Boating

One of two boat ramps located at Cattle Point was closed last week by the District of Oak Bay for repairs but is set to reopen as early as this weekend. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay crews working fast on Cattle Point boat ramp repairs

Public works boss hopes to see cracks, holes appropriately filled by this weekend

 

The northern boat ramp at Cattle Point was this week closed to the public for repairs by the District of Oak Bay, until further notice. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay closes northern boat ramp at Cattle Point for safety reasons

Cracked concrete in need of repair; boater argues south launch presents unfavourable conditions

 

RCMP officers take part in a rescue operation in a handout photo. RCMP have rescued two stranded boaters in northern Manitoba in what they say turned out to be a very Canadian rescue. The Thompson detachment received a report on July 10 that the boaters were stranded near an unnamed lake south of the northern city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Thompson RCMP MANDATORY CREDIT

Mounties tackle swamps, beaver dams to rescue stranded boaters in northern Manitoba

Officers tried to reach the boaters using a snowmobile trail, but they had to turn back due to swampy terrain

 

FILE – Linda O’Leary and Kevin O’Leary arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A lawyer for Linda O’Leary, the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, says his client was not impaired when she got involved in a boat crash on an Ontario lake that left two people dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jordan Strauss/Invision

Linda O’Leary had ‘alert range’ of blood alcohol after boat crash, officer testifies

Charge relates to a collision that took place on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto, on the night of Aug. 24, 2019

FILE – Linda O’Leary and Kevin O’Leary arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A lawyer for Linda O’Leary, the wife of celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary, says his client was not impaired when she got involved in a boat crash on an Ontario lake that left two people dead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jordan Strauss/Invision
The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)

3 generations of Greater Victoria family set to sail the world

, settles into tiny home on water for world travel

The family celebrates getting Meraki in the water. (Courtesy Kate Coles)
Boat owner Paul Charlebois says there is a need for more public boat launch facilities on the Peninsula, a stance being demanded by the North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

North Saanich residents launch new appeal for public boating access

Letter laments lack of quality facilities outside boat launch in Sidney’s Tulista Park

Boat owner Paul Charlebois says there is a need for more public boat launch facilities on the Peninsula, a stance being demanded by the North Saanich Residents Association. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Standing next to his vessel Tidewalker, Commodore Alan Hannabauer of the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club shows off the cannon that will launch Saturday’s sailpast (June 5) as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club to launch boating season with a bang

Sailpast scheduled for Saturday, June 5 coincides with club’s 40th anniversary celebrations

Standing next to his vessel Tidewalker, Commodore Alan Hannabauer of the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club shows off the cannon that will launch Saturday’s sailpast (June 5) as the club celebrates its 40th anniversary. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)

Spotted a whale? Here’s what to do

Brush up on the rules before your next boat ride to protect BC’s whales

  • Apr 6, 2021
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)
A lot of smoke can be seen from a boat fire on the Crofton waterfront Thursday evening. (Facebook photo)

Man’s retirement plan vanishes in flames on the Crofton waterfront

Firefighters douse burning boat to prevent spread to nearby vessels as blaze delays Saltspring ferry

A lot of smoke can be seen from a boat fire on the Crofton waterfront Thursday evening. (Facebook photo)
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)

Spotted a whale? Here’s what to do

Brush up on the rules before your next boat ride to protect BC’s whales

  • Apr 5, 2021
Boaters must stay 200 metres away from orcas, like these Southern Resident Killer Whales. Stay 400 metres away in protected areas, including Southern British Columbia coastal waters between Campbell River and Ucluelet. (Photo: Ocean Wise)
Time for a Sea Esta, at Oak Bay Marina. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

PHOTOS: What’s in a name? Boats at Oak Bay Marina run the gamut

Boat owners draw on pop culture references, clever wordplay to name their crafts

Time for a Sea Esta, at Oak Bay Marina. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)

Amid summer sun, officials remind public to take water safety seriously

RCMP, Search and Rescue and BC branch of Lifesaving Society offer recommendations to those water-bound

Boating (Stu Salkled/Black Press Media)
American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)

B.C. boaters on lookout for unwanted American travellers

Ad hoc group scanning boat data to catch boaters violating border rules during COVID-19

American pleasure crafts unwelcome in B.C. this year. (BP File Photo, Susan Quinn)
A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officer speaks to the reported owner of a dinghy, which a woman allegedly attempted to steal in downtown Sidney Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Suspect taken into custody after allegedly attempting to steal a dinghy in Sidney

The incident happened Wednesday morning near Beacon Wharf

A Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officer speaks to the reported owner of a dinghy, which a woman allegedly attempted to steal in downtown Sidney Wednesday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

VIDEO: Boat crosses lake in Okanagan with trailer still attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps

One person dead in boating accident off Hornby Island

Two people involved, one man recovered with hypothermia

Rescue crews discovered an individual unresponsive on Norris Rock (red pin) following a boating accident Tuesday night off of Hornby Island. Google Maps
A lockable access gate has been installed at the Echo Drive boat launch to limit after-hours access to Prospect Lake. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)
A lockable access gate has been installed at the Echo Drive boat launch to limit after-hours access to Prospect Lake. (Photo courtesy Fred Haynes)
77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Harbour authority to honour Victoria sailor Jeanne Socrates with naming ceremony

In September Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world in a solo, unassisted trip

77-year-old Jeanne Socrates became the oldest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted on Sept. 7, 2019. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The Shaw family sailed into Canada on Oct. 21, anchoring in Prince Rupert after seven years sailing around the world. (sv-fluenta.blogspot.com)

Canadian family to call Sidney home after sailing for seven years

The Shaw family has travelled around the world and is ready to put down the anchor

The Shaw family sailed into Canada on Oct. 21, anchoring in Prince Rupert after seven years sailing around the world. (sv-fluenta.blogspot.com)
77-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Black Press Media File)

Bad winds force Victoria’s Record-breaking sailor back out to sea

Jeanne Socrates aims to break the world record as the oldest person to sail the world on a solo trip

77-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Black Press Media File)