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Halifax Squadron

CPS is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing boating enjoyment and safety through training. The Foghorn is the newsletter of the Halifax Squadron, a unit of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. Halifax Squadron serves Halifax, Bedford and the St. Margaret's Bay area."

CPS AGM and Graduation

Come and celebrate with the graduates of the fall and spring CPS courses at the Armdale Yacht Club on Tuesday, June 1, 2004. In addition to the graduation ceremony, the evening will include a buffet supper, the Annual General Meeting and Change of Watch of the Squadron Bridge. Stick around afterwards for some great live entertainment. The cost is $25 and tickets can be bought at the door. RSVP to louise.white@ns.sympatico.ca by May 28.

1800 reception (cash bar) 1900 dinner 2000 AGM and Graduation 2100 Musical entertainment by The Luv Handles

The Return of the Tall Ships

The Foghorn Navigation Challenge

Parade of Sail Halifax Harbour 24 July 2000 ,, U p

to 40 tall ships will sail into Halifax Harbour between July 29th and August 2nd, 2004. This will be the fourth time these majestic vessels have graced Halifax Harbour. The visit takes place during the World Acadian Congress and is especially themed "A Salute to l'Acadie". There will be lots of fun activities in and around the water, including the ever-popular Parade of Sail”.

You are cruising past Peggy’s Point, close to shore to enjoy the scenery. Your chart shows Halibut Rock just off shore, and you really don’t want to go aground there. Your GPS is set to WGS84 datum, but your St. Margaret’s Bay Chart (paper or electronic) is drawn to NAD27. You don’t know how, or don’t want to bother, to change the GPS datum. You do know that the error is about 100 metres, enough to put you on the rock. How might you pass by in safety, with no charting or plotting or electronic instruments, and still stay close to shore to observe the tourists? (Answer on back page) If you like the idea of solving a problem like this, and if there’s interest, a problem will be posted monthly on the web, and also in each issue of the Fog Horn. And please send in your own suggestions: I’ll need them! Email: training@cpshalifax.com

Emanuel (Mannie) Laufer, N STO, CPS Halifax Squadron

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