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Welcome to the CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club website. From here you can find general information about the club and its events.

The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes to have proof of competency on board at all times. This has been effective since 15 September 2009 for all operators, regardless of craft type or age.

Be warned that there will be checks made on the water and violators will be fined 250 dollars if they cannot produce their card.

For more information, please go to the National Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program Website (opens in new page)

All members are strongly urged to check their boats on a regular basis, and if there is an issue, contact the Military Police at 250-363-4032 to commence an investigation, as well as informing the President or another member of the Club Executive.

Important News Items:

  • Vessel Contact Information Card - As a reminder, anyone with a boat in the water MUST have a card with the owner’s name and contact information, including a local telephone number, CLEARLY VISIBLE. If you need a card, there are plenty in the clubhouse and the card is available for download below. Just drop by any Thursday morning and someone …

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Marine Forecasts - Juan de Fuca Strait:

Juan de Fuca Strait - Marine Weather - Environment Canada

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Wednesday: Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday: Wind east 10 to 15 knots.
Friday: Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Wednesday: Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday: Wind east 10 to 15 knots.
Friday: Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 early this morning then becoming southwest 15 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 late overnight then veering to west 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 to 30 near noon Tuesday. Showers.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 late this morning then becoming southwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 near midnight then veering to west 25 to 30 near noon Tuesday. Showers.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Wednesday: Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday: Wind east 10 to 15 knots.
Friday: Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Forecast for Today Tonight and Tuesday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday. Showers ending near noon Tuesday.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2023

Important Safety Items:

  • What to do with Out-of-Date or Damaged Flares - Webmaster note: This page is copied directly from https://anchorline.ca/index.php/disposal-of-expired-flares, it is highly recommended that you consult that page for up-to-date information when you are preparing to dispose of flares. Pyrotechnic flares are used to signal distress at sea and help pinpoint a boat’s location. You need to check flares regularly to make sure they are …

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  • Hazardous Materials Notice - All club members or OPIs having inflammable or hazardous materials stored in the yellow steel lockers beside BLDG 1061WP in the compound or on the lower patio of the clubhouse are to remove same ASAP or, if there is a valid requirement for continued storage, label the container(s) with name, contact information, contents (if not …

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  • Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme - All members of our club are to be familiar with and follow the rules and requirements of navigating in the areas of the water airport runways shoreward of the Ogden Point breakwater as detailed in the following link: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/pacific/marine-1521.html
  • Safety is Everyone’s Concern - Safety of our members is of paramount importance. Please ensure that you have made yourself aware of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in use at the CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club. A hard copy is located in the upper entrance to the clubhouse, Bldg 1031 WP. If you see something amiss, or have any questions …

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  • Don’t mess up your nest!!! - Hazardous Material There have been several instances of hazmat and garbage being left sculling around the boatclub launch ramp and compound enclosure/building over the past months. Included items have included used oil, partially empty paint cans, used paint rollers and brushes, hardened fiberglas resin buckets, dead batteries, unmarked fuel containers and empty outboard motor fuel …

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All members are to go to the Safety & Environment Page to read Important Safety Notices.