Jan 25, 2017

Mike RantaHi CYOB;


I think that Mike Ranta's epic journey across Canada by canoe this year was as good as it gets, and I think you should take the torch and feature his journey in CY. Following the voyageur routes connected by portages, he was raising awareness and appreciation for Canadian veterans. This was the third and longest x-Canada paddle for him. He is a one-of-a-kind person who thinks nothing of his accomplishments. He took a pass on a Guinness world record because they wanted rights to his diaries - apparently an online GPS tracker, facebook, twitter and instragram posts followed by thousands all summer wasn't enough! He is working on a book, and someone else has made a documentary that should be ready soon. www.mikeranta.ca


I am puzzled why Canadian media (except for a few local TV news items) has not featured him, although recently he says someone cancelled interviews after confusing him with a Mika Ranta (who's the polar opposite to Mike). Makes you wonder what kind of journalist would make that mistake.


Pat Drummond


Boating in Canada www.boatingincanada.com


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CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....