Dec 20, 2021

VIBS Show NewsIn light of the Friday, December 17 announcement by the Provincial Health Office restricting capacity limits in venues of 1,000 individuals or more to a maximum capacity of 50%, the Board of Directors of Boating BC, owners of the Vancouver International Boat Show have made the decision to cancel the 2022 Vancouver Boat Show. The in-person show is Western Canada’s largest boating event and was scheduled for February 9-13, 2022.

Don Prittie, President of Boating BC, says “although we are all incredibly disappointed, cancelling the show is the responsible thing for the association to do. I want to thank our partners across our industry and boating enthusiasts across the province for their ongoing support. We will evaluate in the New Year if we will host a virtual show and advise our exhibitors, members and the public once a decision has been made.”

For nearly 60 years the Vancouver International Boat Show has signaled the upcoming boating season in British Columbia, a region known as one of the premier boating locations in the world. Considered to be one of the premier boat events in North America, the Vancouver International Boat Show is a significant contributor to the $1.25 billion in annual economic impact the industry generates in British Columbia.  

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Two Offshore Personal Survival and Safety at Sea Courses will be held in Ontario this spring:

  • March 24 & 25 at the Ashbridge's Bay Yacht club
  • March 21 & April 9 at the Humber Bay Sailing Centre

In 2003, ISAF (now World Sailing) introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an Internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the Offshore Special Regulations. These courses are run and established by World Sailing Member National Authorities (MNA) and conform to World Sailing minimum standards. Sail Canada accredits Offshore Personal Survival training organizations and instructors.

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