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

 

 

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



Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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 By: Katherine Stone

Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) has its fair share of both. Although no one has seen any apparitions, a former club restaurant manager swore she could feel a presence whenever she went down to the cellar to get supplies.

Shift back to the beginnings of an area known as Beaurepaire. The first land concession on Lake Saint Louis at Pointe Beaurepaire was obtained from the Sulpicians by Jean Guénet in 1678. 

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A Trip To Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva And Lake Como

Riva And Lake ComoStory And Photos By Iain Macmillan

Eyes turn and conversations on shore pause as one boat in particular approaches the Grand Hotel Serbelloni’s jetty that extends out into the sparkling blue waters of Lake Como off Bellagio, northern Italy. It’s not because the Clooneys, George Lucas or Richard Branson are on board, not this time anyway, the attention is on the boat itself. The world’s most valuable, most magnificent mahogany launch, a classic 1960s Riva Aquarama, is paired appropriately with Como’s most prestigious hotel, its Michelin star dining room and suites that have housed royalty; a perfect mix of pleasure, luxury and a distinguished history.

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