Many of us just dream about sailing the clear, turquoise waters of the Bahamas or Caribbean. Many of this year's speakers have done just that and will share their experiences for seasoned boaters and those who are just starting to dream.
From learning to sail, buying your first boat, taking the cruise, anchoring or heading the boat south for the winter or longer – the Port Credit- In-Water Boat Show 2010 has something for every boater. There are 19 seminars held over the 3 days.
Returning this year is seminar host, Rob MacLeod of Informedboater.com who has just returned from a year away with his wife Mary aboard their CS36 Sojourn. Rob will present an electronic navigation seminar and Mary will join him for a frank conversation about – 'Living His Dream – Under Her Terms.'
Wally Moran joins us for a second year sharing his experiences about cruising down the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW). Wally is a contributor to the Waterway Guide, SAIL Magazine and Ontario Sailor.
Ken Gillstrom of Voyageursailing.com and Katrina Lewis of Openwaters.ca will discuss learning to boat – power and sail. Both Ken and Katrina are boating instructors – basic, intermediate sail and power. Ken will talk about getting into boating (power and sail) and preventing emergencies on board. Katrina will expand the dream with a talk on learning to sail in the Caribbean. We will also be joined by Dusty Miller of Waterwaysontario.com who provides hands-on tips on handling your power boat.
Visit www.portcreditboatshow.ca to see our exhibitors, seminars and show features.
By Terri Hodgson
The Heart of It all
As an attractive destination for sailors and cruisers alike, Midland Harbour doesn’t really have to try hard to impress; the waters of Georgian Bay attract yachts of all sizes from all over the globe. With a history steeped in lumber and boat manufacturing, Midland Harbour today is an integral part of a thriving town, boasting the largest freshwater marina in the world amongst its offerings. The hometown of Sarah Burke, Glen Howard, Adam Dixon and David Onley to name a few, Midland is the heart of the North Simcoe area, the centre of the neighbouring Georgian Bay communities.
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In the heart of the Huronia wilderness, the Jesuits established the first French outpost outside of the area we now know as Quebec. It was called Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons in 1639. Wendake, “the land apart”, was the ancestral homeland of the Huron nation. The Wendat were a matrilineal society of skilled traders and farmers. They introduced the ‘three sisters’ (corn, beans and squash) to the French and taught them how to grow these crops in mounds. Sadly, the mission was to last only 10 years. With the Huron decimated by disease and rising tension of more frequent Iroquois attacks, the Jesuits burned the mission to the ground and moved all inhabitants to nearby Christian Island.
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Great performance in a versatile, modern design
For the Canadian Yachting readers who are not yet familiar with Beneteau’s broad range of power boat models, the Gran Turismo 35 may come as a bit of a surprise. Our test boat is a head-on competitor to the North American built express cruisers and the latest day boats that are coming on the market.
The GT35 has the style and amenities to match the best new designs in it’s size range, the stern drive power to deliver exhilarating high speed performance plus, it still adds in an overtone of Euro style.
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