Glenora FerryThe skies are moody and weather remains a little fluky, but soon we’ll be into the all-too-brief boating summer. Shelley from Prince Edward County shared this shot of the marina by the dock of the Glenora ferry. The free(!) car carrier that connects the east end of the County to the eastern Ontario mainland.

POTWThis weeks’s Photo of the Week is actually a video, suggested to us by Gord Walker from Thornbury. Please don’t try this at home, even if you are a “girl.”

BermudaUnfortunately this is not a picture from a boat but was taken on the evening of February 27, 2019 looking out over the Great Sound in Bermuda and over the course used for the Americas Cup in 2017 but it does show the beauty of the water and why we are attracted to boating.

Big BoatJud Buchanan from Campbellville, ON, is a friend of ours who loves boats but loves cars even more. In preparation for demonstrating the towing capacity of the new Subaru Ascent (Jud’s day job is a professional automotive facilitator) he hooked up a pretty hot-looking Yamaha AR240 Sport Boat.

Boat ValentineBack to more conventional photos next issue. The photo of the week can be anything photographed on or near your boat, pictures from your winter boating adventure...

Cape BretonMy husband and I were visiting the Bra d'Or Lake from Newfoundland in our 39 foot Sea Ray Sundancer. Lovely trip. Looking forward to summer 2019!! 

PandaThis issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial POTW. It came to us in a text from Roger in Windsor, but it’s hard to resist.

Andrew Muscat and Jordan PetersAndrew Muscat and Jordan Peters of Fort Erie ON run triple 700-Merc Stress Relief and provided this impressive shot.

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. 


The Marina at Blind ChannelOne of my favourite places

By Marianne Scott

Sailing north of Desolation Sound, the Discovery Islands and the Broughton Archipelago offer cruisers a bevy islands with ample anchorages. Tides cause swift currents to run through the islands’ waterways. Few marinas are found in this large, sparsely populated region but one that provides all the services boaters need and especially enjoy is Blind Channel, a marina and resort operated by the Richter family located on Mayne Passage on the east side of West Thurlow Island (50 24. 82N, 125 30. 00).

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Swift Trawler 47By Andy Adams

You might look at the pictures of the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47 and think that this is not a “performance boat”, but I think it certainly is, and here is why; it can top out at 30 mph to get you from A to B quickly or to beat the weather in, so it’s pretty fast, but it can also loaf along doing 1,250 rpm making 9.3 mph and at that pace, it travels 2.4 miles on a gallon of fuel. That’s great performance in my books!

With a light displacement of almost 28,000 lbs, this is a big boat. In fact, it looks and feels more like a small ship than a big boat.

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Beneteau Oceanis 46.1By Andy Adams and John Armstrong

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1When Beneteau introduced their new Oceanis 46.1, they were inspired by the fact that their previous Oceanis 45 was one of Beneteau’s best sellers and the new 46.1 had to be a clearly superior boat. The Oceanis range is about space and comfort for cruising while still delivering strong performance.

The yachting world has now recognized the Oceanis 46.1 as being just such a worthy successor. On January 19th, 2019, the Oceanis 46.1 won the highly regarded title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category.

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Sea to Sky SailingSea to Sky Sailing has just been approved as the only Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized training centre on the west coast of North America just in time to deliver an epic 2019 season!

“This transition from our previous International Yacht Training (IYT) certification to RYA is a huge benefit to our students as it provides them certification that is known globally as the gold standard for yacht training.  The RYA requires training centres to undergo annual inspections of their vessels, business practices and training delivery in order to maintain a strong standard and guarantee a high quality experience for students. 

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