Thomas FoghHeading over to The National Yacht Club, in Toronto, to hear Thomas Fogh speak about boat speed and sail trim, I was unsure of what to expect. As a young sailor, knowing of all Thomas’ achievements I’ll admit I felt a little intimidated.



Brian ChapmanBrian Chapman, a sailmaker for over 45 years, passed away suddenly January 22. He had just turned 60 on the first of the year. Everyone at UK Sailmakers is absolutely heart-broken and his absence already has been felt by the people he touched around the globe.

Jack PadyBuy or Sell  40 to 60 pre-owned power and sail boats on display. Stop by to see a great selection of boats, talk to brokers and discuss your boating needs

Clean WakeRecreational boaters can take action for cleaner lakes and better health. Summerhill Impact, in partnership with Environment Canada and Honda Canada Inc., has launched the 2014 Clean Wake Program in Ontario just in time for the start of cottage season.  Clean Wake offers recreational boaters a chance to trade-in their old polluting conventional two-stroke outboard engines in exchange for a ten percent discount towards the purchase of a new Honda four-stroke outboard engine. All old and inefficient two-stroke engines collected will be responsibly recycled through certified auto recyclers.

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Canadian Yachting joined Jeff Rhodes, president of Coastal Craft, on his delivery of the new CC 65 Concord to Victoria’s Inner Harbour for the floating boat show May 1-4. It was our opportunity to experience the performance and ride of this smart, stylish new yacht, the largest launch to date by the Gibsons BC builder.

Atlantis WeatherGear, Official Apparel Provider for the 2014 edition of the Atlantic Cup, has announced that
the company will offer a $500 cash prize for the best 24 hour run. The winner will also be the inaugural winner
of the AWG Ricky Bobby Award for “just going fast”.

It’s not often we hear from women sailors who have single Pamela Bendall’s extensive sailing
board Precious Metal vessel promise to be entertaining. Bluewater Cruising features Pamela Bendall on May 20, 2014.

Hugo Boss The British yachtsman Alex Thomson performs an amazingly daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, the HUGO BOSS: He climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean from the very top.

Wind canada The looming grey walls and imposing guard towers of the Kingston penitentiary are a familiar sight to sailors in Kingston, the sailing venue for the 1976 Olympics and host city for over 90 World and North American sailing championships since then. Now the waterfront Pen has closed. What should become of it? A coalition of sailors, area residents and community leaders have come together to propose a plan to renovate, revitalize and repurpose the 20-acre site with an international centre of excellence for sailing at its heart.

The 2014 Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, on its 39th year, still proved to be the best place to purchase a boat in the

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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