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2018
It’s Photo Time! | Why pricing matters in today’s marketplace | How about a Ranger Tug for Xmas? December 20, 2018
Registration Open for Marblehead to Halifax | Race Data on Plastics | Christmas on Adamant 1 December 6, 2018
It's Official: Marblehead! | Fortune Cove's Panga 22 | Swimming with Whales November 22, 2018
Thinking About Next Summer | A Day Aboard the Gulden Leeuw | Boating with Kids November 8, 2018
CYOB People: Sydney Peach | Fall Boating Preparation | The World's Largest Regatta October 25, 2018
Lyman Restoration Continued | NS Opti Championships | Protecting Your Boat October 11, 2018
The Beast in Halifax | Treasure Discovered | Become a Road Warrior! September 27, 2018
Bruce Kirby Given the Order of Canada | Seaweed Blooms Down South | CY Inspects New Beneteau Models September 13, 2018
Chester Race Week Wraps Up | Sailing Hall Welcomes Inductees | Jeanneau Unveils the NC 795 August 23, 2018
Come Sail With the Classics | Zimmer Launch Launches | Lunenburg Attracks Visiting Yachts August 9, 2018
Pro Tune-up Tips | Busy Summer at Dartmouth Yacht Club | I am a Sailor July 26, 2018
Mobility Cup in Halifax | Dartmouth Yacht Club Grand Opening | Sail All Opportunities July 12, 2018
Helly Hansen Joins Chester Race Week | Volvo Penta Unveils Self-docking Technology | Amazonia Reborn June 28, 2018
Portrait of an Able Sailor | CYOB Meets the Volvo 65s | Dealing with Overheating June 14, 2018
Friendly Haven: St Peters Lions Club Marina | Mercury Adds to its Pro XS Product Line | Black Friday Sail May 24, 2018
News from Iceberg Alley | Boxing Rock Cup | How to Keep Your Brightwork Bright May 10, 2018
New CYOB Feature | Halifax Waterfront Update | East Coast Albacore Championships April 26, 2018
Destination: Richibucto | Picton Castle's Final World Cruise | A Yacht Broker's Tips for Sellers April 12, 2018
Moncton Boat Show Opens Tomorrow | Fly Boy Video Update | Forget Winter, Summer is Coming… March 22, 2018
Dinghy Cruising on the Eastern Shore Part 2 | 2018 NS Sailing Team Announced | What's in a Boat Name March 8, 2018
Name The Boat | Dinghy Cruising the Eastern Shore | Adamant 1: Dealing With Irma's Mess February 22, 2018
It's Show Time! | BOOT Review | Leatherman Celebrates 35th Anniversary February 8, 2018
Catamaran Happy | New at the Halifax Boat Show | Spartan Ocean Racing Update January 25, 2018
Restoring a Classic | Passamaquoddy Bay | North American IOD Invitational Regatta Announced January 11, 2018
2017
Happy Holidays from Canadian Yachting Onboard December 21, 2017
Destination Cheticamp | Canadian Rowing Atlantic Solo | Battery Maintenance December 14, 2017
Sail Nova Scotia 2017 Award Winners | Mulgrave Then and Now | IODs at South Shore Marine November 23, 2017
Favorite Eastern Shore Harbour | The Moorings Add Antigua | Cantius 42 Preview Video November 9, 2017
Covey Island Boatworks | Remembering George Cuthbertson | RORC Caribbean 600 October 26, 2017
George Cuthbertson | BBYC Optimist Championship | DYC Hosts Convoy Cup 2017 October 12, 2017
Summerside Yacht Club and Marina | Women's Keelboat Championships | Could it Happen Here? September 28, 2017
Irma | Martin's River Regatta 2017 | The Name Game September 14, 2017
Chester Race Week | NS at the Canada Games | Going iPad or Android? August 24, 2017
Parade of Sail in Halifax | Chester Preview | I Hit Something! Now What? August 10, 2017
Cape Henry 21 Launched | Mahone Marine's Raft-up Party | Going iPad or Chartplotter? July 27, 2017
Jim Peerless' Barrelback 19 Update | Dartmounth Yacht Club Opening Regatta | Boating History of Canada Part 3 July 13, 2017
Covey Island Boatworks | POTW Goes International | Boating History of Canada Part 2  June 22, 2017
America's Cup Readers Responses | Race to Alaska Begins | 150 Years of Boating in Canada June 8, 2017
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary | Destination Bouctouche | Electronics Onboard with Owen Hurst May 25, 2017
2017 Sonar World Championships | Safe Boating Awareness Week | Meet the National Team May 11, 2017
Going iPad with Marine Navigation | Preventing Boat Propeller Accidents | Barrel of Fun! April 27, 2017
Cape Henry 21 Halfway Party | Sail Training Opportunities | Supporting Our Olympic Athletes April 13, 2017
Restoration Projects | Adamant 1 in George Town | Visit Charlottetown March 23, 2017
An Education at Sea | 50 Years and Going Strong | Registration Open for Instructor Clinics March 9, 2017
Cranchi Boats Now Available | I Heart My Boat | Halifax Welcomes Tall Ships

