CandCWe received this note from a young person that led to a particularly interesting conversation.

CYOB InboxReaders give us a bit of feedback on the 60th anniversary of the Shark 24

Olympic Games SailsYes, remaining up to date on the antics and position of World Sailing is an important topic for me and should be for all sailors and boaters in general. 

CY InboxI always have to laugh when I see something like this in print- putting the boats away for the season - because we sailors in BC are looking at the best times to sail in the coming fall and winter months.

Figure of EightCanadian Yachting OnBoard (Sept 13) wrote about a new product called "DeFoul". It is a product to remove bottom paint. I am interested in the product so I've done some basic research. 

CY InboxSince you’re in the area, you probably are aware with our programs. I’ve been racing at the Midland Bay Sailing Club for over 20 years and been race director for 8.

Kite SurfingThe Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That means that any sailor in the world can enter.

Marine SuppliesI sail out of Whitby Yacht Club, Lake Ontario. I do all my shopping and the club’s buying wherever possible at Port Whitby Marine Supplies.

Spinnaker In ColourIn Etobicoke Yacht Club night races the first Spinnaker set is usually at the first upwind mark on a starboard tack. 

GSC Racing"Melanie and Allan Macdonald are self-taught sailors who owned a 10’ single hull and 17’ Hobie Cat in Alberta.


Mackinaw IslandA favourite destination for many boaters and tourists alike is the lovely Mackinaw Island. Sitting in Lake Huron on the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac in the state of Michigan, it covers almost ten kilometres, of which 80% is park land. It was a sacred place of the Anishinaabe and home of the Gitche Manitou (Great Spirit) some 700 years prior to the arrival of the first Europeans.

According to legend, the Island was created by the Great Hare, Michabou, and was the first land to appear after the recession of the Great Flood.

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Jeanneau NC 1095Andy Adams

The reinvention of the family cabin cruiser

We will probably look back on 2018 and 2019 as the years when power boats were reinvented by the combined forces of a booming U.S. economy and the wide-spread development and introduction of so many amazing new outboard engines. The result has been the development of many remarkable new designs!

One of the most inventive designers and builders is Jeanneau, and the NC 1095 is their new flagship outboard cruiser by Centkowski & Denert Design.

 

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Lagoon 46Lagoon has been building catamarans for too long to make a false move. That’s why when the management felt that their tried-and-true 450 model, long a cruising favourite and winner of transatlantic events such as the ARC, was getting near retirement age, they went back to a team that has designed many successful models for them: Nauta Design for interiors and VPLP design with Patrick le Quément for naval architecture and exteriors.

We spoke with Nauta Design’s Massimo Gino about his work with Lagoon.

“Along with the many custom superyacht projects we do, we have been collaborating with Lagoon since 2009.

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Ground Bus BarGrounding is always an interesting idea when on a boat. Can a boat be ‘grounded’ when it’s in the water?


Electrical ground is a term used to describe the reference point in an electrical circuit from which voltage is measured, a common return path for electric current, or a direct physical connection to the earth.

Connection to ground is also important in order to trigger protective mechanisms in the event of failure of internal insulation, and also limits the build-up of static electricity.

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