CYOB InboxOn one hand, I remember speaking this winter to the man in charge of sailing at the resort we stayed at this winter in Antigua.

2017 StarwinterOh Paul, you are so on the point with this text as you were with the "World Sailing has it wrong" article. It is a disaster and drives me crazy

Many Boat NamesWe received a couple more boat names – the photo came courtesy reader Janice Fleischmann - and an interesting response to our story on the Oakville Yacht Squadron’s recent talks with Town Council.

Funniest Boat Name FailsHave your say. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and share you opinion on boat names or anything else on the water!

HendersonJust to put it in historical time warp I was a World Sailing Vice President 1976-1994 and President from 1994-2004 representing Canada and the RCYC as well as Olympic Technical Delegate from L.A. 1984 - Athens 2004.

CheticampThe dockage rates posted on the Cheticamp HA website gave the dockage rate for transient recreational vessels as $55.00 +HST per night, as posted in 2013.

Displacement Hull SmallGeorge inspired me in 1966 at a conference on Lake Couchiching with his seminar on displacement hull design; in particular the new "Red Jacket" that he was designing to go faster than the CCA Rule of the day calculated, by about.

Big Boats at BootThank you for bringing attention to bow bulbs. Actually we designed the bulb for that vessel, the Drettmann explorer yacht.

 

 

 

Mike Fraser and Captain John MckayHi John, I am sending along an article about the rewards our crew has felt after 6 years of mentorship with a young person out of our Sarnia Yacht Club Junior Sailing program.

 

How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Dufour 412

Dufour 412By: Katherine Stone

One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done better? The engineers at Dufour Yachts and the Felci Yachts Design group asked that question and listened carefully to suggestions from owners of the earlier, award-winning Dufour 410- one of Dufour’s most successful 12-metre boats. Not only did Dufour make the 412 more attractive and modern, but alsoincorporated amenities that are usually only reserved for larger boats.

We sailed the boat on a gusty, chilly, late autumn day out of Whitby, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, and she handled very well in 20 knotbreezes and three- to four-foot swells.

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Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes

Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress StrobesBy Andy Adams

Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't Canadian Coast Guard approved for use in Canada, at least not yet.

But which one is best? And the more important question is: When should you signal for help?

When the authorities do a vessel inspection on the water, they are looking for equipment that is in compliance with the regulations such as lifejackets, bailing buckets, sound signaling devices, and so on.

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