Georgian Bay Regatta 2017The 32nd annual Georgian Bay Regatta will be held Aug. 2-6. Boats will depart from the Midland Bay Sailing Club and finish in Thornbury. The annual event hosted by the Georgian Bay Sailing Association (GBSA)...

 

 

Great LakesThe inaugural Great Lakes J/Fest happens next week at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club.

Ghyra BlowsOur fearless west-end-of the-Lake reporter John Gallaugher checks in with the after race party update.

 

 

 

Dartmouth Yachtclub 2Things have been going well for the DYC in recent years with strong membership numbers and plans for a new clubhouse in the works.

 

 

 

ESREaster Seals Ontario is hosting the 28th Toronto Easter Seals Regatta on Sunday, July 30 at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

 

 

 

Lasqueta RegattaThe Schooner Cove yacht club’s 30th anniversary BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta was a huge success. Located in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, this small yacht club with minimal facilities, put on a spectacular event.

 

 

LORC ABYCAshbridge’s Bay Yacht Club hosted the opening regatta of the 2017 Lake Ontario Racing Council season May 27 and 28. It was a challenge...

 

 

 

Basil HobbesOn June 30th through July 2ndcome and join the Nanaimo Yacht Club and celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. A new non-competitive Canada 150 Division for Cruising Boats is now part the SIN Regatta.

Thetis Island RegattaThetis Island Marina and the Maple Bay Yacht Club announce that the 23rd Annual Thetis Island Regatta will take place this weekend on May 12, 13, 14, 2017. Once again there will be a race around both Thetis and Penelakut Islands, followed by the famous barbeque. This regatta is open to all classes of sailboats.

SXMWith the help of friends from the Northern Yacht Club and the Salty Dawgs, they took the boat south to Nanny Cay Tortola and liveaboard the Catalina in the winter, the cruiser in the summer. What a deal!

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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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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