ShellbacksJanuary 8th: Melodie Ridge: will tell us of her time spent aboard as crew on the Southern Ocean Leg of the Clipper around the World Race. 

J105 Canadians First Mandate 2019Canada’s premier one design, big boat regatta, the J/105 Canadian Championship, was hosted in Toronto by the RCYC on September 27-29 2019.

Fuel ContainmentClean Marine BC hosted representatives from eight marinas, three yacht clubs, and a harbour authority from around B.C. for a full-day training session on responding to spills. 

ABYC GeorgianThe Georgian College Midland, Ontario campus will hold an ABYC Systems Certification course coming up on December 17th to 19th.

Sarah DouglasTokyo 2020 is coming up fast, especially for the athletes working hard to represent Canada (or any country, for that matter.) In sailing, we have at least two athletes who have a real shot at a medal: Sarah Douglas in the Laser Radial and Tom Ramshaw in the Finn.

AGM WebpageFor our annual celebration of achievements in sailing, updates on what’s happening with Ontario Sailing and a chance for learning and development for Board Members of clubs from across the province in 2019, Ontario Sailing is hosting a one-day event.

Delta Technical Trades and Career FairThere is exciting news for Marine Service Technicians (MST) across Canada. The new MST trade challenge process that was developed in 2018 is open to anyone in Canada.

Boating with KidsLaura and Royce live near Lake Nipissing but boat on Georgian Bay. This year we were out of Key River so sadly missed a month due to the big fire.

Canoe Cove 53Canoe Cove Association members, the proud owners of boats manufactured by Canoe Cove Manufacturing in Sidney, BC held their annual rendezvous at the Ladysmith Community Marina from the 23rd to the 25th of August this year.

Shellbacks FlagOfficially started in February 1934, The Shellback Club is celebrating its 86th year. To be “Shellback” today only requires attending a lunch meeting and joining everyone in singing a sea shanty. The location, as in past years, is the RCYC at 141 St George Street at Prince Arthur in Toronto (west exit of the St. George TTC station).

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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