July 11, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who sent along a wonderful Canada Day photo. Fabulous photos and what a variety. We now have an annual tradition!

Winners of our limited edition CY hat:

Juan-Carlos Buitrago

Missy Gervais

Sylvia Jacobs

Kathy Younker

John Gallaugher

Canada Day 2019 Photo Contest

Juan-Carlos Buitrago took this at Lagoon City
Missy Gervais - This is our big red dog celebrating Canada Day in Centre Bay on Gambier Island (British Columbia). His name is Jonathan and he has been boating since he was 8 weeks old, can't keep him out of the water!
Sylvia Jacobs - This was taken at Sugarloaf Marina, Port Colborne – yes our boat is the far left with the large flag. We just put it up and went down the dock to see how it looked….
Kathy Younker - Watching the Canadian women’s team play soccer in Edmonton
Kathy Younker - Salmon barbecue on board- Sidney Spit
Kathy Younker - Off the back of the Bluenose in Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

Read more about Good Samaritans............

 

  

Monte Carlo 52The launch of the new Monte Carlo 52 will be one of the highlights of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019. This 50-foot high-end motor yacht is eagerly awaited and will introduce the Monte Carlo “Smart Luxury” generation. The stylish flybridge powerboat has inherited all the superb signature features of a successful range: modern design, elegant lines, distinctive character, incredibly well-used spaces and a careful focus on details, not to mention the iconic large porthole, distinguishing the 15 m (50’) to 18 m (60’) class of yachts made in Vendée. The Monte Carlo 52 has greatly improved all these features.

 

Read more about the Monte Carlo 52..............

 

John ArmstrongOur Canadian Yachting test team, John Armstong and Andy Adams, were at a Jeanneau media event called “Throttle Down” in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media event was held to highlight the Jeanneau Power Boat Line with the emphasis on their outboard models. 

The media event was scheduled to follow their Jeanneau dealer meetings, held earlier at Thunder Marine International in St. Petersburg. The Thunder Marine location is on the water and has a cooperative agreement with Jeanneau to host the full line of Jeanneau power boats in the water for dealer demonstration to their clients.

Read More about the Jeanneau Media Event...........


ChicagoBy Mark Stevens

Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens


From my perspective on the observation deck of 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building, I have an eagle’s-eye view of this Lake Michigan metropolis.

The city stretched out before us is a forest of concrete. Toward the lake – right below us – there’s a beach volleyball game in progress. White triangles crisscross Caribbean-blue waters in the distance. Sunday morning must be race day – just like home.

 

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