Jan -April 2006 Spring Class Petty Officers Mess - Naden Juan de Fuca
Classes every Tuesday at 6:45pm
PCOC Exam & Student Graduation- Invitation to all members Power and Sail Squadron
April 18, 25, May 2 VHF Course
May 2 Change of Watch - AGM and Ceremony S P R I N G 2 0 0 6
June 23, 24, 25 Crib Tournament Cruise
July 14, 15, 16 Todd Inlet Fireworks Cruise
August 11, 12, 13 Mystery Cruise
August 8, 9, 10 South Island District CPS Cruise
September 15, 16, 17 The Annual Corn Roast Cruise
The PILOT is a publication of the
Juan de Fuca Power and Sail Squadron
a division of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron
Editor: P/Cdr Peter Jost
Envelope Stuffers - Shannon and Melissa
Any member wishing to submit material to be published or items for the swap and shop
can do so by calling, faxing or emailing
PHONE: Peter 656-6112 FAX: 656-6112
P1275 Readings Dr. Sidney, B.C. V8L-5L2
the ELECTRONIC PILOT... Juan de Fuca
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THE BRIDGE 2004-2005 Moving Again?
Are we moving again? Well, we’re happy to say we are working hard
Commander Lorenda Franklen to find a new location back in the Juan de Fuca area. We want to
Past Commander Bo Jensen bring the training back into the community. We’ll keep you informed
Exec. Officer TBA on our progress.
Training Officer TBA
Secretary Roger Patterson
Treasurer Howard Platt
Norm Hardy GPS... We’ve been asked by some folks for a GPS (Global
Positioning Satellite) course. If you’re interested, please
Marep TBA forward your name to our Assistant Training Officer at
Assistant Training Brian Sommerville ATO@jdfsquadron.ca or call Brian at 386-8943. If we have enough
Assistant Training Jamie Orr people interested in the course, we’ll begin the process to set up a
Webmaster/Editor Peter Jost session.
Cruisemaster Tom Dudley
Supply Vince Vanderbyl
Po r t C a p t a i n Pat Shera
Auditor TBA FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
We hope to make contact with all our JDF Squadron members. We are
at a crossroads with our Squadron. Without some help from our Squadron
LIFE MEMBERS members we will almost certainly be in a position where we will have to
Bill Fluskey Alex Macinnis disband the Squadron or amalgamate with another group. The present
John Wylie David Kraul openings for the 2006-2007 year include: Commander, Executive Officer,
Treasurer, MAREP, PRO and possibly Training Officer. If you can spare
a few hours each month, call Cdr. Lorenda Franklen at 391-1530.
Bill Fluskey Roald Feness Alex Macinnis
CPS-ECP PLANNING COMMITTEE REPO
Clarice Guillion Bob Watt Pat Shera
John Bishop Peter Jost Tom Dudley Squadron members are asked to answer the following questions to assist in
Peter Jost Gord Swanson Phil Barker determining our future course of action relating to the Approved Planning Committee
Bob Rathbun Bo Jensen Report of 2005.
1 - How do you feel about a possible name change
2 - How do you feel about our CPS-ECP logos?
3 - How do you feel about the uniform issue?
- Should we have uniforms?
- Should we reduce the number from 9 to 4?
4 - How do you feel about our use of ranks to designate Officer’s positions?
- Should we move to more corporate identities for our governing board
5 - How do you feel about restructuring our membership requirements to make our
organization more accessible for training?
6 - How do you feel about rewarding our volunteers with specialty items or discounts
Please help us honour our graduates of the Boating Course by attending on our store items?
a celebration of their success at the Chief’s and Petty Officers’ Mess at _____________________________________________
7:30pm, April 11. Munchies and a no-host bar. We’d really appreciate a Please email your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
good turnout. Put this special day on your calendar now! and we will forward them to South Island District.
I N M E M O R Y I do hope you all enjoyed a happy festive season.
This past year we lost long term member Peter Browning. We will always We had a very small Boating class in Fall 2005, but I’m happy to say we had 100% success
remember Peter for his dedication to the Juan de Fuca Power and Sail rate on the exam. My thanks to all the instructors and proctors who helped to make this
Squadron for over 20 years. He was also a strong supporter of the course so successful.
South Island District and was especially dedicated to our MAREP
(Marine Reporting) program. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the social functions, where the turnout was
Peter will be missed by all who knew him. dismal, in spite of the great team effort by our phoning committee to reach everyone. My
sincere thanks to Bonnie, Doreen, Michele, Alison, Debbie and Diane for their efforts. Due
to technical difficulties the fall issue of The Pilot did not get out, which is why our phoning
committee was so important. However, at this point we won’t be planning any more land-
based social events for the spring. A member of the Bridge will be contacting every member
TRAINING OFFICER’S REPORT during the next couple of months, to elicit your feedback on what would get you out to an
event, what you’d like to see as far as the future of Juan de Fuca Squadron is concerned,
We have just finished the second week of our Spring Boating class. Although it started out and also we’d like to know if you can spare some time to assist us in the coming months.
