Diesel Engine Theory Courses | Skippers' Plan

Diesel Engine Theory & Maintenance – Redux


Last year I blogged about marine diesel engine training I took in the GTA. It’s not cheap but this course and it paid for itself  in just one season and you get a great reference manual for your boat library.  The people I recommended last year really enjoyed the training provided so I’m spreading the good… Read More »
Twiggy The Water Skiing Squirrel | Toronto Boat Show

It’s Boat Show Season 2016


Happy New Year to one and all. The start of a new calendar also marks the beginning of a new boat show season.  To kick things off the Skippers’ Plan team will be at the Toronto International Boat Show at what is now called the Enercare Centre formerly the Direct Energy Centre or the National… Read More »
Boat Sharing Economy | Skippers' Plan Boat Insurance

A Cautionary Tale From The Sharing Economy


One of my staff came across a disturbing Story on Buzzfeed about a young woman’s life that is now in tatters. This is a disturbing story about renting a boat through the boat sharing website Boatbound.   It is recommended reading for anyone contemplating a boat sharing start-up in Canada or for any owner looking to use their… Read More »
Sail Canada's Rolex Sailor of the Year | Skippers' Plan Boat Insurance

Sail Canada Awards Nominations


Nominations for the  2015 Sail Canada Awards will be accepted until December 1, 2015 All sailors and their supporters are invited to participate in recognizing Canada’s top sailors via the Annual Sail Canada Awards. Now is your chance to nominate outstanding sailors, athletes, coaches, instructors, race officials, volunteers and events that have contributed to the… Read More »
Twiggy The Water Skiing Squirrel | Toronto Boat Show

Clipper Round the World Race Starts August 30, 2015


“This is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht. All that is asked of participants is a good level of fitness, an age… Read More »
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