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2020
Canadian Yachting Media 12-Volt Webinar 2 – Charging | Late spring start-ups | Beware of What you Cannot See May 14, 2020
CY Virtual Video Boat Tours | Boat theft caught on BRNKL camera | BC marinas continue to serve April 23, 2020
Take our Covid-19 survey | Release your inner boating Shakespeare | Standing by, Ladner style April 9, 2020
Do It Yourself Deck Repairs | Join Jill in her Happy Place | Marine supply stores stay open March 26, 2020
What’s a yacht and small craft marine surveyor worth? | Sarah Douglas named 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year March 12, 2020
Improve your docking skills | Pitoraq – keeping a boat in good order: Part 3   February 27, 2020
Come Race Martin242s With Us on Vancouver’s Beautiful English Bay! | Canadian invention SeeArch wins safety award February 13, 2020
Everyone’s headed to the Boat Show | Keeping a good boat in good repair Part 2 | Head games: Troubleshooting marine toilets January 23, 2020
Women Take the Helm at the 2020 Vancouver International Boat Show | Boating BC Names New Executive Director January 9, 2020
2019
Seasons Greetings from the CY Onboard newsletter crew! December 19, 2019
Last minute plans for boot 2020 | Clean Marine BC training in Richmond | CYOB Inbox: Love for Ask Andrew December 5, 2019
Adrenalin Marine Celebrates 25 Years of Boat Building | Whidbey Island Race Week finds a new home | The Monte Carlo 52
November 21, 2019
How do we get into sailing? | Bilge rot - a cautionary tale | Q&A with Sail Canada November 7, 2019
West Coast boaters chart course to Victoria Harbour’s newest restaurant, café and bar | Reflections from a Boating Course Graduate October 22, 2019
Reflecting on Jean Socrates’ accomplishment | Boston Whaler 230 Vantage | Can’t miss tips: Preventing Seasickness October 10, 2019
Van Isle now Pursuit Exclusive Dealer | Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month | Canoe Cove Rendezvous September 26, 2019
Record breaking Jeanne Socrates makes Victoria | Looking ahead - boot 2020 | Campion: new logo, new boats! September 12,2019
750 miles. No motor. All the way to Alaska. | Canada’s great showing – three PanAm medals | Sail into the lights August 22, 2019 August 22, 2019
The Barnet Sailing Cooperative | Victoria Classics shine Labour Day weekend | Luke Ramsay leads at PanAms August 8, 2019
39th Annual M242 North American Championship | Big Bumper provides protection | Anchoring – you asked! July 25, 2019
Canada Day Photo Contest Bonanza | Sneak Peak: Pursuit DC 235 | Yacht Marabell gets new planking July 11, 2019
O Canada – the Photo Contest | Hans Fogh One Design Regatta and Canadian Championship | Sneak Peak: Cruisers 38GLS June 27, 2019
76-year-old grandmother attempting unaided global circumnavigation | Fall Registration for Marine Apprenticeship Training is Open June 13, 2019
NWE comes to Canoe Cove | CY goes up the Shannon | Prawning for BC boaters May 23, 2019
Jeanneau offer spring deal on Leader 10.5 | Bayview Mackinac Race revs up | Should I buy that boat? – from a mechanic’s viewpoint May 9, 2019
M&P Partners with Sunseeker | Improving WiFi on board | Racing with Purpose for Ocean Health April 25, 2019
Swift Trawlers coming to BC | Canadian competitors clean beaches | The BC Boat Show April 11, 2019
C-TOW Marine Assistance 35th Anniversary | The 16th annual Massive Marine Garage Sale | An excellent winter in the Abacos March 28, 2019
Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage | There is a Fire at the Marina! | 2018 Rolex Sailor of the Year March 14, 2019
Waterfront Cottages at John Henry’s | Beneteau unveils its first motor foiler | CY takes a look at Merc’s tech systems February 28, 2019
Fire in the Port Sidney Marina | Indoor sailing: Glenmore Sailing Club plays pool | AGM VS Flooded Batteries - What you need to know February 14, 2019
