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
Great Lakes J Fest 2

The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50By: John Armstrong and Andy Adams
Photos: Cruisers Yachts Inc.

Almost a decade ago, Cruisers Yachts Inc., launched an entire line of express cruisers called “Cantius” (named after company owner KC Stock’s grandfather) that began with the 48Cantius then came the 54, the 60 and now the Cantius 50. In the fall of 2017, we will be at the debut of the 42 Cantius at the Fort Lauderdale International boat show.

These designs have a strong family resemblance withhandsome and distinctive linesand with a design philosophy that you could say, pioneered the new version of the express cruiser. 

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