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.
Georgian Bay: Just the words evoke ethereal images, stirring something special in the hearts and minds of all boaters whether you explore silently by kayak, traverse under taut sails or power through her more than 30,000 Islands.
This vast body of water is technically part of Lake Huron, but is often referred to as the sixth Great Lake for its sheer size and diversity of destinations. It’s a lake of legends, lost ships, forgotten coves, iconic windswept pines, artistic inspiration, rich history and endless islands each packing plenty of personality all their own.
Where to start? Good question. Boaters could spend a lifetime travelling the bay and never know all of its nooks and crannies; never stay in the same spot twice and still not see it all...
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As a semi-recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest from New England’s historic waters, I was thrilled to learn that the boating season in Seattle is much longer than it is in the East, provided, of course, that your boat is up to the task. While our summer months here at 48 degrees north are characterized by massive high-pressure systems that park-up over the Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island, delivering bluebird days that are void of any real breeze, our fall, winter and spring months offer plenty of pressure, usually combined with some lively seas, especially when the wind angle disagrees with the tide. This combination of distinctive seasonal weather, paired with the Pacific Northwest’s (in)famous rain and grey, rewards cruising boats that offer some on-deck protection from the elements, as well as a comfortable saloon and galley for après sailing, once the sails have been furled and the cabin heater has been switched on...
As I approached the Hanse 575 at Port Sidney Marina in Sidney, Victoria, B.C., I noticed three things...
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