Re: Informal, unscientific survey
We do have a Harbour Commissioner here in Sidney but I believe he deals with land based issues and Government dock wharfage more than on the water issues.
We do have a voluteered base SAR, the RCMP and the CCG out on the water on most days.
I have been on and around boats for my entire life, 50+ years and I have found that the authorities are more reactive than proactive.
I know of no one personally who has been cited for anything including myself.
We have three rules;
No bleeding on the sails.
No slobbering on the charts.