Anchorline – November 2022

Enjoy this month’s Anchorline newsletter; featuring women’s training, Netflix’s new docuseries, the dangers of deadheads, and more. To receive the monthly Anchorline newsletter direct to your inbox, be sure to sign up here.

Don’t Leave Home Without It – Coastal Navigation

Many people come to B.C. for the beauty.  But did you know that the inside passage of British Columbia is one of the most complex areas in the world – making this one of the best places in the world to learn to become a skilled skipper.  Coastal Navigation is essential for keeping your crew […]

Island of the Sea Wolves

If you plan to visit Vancouver Island, don’t miss the new Netflix docuseries Island of the Sea Wolves. Wild rainforests, seas and rivers teaming with life, and some of the last standing old growth forests in the world – Vancouver looms large in this beautifully photographed, inspiring series that will be fun to watch over […]

Sailing Hall of Fame – World Champion Gail Johnson

Gail describes herself as “a kid who sailed and grew up.”  In 1985, that kid won the Women’s 470 World Championships. And on October 15th, 2022, she and 11 fellow sailors will be inducted into the Sail Canada Hall of Fame during its 2022 ceremony.   In July, on our very own Wayfinder, Gail took a course with one of our most beloved […]

Whale Sanctuaries – Keep Out!

Many boaters don’t know about areas reserved for the whales Our beloved Southern Resident killer whales have been given an extra layer of protection through the creation of Santuary Zones that restrict all travel in these precious foraging areas.  This link shows you where these locations are found. If you use Navionics, these areas are indicated as […]

Raymond & Sonja

Our cadre of marine professionals continues to grow as we welcome our newest members to the team. Fresh off the plane are Raymond and Sonya, latest imports from the Taiwan boating scene. Back in 2012, Raymond and Sonja met while both working for Hudson Yacht & Marine in Xiamen, China. At the time, Sonja was […]

Welcome Tracy Sarich

NW Yacht Group and Cooper Boating welcomes Tracy Sarich to lead our training programs in Canada.

Stella Luna finds her new home

A 5,800nm adventure that began decades ago Our relationship with James begun around 2002. While on a five day course out of Powell River, I reached out to his original instructor. As all great students do, James left a strong impression with his instructor. I’ll do my best to share the highlights here – vivid memories […]

Exciting News! Cooper Boating Merger with NW Explorations

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As the pandemic set in, Colin Jackson started speaking with Ross Tennant of NW Explorations about how each company intended to deal with the issues that we would undoubtedly be facing. As we compared ideas on how to become more effective, it became apparent to us that, in many ways, our businesses complemented each other. […]


Not the best time to meet new people If you have been travelling and returned to our region in the past two weeks, we would ask you not attend classes or any activities through our club at this time. All penalties tied to moving to a later date are waived in this critical time. We […]