June 27, 2019

BoatoxBefore we announce the contest, here’s a fine shot of very interesting transom your editor took on a recent junket. Love it!!

More importantly, we received this fine shot from our reader, Steve Carroll. Steve writes this evocative description of a very lovely photo:

Good afternoon CYOB,

As I was looking through the latest version of Canadian Yachting On Board, I finally decided to take the time to send you a photo that I took last October and describe the circumstances. A friend of mine had purchased an old Lello 34 sailboat and was moving it solo from Nova Scotia to Port Dalhousie last fall. He had a GPS tracker so his family and friends were able to follow his progress. As he rounded the Gaspé, winds and tides blew him backwards one day and I realized that he was probably struggling moving the boat single-handed. I offered to help him complete the rest of the journey. He agreed and I joined him a few days later in Rimouski.

SunsetWe left Rimouski on October 5th and proceeded to motor sail day and night up the St. Lawrence stopping briefly in Trois Riviéres for fuel and a shower. In Montreal, we caught the last day of dedicated lock times for pleasure boats through the canal system and continued to make our way upriver. Entering Lake Ontario on the morning of October 10th we were committed to the final leg of the journey as a very strong west wind was scheduled to blow in at noon the following day. This picture was taken as we motored across the lake toward Rochester. A smooth crossing and the pleasant evening presented a gorgeous sunset as we sailed toward it. The trip ended when we arrived in the Port Dalhousie marina at 7:30 the next morning. The wind came in as forecasted but we were safety tucked into a slip.

Steve Carroll



O Canada - The POTW Contest

The POTW photo of the week can be anything photographed on or near your boat, boat shows, kids, pets, lunch, costumes, signs – you pick it and send your photos, with a bit of a back story, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put POTW in the subject line. This time, a very special O Canada edition.

We will even give out prizes as well as making a big album of the photos you send in for our Photo of the Week department. The prizes are limited edition CY boating hats that will be sent to those of you who submit the most intriguing, funny, touching or eye-popping Canada Day photos. Send your shots to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mark them O Canada in the subject line.

Wave your flag and shoot pics! We will look forward to your CYOB take on this special day.

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