February 23, 2017

Halifax Boat Show Opens Today | New Boating Safety App | Nova Scotia Sailors Win Awards February 9, 2017
Covey Island Boatworks | A Small Piece of Heaven | Journey Across Canada January 26, 2017
Boat Show Updates | Early Start to Iceboating | Cruising Northern Newfoundland January 12, 2017
2016
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 22, 2016
Salty Dawg Rally | Sail Canada's New CEO | Lunenburg Foundry December 8, 2016
Brand New CYOB Calendar | Living the Dream | Adamant 1 Has Engine Trouble November 24, 2016
Maritime Style | Adamant 1 in the Tennessee River | Winter is Coming November 10, 2016
Marine Services in Baddeck | New at Halifax International Boat Show | Nominate Your Hero October 27, 2016
Adamant 1 Blog | Volunteer Of The Month | Annapolis Boat Show October 13, 2016
Atlantic Sailing Conference | Sunk at the Dock | St. Andrews Destination | Luminous Marine Decking and so much more… September 22, 2016
Digital CY Now Ready | Race the Cape Results | South Shore Profile | Heineken Regatta and more… September 8, 2016
Rio Wrap-Up | CY Fall Sneak Peek | DIY Water and Ground | Chester Crew| Rescues and more… August 25, 2016
Remembering Derek Hatfield | Chester Race Week | 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 | Great Loop Send Off | Thunderstorm, ESD and Towing Tips and tons more… July 14, 2016
7 Tips for Night Boating | Destination PEI | Young Sailor Scholarships | Cruisers Cantius and more… June 23, 2016
Boxing Rock Cup | NS Sailors Make the Team | Blue Flag in Halifax | The Boat Shop and more… June 9, 2016
Olympic Sailors | Best Burgers | Featured Videos | Emergency Help and more… May 26, 2016
Safe Boating Week | Cold Water Survival | Survey Draw Winner | Vikings on the Move 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 | Seabreeze Boats | Halifax Show Post-Mortem and more… February 25, 2016
CY Boat Reviews Online | Nova Scotia Brothers Qualify | Stupid Boat Tricks and more… February 11, 2016
Marine Profiles | Halifax Show | Call for Nominations | New Launches and Products and much more… January 28, 2016
Halifax Boat Show | 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 | Model Ships and more… November 26, 2015
Boating Cape Breton | CY December Peek | Boating Gift Ideas| 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 24, 2015
Hot Yachts with Hot Cars | Racing Everywhere | NATO Exercises | Touching Reunion and more... September 10, 2015
CY New Issue Sneak Peek | Rum Education & Oysters | Chester Results | WiFi Onboard and more... August 27, 2015
Racing Wrap-Ups | Hall of Fame | Jeanneau and Beneteau | Cool Products and more... August 13, 2015
Nova Scotia Racing | Jeanneau 54 | Cruisers University | Electronics on Water... July 23, 2015
Lots of Racing | Hanse 315 | Monte Carlo Yachts | 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 | Storm Dock Protection | Women’s Sailing Award and Lot’s of Racing... June 11, 2015
Race the Cape | Experts Sacrificial Anodes | Volvo Ocean Race | Neptunus Launch and more... May 28, 2015
Safe Boating Week | June CY Peek | Sailing Conference | 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 | Marblehead to Halifax and much more... April 9, 2015
Moncton Boat Show | Diesel Fuel Additives | Barnacle Removal | Neptunus 62 and more… March 26, 2015
Boating Simulator | Nova Scotia Wins Rolex | Ricoh Sports Awards | Sonar Class and more... March 12, 2015
CY's YouTube Channel Launches | Douglas Roy | Marblehead to Halifax  | Coast Guard $ in St. John's and more... February 26, 2015 
Halifax Boat Show | Solar Panel Power | Ice Yacht Racing | 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
CY at METS Amsterdam |  St-Barth Cata Cup Winners | Holiday Shopping | Great Lakes water levels and more… November 28, 2014
Winter Getaways | CPS-ECP Annual AGM | 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, Laser Atlantic Coast, Pink Boat Tour and Andre Lamothe, New Electronics and more… September 26, 2014
Focus on New Products, C&C 30 One Design, Prevent ESD, Good Harbour-Bad Day and Comfort Food September 12, 2014
Atlantic Racing, October Issue Sneak Peek, Survival Suit Innovation, Shrimp Stew and more… August 28, 2014
Racing at Chester and Riverport, CPS Vessel Checks, New Yacht Designs, Award Winning Recipes, Rope Terminals and more… August 14, 2014
Atlantic Racing, Sail Canada and Volvo, Safety, Excellent Adventures, Best Dip Ever and more… July 24, 2014
Race Week, Build a Boat, New Audio Solutions and the CY Blog July 10, 2014
Rick Mercer in NS, Fruit Infusion, Boat Scams,  Bavaria Sport 360 and more June 27, 2014
CY Onboard Atlantic Introduces Our New Look! June 12, 2014
You may have read in the April issue of Canadian Yachting, that the Galley Guys took a delightful and scenic cruise on the Rideau Canal aboard a Le Boat Horizon Escape 1350.
At the end of last month, Canadian sailors ...
The Walker Bay Venture 14 claims to be the ...
ILCA is seeking new builders to complement its ...
It has been hot in the Abacos this winter. ...
In 2019, C-TOW celebrates its 35th anniversary of ...

