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2017
George Cuthbertson | Page's Resort & Marina | Commodore's Boats October 12, 2017
SS Princess Sophia Exhibit | Silva Bay Shipyard | Could it Happen Here? September 28, 2017
Irma | Victoria Classic Boat Festival | the Name Game September 14, 2017
COSA Sets the Bar High | Desolation Sound in September | Going iPad or Android? August 24, 2017
Sidney Poker Run | Western Canada Jeanneau Rendezvous | I Hit Something! Now What? August 10, 2017
Reflecting on 50 Years of the FireBall Dinghy Regatta | Royal Victoria Yacht Club Wins Club of the Year in Canada July 27, 2017
Maple Bay Marine "Scoop It Up" | Wish List Looking for Champions | Boating History of Canada Part 3 July 13, 2017
BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta | POTW Goes International | When Opportunity NOXX June 22, 2017
America's Cup Readers Responses | Race to Alaska Begins | 150 Years of Boating in Canada June 8 2017
Cowichan Bay Boatbuilding Challenge | Basil Hobbs Memorial SIN Regatta | Electronics Onboard with Owen Hurst May 25, 2017
Race to Alaska Explained | Safe Boating Awareness Week | Meet the National Team May 11, 2017
Going iPad with Marine Navigation | Preventing Boat Propeller Accidents | Pacific Gateway Marina April 27, 2017
2018 Melges 24 World Championships at Victoria International Marina | Supporting Our Olympic Athletes April 13, 2017
Victoria International Marina | Adamant 1 in George Town | New Chandlery at Port Sidney Marina March 23, 2017
2017 Racing Rules | 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta | Guide to Green Boating March 9, 2017
Bluewater Rigging Moving | I Heart My Boat | Rolex Sailor of the Year February 23, 2017
Eye Catching Black Fishing Boat | Captain Cook's Journals at the Maritime Muesum | New Boating Safety App February 9, 2017
New Racing Rules | Journey Across Canada | New CEO of Sail Canada January 26, 2017
Meet the CBSC Racing Team | VIBS 2017 Digital Show Guide Now Available | Patos Island Race 2017 January 12, 2017
2016
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 22, 2016
Salty Dawg Rally | Sail Canada's New CEO | Clean Marine BC December 8, 2016
Brand New CYOB Calendar | Living the Dream | Adamant 1 Has Engine Trouble November 24, 2016
New Seawind 1160 Lite | Adamant 1 in the Tennessee River | Sailing Coaches Celebrated November 10, 2016
Clean Marine BC | New Beneteau 41.1 | Removal of Viki Lyne ll October 27, 2016
Adamant 1 Blog | Volunteer Of The Month | Annapolis Boat Show October 13, 2016
Silver Medal Sailors | Classis Boats in Victoria | Thermopylae Regatta | Travel Blog: Lake Michigan and so much more… September 22, 2016
Digital CY Now Ready | Heineken Regatta | Lots of New Models | CPS-ECP Conference and more… September 8, 2016
Rio Wrap-Up | CY Fall Sneak Peek | DIY Water and Ground | Pig War | Rescues and more… August 25, 2016
Remembering Derek Hatfield | Racing at Maple Bay and Cowichan Bay | Team Canada at Rio | MJM 50Z Review and more… August 11, 2016
Pokémon in PFD's? | Cruisers 60 Sneak Peek | Lifejacket Challenge | Rio Around the Corner and more… July 28, 2016
Remembering Steve Tupper | R2AK & Vic Maui | Thunderstorm, ESD and Towing Tips and tons more… July 14, 2015
7 Tips for Night Boating | Poets Cove Rendezvous | Coastal Craft Made Accessible | Cruisers Cantius 54 and more… June 23, 2016
73rd Swiftsure | Victoria Sailors Prepare for Rio | Weather Seminars | Evening Cruise with CY and more… June 9, 2016
Olympic Sailors | Best Burgers | Featured Videos | Emergency Help and more… May 26, 2016
Safe Boating Week | Survey Draw Winner | Victoria Show | Kitsilano Base and more… May 12, 2016
Keep Our Waters | Flare Disposal | Readers' Stories | Marine Gadgets and more… April 28, 2016
Thank a Volunteer | Marine Careers | Azores Video | My First Storm and more… April 14, 2016
Win $100 Gift Cert | CY April Digital Issue | Galley Guys |Flare Disposal Days | Mobile Service Identity and more...  March 24, 2016
April Sneak Peek | Vancouver Cruising | Race to Alaska | Marine Products and more… March 10, 2016
Why Take a Boating Course | GIN Race | Learn to Sail | Signal Flags App and more… February 25, 2016
