July 11, 2017

Great LakesThe inaugural Great Lakes J/Fest happens next week at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club. One-Design racing takes place all weekend for J 105, J 80, J 27, J35 and J 24 (with 5 confirmed entries per class) and also for PHRF class(es.)

In addition, Geoff Moore of North Sails will be conducting on-water &/or on-shore workshops on Friday afternoon/evening.


ABYC water level continues to drop and docking and rafting areas are being laid out for one-design and PHRF boats. A strong turnout is expected so on shore events will follow racing. Regatta information and registration at abyc.on.ca on the Racing pages
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An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Jeanneau NC 795 – designed in France and perfect for Canada

Jeanneau NC 795By Glen Cairns

After a period of record breaking hot and humid weather we had a dose of more traditional east coast conditions for our test run aboard the Jeanneau NC 795, with steady drizzle and a 15 – 20 knot south east breeze kicking up a short chop on Halifax’s Bedford Basin.

Last fall the management team from Dartmouth based Seamasters Services Limited, Chris Mills and Tara Mills along with sales manager Dave Trott, had an introduction to Jeanneau’s NC line at Yamaha’s fall gathering in Ontario.

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