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.

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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