Therefore, we’d really appreciate a few minutes of your time to speak with us to help us
slowly on the first week (read 4 students), things have improved numbers-wise, as we presently map a direction for the squadron.
have at least 10 students paid up, with the possibility of 1 or 2 more yet to come. Our excellent
group of instructors is all lined up, and so everything is running smoothly, so far. The only glitch Once again, we’re trying to find space in the West Shore to hold the classes. We’ve gone
was the unfortunate resignation of our squadron Training Officer, Terry Price, for personal through this over and over again in the past few years, and all with the same result –
reasons. Thanks Terry for your efforts during your tenure as Training Officer. nothing is available that fits in with our weekly requirements for such a long period of time.
We’re well aware of the need to return to the West Shore, but it’s been an impossible task.
The Student Cruise for this group of students is re-scheduled for March 19. With at least 10
students, we are going to need some help from our boat-owning members if we are to make Don & I are delighted to say Dauntless is happily floating at her new berth at the Delta
this part of the course successful. Please give some thought to helping out in this regard. Airport Marina in Richmond, where she’ll be Don’s home-away-from-home until he retires
Cruisemaster, Tom Dudley will be contacting squadron members in the next while, so please in November. We do plan on participating in some of the cruises this summer, so hope
be receptive to helping out. Thanks. to see you on the water.
Late-breaking news! Last Tuesday evening, January 17, we added 8 more students to our
class bringing the total up to 18 with one additional gentleman providing moral support for his
wife who is taking the course. We even talked this individual into re-instating his membership The Annual Crib Tournament Cruise
in the organization.
Last fall’s Boating class was a smaller, but enthusiastic, group of 6 students.
Working with our course instructors, and through their own efforts, all of the students successfully Fifteen two...Fifteen four.
completed the course, the CPS exam, and PCOC exam. You’re invited to the Annual Juan de Fuca Squadron
Congratulations to all. Although this was a small group, our instructors were undaunted in their CRIB TOURNAMENT. We’ll be
enthusiasm to see all of our students do well. Thank you to Don Southern, RCMP, Terry Price, sending you more information on
Peter Jost, Tim Silvester, Dave Krauel, Brian Sommerville, Lynn Greentree, Jamie Orr, Phil this fun filled cruise in the next edition of the Pilot.
Barker, Pat Shera, & John Wylie.
Also, a big thanks to Tom & Bev Dudley for providing their vessel and their wonderful hospitality This is Vince Vanderbyl accepting the 2005 Crib
for the Student Cruise. Tournament trophy.
Thanks to squadron members for their continuing support.
Assistant Training Officers – Jamie Orr & Brian Sommerville
BULLETIN FROM THE RECREATIONAL BOATING
ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON (RBAW)
DRAMATIC CHANGES COMING FOR U.S. CUSTOMS SMALL
This page is open to all Squadron members to advertise
On March 8, 2005 RBAW held it’s annual meeting in Bellingham with their business, stuff they want to sell, their boat, anything you want. Personal ads are free...
t h e C o u n c i l o f B . C . Y Xc h t C l u b s . A t t h i s m e e t i n g w e h a d t h e
opportunity of hearing first hand from an official from the U.S. business ads are just $5.00 per issue. Send your information or artwork to email@example.com
Customs Small Boat Report Reporting Office. He apologized for the
bad news as he announced DRAMATIC changes are forthcoming for
boaters entering the USA. In the past we have had the privilege of
using a very convenient regional P.I.N. number system that lets
OL s e
S o a tI D h P lI vNe E
boaters clear by telephone.
Various sizes and
Up until now, post 9/11 security efforts had put boaters on a lower colours are
priority scale. This is changing! U.S. Customs in Washington D.C. available.
has decided it need to step up its enforcement of small boat reporting To order, call
and soon will be requiring "advance passenger information" (i.e. pre- Lynn Greentree
clearance authorization). 391-1689
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to Todd Inlett on Saturday and raft up with the JDF Fax : 250 - 474 - 3831 and
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weekend event. We hope you’ll be there. We will publish more information on the cruise Mari
in the next Pilot. Dry Land Storage and
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and campers. On Wilkinson
Phone: 250 - 478 - 6527
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CPS Joins with CCGA in Partnering with Transport month.
Canada for the Delivery of Boating Safety. Call Phil 894 Van Isle Way Cell: 889-1808
Effective December 20, 2005, Transport Canada Boating Safety and CPS @ 727-2323 Victoria, B.C. V8B 5R8 tomsrvservice.bc.ca
signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become partners in the for more
delivery of the Boating Safety program. Members of CPS will be trained information
as Boating Safety Specialists and will begin to perform Pleasure Craft
Courtesy Checks this year. CPS was brought in to fill the numerous gaps
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