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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
Le Boat would like to announce that their 2018 Rideau Canal Cruises are now open for this Season.   With over 40 years of experience, Le Boat is known as Europe’s Largest Boat Rental Company...      
Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used ...
Around four weeks after the start of the ...
I have been asked if I expect any changes to the ...
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Destinations

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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 New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the ...
Long popular with New England and St. John area boaters, Passamaquoddy Bay is too often overlooked ...
We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp ...
After much speculation Prince Harry finally popped the question to American actress and longtime ...

 

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Lifestyle

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In honour of Launch Day, our POTW this time comes from Wendy Loat in Port Credit. This shot, taken ...
Our favorite, Man-O-War Cay, is home to the Albury Boat Building empire. They have been building ...
On the Easter Weekend, the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club from Vancouver Island, had its first ...
We were finally able to get a SIM card and data plan on our phone Monday morning. We could now ...
It’s Friday afternoon at the Newport Yacht Club in Stoney Creek, and that can only mean one thing - ...
As things are always better in the Bahamas, especially during Canadian winters, so too are things ...
We were all set with this week’s POTW when a real stunner came in as part of a story on the Blind ...
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When I was about ten years old I starting racing sailboats on Cape Cod and the sound of the wind ...
Canadian Yachting Digital May 2018

Boat Reviews

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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 ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

Dufour 412

Dufour 412By: Katherine Stone

One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done better? The engineers at Dufour Yachts and the Felci Yachts Design group asked that question and listened carefully to suggestions from owners of the earlier, award-winning Dufour 410- one of Dufour’s most successful 12-metre boats. Not only did Dufour make the 412 more attractive and modern, but alsoincorporated amenities that are usually only reserved for larger boats.

We sailed the boat on a gusty, chilly, late autumn day out of Whitby, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, and she handled very well in 20 knotbreezes and three- to four-foot swells.

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DIY & How to

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Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...
If you walk the aisles at a boat show, visit a marine store, or stop in at a repair shop, you’ll ...
 Since the initial article of this column we have identified a wide range of apps and ...

 

Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes

Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress StrobesBy Andy Adams

Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't Canadian Coast Guard approved for use in Canada, at least not yet.

But which one is best? And the more important question is: When should you signal for help?

When the authorities do a vessel inspection on the water, they are looking for equipment that is in compliance with the regulations such as lifejackets, bailing buckets, sound signaling devices, and so on.

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Marine Products

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Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for ...
We are all looking to gain a little more time these days, and technology is often the route we ...
While they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both ...
We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...
Starting from the top. If you partake in any winter activities, you have probably heard that your ...
Last year when this column launched a good deal of time was spent understanding global satellite ...