Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills

Price: $14.95

Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills is based on Rob MacLeod’s 1985 publication by the same name. This new version has full-colour photos and more detailed illustrations. Content is divided into the Knowledge you will need to learn to sail and Lessons broken down the way MacLeod has trained thousands of new sailors – start with the basics and build levels of skill.

Whether you are new to sailing or you want to expand your enjoyment of sailing through better boat handling, this practical approach is right for you. As an added bonus, purchasers of the book have access to online video that expands the information and lessons covered in the book at no extra charge.

Rob has a new online course to complement Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills. Learn-to-Sail: The Basics is a companion video-based course that will prepare you to challenge Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising examination.

Also Available - Learn-to-Sail: The Basics (online) – visit InformedBoater.com

Author: Rob Macleod
Number of pages: 108
Illustrated photos, softcover

 

Ports: Georgian Bay, The North Channel & Lake Huron

Price: $29.85

2014 Edition

PORTS Cruising Guide to Georgian Bay, the Northern Channel and Lake Huron highlights every port from Sarnia to Sault Ste. Marie, with full information on marinas, marine stores, facilities, repair services, restaurants, moorings and anchorages, and even where to find the best deals on everything from supplies to souvenirs. Featuring aerial photography and GPS coordinates, it includes the most comprehensive cruising guide to the 30,000 islands ever, plus the most detailed cruising guide to the North Channel anywhere!

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Ports: Lake Ontario

Price: $29.85

2016 Edition

Explore Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River with PORTS Cruising Guide to Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands. You'll find detailed information on every port along the way, with expert advice on where to tie up, where to find supplies, where to eat and what to do when you get there. Nearly 400 pages, the PORTS Cruising Guide to Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands is jammed with aerial photos, hydrographic chart references, GPS coordinates and in-depth local knowledge - it's like having your own private tour guide aboard!  

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Ports: Trent Severn & Lake Simcoe

Price: $29.85

2016 Edition

Stretching 240 miles between Trenton and Port Severn, the historic Trent-Severn waterway is one of the most popular boating destinations in Canada. Our PORTS Cruising Guide to the Trent-Severn Waterway points out exactly where to find the marinas, anchorages, locks, restaurants, fuel and supplies all along the way – including Lake Simcoe. Complete GPS coordinates, a handy distance chart and aerial photos give you everything you need to plan your own Trent-Severn adventure.

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Price: $39.95

"The Things Women Don't Know About Boating Could Fill A Book...” "How-To" Wisdom for Women in Boating, First Mate 101 Has The Confidence-Building Detail You Need To Stop Worrying And Start Boating. Dozens of innovative tips on how to store everything from food, equipment, bedding, furniture to all the other comforts of home that you want to take boating. Work together with the Captain to dock your boat safely, confidently (and without yelling at each other!) How to deal with the unique challenges of preparing meals on board and turn meal time into a special time. Author: Brenda Dawson.

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Price: $59.95

The Specific Details That Save Money and Reputations...Now In A Step-By-Step Guide. "Most boaters (new and experienced) don't know how to buy a boat." Afterall, being an expert boater and an expert boat-buyer are two entirely different things. Whether you're into power or sailboats, this book is your definitive Insider's Guide. This book is so much more than how to just negotiate the best deal! I've been so complete and so candid, it's like I'll be boat shopping with you, guiding you every step of the way. Author: Doug Dawson.

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Pope of Sailing 

Price: $19.95

A famous champion of amateur sailing in Canada, Paul Henderson gives us the story of both his life and the history of Canadian sailing efforts at Olympic and international levels. Henderson competed in every Canadian Olympic trials from 1952 to 1984, and was President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for ten years. His back-room stories about the Olympics and the IOC are particularly entertaining.

Author: Paul Franklin Henderson
Number of pages: 389
Illustrated photos, softcover



Four WInns HD 180By Andy Adams

The Four Winns HD 180 is the kind of family boat I love to drive and enjoy. It’s very approachable, even for less experienced drivers and the accommodations and scale are like a comfortable family car or SUV. It all feels familiar and part of that is the Volvo Penta V6 200 SX stern drive. The engine is inboard; built into the boat and unobtrusive in use.

That is unless you shove the throttles open. Then the performance side of the Volvo Penta V6 200 appears with instant throttle response, partly a result of the variable valve timing and partly because of the direct injection system. 

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ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

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The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

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