Ottawa Boat & Outdoors Show February 23-26, 2023

The Ottawa Boat & Outdoors Show is back at the EY Centre for the year’s edition on February 23-26, 2023 and Gallagher Skippers’ Plan will be in attendance this year!   The Ottawa Boat & Outdoors Show promises to get you ready for the outdoors – whether you’re shopping for a new boat, boat insurance, fishing […]

Toronto Boat Show – Something For Every Boater!

The Toronto International Boat Show – North America’s largest indoor boat show – returns to the Enercare Centre in Toronto from January 17-26, 2020. With more than 550 exhibitors offering every product to get-out-on-the-water; an impressive display of 1,200 new boats with engines and trailers, educational seminars, and lifestyle programming – it’s the place to […]

Boat Insurance Specialist Petra Fischer, TIBS Women’s Day Panelist

An extremely successful event in 2019, Women’s Day returns to the Toronto Boat Show January 19, 2020. Designed to educate and empower women at the helm, it’s an entire day of seminars, workshops, on-the-water docking and in-vehicle trailering sessions.  Last year’s premier event hosted over 100 women. Tammy Wolf is the 2020 keynote with Overcome […]

Boating Ontario Launches Abandoned Boats Project

Boating Ontario Launches Abandoned Boat Program

Boating Ontario has launched an Abandoned Boats Project Awareness Campaign aiming to increase boat owners’ awareness of their responsibilities, including proper management of their boat at the end of its life. Boating Ontario was the recipient of a grant under Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program assisting in the removal of abandoned or wrecked small boats posing a risk […]

Skippers’ Plan Athlete of the Year at Sail Canada Rolex Awards

Each year it is our honour to recognize excellence in sailing at the Sail Canada Rolex Awards.  This year’s event was hosted at the Carlu in Toronto where Andrew Robertson presented the  Skippers’ Plan Award to the top male and female sailors in Canada. This award recognizes the achievements of top Canadian sailors based on regatta results in […]

The boating season has begun! Toronto Boat Show | Jan 18-27

It’s our favourite time of year, boat show season! The time when we can chat with boaters one-on-one – answer questions, deliver quotes – or just say hi, how was your summer boating? The Skippers’ Plan marine insurance specialists will be at the Toronto International Boat Show booth #1753 from January 18-27 at the Enercare […]

Petra Fischer Joins TIBS Women’s Day Boating Panel

Skippers’ Plan marine insurance specialist Petra Fischer will be chatting about boating and boat insurance at Women’s Day,  one of the new show features at the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show. Petra will be part of the lunch & learn panel discussion where attendees can ask boating questions about things they always wanted to know […]

Port Credit In-Water Boat Show | August 24-26

The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show returns to Port Credit Harbour Marina in Mississauga, Ontario August 24-26. This local show is the one place where there is a wide variety of power and sail boats, both new & used for sale. If you are in the market for a boat, this is a great show to […]

Rick Mercer Chats Boat Insurance with Skipper’s Plan

Just about every Canadian outside the sphere of politics loves Rick Mercer like they love slamming back a double-double and rolling up the rim. Most politicians  enjoy watching their opponents being dissected in one of Rick’s Rants but few dare to engage the political satirist for fear of becoming the punch line. When I saw Rick and his camera crew approaching the […]

2016 Rolex Sailor of the Year | Sail Canada

John McRoberts and Jackie Gay – 2016 Rolex Sailor of the Year Saturday, February 4, 2016 – Toronto, ON On Saturday night, John McRoberts and Jackie Gay of Royal Victoria Yacht Club were honoured with the most prestigious National sailing award of the year at the Carlu in Toronto, Ontario. The SKUD team were recognized […]