Cruise to Smuggler CoveTheir monthly meetings (of which there are eight, plus two pub nights) generally include a short business meeting then a presenter.  They conduct the meetings at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. 

The BayKrates Marina Resort provides over 500 slips, a 50-ton travel lift, two boat launches, a full-service gas dock, boat and RV seasonal rentals, and so much more. Pride Marine Group offers onsite boat sales and a service and parts center.

BasinIf you have ever had the opportunity to motor or sail across Nottawasaga Bay, located in the southwestern part of Georgian Bay from Christian Island to Collingwood, your point of reference is the huge green expanse of ski hills on the Niagara Escarpment that encompasses Blue Mountain.

AYC HarbourIn the early 1800s before the Toronto Islands existed, this same location consisted of a long peninsula that extended from the foot of the present-day Woodbine Avenue. The peninsula was built of sand carried all the way from the Scarborough Bluffs by the wave action. 

Quarterdeck Building WatercolourThe iconic Bitter End Yacht Club, on the protected shores of North Sound, on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has announced that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage...

Canoe Cove OfficeNorth West Explorations (NWE), The Pacific Northwest based yacht charter and brokerage, and marine services company will anchor itself in the Canadian market this spring.  

Ian Fraser and Phillip WinterJesper Rönngard, CEO of Navigare Yachting, announces that Fraser Yacht Sales of Vancouver, BC has joined as partner dealer, allowing the placement of new catamarans and sailing yachts into Navigare’s charter fleet in the BVIs, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.

West Vancouver YC CertificationWest Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia Strait Alliance has awarded the West Vancouver Yacht Club, Fisherman’s Cove facilities, the Clean Marine BC 5 Anchor Eco-Rating Certification.

New VX FleetThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto has a heritage of fostering one design and handicap racing fleets and currently supports many: Sharks, J-105’s, 8 Metres, International 14’s along with Offshore/Handicap plus its club-owned Ideal 18’s & Sonars.

ShoreriggingIn advance of hosting the 2019 Albacore International Championship Regatta, the Shelburne Yacht Club announced they have received more than $110,000 for facility upgrades for the event.

DIY & How to

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2005 Ocean Alexander 58 PilothouseBy Mike Schwarz

Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? Most people would say priceless and impossible to put a value on. And yet many people seem to misunderstand the worth and principle role of a marine surveyor, whose very job it is to ensure your safety at sea by surveying, inspecting and reporting on your expensive, potential new purchase. Instructing a marine surveyor to work on your behalf should never be seen as a distress purchase where price is the all-important factor, rather it is an essential requirement.

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Boat Reviews

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The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
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Excess 12 and 15By Kieran Flatt

Catamarans have many advantages for cruising: more space, more speed, no heeling and a more comfortable motion. However, many experienced sailors find them less rewarding and engaging to sail than a monohull. That isn’t an inherent problem with multihulls, though. Rather, it reflects the fact that most cruising cats built in the last ten years have been aimed primarily at the charter market, designed above all to be docile and easy for novices to handle.

 

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Destinations

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If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

UclueletOn the west coast of Vancouver Island Ucluelet is straddled between the famous Pacific Rim and the iconic Broken Islands.

The Ucluelet Boat Basin is steps away from the downtown core, and half-way between the iconic Long Beach and the Wild Pacific Trail

You are encouraged to take advantage of the untamed nature and sublime scenery while surfing, hiking, and enjoying the wildlife. Make the Ucluelet your base for exploration and adventure.

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Marine Products

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Good news Boaters, two new PORTS Editions will be released this Winter 2020 in time for the ...
SailTimer Inc. made the first masthead anemometer that could transmit to smartphones and tablets. ...
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At last month’s Toronto boat show, there certainly was a lot to see. One exhibitor Woodard and ...
Last month, Canadian based ZOLEO announced the launch the world’s first truly seamless global ...
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Canada’s largest independent fiberglass boat builder, Campion, has launched Muskoka, The M26 is 8.4 ...
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Good news cruisers, it’s coming in early Summer 2020 – PORTS Rideau Canal and Lower Ottawa River ...