June 20, 2017

Circe in OslfjordThis week’s POTW comes from across the pond. Who knew we had a European audience:

 

Dear Madam, dear Sirs,

with great pleasure do I read your Canadian Yachting News.

And I noted that you would like the share some photos of boats.

Attached you will find some of which I made:

KELPE in SANDE FJORDNo 1 does show my boat CIRCE, an A&R Hansa-Jolle in the Oslo Fjord close to Dröback.

The next one shows the British Yacht KELPIE aproaching Sandfjord, Norway in very light conditions at the late afternoon.

The next one does show my racing my CIRCE in Kiel. This picture was made by a friend who was participating on an other yacht.

Hope you like those pictures,
kind regards,
Guenter O. Ahlers
Germany
Circe In Kiel Racing

 

No matter where you’re boating – get out there and take some shots! The photos can be of anything nautical.

Rules? Yes! They must be taken from or near a boat. They must be your shots and free from copyright. Most importantly, they must be wonderful. Send them to us along with the story behind them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put Photo in the subject line.

We could publish your Photo of the Week in the next issue!!
-JM

 

Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Cedar Island Yacht ClubBy Katherine Stone
The very first yacht club ever featured in this column was the Buffalo Yacht Club, back in 2012. I chose to start with this particular club as it was the only one that had clubhouses in two countries: the United States and Canada.Canada is deeply tied to the United States as their number one trading partner, enjoys many cultural similarities, and a shared language; so this seemed like a fun way to start what has now become an ensconced column in every issue. However, the Buffalo Yacht Club is not the southernmost yacht club in Canada, as that distinction lies with the Cedar Island Yacht Club...

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Fast, spacious and stable – the Leopard 45 is the stuff dreams are made of!

During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun I had in the sun on the water. Did someone say charter? In warm weather?In warm waters?

If you plan on chartering when the weather in Canada is less than ideal (mmmmm…that’s two months of bad sledding), then I suggest you charter, purchase to charter, or just buy to own and enjoy for yourself the newly redesigned Leopard 45 sailing catamaran.

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