POTW August 8 - Photo by Jessica LeeThis shot was taken last week by Jessica Lee, a freelance photography pro, Albacore racer and part time crew.  We were aboard Esprit de Corps III, one of Canada’s few internationally competing racers.  Our skipper, Maxime Grimard,

POTW JacquesIt was a trip 2 or 3 years ago, and all 4 boats traveled up to the Killarney area in a flotilla--Sea'chelle, Unwinder, Gillian, and After Sailin'. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery, which some of the group had never seen. Five of us climbed up to the very top of that ridge above Covered Portage. You can just see my shoe in the foreground. 

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

JillJust as you were, the people who labour in the trenches at CY were out on the water with their families over the Canada Day weekend too. And they took some photos that we are sharing for our Photos of the Week.

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

Rising WatersThis is a fine video Our correspondent Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Charters alerted us to this very informative, if totally irreverent, video highlighting a potentially scary ecological problem.

Jan and Bill StoverThe photo of us in our dinghy was taken from the shores of Beausoleil Island.  We were on our way to Honeymoon Bay in the north of the Island and we were attending a Great Lakes Cruising Club Rendezvous for Georgian Bay boaters. Jan is "Admiral of the Fleet" and I am "Bilge Billy.”

Arthurs Family DinghyMeet the Arthurs Family of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  Abbie, Ella, Jennifer and Michael and their pooch Bailey head out from Hindson Marina in their cuddy every chance they get.  They love the many beautiful anchorages on Southern Georgian Bay especially their favourite spot, Giants Tomb. 

Wilson NYPhoto of the Week (POTW) is an opportunity to look at the album of shots that make up a great boating experience.  Our readers, friends and anyone else are invited to share their shots.

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.

Shrink Wrap2020 is a year of change – self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, and working remotely have become the norm. For many, this has been a bitter pill to swallow. Another bitter pill for boaters is the delay of the season. Provincial laws differ – so terms like ‘essential’ aren’t translating widely across the marine world.

In BC, marinas remain open and fuel is available, sometimes with conditions. In Ontario, marinas, boat launches, yacht clubs and the professionals that service the marine industry aren’t considered essential, unless the service and location allows a person to access their permanent residence only accessible by boat.

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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