Pan Am Pier SignThis 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.

POTW Baby On BoardA dear friend brought her 8 month old daughter aboard my 25 foot keelboat...and baby was right at home! Next...figuring out how to rig up a jolly-jumper!

 

 

 

POTWThis shot came from our ace reporter Johnny G out in Stoney Creek, ON, taken at the Newport YC Canada Day festivities. It says it all!! That’s what a Photo of the Week should be…lol

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

POTWMichelle Jacques of Cambridge ON share this memory of her adorable pooch. “This is Frodo. Sadly, he passed away last year, but he loved being a boat dog!

 

 

 

Nordic TugIf our Photo search were a contest for the hallmark shot of eastern Canada, this might be Stephen Hill’s capture aboard Tug'n our 37' Nordic Tugin front of Percé Rock, Quebec on the Down East Circle Route, July 2016.

MooredAfter the questionable spring we’ve all had, here’s an iPhone shot that will remind you what summer is supposed to look like from Dean and Dawn Powers of Dundas, Ontario.

ReflectionHere’s a pair of shots guaranteed to get you in the mood for this summer. They come from Pat and Jan O’Malley in Nova Scotia and certainly celebrate the boating life.

Nikki BillI cannot help myself, I admit it. Just as cat videos have overtaken the Internet dogs on board are taking over Photo of the Week!!!

Mugu w WhalesAfter we published a picture of a cute doggie in a life jacket we got some great dog-onboard photos and published a couple in our last issue.

Valvetech Bridgewater MarinaFor many years now, we have used gasoline in our cars and trucks that contains some amount of ethanol, a form of alcohol, and just as a few drops of water combine almost instantly in your Scotch, moisture from the atmosphere can combine with the ethanol in the gasoline that is in your boat’s fuel tank.

Your motor vehicle has a sealed fuel system to control evaporative losses that are a source of air pollution. Fuel is moved into the engine under pressure and any drips that might escape, drop onto the pavement. The engine is open to the pavement below. In an inboard boat, the hull is below the engine and any drips will collect in the bilge with potentially explosive consequences. 

Read more about gasoline containing ethanol......

 

  

Grand Banks 60 SkyloungeThe Canadian market has always been a tough nut for yacht designers to figure out. Summer days get really hot; other days are downright cold. There is always the chance things could change in the blink of an eye and let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t stepped off the boat wearing shorts, flip flops and a warm jacket? Canadian yachting has always been a world of contradictions, which is why designing cruising yachts for this market has never been easy. It’s not like Florida or the Med, where weather is dependable throughout the year.

 

 

Read more about the Grand Banks 60 Skylounge............

 

ILCA DinghyAustin, Texas, USA (25 April 2019) – In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced today that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorized boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA Dinghies in all class sanctioned events.


“It’s a big change for a racing class that hasn’t seen anything like this in our almost 50- year history,” said Class President Tracy Usher.

Read More about the ILCA Dinghy............


The DocksBy Katherine Stone

Docks are well-lit and wide to accommodate dock carts.

Steeped in tradition that goes back to one of the oldest towns in Canada west of Quebec City, is Penetanguishene. This bilingual community of 9,000 is located in the middle of Huronia on the southeasterly tip of Georgian Bay in Simcoe Country, Ontario. The name is believed to have been derived from Algonquin (also believed to have come from the Wendat, Abenaki and Ojibwe tribes) meaning “place of the white rolling sands”. 

Read more about the Hindson Marina..........