Quarterdeck Building WatercolourThe iconic Bitter End Yacht Club, on the protected shores of North Sound, on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has announced that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage...

Canoe Cove OfficeNorth West Explorations (NWE), The Pacific Northwest based yacht charter and brokerage, and marine services company will anchor itself in the Canadian market this spring.  

Ian Fraser and Phillip WinterJesper Rönngard, CEO of Navigare Yachting, announces that Fraser Yacht Sales of Vancouver, BC has joined as partner dealer, allowing the placement of new catamarans and sailing yachts into Navigare’s charter fleet in the BVIs, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.

West Vancouver YC CertificationWest Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia Strait Alliance has awarded the West Vancouver Yacht Club, Fisherman’s Cove facilities, the Clean Marine BC 5 Anchor Eco-Rating Certification.

New VX FleetThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto has a heritage of fostering one design and handicap racing fleets and currently supports many: Sharks, J-105’s, 8 Metres, International 14’s along with Offshore/Handicap plus its club-owned Ideal 18’s & Sonars.

ShoreriggingIn advance of hosting the 2019 Albacore International Championship Regatta, the Shelburne Yacht Club announced they have received more than $110,000 for facility upgrades for the event.

Highest Points for a ringer

One of the best things about living out here in Victoria British Columbia is boating 12 months of the year. As an ex-pat from Ontario I love sending pictures of my adventures on the water to my former club members at the Prince Edward Yacht Club.

Glenmoore Sailing Club PoolOn Saturday, January 26 Calgary’s Glenmore Sailing Club’s kicked off its 60th anniversary year with some "Indoor Sailing".

Waiting for the Wind“I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps, and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”

A Modern Functional BuildingI think my favourite program was Bonanza. I would rush home after school, get my homework done, clean up the dishes, and then I would watch the ol’ West come alive with those three handsome, funny brothers who thrived on adventure.

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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