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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 […]

Marine Forecasts - Juan de Fuca Strait:

Juan de Fuca Strait - Marine Weather - Environment Canada

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

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 Sunday morning then diminishing to west 10 to 20 near noon Sunday. Wind increasing to west 30 to 40 Sunday afternoon.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Monday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Wednesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Monday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Wednesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

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

Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this morning then increasing to westerly 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to west 20 Sunday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Monday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Wednesday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 20 to 30.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

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

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 Sunday morning then diminishing to west 10 to 20 near noon Sunday. Wind increasing to west 30 to 40 Sunday afternoon.
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2024

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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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