2019 VIBS Kicks Off Another Great Season of Boating | New Merc 5hp Propane Four Stroke | Adamant 1: Back On Board January 24, 2019
Bunsby Island | The bright December lights of Victoria Harbour, BC January 10, 2019
2018
Van Isle Marina | R2ak Update | How about a Ranger Tug for Xmas? December 20, 2018
Daigle Welding & Marine Builds EagleCraft Boats | Sailing Around Quadra Island | Nature in Telegraph Cove December 6, 2018
Maple Bay Marina | Surge Narrows and Discovery Channel | Swimming with Whales November 22, 2018
Vancouver Island Racing Series | Crescent Custom Yachts | Hiring a Boat Repair Contractor November 8, 2018
CYOB People: Austin Edwards | Keeping Marine History Alive | The World's Largest Regatta October 25, 2018
Great Memories Sailing BC Waters | Putting Your Boat in a Charter Program | Protecting Your Boat October 11, 2018
What to do With Used Sails? | Treasure Discovered | WWII era Boats at the Classic Boat Festival September 27, 2018
Bruce Kirby Given the Order of Canada | Seaweed Blooms Down South | CY Inspects New Beneteau Models September 13, 2018
Vitamin A and E to the Rescue | Sailing Hall Welcomes Inductees | Register Today for an Online Boating Course August 23, 2018
The Pacific Northwest is a Premier Destination | Sail West Report | Leaks: Keeping Water on the Outside August 9, 2018
Joy Ride wins the 2018 Vic-Maui | British Columbia's Lifetimer Boats | The Canadian Dream July 26, 2018
Rendezvous at Pender Island | Round Bowen Island Race | Victoria's Classic Boat Festival July 12, 2018
R2AK Winners | Volvo Penta Unveils Self-docking Technology | BC Marine Parks Forever Society June 28, 2018
Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation | CYOB Meets the Volvo 65s | Dealing with Overheating June 14, 2018
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre | Mercury Adds to its Pro XS Product Line | Yacht Sales West Profile May 24, 2018
Puget Sound now a No Discharge Zone | New Operators at C-Tow Comox | How to Keep Your Brightwork Bright May 10, 2018
New CYOB Feature | The BC Boat Show in Sidney | 50th Southern Straits Classic April 26, 2018
2018 Melges 24 World Championships | Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month | Pacific Salmon Foundation Gala April 12, 2018
Blind Channel Resort Part 2 | Boats Big Draw in Edmonton | Tropic Ocean Airways and The Moorings March 22, 2018
BC Multihull Society |An Evening with Ron Holland | Blind Channel Resort March 8, 2018
Name The Boat | Developing a Strong Community | Adamant 1: Dealing With Irma's Mess February 22, 2018
M&P Mercury Wins BICEOC Award | BOOT Review | Leatherman Celebrates 35th Anniversary February 8, 2018
Vancouver Boat Show Review | Going ActiveCaptain with Garmin | POTW from BC January 25, 2018
Vancouver International Boat Show Preview | Salt Spring Sensational | North American IOD Invitational Regatta Announced January 11, 2018
2017
Happy Holidays from Canadian Yachting Onboard December 21, 2017
Crescent Custom Yachts at FLIBS | Incandescent to LED Lights | Battery Maintenance December 14, 2017
Milltown Has it All | Ken Schley Makes a Big Splash | CYOB visits the BVIs November 23, 2017
VIRS Winner Pitoraq | The Moorings Add Antigua | Cantius 42 Preview Video November 9, 2017
Abernethy & Gaudin Boatbuilders | Remembering George Cuthbertson | RORC Caribbean 600 October 26, 2017
George Cuthbertson | Page's Resort & Marina | Commodore's Boats October 12, 2017
SS Princess Sophia Exhibit | Silva Bay Shipyard | Could it Happen Here? September 28, 2017
Irma | Victoria Classic Boat Festival | the Name Game September 14, 2017
COSA Sets the Bar High | Desolation Sound in September | Going iPad or Android? August 24, 2017
Sidney Poker Run | Western Canada Jeanneau Rendezvous | I Hit Something! Now What? August 10, 2017
Reflecting on 50 Years of the FireBall Dinghy Regatta | Royal Victoria Yacht Club Wins Club of the Year in Canada July 27, 2017
Maple Bay Marine "Scoop It Up" | Wish List Looking for Champions | Boating History of Canada Part 3 July 13, 2017
BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta | POTW Goes International | When Opportunity NOXX June 22, 2017
America's Cup Readers Responses | Race to Alaska Begins | 150 Years of Boating in Canada June 8 2017
Cowichan Bay Boatbuilding Challenge | Basil Hobbs Memorial SIN Regatta | Electronics Onboard with Owen Hurst May 25, 2017
Race to Alaska Explained | Safe Boating Awareness Week | Meet the National Team May 11, 2017
Going iPad with Marine Navigation | Preventing Boat Propeller Accidents | Pacific Gateway Marina April 27, 2017
2018 Melges 24 World Championships at Victoria International Marina | Supporting Our Olympic Athletes April 13, 2017
Victoria International Marina | Adamant 1 in George Town | New Chandlery at Port Sidney Marina March 23, 2017
2017 Racing Rules | 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta | Guide to Green Boating March 9, 2017
Bluewater Rigging Moving | I Heart My Boat | Rolex Sailor of the Year February 23, 2017
Eye Catching Black Fishing Boat | Captain Cook's Journals at the Maritime Muesum | New Boating Safety App February 9, 2017
New Racing Rules | Journey Across Canada | New CEO of Sail Canada January 26, 2017
Meet the CBSC Racing Team | VIBS 2017 Digital Show Guide Now Available | Patos Island Race 2017 January 12, 2017
2016
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 22, 2016
Salty Dawg Rally | Sail Canada's New CEO | Clean Marine BC December 8, 2016
Brand New CYOB Calendar | Living the Dream | Adamant 1 Has Engine Trouble November 24, 2016
New Seawind 1160 Lite | Adamant 1 in the Tennessee River | Sailing Coaches Celebrated November 10, 2016
Clean Marine BC | New Beneteau 41.1 | Removal of Viki Lyne ll October 27, 2016
Adamant 1 Blog | Volunteer Of The Month | Annapolis Boat Show October 13, 2016
Silver Medal Sailors | Classis Boats in Victoria | Thermopylae Regatta | Travel Blog: Lake Michigan and so much more… September 22, 2016
Digital CY Now Ready | Heineken Regatta | Lots of New Models | CPS-ECP Conference and more… September 8, 2016
Rio Wrap-Up | CY Fall Sneak Peek | DIY Water and Ground | Pig War | Rescues and more… August 25, 2016
Remembering Derek Hatfield | Racing at Maple Bay and Cowichan Bay | Team Canada at Rio | MJM 50Z Review and more… August 11, 2016
Pokémon in PFD's? | Cruisers 60 Sneak Peek | Lifejacket Challenge | Rio Around the Corner and more… July 28, 2016
Remembering Steve Tupper | R2AK & Vic Maui | Thunderstorm, ESD and Towing Tips and tons more… July 14, 2015
7 Tips for Night Boating | Poets Cove Rendezvous | Coastal Craft Made Accessible | Cruisers Cantius 54 and more… June 23, 2016
73rd Swiftsure | Victoria Sailors Prepare for Rio | Weather Seminars | Evening Cruise with CY and more… June 9, 2016
Olympic Sailors | Best Burgers | Featured Videos | Emergency Help and more… May 26, 2016
Safe Boating Week | Survey Draw Winner | Victoria Show | Kitsilano Base and more… May 12, 2016
Keep Our Waters | Flare Disposal | Readers' Stories | Marine Gadgets and more… April 28, 2016
Thank a Volunteer | Marine Careers | Azores Video | My First Storm and more… April 14, 2016
Win $100 Gift Cert | CY April Digital Issue | Galley Guys |Flare Disposal Days | Mobile Service Identity and more...  March 24, 2016
April Sneak Peek | Vancouver Cruising | Race to Alaska | Marine Products and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | GIN Race | Learn to Sail | Signal Flags App and more… February 25, 2016
CY Boat Reviews Online | BC Yacht Clubs & Parks Canada | Stupid Boat Tricks and more… February 11, 2016
Sail Management Courses | Brentwood Bay Cruising | Call for Nominations | Highspeed Boat Lifts | New Launches and Products and much more… January 28, 2016
VIBS Show Guide Download | CPS Virtual Trainer | Azimut 55S | Raymarine Wireless CHIRP and more… January 14, 2016
2015
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 24, 2015
