Winners Sailing VillageEarlier this month Team Village Monde crossed the Finish line as winners of the Kraken Cup (sponsored by Garmin) one of the World’s most adventurous, yet basic, sailing races.

Metro RegattaThe Metro Regatta, now in its third year on the Halifax Waterfront, takes place August 4-5 this summer.

Call for AppsThe Nominating Committee of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) is accepting applications for Director’s positions, to be nominated to fill vacancies on The Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

Carver C52 CoupeCarver Yachts is continuing to chart a new course in the mid-size, luxury-yacht market with the introduction of its new C52 Coupe at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Marine Museum BC SaleMarine Museum of British Columbia recently held its annual Massive Marine Garage Sale at the Pier A warehouse building at Ogden point (the cruise ship terminal) on Dallas Road Victoria...



Coast Guard
Lifeboat stations on the Great Lakes, Georgian Bay and St. Lawrence River don't reopen until next month...





VHF
Your VHF/DSC (Very High Frequency/Digital Selective Calling) radio ranks perhaps only second to your and your passengers’ life jackets...





Safety DaysIf your flares have a manufacture date of 2012 or earlier they have or will expire this year...





Feb CY IssueThis year our famous Boat Show issue is chock full of new boats with an emphasis on the 'Game Changer' aspect of what is new in design.  Innovative new designs from Back Cove, Cruisers, Hanse, Monte Carlo, Chris-Craft, Beneteau, Four Winns, Jeanneau, Lagoon and Boston Whaler are all jam packed into this issue with new features that promise to change the culture of boating in Canada.

Lauren MathewsCouncil approved the proposal on Monday evening and as part of the plan, the municipality will receive $2,000 in fees. The contract is for one year, with an option to renew for four years. Matthews, a Thornbury resident, currently works as a deck hand with the Coast Guard and captain's designation for the vessel. She said her father Dave Matthews builds steel tugboats in Port Dover and she's been around boats all of her life.

 

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. 

Read more about the J99 Offshore Shorthand Speeder.....................

 

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.

Read More about the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman..................

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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