Jan 23, 2020

Ottawa Boat ShowA mainstay event for recreational boaters in the Ottawa Region returns this February.

It might be the middle of winter – but if you find yourself daydreaming of sunny days out on the water, mark your calendar for February 20-23 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, where the Ottawa Boat Show will be offering up a taste of summer.

Returning with the region’s top dealers under one roof, the show will be a boater’s dream with everything from cruisers and pontoons, to fishing boats, personal watercraft, and more. Whether it’s speed boating, fishing, or getting out with the whole family on a pontoon, the show is a prime chance to see the latest models built for your specific needs. Plus, additional products like docks, canoes and kayaks, towables, and gear are also on display at some of the best prices of the year.

Ottawa Boat ShowFor the deal-savvy shopper, boat shows are a smart time to shop and compare for your next big purchase. With all the newest lines, makes, and models in the same room, you can climb aboard dozens of options, talk to each dealer, and make an informed decision.

Special activities are planned throughout the Ottawa Boat Show, so set aside a couple days to make sure you have time to see and experience it all. Families can look forward to activities geared toward the young boaters in the family, while fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss presentations by pro staff and seasoned experts.

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Curious about some of the talent you’ll see onstage? For one, your host is “Big Jim” McLaughlin, renowned tournament champion and publisher of “JUST FISHING” magazine. The line-up of expert anglers sharing advice and pro tips will include David Chong, Cara Carmichael, and Steve Barnett, to name a few. In addition, a boating stage with another line-up of experts will discuss topics relevant to making the most of your time on the water – including a presentation on the history and features of the Rideau Canal system.

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Whether you’re an avid boater, want to get a head start on fishing season, a family who loves the water, or just someone trying to escape from winter for a few hours – the Ottawa Boat Show is the place to be February 20-23.

The Ottawa Boat Show runs Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23 at the EY Centre. Enjoy free parking on Thursday & Friday courtesy of Orleans Boat World. Online tickets are available at OttawaBoatShow.ca, along with all other important details.

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Beneteau Oceanis 30.1As boat builders clamber to create ever-bigger platforms for ever-more generous budgets, the entry-level cruiser has become an elusive animal. Sure, if you want to daysail, there are plenty of small open boats from which to choose, but if you want a freshly built pocket cruiser, you’re in for a long search. Enter French builder Groupe Beneteau, which identified this gap in the market and set about creating the Oceanis 30.1, an adorable little cruiser that resembles her larger siblings in all but length and price. With all she offers, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call her a mini yacht.

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DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors


Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

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Cobourg Yacht Club - 2015 Sailing instructorsKatherine Stone

Like many other harbours on Lake Ontario, Cobourg has seen its fair share of changes. Screams used to be heard from kids piled into a toboggan on wheels that went hurtling down a wooden slide into the harbour. Above it all was the bustling din from the waterfront of ship’s whistles, train engines, foghorns and thundering coal cars. It is now a rather serene place for the locals and visitors to enjoy various watercraft. Fortunately, the beautiful beach that lines the waterfront is still a star attraction for the town.

Located 95 kilometres east of Toronto and 62 kilometres east of Oshawa on the north edge of Lake Ontario, United Empire Loyalists first starting arriving in the area as early as the 1780s. The first settlement in 1798 was called Buckville, later renamed Amherst, then called Hamilton (after the township) and also nicknamed Hardscrabble. It wasn’t until 1819 that they finally settled on the name of Cobourg, which was incorporated as a town in 1837. In the late 1820s large schooners with passengers and cargo had to anchor well off shore, as there was only a landing wharf. A group of Toronto businessmen formed the Cobourg Harbour Company which built the wooden Eastern Pier from tolls charged for the use of the harbour.

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GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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