Above - Mayne Islanders arriving at AMIB luncheon, Port Browning last August
Association of Mayne Island Boaters
2nd hand rowboat wanted on Mayne Island. Contact Jeremy Killam Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of the AMIB Executive are posted on this website once they have been approved at the subsequent Executive meeting.
Minutes from the January 13, 2020 Exec meeting are now posted here.
Mayne Island dock queries:
Miners Bay dock wharfinger is Neil Jensen.
Horton Bay dock wharfinger is Richard Jarco.
Southern Gulf Islands Harbour Commissioner (Mayne Island) - Brian Dearden
Islands Trust - Notice
Do you know about an abandoned boat in the Islands Trust area that should be removed? Islands Trust wants to hear from you!
If you know of an abandoned boat that should be removed, visit our Abandoned and Derelict Vessel webpage to learn how to report it. Islands Trust is developing an inventory of abandoned, derelict boats in the Islands Trust area to share with applicable removal agencies
Use these links to contact us about abandoned boats.
Do you use Horton Bay dock?
Read the latest Court Ruling re: Horton Bay.
This June 25/2018 ruling concerns parking on Horton Bay Road.
Proposed Changes to Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Regulations
Do you know how many flares, what kind, and the other safety equipment that you are required to have on board your vessel? There are some changes being proposed, especially to SUP's .... read here....
Safe Social Distancing on a Boat - Here is a link to a useful article from Discover Boating.
Thanks to Allen S. for the link.
A message from BC Parks - note no anchoring is currently allowed with park foreshores.
"The closure of BC’s provincial parks, announced on April 8, 2020, is in response to the call for increased action to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and aligning with federal and provincial experts requesting citizens to stay home. Where marine foreshore is within a provincial protected area boundary, anchoring is prohibited during the closure, except of course for emergency purposes associated with health and safety.
BC Parks appreciates your understanding, cooperation and support during this challenging time."
Forwarded from Mark Bunzel, Editor/Publisher
of the Waggoner Cruising Guide:
"Our readers have been asking about the current status regarding boating during the Covid-19 pandemic – the “Stay-at-Home Directive” applies to boating activities. The Canada/US border is closed to all non-essential travel. Washington State Parks and BC Parks have closed their facilities and services, and Washington State DNR lands and services are also closed. Many marinas in Washington State and British Columbia are closed to guest moorage, or are in the process of closing. Most of the Fuel docks remain open and are considered a necessity for essential commercial vessel activity. Pleasure vessels may use the fuel docks, but be prepared to follow policies, such as a limit on the number of boats/people allowed to purchase fuel at one time.
The March 25th “Stay-at-Home Directive” applies to all non-essential travel. BC as well as Washington State have issued “Stay-at-Home Directives.” It is important that we all do what is needed to stop this pandemic. The sooner we stay home, the sooner we can get back to boating. We all love being out on the water, but now is not the time. We don’t want to place additional burdens on first-responders and emergency services, attending to boaters that find themselves in trouble.
The good news is that this will pass with time. As things start to open up, check back at waggonerguide.com for the current status regarding border crossings, the reopening of marinas, and access to marine parks."
All Movie Nights and boating courses are cancelled
until further notice
Boating Courses 2020
New courses are coming this Spring, especially for kayakers.
A huge thank you to our chief instructor, Blair Smith for instructing all of this winters courses, including the Power and Sail Squadron course, and the workshop series at the Library.
Join AMIB, one of Mayne Island's active and friendly organizations!
We are continuing to receive new memberships and renewals. Please use the online 2020 Membership Application on this website. We have over 200 AMIB members.
What do we do? Boater Education - Improve Docks and Ramps - Social Activities
Other AMIB Benefits:
2019-2020 Executive (as of November 23, 2019 AGM)
President - Louis Vallee
Vice President - Cliff Kiyooka
Treasurer - Bob McKinnon
Secretary - Richard Jarco
Other Directors - Bill Lane, Murray Malott, Renate Morell, Judy Kiyooka, Carl Bunnin
Past President - Allen Slade
Webmaster - Cliff Kiyooka - email@example.com
Ad hoc Dock Committee - Allen Slade, Bob McKinnon, Carl Bunnin
Proposed Anson Road Dock
At the April 11th, 2019 Mayne Island meeting CRD prepared visuals of plans for new Anson Road dock and for changes Miners Bay Dock. Ted Robbins announced that quotes will go out after completion of the archaeological and environmental studies.
Anson Road dock will have 720 linear feet of dock space compared to the current 180 linear feet at Horton Bay. The current Horton Bay dock will be dismantled and replaced by the Anson Road dock after AR is completed.
There will be parking for 15 vehicles plus a turn-around.
The current T-float (in dark brown) will be replaced by a concrete float (in green) in order to lessen the effects of ferry wake.
View the Anson Road dock plans here: