by: Miles Ritter

Stay up to date on rules and guidelines//Help protect this iconic species

Southern Resident Killer Whales have been detected, triggering recreational and commercial salmon fishery closures in the southern Gulf Islands

The presence of Southern Resident Killer Whales has been confirmed in Haro Strait by trusted observers as part of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program.

This detection triggers the implementation of recreational and commercial salmon fishery closures in the southern Gulf Islands, to support the availability of salmon for Southern Resident Killer Whales.

No recreational or commercial salmon fishing in Subarea 18-9 and portions of Subareas 18-2, 18-4 and 18-5 is permitted, as shown in the map below. These closures are in effect from July 4 until October 31, 2021. Food, Social and Ceremonial harvest and domestic treaty fishing access is not prohibited.

Additional Fishing Measures:

Fishery closures will be in place for commercial and recreational salmon:

In a portion of Swiftsure Bank from July 16 to October 31, 2021

In the Strait of Juan de Fuca from August 1 to October 31, 2021

Fishers are encouraged to stop fishing (do not set or haul gear) within 1000 metres of killer whales year-round, in all Canadian Pacific waters.

The Government of Canada, with input from Indigenous groups, stakeholders and other government partners (including the US and BC), created the Southern Resident Killer Whale Accountability Framework.

The Framework sets out indicators and performance measures for three priority action categories:

1) monitoring and understanding the Southern Resident Killer Whale;

2) reducing threats; and,

3) activating support for Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery, to assess progress towards the goal of Southern Resident Killer Whale recovery.

The Southern Resident Killer Whale Accountability Framework is published here for more information.

MEET THE SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES

Today we are introducing the newest member of J pod, Crescent (J-58) 🌙! Crescent was born to Eclipse (J-41) in September 2020, making a family of three with older brother Nova (J-51).

The name Crescent references a stage in lunar cycles which often symbolizes new beginnings. Crescent’s birth certainly sparks new hope for the health of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population.

Learn more by following #WhaleWednesday and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve on Twitter and Facebook

Photo by: Hysazu Photography