Destinations

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At the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show I had the pleasure of meeting up with Allyson and ...
Following the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an ...
For the adventurous boater Bunsby Marine Provincial Park is a special place, situated due south of ...
There is good anchoring in Cowichan Bay and nearby, and salt water enough to make any boater happy. ...
We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...


The Marina at Blind ChannelOne of my favourite places

By Marianne Scott

Sailing north of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and the Broughton Archipelago offer cruisers a bevy islands with ample anchorages. Tides cause swift currents to run through the islands’ waterways. Few marinas are found in this large, sparsely populated region but one that provides all the services boaters need and especially enjoy is Blind Channel, a marina and resort operated by the Richter family located on Mayne Passage on the east side of West Thurlow Island (50 24. 82N, 125 30. 00).

Read more about the Blind Channel Resort...

 

Lifestyle

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At the end of last month, Canadian sailors gathered on the Palma Beach in Palma de Mallorca, Spain ...
In 2019, C-TOW celebrates its 35th anniversary of providing 24/7 “Peace of Mind Boating” for ...
West Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia ...
It has been hot in the Abacos this winter. Whoever said this area was cool this time of year must ...
Unfortunately this is not a picture from a boat but was taken on the evening of February 27, 2019 ...
On March 1, Tom Ramshaw of Stoney Lake Yacht Club was honoured with the most prestigious National ...
Vero Beach, aka Velcro Beach, lived up to its reputation again. Our original plan was to be there ...
My husband and I were visiting the Bra d'Or Lake from Newfoundland in our 39 foot Sea Ray ...
After an autumn in Canada, we arrived back in northern Florida at Adamant 1 on January 3rd and with ...
This issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial ...

Boat Reviews

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ILCA is seeking new builders to complement its existing network of manufacturers, the International ...
Nelson Gilbert (1854-1921) began building canoes in Brockville in the 1890s, a time when the sport ...
I have heard a lot of talk lately about trends in yacht clubs where senior membership is getting ...
To get you in the mood for cruising the Boat Show then launching in spring, here’s a boat that ...
Quite simply, the styles of boats have changed. Where in past years a buyer might have been looking ...
At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...

Swift Trawler 47By Andy Adams

You might look at the pictures of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and think that this is not a “performance boat”, but I think it certainly is, and here is why; it can top out at 30 mph to get you from A to B quickly or to beat the weather in, so it’s pretty fast, but it can also loaf along doing 1,250 rpm making 9.3 mph and at that pace, it travels 2.4 miles on a gallon of fuel. That’s great performance in my books!

With a light displacement of almost 28,000 lbs, this is a big boat. In fact, it looks and feels more like a small ship than a big boat.

Read more about the Swift Trawler 47......

 

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1When Beneteau introduced their new Oceanis 46.1, they were inspired by the fact that their previous Oceanis 45 was one of Beneteau’s best sellers and the new 46.1 had to be a clearly superior boat. The Oceanis range is about space and comfort for cruising while still delivering strong performance.

The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

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DIY & How to

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I’ve had two emails over the past few weeks with a count-down to launch (47 days per the last ...
Electrical ground is a term used to describe the reference point in an electrical circuit from ...
Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods ...
Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is ...
When a boat is in the water, the bilge will often collect water that enters the boat from weather, ...
Recently I suggested doing an off-season (winter) project with a potential client, and my ...
A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out ...
As the cold approaches, shrink-wrapping is a hot topic, and I’ve heard more than a few debates at ...
Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...

Sea to Sky SailingSea to Sky Sailing has just been approved as the only Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized training centre on the west coast of North America just in time to deliver an epic 2019 season!

“This transition from our previous International Yacht Training (IYT) certification to RYA is a huge benefit to our students as it provides them certification that is known globally as the gold standard for yacht training.  The RYA requires training centres to undergo annual inspections of their vessels, business practices and training delivery in order to maintain a strong standard and guarantee a high quality experience for students. 

Read More about Sea to Sky Sailing......

 

  

Marine Products

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The Walker Bay Venture 14 claims to be the world’s first luxury Explorer Sport Tender. It is ...
Mercury Marine is pleased to announce the launch of the new MerCruiser V8 6.2L 370hp Jet Ready ...
My history with the Cayenne goes back many years, as I was at the launch of the original vehicle ...
Last month, Mercury Marine has announced the launch of the 400hp Verado outboard engine, the ...
Featuring advanced, intuitive 3D controls, Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems deliver a more ...
Gina de Vere approached me at the Canadian Yachting booth at this year’s Vancouver International ...
A revolutionary “assisted docking” system that provides a glimpse into the future of boating ...
After developing the Figaro Beneteau 3, the first production foiling sailing yacht, Groupe Beneteau ...
You most likely operate your vessel with batteries that are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries ...
This past decade has been a real up-and-down ride for the companies who make boating equipment. ...