CY Boat Show Issue | New Beneteau | Environmental Issues and tons more… December 10, 2015
Shop CY Store | Fall Racing News | VIRS | Seattle Show and more… November 26, 2015
Galley Guys | CY December Peek | Spill Drill | FLIBS and more… November 12, 2015
Contest Winner | Holiday Gift Ideas | Sailing News and Charts to Cuba October 22, 2015
Mustang Recall | Boat to Cuba | Annapolis Show | Our Product Reviews and more… October 8, 2015
Contest Time | Remembering  Dirk Kneulman | Invasive Species | Lagoon 630 and more... September 25, 2015
Hot Yachts with Hot Cars | Racing Everywhere | Beneteau First 22 | Touching Reunion and more... September 10, 2015
CY New Issue Sneak Peek | Rum Education & Oysters | Boat Show at the Creek | WiFi Onboard and more... August 27, 2015
Racing Wrap-Ups | Hall of Fame |  Jeanneau and Beneteau  |  Cool Products and more... August 13, 2015
Dragon Class | Jeanneau 54 | PanAm Sailing | Electronics on Water... July 23, 2015
Lots of Racing | Hanse 315 | West Coast Regattas | New Products and more... July 9, 2015
Prevent Invasive Species | CORK and PanAm Racing | Monte Carlo 6 | Scholarships and more... June 25, 2015
Blue Flag Program | Prince Rupert Stopover | Storm Dock Protection and Lots of Racing... June 11, 2015
Easter Seals Regatta | Experts Sacrificial Anodes | Volvo Ocean Race | Neptunus Launch and more... May 28, 2015
Safe Boating Week | June CY Peek | Swiftsure Race | Shipwreck Found and much more... May 14, 2015
Be Prepared | Diesel Fuel Pt 3 | Dispose of Flares | Beneteau | Product Focus and more... April 23, 2015
Diesel Fuel Filters | Regal 2100 | May Issue Highlights |Swiftsure Race and much more... April 9, 2015
Nanaimo Boat Show | Diesel Fuel Additives | Barnacle Removal | Neptunus 62 and more… March 26, 2015
Clean Marine B.C | Solar Panel Installation | Sonship 72 | Victoria Boat Show and more... March 12, 2015
CY's YouTube Channel Launches | Ask the Experts | Sewage in Burrard | Coast Guard Vessels in Sydney and more... February 26, 2015 
Power Cats in Pacific | Solar Panel Power | VIBS Results | Rolex Sailing Awards and more... February 12, 2015
How to Care for your Marine Battery and much more... January 22, 2015
Because it's All About the Boats January 8, 2015
2014
Happy Holidays from Everyone at Canadian Yachting! December 11, 2014
Vancouver Boat Show 2015 | CY at METS Amsterdam | Holiday Shopping | St-Barth Cup Winners and more… November 27, 2014
Winter Getaways | Seattle Boat Show | Ask the Experts | West Marine Canada Closing and more... November 13, 2014
CY Website Has Fresh New Look | Ask the Experts | Sailing News and more… October 23, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! October 9, 2014
Green Innovators, New Electronics, BC Marine Museum and more… September 26, 2014
Focus on New Products, C&C 30 One Design, Prevent ESD, Good Harbour-Bad Day and Comfort Food September 11, 2014
Racing Events, October Issue Sneak Peek, Survival Suit Innovation, Shrimp Stew and more… August 28, 2014
CPS Vessel Checks, New offering from Beneteau, Launch 36 Tour, Award winning recipes and more… August 14, 2014
BC Summer Games, Saturna Cookout, Volva and Sail Canada, Best Dip Ever and more… July 24, 2014
Squamish Open, Build a Boat, New Audio Solutions and the new CY Blog July 10, 2014
Fruit Infusion, Boat Scams, Regatta Season, Bavaria Sport 360 and more June 27, 2014
CY Onboard West Introduces Our New Look! June 12, 2014
We’re launching an exciting new webinar series for people who want to brush up on their boating skills or explore a new interest. Our volunteers have been developing this collection of informative webinars and will be bringing them to your living room, cottage, boat or office by offering them online.
Based on the current Sail Canada High-Performance ...
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Mercury Marine parent Brunswick Corp. resumed ...
Century Boats has acquired Vanquish ...

