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Kellei Passed her ColRegs - no big surprise
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May 18th, 2006
I got a message yesterday from Kellei, having fun at RHIOT and much more relaxed after passing her ColRegs exam......
Training Into Tow
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Kellei at the helm - towing the vessel

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May 14th, 2006
Itīs that time of year again... things always pick up in the summer and this season is not looking like any exception. SInce Kellei leaves for RHIOT on Tuesday we have been out training a lot. Yesterday was supposed to be a 2 hour slow boat handling training session - we ended up with much more then we planned - but it was all good!...
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Coxswain Standards and JRCC
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Part of the 12 hour Coxswain Standards dev. session

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January 23rd, 2006
It was an amazing yet busy weekend! Meeting with the President and executive Director of the CCGA about the SAR module. Taking a tour of JRCC and meeting the OIC, and Superintendent of SAR (who we knew from ISAR) and finally working for about 20 hours on the Coxswain Training Standards with the ARTE team... so, how was your weekend?...
Defining Training Standards
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Advanced Rescue Trainer Evaluator Team

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January 18th, 2006
We are back at it again - working to define the Coxswain Training Standards for the CCGA and the training delivery for the region......
Training under a Harvest Moon
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April 3rd, 2007
Monday nights are our typical Coast Guard Auxiliary training nights and yesterday was no exception. We went out training for 2 hours on the water to complete some navigation exercises that were canceled 2 weeks ago due to weather. Throughout most of this we were treated to the most magnificently harvest moon......
ISAR T-4 days
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ISAR Logo

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September 24th, 2005
Everyone is here now - and we had a great training session last night - Iīm blogging early today before we head out on the water for another full day of simulated SAR...
ISAR T-3 days
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Training with Cape Caution on Thromanby Is.

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September 25th, 2005
What a wonderful training day! We got so much accomplished and I think everyone had a great time doing it....
ISAR T-5 days
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ISAR Logo

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September 23rd, 2005
The Team arrives today for our final weekend of training. Amid well wishers from the community and thoughts sent by email itīs really starting to become larger then life....
ISAR T-6 days
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ISAR Logo

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September 22nd, 2005
6 Days and counting (wish I could say that in the James Bond Voice of the evil maniacīs drone who always stands resolutely by the microphone while the empire is blowing up around him....
ISAR T-7 days
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ISAR Logo

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September 21st, 2005
Thus begins the count down to ISAR (Briefing Day is Sept 29th in Halifax) I will chronical training steps and events leading up to the actual competition......
Sunshine Coast SAREX
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Myself, Shawn and Colin evaluating

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April 28th, 2007
Spent all day today down in Gibsons at the 2007 Sunshine Coast SAREX. A multi-agency training exercise for Search and Rescue. Kellei was the official photographer and I was acting as one of the evaluators....
SEN - Limited
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Wyatt Goes to College

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May 25th, 2007
Kellei and I just got back from 5 days of Simulated Electronic Navigation (SEN) training at Camosen College in Victoria as part of the CCGA-P Simulator Project. Unexpectedly Wyatt got to audit the course as well....
Meeting with the RNLI
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The RNLI Reserve Fleet

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May 30th, 2007
Met with the RNLI today and after a fairly informative one hour tour from Barbara we spent several hours meeting with Ian to discuss training programs, which led into drinks, which led into dinner......
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Ship Simulator 2008
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July 31st, 2007
From the site "Ship Simulator is a revolutionary simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea." I had tried the previous version and had a look at this one - being involved in the simulation program for the CCGA itīs always interesting to look at related concepts......
Back in St. Johns

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August 27th, 2007
Back in St. Johns Newfoundland today - it was a long trip as usual - but the first day out made it all worth it as we got to test out our new small vessel simulator - that is really looking good now!...
Radar Training
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November 22nd, 2007
Went out training last night - a bit cold but a great evening regardless. This was another radar orientation exercise for some of the newer crew and thanks to a passing tug and tow was a great exercise....
SALTS 2009 Summer Program Starts
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June 28th, 2009
Today marks both the start of the SALTS 2009 Summer program, and my return to trying to keep this site up to date with some news of happenings around my world. I Was a bit reluctant to return to blogging here because my nautical endeavors have been reduced of late - but - probably better to continue and be less nautical then not to continue at all....
Clarks Maritime Online
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Screenshot of the clarksmaritime.com site

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July 7th, 2009
Iīm pleased to announce the launch of the Clarks Maritime web site, a home for the various nautical endeavours of Martyn and Margaret Clark (who will be familiar to many of you by name) This site was a joy to design and produce....
Colregs Lights & Shapes
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Initial lights testing

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September 13th, 2010
For some time now I have wanted to improve the lights and shapes section of bosunsmate.org to include a more interactive experience with more light configurations. The HTML Canvas element that allows direct drawing in a web page should finally allow this...

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