Boot Poolboot (with a lower case ‘b’) Düsseldorf, the world's largest water sports trade fair, will open its doors again next January. If it ever occurred to you to take in a gorgeous show then do a bit of European travel, this might be the year.

FLIBSThe Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), with its ever expanding fleet of superyachts, sport fishing vessels, go-fast boats, submersibles, and everything in between, will soon be pulling into port. 

BO CNE DBThe Toronto International Boat show is returning to the CNE running through to Monday, September 2 promoting the Toronto Boat Show and the boating lifestyle!

Victoria Classic Boat ShowThe Maritime Museum of BC is proud to host the annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival in Victoria’s beautiful inner harbour, Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1 2019!

Marine Museum of the Great LakesSince 1976, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston has been dedicated to celebrating our unique position as an integral part of the community and as purveyors of Great Lakes history in Canada. 

Classic Boat FestivalThe Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest accumulation of human-made debris and ocean plastic in the world. 

ACBS Boat ShowSummer is here and for many Canadians it means hockey is over and boating begins.  A highlight of every summer is the Annual Vintage Boat Show hosted by ACBS-Toronto July 6th, at Muskoka Wharf. 

Crates Cantius 45Orillia’s Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show at the Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Lake Couchiching brought out the crowds for a perfect weekend, June 7-9.

Buy a Boat WinnersOn Friday May 3, the winner of the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show’s “Buy a Boat & Win $10,000” contest received their cheque at Gordon Bay Marine in MacTier, ON.

GA Checkpoint ZodiacGA Checkpoint brings its Five-Star Team form the lower mainland to Vancouver Island’s the BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina May 2nd to 5th.

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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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand

As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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