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2019
Port Whitby Marina Celebrates 40 Years | Galley Guys – little old winemakers | Canadian competitors clean beaches April 11, 2019
C-TOW Marine Assistance 35th Anniversary | A New VX One Fleet at RCYC | An excellent winter in the Abacos March 28, 2019
2018 Rolex Sailor of the Year | This means WAR | Clear Air Captures J/24 Midwinter Championship March 14, 2019
Salty Dawg announces Spring Rally | Beneteau unveils its first motor foiler | In Canada, we like bridges. February 28, 2019
The first Riva Yacht at the Toronto Boat Show! | One-design: Old-School Cool | AGM VS Flooded Batteries - What you need to know February 14, 2019
Celebrity Sighting at Toronto Boat Show | New Merc 5hp Propane Four Stroke | Adamant 1: Back On Board January 24, 2019
Galley Guys Cruise the Rideau Canal with Le Boat | Next Week at TIBS – Special Features January 10, 2019
2018
Cruising in the Grenadines | New features at TIBS | How about a Ranger Tug for Xmas? December 20, 2018
LYRA Heading to Oakville | Race Data on Plastics | Christmas on Adamant 1 December 6, 2018
EYC Holds NextGen Regatta | Off-Season Projects | Swimming with Whales November 22, 2018
Canadians Win Oakcliff Pumpkin Regatta | Boating with Kids | Hiring a Boat Repair Contractor November 8, 2018
Kanagio Celebrates 85 Years | The World's Largest Regatta | Fall Boating Preparation October 25, 2018
New: TIBS Women's Day | Shellbacks Announce Winter Speakers | Protecting Your Boat October 11, 2018
Women's Keelboat Championships | 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
Sailing Hall Welcomes Inductees | We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina | Jeanneau Unveils NC 795 August 23, 2018
IC37 First Impressions | 6th Annual Boat Rally for Kids | Leaks: Keeping Water on the Outside August 9, 2018
Pro Tune-up Tips | Brenda Bowskill tops Laser Radial NAs | The Canadian Dream July 26, 2018
The Galley Guys on the Rideau Canal | The Newport FIASCO | The Nightsaver Throwing Line July 12, 2018
Trent Severn Waterways Summer Hours | Volvo-Penta Unveils Self-docking Technology | CYOB meets Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss June 28, 2018
CYOB meets the Volvo 65s | Boating Ontario Launches Clean Boater Program | Dealing with Overheating June 14, 2018
A Canadian Aboard Class Afloat | Come Visit the Barrie Boat Show | Mercury Adds to its Pro XS Product Line May 24, 2018
2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductees | How to Keep Your Brightwork Bright | It Never Gets Old May 10, 2018
New CYOB Feature | Stories from Steve Killing | C-Tow in Oakville April 26, 2018
Hamilton Harbour is Getting Gorgeous | 2018 Shark Class Events | That's One Really Big Boat April 12, 2018
Sail Canada Awards | Le Boat Fleet Cruises into Ontario | Boat Names and Waterfront Games March 22, 2018
Rolex Sailor of the Year | What's in a Boat Name | Outboard Cruiser for the Home Builder March 8, 2018
Name The Boat | Canadians Onboard for RORC 2018 | Adamant 1: Dealing With Irma's Mess February 22, 2018
Ottawa Boat Show | BOOT Review | Leatherman Celebrates 35th Anniversary February 8, 2018
Toronto Boat Show in Review | Brigantine Pathfinder Retires | Going ActiveCaptain January 25, 2018
Toronto International Boat Show Preview | BVI Fundraiser update | North American IOD Invitational Regatta Announced January 11, 2018
 2017
Happy Holidays from Canadian Yachting Onboard December 21, 2017
Shellbacks Pay Tribute | Canadian Rowing Atlantic Solo | Battery Maintenance December 14, 2017
Seasonal Photo of the Week | Shellbacks Celebrate George Cuthbertson | LORC Season awards November 23, 2017
Sail Canada AGM | The Moorings Add Antigua | Cantius 42 Preview Video November 9, 2017
LOOR Ambassadors Project | Remembering George Cuthbertson | RORC Caribbean 600 October 26, 2017
George Cuthbertson | Oakville BVI Relief Fundraiser | Windsor Yacht Club's Chimo Race October 12, 2017
Racing: First 36.7 NAs | Sonar Worlds | J24 Worlds September 28, 2017
Irma | Swans Marina Sold | The Name Game September 14, 2017
Canada Games in Gimli | Jackson's Point Harbour Redevelopment | Going iPad or Android? August 24, 2017
59th Steerers' Regatta | Chester Preview | I Hit Something! Now What? August 10, 2017
Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month | Tips on Vessel Transport | Going iPad or Chartplotter? July 27, 2017
GHYRA Blows into Newport | Great Lakes J/Fest | Boating History of Canada Part 3 July 13, 2017
