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2019
Boating with Kids Summer of 2019 | Record numbers for CORK Fall Regatta | Can’t miss tips: Preventing Seasickness October 10. 2019
Evolution re-opens in Toronto | PBS TravelScope on the Rideau with Le Boat | Understanding Binoculars September 26, 2019
Sharing Race Management skills | Ontario keels chosen for Saildrone | Looking ahead - boot 2020 September 12, 2019
Toronto Boat Show at the CNE! | PORTS updates for 2020 The Lake Ontario 300 – Always a ‘Challenge’ August 22, 2019
Luke Ramsay leads at PanAms in Peru | Mercury Marine to Partner with Georgian College August 8, 2019
Great Lakes Laser Regatta | First Recorded Marriage Officiated by a Ship's Captain in Toronto | Anchoring – you asked! July 25, 2019
Canada Day Photo Contest Bonanza | Sneak Peak: Pursuit DC 235 | Lakeshore Raft Party brings back the regatta vibe July 11, 2019
O Canada – the Photo Contest | Hans Fogh One Design Regatta and Canadian Championship | Sneak Peak: Cruisers 38GLS June 27, 2019
Orillia Boat Show enjoys the sun | Keeners head to Newport for IC37 practice | Sneak Peak: Bavaria S36 HT June 13, 2019
High Water closing docks on the Great Lakes | CY goes up the Shannon | Killarney Mountain Lodge to host Top Chef Killarney Challenge 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
Racing with Purpose for Ocean Health | Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month | Improving WiFi on board  April 25, 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

DIY & How to

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The new editions of PORTS Cruising Guides, from the publishers of Canadian Yachting will be ...
As the seasons change and we move from warm summer into cooler fall, many fanatic boaters ...
On the Friday before a weekend with a gorgeous forecast, I heard on the news that a boat had ...
A reader suggested we take a look at anchors. Anchoring seems simple enough. A weighted hook with a ...
If you’ve spent any time in a boat yard during spring commissioning season, you won’t find it out ...
As a busy marine mechanic, I tend to have the same or similar conversations often, and they’re ...
This time of year, great deals abound. That boat with the ‘for sale’ sign looks quite attractive. ...
For less than US$2,500, Jim Leshaw, a lawyer who lives and works in Key Biscayne, Florida, ...
Each spring, I tend to notice canvas. I wish it was because it’s been immaculately maintained and ...
I’ve had two emails over the past few weeks with a count-down to launch (47 days per the last ...

Leasing a YachtBy Andy Adams

When I first saw the display at the Toronto International Boat Show saying that you could lease a new yacht, it stopped me dead in my tracks. While I had never considered leasing boats, we are certainly seeing growth in boat rental organizations, so leasing didn’t seem out of line. In fact, I wondered why it had taken this long to see boat leasing come to the market.

However, I have a reasonable understanding of how leasing works compared to financing a purchase and I wondered how the numbers could work for something like a yacht. The sign was in front of a 60 foot Princess Express Cruiser – about $3,000,000 

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Boat Reviews

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The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...
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 ...

J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Destinations

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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 ...
If you haven’t cruised the Rideau Canal before, you have missed a special treat and even if you ...
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 ...

Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand


As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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Marine Products

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Navigating the process of yacht care and maintenance just got a whole lot easier, following the ...
I will be honest, I am generally not a big fan of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV). My wife and I own ...
In the April 2015 edition of CY magazine, I published an article on anchors and anchoring – Staying ...
The Seabin device part of the Oak Bay Marine Group trial, has had promising results so far while ...
When I took the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV down to Wednesday night racing, the people that came over ...
Protecting your boat from scratches and dents isn’t always easy. That’s why the Big Bumper Company ...
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Forespar has just introduced a new smaller size version of their ...
As boaters we all have a very unique connection to the water and all the opportunities it presents. ...
Edited by the Quebec Marine Association under the direction of L'Escale Nautique (producer of the ...
Blue Guard has announced the general availability of the BG-One, a solid-state bilge pump switch, ...