Elan 45Revising existing models instead of developing completely new yachts has become somewhat of a trend among many builders. There are boats in the market which have been updated several times over the last ten or fifteen years. 

Ryan Remington and ColtLaura 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.

Boston Whaler 230 VantageThe September forecast was a rare high of 24 degrees Celsius, full sun and only a slight breeze when our CY team of myself and Editor Andy Adams Gordon Bay Marine on Lake Joseph.

Port Browning MarinaMill Bay Marine Group have been making changes and upgrades to their marinas in Sidney and on Pender Island. With the improvements come new annual moorage opportunities. Port Browning and Port Sidney are two of the most popular Gulf Island cruising destinations. 

Reto Phil and YuryBack in Black (#13) sailed by a three-man crew of Reto Corfu, Phil Cragg, and special guest star Yury Levkovskiy (who raced most of this season on Electra) managed the win, on a weekend filled with rain, wind shifts, puffs, and wind-shadow dodging. 

Evolution SailsEvolution Sails corporate headquarters in Auckland New Zealand has announced Canada’s new office, Evolution Sails Canada Group, located in Toronto. At the helm will be Asta Abraham and Greg Bratkiw.

CY October 2019 CoverOver this past summer, we have taken fresh new approach to the editorial in the magazine. It’s our hope that you will like the increased content, wider range of topics and the new contributing writers and photographers that we have added.

Rideau With Le BoatLe Boat will be featured on the PBS tourism show TravelScope with host Joseph Rosendo on PBS. The show is scheduled to be released across the PBS network in September 2019.

Team RCYCIt all came down to the final race, as it should. Two teams of accomplished and motivated amateur sailors from opposite corners of the globe battling on a lumpy, windy Narragansett Bay for one of Corinthian sailing's most-prized trophies, the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.

Pursuit OS325Van Isle Marina in Sidney, is now the exclusive dealer in Western Canada for Pursuit Boats. Van Isle currently has the Pursuit OS325 Offshore model available for sale on site while the Pursuit OS355 Offshore model will also be available to view at the Marina this December.

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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