Mugu w WhalesAfter we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket we got some great dog-onboard photos and published a couple in our last issue.

Boat and TripLast time we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket (my pup btw) and we received a couple of great boating canine pics in return.

Boat DogHello all boat-loving photogs – this is our last Photo of the week on file – we need yours!!!

Adjusting the WindexThis shot came to us via Cat Ward of Toronto, although it was her friend Laurie who took it from the masthead of the Beneteau. Says Laurie: I’m always ready to go up the mast. I was a gymnast when I was a kid and it doesn’t bother me a bit.

Gibsons Sunday Race“This is in Shoal Channel off the town of Gibsons BC. We are awaiting the start of a second race. The boat pictured is a Martin I am in a Catalina. Picture is through the channel looking west and out...

 

 

 

Bergy BitsHello Photo of the Week enthusiasts and welcome to a superb album to kick off 2017.

Photo 1Wow you take good shots. We’re delighted with all the input, but please don’t slow down. We will use them all.

Biggest Flag CrewThis CY Onboard feature celebrates your photos. A wonderful crop this week. The plan was to publish two but because we got so many good ones we’re already going to three. But we need yours!

GillsThis new CY Onboard feature will celebrate your photos. They can be funny, beautiful, weird, or simply reflective of the boating lifestyle. Whatever they are, we will share them with all of Canada and reward you for taking them.

Story by Sheryl Shard • Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard

The first time we sailed to Madeira we wondered if the island had vanished. Or at least that's how it appeared. Actually, it didn't appear. Not when we thought it should have.

That was in 1991 before the days of affordable GPS. On that first voyage, we were relying on a sextant, SatNav and dead reckoning. By our calculations, we were five miles off a massive mountainous landform in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Armdale Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone

You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.

Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.

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Vanquish 24 RunaboutBy Andy Adams

Big, elegant, and capable

Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.

In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.

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Seamasters Inflatables

Always a major exhibitor at the Halifax International Boat Show, Seamaster’s sales manager Dave Trott tells us they will have several news products on display including the new Stingray 206cc and the 186cc.

Seamaster Services of Dartmouth is a diversified company with roots in the marine safety business. Over the years they have expanded from liferafts to inflatable boats, as a Zodiac dealers, and now sell and service an extensive line of fibreglass and inflatable boats including Grady-White and Stingray.

Read more about Seamasters....