Meet Jim Burgoyne and Lynne Picard

If you’re not familiar with Jim Burgoyne and Lynne Picard, let us introduce you to this lovely couple. After spending several years living abroad in Thailand, Jim and Lynne decided to pack it up and head back home to Canada aboard their Vancouver 27. True to their spirit of adventure, the trip home spanned three […]

2023 Vancouver International Boat Show

It’s the 60th annual Vancouver International Boat Show, and despite cold, overcast skies outside, the atmosphere inside the event center here at BC Place is warm and inviting. The show officially kicked off on Wednesday, and saw 2,713 attendees; an impressive amount considering it being the middle of the week. Thursday’s numbers were quite higher […]

Granville Open House

Celebrate the 60th Annual Vancouver Boat Show with us at our Granville Island Base   Opens at 11:00am February 1 – 11:00am to 5:00pm February 2 – 11:00am to 5:00pm February 3 – 11:00am to 5:00pm  Opens at 10:00am February 4 – 10:00am to 5:00pm February 5 – 10:00am to 3:00pm   Stop by and […]

Anchorline – December 2022

Enjoy our last Anchorline newsletter of 2022! It’s chocked full of information; everything from our upcoming adventures and flotillas, new training courses, winter sailing tips, gift ideas, and article highlighting one the the only woman-owned sail lofts in the world. Thanks for subscribing, and if you’re not already on the list be sure to sign […]

Anchorline – January 2023

The January Anchorline newsletter is our “2023 Boat Show Season” edition. With the 60th annual Vancouver International Boat Show upon us, Cooper Boating has put together some great deals for Charter and Training opportunities. In addition to our boat show specials, we have a stellar lineup of speakers who are presenting at the show. All […]

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 […]