Aug 22, 2017

This time our photos come from Gimli where Katie Coleman Nicoll was on the scene. She’s an esteemed sailing judge, a fearless reporter and a fine photographer.

Pan Am Pier Sign A legacy of the 1967 and 1999 pan am games were the buildings and pier















Gold Silver Bronze medal winner

Gold, silver and bronze medal winners from NS, BC, QC and ON













Beach Launching

Launching done from the beach













Judges

 Judges from the east to west coast gave their time to ensure the games ran fairly

 

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Where do you find the best Ice Cream?

Cowichan BayBy Catherine Dook

Where do you find the best ice cream?

We had sailed around the Gulf Islands for a couple of weeks, dropping the hook wherever we wanted, and then lying there for days so relaxed as to be in an altered state of consciousness. John called it euphoria, but I called it a ‘coma.’ Whichever it was, we had a wonderful time.

Our two solar panels, shiny with the brilliant sunshine of July, kept our refrigerator running so well (at least during the day) that I was able to keep artisan bread dough chilled, half-a-dozen Mars Bars...

Read More about the Gulf Islands.....

 

 

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....