POTW Goes International | Cobourg Waterfront Festival | 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
Safe Boating Week | Canadians On The Move | Electronics Onboard with Owen Hurst May 25, 2017
High Water Levels | Safe Boating Awareness Week | Meet the National Team May 11, 2017
Going iPad with Marine Navigation | Preventing Boat Propeller Accidents | Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage April 27, 2017
Ontario Sailing and PCYC Hire Thomas Fogh | Supporting Our Olympic Athletes | Race the North Channel April 13, 2017
Pre-Apprentice Program | Win a Free Night Stay | Adamant 1 in George Town March 23, 2017
Watersports Access on Toronto's Waterfront | 37th St. Maarten Heiniken Regatta | An Education at Sea March 9, 2017
An Intense Crossing | I Heart My Boat | Rolex Sailor of the Year February 23, 2017
New Executive Yacht Canada Head Office | Boat Show Booms | New Boating Safety App Febuary 9, 2017
CASBA's 2016 | New CEO of Sail Canada | VanDutch Canada Brand Launch January 26, 2017
TIBS 2017 Digital Show Guide now available | New Marine Stores | See You at the Show January 12, 2017
2016
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 22, 2016
Salty Dawg Rally | Sail Canada's New CEO | Hans Fogh Foundation December 8, 2016
Brand New CYOB Calendar | Living the Dream | Adamant 1 Has Engine Trouble November 24, 2016
Georgian Bay Boating | Adamant 1 in the Tennessee River | CY December Sneak Peak November 10, 2016
An Evening with Brian Williams | Nominate Your Hero | J105 North American Championships October 27, 2016
Adamant 1 Blog | Volunteer Of The Month | Annapolis Boat Show October 13, 2016
Travel Blog: Lake Michigan | Canada's Cup Winner | Luminous Marine Decking | CORK Fall Regatta 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 | Travel Blog | Rescues and more… August 25, 2016
Remembering Derek Hatfield | Rideau Draft Reduction Update | 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 | Cruisers Cantius 54 | Olympic Qualifiers | Summer Waterfront Events and more… June 23, 2016
Locking Etiquette | Evening Cruise with CY | Gearing up for Rio 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, 2015
April Sneak Peek | Sailor of the Year | Waterways Updates | Marine Products and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | Invasive Species Action | Racing News and more… February 25, 2016
CY Boat Reviews Online | Ken Read @ RCYC | Stupid Boat Tricks and more… February 11, 2016
Sailor of the Year | CASBAs | Call for Nominations | Asian Carp Update | New Launches and Products and much more… January 28, 2016
Boat Show Guide Downloads | 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
Galley Guys | 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 25, 2015
Hot Yachts with Hot Cars | Racing Everywhere | Fall Boat Shows | 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
PanAm Sailing | 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
Rideau Historic Funding | Blue Flag Program | Spring Boat Shows and Lots of Racing... June 11, 2015
Port Credit Boat Show | Experts Sacrificial Anodes | Volvo Ocean Race | Neptunus Launch and more… May 28, 2015
Safe Boating Week | June CY Peek | Launch Day | 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 | In Water Boat Shows and much more... April 9, 2015
High Water Danger | Diesel Fuel Additives | Krates New Management | Neptunus 62 and more… March 26, 2015
Boating Simulator | Solar Panel Install | Sonar has a New Builder and more... March 12, 2015
CY's YouTube Channel Launches | Ask the Experts | World Sailing Championships | Product Focus and more... February 26, 2015 
Miami Show Opens | 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
Water Levels Update | Pink Boat Wrap Up | St-Barth Cata Cup Winners | Holiday Shopping and more… November 27, 2014
Your Voice Needs to Be Heard | 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, 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 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
Sail Canada Partners With Volvo, Flare Disposal, Voluntary Recall Affects Handlebar Assembly. July 24, 2014
Trent Severn Hours Extended, 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 Introduces Our New Look! June 12, 2014

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...

 

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. 

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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. ...