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.

AC 2017We’re still getting reaction and opinion on the relative interest in the America’s Cup. Plus some other interesting mail.

 

 

 

Our SandpitWe invited your answer to the question ‘Will you be onboard when the racing starts?’ Here’s what our readers had to say – and they did have opinions!

 

 

 

Kaila At DockLast issue we pondered who is buying sailboats – powerboats are selling briskly at the boat shows, but sail isn’t soaring at those same shows.

An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Hanse 388

Hanse 388By Katherine Stone

The Hanse group produced their second most popular boat of all time with the Hanse 385. The trick was to build on that winning formula when they upgraded to the Hanse 388, which they have done in spades. The German build quality is first rate and true to the Hanse tradition. Leaving the hull the same with a steep stern and straight stem for an optimal long water line, they went with a slightly stiffer, heavier displacement, new deck, interior layout and window line. Hanse’s highly experienced yacht construction team, judel/vrolijk & co., have combined ease of sailing, comfort and performance into the newly designed Hanse 388.

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Ask Andrew – How to hire a boat repair contractor

hiring a contractorBy Andrew McDonald

A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out there, including: Websites showing repairs, YouTube tutorials, Instagram pages and snapchat streams – let alone books, magazines, service manuals, and years of practical experience – how does a boat owner know which method(s) are ‘right’, who to trust, and who to hire to do the job? In short: How do you find and select a contractor?

Unfortunately, most people are forced to hire a contractor due to a circumstance where something has broken or failed, or the task...

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