Association of Mayne Island Boaters
We welcome your feedback, questions, and comments about AMIB on our Comment page.
Movie Nights are back! Friday, January 31st at the Mayne Inn. Read details below.
Minutes of the AMIB Executive are posted on this website once they have been approved at the subsequent Executive meeting.
Minutes from the November 18th, 2019 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 (SGIHC) is Ian Dow
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....
Boating Courses 2020
Evening Workshops at the Library, 7:00 pm - taught by Blair Smith
More 2020 boating courses from the
Pender Island Squadron of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron
Happy New Year from the Pender Island Squadron! While most people are not doing a lot of boating these wet wintery days, it is an excellent time for some class work to expand your knowledge and make for safer boating. For the winter/spring of 2020 the Pender Island Squadron will be offering the following courses:
Boating 2 – Beyond the PCOC
This is a six evening course and is aimed at improving your basic knowledge of boating. Many topics are covered from the Rules of Road to strategies for tying up and anchoring, and everything in between. It’s an introductory course for people who have their PCOC and want to continue their lifelong learning about boating and being safe at sea.
This course is offered routinely and upon demand. It takes a full day, and also requires at home reading and practice. At the end of the course you will understand all about radios, maritime radio procedures and emergency calls. You will challenge an Industry Canada exam and receive your Radio Operator’s Certificate – Maritime, making it legal to use your onboard radio.
Radio Refresher Seminar
Many people have asked if they can receive refresher training on radio usage, even though they already have their ROC-M. In addition, the Pender Island Squadron has purchased an ICOM radio simulator that allows the “on air” practice of emergency calls and DSC calls. So, we are working on a simple 2-hour seminar that will contain some review, and lots of hands-on practice. This seminar will only be for people who already have their ROC-M. If you don’t have yours, then you need to take the Maritime Radio course. Attendance will be limited, so if there is a lot of interest more than one session will be offered.
Dates for these courses have not been set, but will be starting towards the end of February 2020. If you are interested in these or other courses, or in joining the Squadron, please contact John Reader for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-629-6561.
Movie Nights Are Back!
Christmas Party 2019
November 30th at the Mayne Inn
President Louis Vallee welcomed a sold out crowd of AMIB members to its annual Christmas Dinner on November 30th at the Mayne Inn Bistro. Guests were served dinner of either salmon or chicken, complete with gourmet appetizers and dessert.
Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance and handed out door prizes. The evening ended with each table choosing a Captain who was in charge of solving, along with his/her crew a tricky crossword puzzle all about Mayne Island, boating, and even people in the room.
Thank you to:
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, Brian Dearden, 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: