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Rolex handed out its awards for ourstanding sailing performance at a Gala on Saturday evening; taking home top honours was Eric Holden, who had an exciting announcement of his own. Read about it in this issue. ABYC is offering key electrical certification so if you are due for upgrading your skills check out their registration details. Also the West Coast is welcoming Aquila Power Catamarans into the Pacific Northwest, increasing its profile as a great charter destination. All this and more in this issue of Boating Industry Canada's Newsweek.

Terri Hodgson,
Online Editor
thodgson@kerrwil.com
 
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Rolex Sailor of the Year
Awards

ROLEX SAILOR OF THE YEAR LAUNCHES OFFSHORE RACING TEAM FOLLOWING SAIL CANADA AWARDS

This year's Rolex Sailor of the Year, Eric Holden, has revealed that he will be forming Canada's premier offshore racing team, Canadian Ocean Racing, and campaigning in the IMOCA Ocean Masters races ultimately leading to the Vendée Globe.

Holden will be taking 60-foot racing yacht, O Canada, and putting her back on the racing circuit. O Canada, under the command of Holden and his Canadian Ocean Racing team, will enter the highly competitive Open 60 class races — competing against notable teams like Alex Thompson's Hugo Boss campaign. ... Read More
 
NMEA Tips, Technology
 
Education
Marine Electronics Training

IMPORTANT ABYC ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION COURSE

There will be a four-day ABYC Electrical Certification course taking place from Monday, March 23rd through to Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Lunenburg, NOVA Scotia. Any member servicing and surveying boats should have this certification course. Boats are continually improving electrically and electronically and Transport Canada-Marine Safety uses the ABYC Electrical Standard for recreational boats. ... Read More

Ifai Workshops

IFAI EXPO MARINE WORKSHOP

Focus on elements to think about up front, ensuring the end product functions properly, is durable, gives a good value for the money, and is esthetically pleasing. The course includes actual good/bad design photos for group comment and discussion. ... Read More
 
Ottawa Show
Boat Shows

40TH ANNUAL OTTAWA BOAT & SPORTSMEN'S SHOW MAKES WAVES

It's full speed ahead for the 40th annual Ottawa Boat and Sportsmen's Show Feb. 19 - 22 at the EY Centre. This year promises to be one of the biggest shows in its 40-year history with modern yachts complete with fully equipped living spaces to speedboats with built-in radar and top of the line entertainment consoles. ... Read More
 
Aquila Power Catamaran
Charters

AQUILA POWER CATAMARANS ARRIVING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Sceptre Multihulls and its sister company Cooper Boating are pleased to announce their exclusive dealer agreement with Sino Eagle Yacht Company for the Aquila Power Catamaran line of luxury multihull boats. The agreement allows Sceptre the territorial, exclusive rights, to market and distribute the Aquila line of Power Catamarans to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. By extension, Cooper shall continue to pioneer instructional programs and offer charters for these fabulous new vessels. An exchange model for yacht owners to trade time with sisterships in the Caribbean is icing on this fresh new cake. ... Read More
 
Power LED
Product Focus

LED LIGHTING DESIGNED FOR VESSEL CONTROL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

Incorporating an open architecture design and reliable pulse width modulation (PWM) interface, IMTRA's PowerLEDs are designed to provide the ideal means for simple and dependable integration with today's most popular digital vessel management systems. Able to be controlled equally well from any system's display monitor or a momentary switch, the PowerLEDs feature drivers that minimize inrush current thus generating very little electromagnetic interference. The mechanically rigid, low-noise components resist electronic vibration resulting in very quiet operation. ... Read More
 
People
AMI Director

AMI PRESENTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT IMBC

Jeff Rose, Certified Marina Manager (CMM) of Marinas International was reappointed Chair; Brad Gross, CMM, of OC Dana Point Harbor was reappointed Vice-President; Mick Webber of HydroHoist Marine Group was reappointed Secretary; and Joe Riley, CMM, of Windmill Marina Association, Inc. was reappointed Treasurer. ... Read More

Marcelo Puscar

VOLVO PENTA NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR AMERICAS

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the appointment of Marcelo Puscar as director of marketing. Puscar will be responsible for managing and implementing a strategic marketing plan that builds, promotes and communicates Volvo Penta's brand, products and services in the marine and industrial market sectors. He will report directly to Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. ... Read More
 
CDK ADP
Branding

ADP DEALER SERVICES REBRANDS AS CDK GLOBAL

It is the same company, comprised of the same people that dealers trust with their business - with the same expertise, scale and reliability the industry has come to expect. In fact, CDK's world-class field operations, support, and product development groups haven't skipped a beat, with no significant changes to our day-to-day business operations. Similarly, the CDK executive committee is made up of virtually the entire leadership team from ADP Dealer Services. ... Read More
 
Calendar
Calendar

Check out all of the upcoming events in your Boating Industry

Miami International Boat Show
February 12-16, 2015
Miami Beach Convention Center
Halifax International Boat Show
February 19-22, 2015
Exhibition Park
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Feb 10, 2015 • Volume 9 • Issue 6
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