On August 8th - 10th, 2014, the 27th annual Metal Boat Festival will be held on the waterfront in Anacortes, Washington. The festival includes seminars with speakers covering various boat-related topics, which will be held at the Seafarer's Memorial Park Building starting at 8:00am Friday morning and concluding mid-afternoon on Sunday. This is an opportunity for people interested in metal boats to see both homebuilt and professionally built boats, power and sail, and talk to the owners. There will also be metal boat designers as well as professional boat builders there for you to meet with. At the end of each speaking session there is a Q&A time.
On Sunday there will be a Designers and Builders Forum where attendees can ask a panel of designers and builders any boat-related questions.
By Rob MacLeod
For three years following our return from a year-long trip to the Bahamas and back aboard our 1981 CS36 Traditional – Sojourn, Mary and I gave a number of talks to experienced and would be cruisers about planning and executing your dream cruise.
This was primarily Mary’s story and she always began with the words,
“It was our two kids, Kevin and Laura, who termed our first trip to the Bahamas ”Living his dream – on her terms”. We did it. There was no mutiny. No divorce...
Read more about Confident Sailor ...
When it's time to head out for a few days or even just an afternoon of cruising, the last place I want to be is in the kitchen with a complicated, lengthy recipe. So in the spirit of getting out into the sunshine and onto the water faster, here’s a terrific pasta salad recipe that is easy, is full of flavour and will feed a bunch of hungry boaters.
Read more: Pasta Salad ...
Great performance in a versatile, modern design
For the Canadian Yachting readers who are not yet familiar with Beneteau’s broad range of power boat models, the Gran Turismo 35 may come as a bit of a surprise. Our test boat is a head-on competitor to the North American built express cruisers and the latest day boats that are coming on the market.
The GT35 has the style and amenities to match the best new designs in it’s size range, the stern drive power to deliver exhilarating high speed performance plus, it still adds in an overtone of Euro style.
Read more: Beneteau GT 35...