EagleThis past October we drove to Telegraph Cove with friends and spent a day of wonder cruising the area as part of a fundraiser for MERS (Marine Education and Research Society).

Swimming With WhalesWe have kept our subscription to Canadian Yacht Onboard as we have traveled the South Pacific over the last few years but never thought of submitting anything. 

POTW 1“In Grenada, we had about 80 cruiser kids visit our boat...by dinghy of course! Sometimes you experience other cultures, sometimes you import yours!”

Bait ShackAs the sole arbiter of the Photo of the Week I, your editor, get to make the choice. This week, while thumbing through some pictures from trips past, I came across this cheery bait vendor and decided it was what we need to brighten up the autumn.

Howe Sound SerenityOur Photos of the week this time come from BC where our friend Rob Stokes sent us a very nice portfolio of peaceful stunners from the summer past.

POTW MonteOur little treasure: Montague (Monte) taken at Pirate's Cove in the Gulf Islands. Monte is a four-month-old English Labrador and a very keen boater.

POTW September 13, 2018Our Photo of the Week comes from Chester where last month foul-weather gear maker Helly Hansen adapted the old carnival ring toss game to entertain the crowd at Chester Race Week using mini throwing buoys for rings.

 

 

Dark Sky PreviewWe don’t want to invoke panic, but our next edition of Photo of the Week will be in September. That means that the summer photo season is drawing to a close. In a couple of weeks, the coloured leaves change the backdrop of your summer boat shots so this is the week.

POTW - August 9, 2018This quayside shot came in from Dartmouth Yacht Club (DYC) taken at the Pirates of Halifax Harbour event last month.

 

 

 

Bluewater Cruising POTWPOTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo of the Week to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with POTW in the subject line. Thanks!

Grenada: It was all so inviting...

The Large Island of Grenada

By Katherine Stone

Anytime a Canadian is asked to travel south in the beginning of our spring, which this year was far from inviting, is a dream worth living. The thought of a sailing adventure, tropical breezes, the smell of spices and the warmth of the sun was too much – we HAD to go! The first thing we did was to dig out the copy of Ann Vanderhoof’s book, The Spice Necklace, we had acquired several years ago and to re-read the seven chapters of their adventures in Grenada. Not only should this be your required reading, but the book is loaded with scrumptious Caribbean recipes that are a must-try.

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Leader 9.0

Leader 9.0By Andy Adams

In the case of baking a cake, Betty Crocker and Julia Child both start off with the same eggs, sugar and flour, but the results can be very different. Naval architects, designers and engineers in the boat business also have many of the same ingredients, but the trick is to make the cake unique and desirable.

With a huge history of innovative design in boatbuilding, Jeanneau brings the sort of skill and artistry to their boats that can set them apart. Their new Leader 9.0 model is a case in point.

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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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