Aug 8, 2019

The Barnet Sailing CooperativeThe Barnet Sailing Cooperative makes sailing affordable and accessible to Vancouver boaters. With the high cost of owning and maintaining a sailboat the Barnet Sailing Cooperative has developed a model that others may want to consider.

The Barnet Sailing Cooperative is a non-profit organization founded in 1987 by a group of people interested in the sport of sailing and the cooperative ownership of boats for the purpose of training, day sailing and cruising. Each member pays an annual fee and must also contribute time towards maintenance, administration and social events.

The cost of maintenance, insurance, moorage, etc. are covered by the fees. They limit their membership the 75 sailing memberships. In addition, if you do not wish to sail or if our sailing permits have all been allotted, applicants may apply to be placed on a waiting list for priority for future sailing permits. While on the waiting list, the applicants may attend social functions and meetings.

RaftHave you dreamed about sailing away into the sunset? Have you longed to explore exotic places or perhaps our beautiful British Columbia coastline? Unfortunately for most of us it is only a dream. The cost of owning a boat is extensive. The cost of buying the boat, equipping it, moorage, insurance and, of course, maintenance. A co-op is also the way to explore sailing and see if you really love it as much as you think.

The Co-op was founded on the principle of Affordable Sailing, offering members a way to share costs and new sailors a chance to see if sailing is really for them without a huge up-front investment.

Each member pays an annual fee and must also contribute time towards maintenance, administration and social events.

OnboardFor qualified members with sailing permits, it offers day sailing, short to midterm overnight sailing, and a long-term (seven day) booking during the summer sailing season.  Additionally, it offer Sunday Sails and Club Cruises throughout the year to sail with your fellow members.

With a sound fleet and healthy, responsible, debt-free finances for many years, the Co-op is again engaging in Long Term Planning to see where the winds of their membership will take them next.

For complete information about The Barnet Sailing Cooperative go to:

J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Cruisers Yachts 38 GLSBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

The North American power boat market has begun to see a new trend toward larger day boats for luxurious onboard entertaining and the new Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS is right on trend plus, it brings a different flavour and set of cruising attributes to this market.

The new Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS carries on the styling and accommodation quality of the company's Cantius line of cruising yachts while beginning an entirely new family of day boats. 


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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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