Lifestyle

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This line-up of Beneteaus can to us from our friends at RCR Yachts in NY State where they are ...
As another harsh Victoria winter came to a close, the deck repair and refinishing continued with ...
The Peterborough Canoe Company was formed in 1892 and began production the following year after ...
On one of the sunny days we had recently, Kyle MacTaggart in Honey Harbour ON fired up the Merc to ...
For all those OnBoard subscribers who have followed along with the maintenance, repairs and ...
We hardly need tell you about the pandemic but it’s worth noting that the marine industry is acting ...
If you’ve been to CORK, you’ve probably seen Tim Irwin. Whether he was organizing volunteers, ...
This brilliant shot comes to us from professional shooter Elle Bruce.  These four sailors are ...
In 2008, Pat and Lynn Lortie said goodbye to their everyday life to pursue their dream; making ...
With old boats every repair seems to uncover something else needing attention.  Removing the ...

DIY & How to

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Building on our last two editions (Sealants, and Fibreglass, respectively), Gelcoat is the next ...
After a successful R2Ak and regatta season in 2019, I felt that Pitoraq was due for a major ...
Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? ...
Last edition we talked about sealants to perform tasks like bedding and sealing. Other tasks like ...
Over the winter, a many-thousand pound fiberglass, wood or metal shell is held in position by only ...
Since the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over ...
This bag does more than hold your anchor and rode in one tidy little pile. After you’ve anchored ...
Purchase your copy of the BRAND NEW Ports Georgian Bay 2020 Edition at the Toronto International ...
The boat was put on the hard for this winter and were going to follow along with Graham as he ...
In this part, we’ll delve deeper into the other parts of the boat found below the water line: the ...

Shrink Wrap2020 is a year of change – self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, and working remotely have become the norm. For many, this has been a bitter pill to swallow. Another bitter pill for boaters is the delay of the season. Provincial laws differ – so terms like ‘essential’ aren’t translating widely across the marine world.

In BC, marinas remain open and fuel is available, sometimes with conditions. In Ontario, marinas, boat launches, yacht clubs and the professionals that service the marine industry aren’t considered essential, unless the service and location allows a person to access their permanent residence only accessible by boat.

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Boat Reviews

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No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...
The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Destinations

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If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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Marine Products

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Since its introduction last year, the JBL by Harman Marine BassPro 10" Powered Subwoofer (JBLMBP10) ...
After decades of perusing charts and guidebooks as part of planning a cruise, it was a totally ...
Ever since I was a youngster Jeeps of all kinds have fascinated me. It wasn’t until the mid 70s ...
New from Plastimo, this bi-colour backpack in Tarpaulin 500D will keep contents dry from ship to ...
Being a boater can come with certain space restraints for additional items that may make your ...
Whether you are interested in monitoring your vessel’s systems while underway or remotely from your ...
No wires to install down your mast. Transmit to smartphone/tablet. Works with lots of great ...
Vesper Cortex, the advanced multi-station VHF, AIS, monitor with intuitive touchscreen operation is ...
The Handy One Combo is an all-powerful, hands-free lighting solution. It's tough, reliable, ...
The Nebo FIXR features an easy, portable solution for all your everyday tools.