SD member Dug Andrusiuk has provided details of a course he has registered for. It is in Duncan and is an in person course. The instructor is Jim Peakman. The course is scheduled to start Thursday October 19/23.
We still have openings for one or two more if you know of anyone who would be interested in taking this course.
Please find the student cost and schedule for this course. If you want to pre- register please send a cheque for $ 70.00 ( seventy dollars) and your mailing address and I will forward you the Thumbdrive and the Chapter Questions notes. If you are in Duncan I would prefer to hand these out to save postage. My address is 6047 Hyacinth Place Duncan , phone # 250) 748-7376. Thanks Jim.
At the September 25, 2023 the WLSA Board of Directors voted to extend the period for advanced bookings. WLSA vessels can now be booked up until May 31, 2025 subject to the following terms and conditions:
“Booking fees are subject to review at the Annual General Meeting (usually held in early June). The posted day booking fee is guaranteed only until May 31. 2024. By making an advanced booking you agree to pay any additional booking fees approved by the WLSA Members at the next 2024 AGM”.
Greetings everyone, Just a reminder about the upcoming haul-out of Blue Belle. If you have a couple hours to spare during that time please join us at the Newcastle marina in Nanaimo. Here’s the tentative schedule:
On the 6th of September: 1- power wash the haul. 2- scrape the bottom and lightly sand the top. 3- fix fibreglass chips Day 2: 1- Apply the first coat of topside paint. 2- apply the anti fouling on the bottom. Day 3: 1- apply the second coat. Depending how many join, I will start working on a mechanical issue that are more urgent. Day 4: Relaunching. Day 5: Bring her back to Genoa Bay. Qualified skippers and crews are welcome to volunteer. Please contact me if interested.
The new WLSA website is now live at warmlandsailing.com and the old “Wix” website has been shut down. That’s probably all most WLSA members need to know, but, if you’re interested in knowing a liitle more about why and how we came to have a new website (actually 4 websites) then read on…………….
Why a new website?
About a year ago our old website platform, Wix discontinued support for their “Wix Hotels” booking system. After an exhaustive search it was decided that Motopress Hotels was the best available booking platform for our needs. Motopress Hotels uses WordPress – the most popular website platform world-wide.
Some of the factors that were considered::
The need for separate booking sites for SD and PD
Our old website was not particularly mobile friendly
The low cost and high flexibility of WordPress.
The new WordPress sites have been developed in four distinct stages:
The hovercraft CCGS Siyay was transporting advanced life-support paramedics to Ganges Harbour to medevac a patient to Vancouver around 5:45 p.m.
Coast guard officials say the craft was travelling at eight knots – approximately 15 km/h – in the harbour when an unlit sailboat that was anchored outside the common anchorage area suddenly appeared in front of the vessel.