Boating

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

 

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

 

Sunny Vancouver Island summers were made for boating!

Sunny Vancouver Island summers were made for boating!

Fishing, skiing or cruising, your summer on the water starts here

  • Jul 6, 2020

 

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)
Team Canada placed second at the IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championship in Thailand in August. (File contributed/Tom Arnold)

Local athletes help Team Canada place second at world dragon boat championships

Victoria-based Tom Arnold took on the role as head coach for one of the teams for the first time

Team Canada placed second at the IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championship in Thailand in August. (File contributed/Tom Arnold)
76-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Black Press File Photo)

Victoria’s record-setting sailor’s homecoming delayed by slow winds

Jeanne Socrates will be the oldest person to sail a solo trip around the world

76-year-old Jeanne Socrates is making her third attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world solo. (Black Press File Photo)
Jeanne Socrates is heading north after passing the French Polynesian Islands. (File submitted/Jeanne Socrates)

Victoria senior sails past Tahiti on her journey to break world record

Jeanne Socrates is on track to be the oldest person to sail the world on a solo trip

Jeanne Socrates is heading north after passing the French Polynesian Islands. (File submitted/Jeanne Socrates)
Senior sailor en route to Victoria after near-disaster during trip around the world

Senior sailor en route to Victoria after near-disaster during trip around the world

Jeanne Socrates is slated to take the record as the oldest person to sail the world in a solo trip

Senior sailor en route to Victoria after near-disaster during trip around the world
Teams powering boats with paddles and sails are racing from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, Alaska with a stop in Victoria today. Pictured, a participant from the 2018 race. (File contributed/ R2AK.com )

Largest person and wind-powered race in North America sees stop in Victoria

Participants in the Race 2 Alaska are arriving at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Teams powering boats with paddles and sails are racing from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, Alaska with a stop in Victoria today. Pictured, a participant from the 2018 race. (File contributed/ R2AK.com )
In 2018, a barge moored next to smaller vessels involved in the BC Boat Show held exhibition space. (News Review file photo)

BC Boat show sails into Sidney

200 vessels are expected May 2 to 5 at Port Sidney Marina

In 2018, a barge moored next to smaller vessels involved in the BC Boat Show held exhibition space. (News Review file photo)