CY Boat Reviews Online | BC Yacht Clubs & Parks Canada | Stupid Boat Tricks and more… February 11, 2016
Sail Management Courses | Brentwood Bay Cruising | Call for Nominations | Highspeed Boat Lifts | New Launches and Products and much more… January 28, 2016
VIBS Show Guide Download | CPS Virtual Trainer | Azimut 55S | Raymarine Wireless CHIRP and more… January 14, 2016
2015
Happy Holidays from all of us at Canadian Yachting December 24, 2015
CY Boat Show Issue | New Beneteau | Environmental Issues and tons more… December 10, 2015
Shop CY Store | Fall Racing News | VIRS | Seattle Show and more… November 26, 2015
Galley Guys | CY December Peek | Spill Drill | FLIBS and more… November 12, 2015
Contest Winner | Holiday Gift Ideas | Sailing News and Charts to Cuba October 22, 2015
Mustang Recall | Boat to Cuba | Annapolis Show | Our Product Reviews and more… October 8, 2015
Contest Time | Remembering  Dirk Kneulman | Invasive Species | Lagoon 630 and more... September 25, 2015
Hot Yachts with Hot Cars | Racing Everywhere | Beneteau First 22 | Touching Reunion and more... September 10, 2015
CY New Issue Sneak Peek | Rum Education & Oysters | Boat Show at the Creek | WiFi Onboard and more... August 27, 2015
Racing Wrap-Ups | Hall of Fame |  Jeanneau and Beneteau  |  Cool Products and more... August 13, 2015
Dragon Class | Jeanneau 54 | PanAm Sailing | Electronics on Water... July 23, 2015
Lots of Racing | Hanse 315 | West Coast Regattas | New Products and more... July 9, 2015
Prevent Invasive Species | CORK and PanAm Racing | Monte Carlo 6 | Scholarships and more... June 25, 2015
Blue Flag Program | Prince Rupert Stopover | Storm Dock Protection and Lots of Racing... June 11, 2015
Easter Seals Regatta | Experts Sacrificial Anodes | Volvo Ocean Race | Neptunus Launch and more... May 28, 2015
Safe Boating Week | June CY Peek | Swiftsure Race | Shipwreck Found and much more... May 14, 2015
Be Prepared | Diesel Fuel Pt 3 | Dispose of Flares | Beneteau | Product Focus and more... April 23, 2015
Diesel Fuel Filters | Regal 2100 | May Issue Highlights |Swiftsure Race and much more... April 9, 2015
Nanaimo Boat Show | Diesel Fuel Additives | Barnacle Removal | Neptunus 62 and more… March 26, 2015
Clean Marine B.C | Solar Panel Installation | Sonship 72 | Victoria Boat Show and more... March 12, 2015
CY's YouTube Channel Launches | Ask the Experts | Sewage in Burrard | Coast Guard Vessels in Sydney and more... February 26, 2015 
Power Cats in Pacific | Solar Panel Power | VIBS Results | Rolex Sailing Awards and more... February 12, 2015
How to Care for your Marine Battery and much more... January 22, 2015
Because it's All About the Boats January 8, 2015
2014
Happy Holidays from Everyone at Canadian Yachting! December 11, 2014
Vancouver Boat Show 2015 | CY at METS Amsterdam | Holiday Shopping | St-Barth Cup Winners and more… November 27, 2014
Winter Getaways | Seattle Boat Show | Ask the Experts | West Marine Canada Closing and more... November 13, 2014
CY Website Has Fresh New Look | Ask the Experts | Sailing News and more… October 23, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! October 9, 2014
Green Innovators, New Electronics, BC Marine Museum and more… September 26, 2014
Focus on New Products, C&C 30 One Design, Prevent ESD, Good Harbour-Bad Day and Comfort Food September 11, 2014
Racing Events, October Issue Sneak Peek, Survival Suit Innovation, Shrimp Stew and more… August 28, 2014
CPS Vessel Checks, New offering from Beneteau, Launch 36 Tour, Award winning recipes and more… August 14, 2014
BC Summer Games, Saturna Cookout, Volva and Sail Canada, Best Dip Ever and more… July 24, 2014
Squamish Open, Build a Boat, New Audio Solutions and the new CY Blog July 10, 2014
Fruit Infusion, Boat Scams, Regatta Season, Bavaria Sport 360 and more June 27, 2014
CY Onboard West Introduces Our New Look! June 12, 2014

Destinations

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Toronto sailor and former RCYC coach/sailing instructor Ryan May is now a US coast guard captain ...
Just before the weekly party at Shirley HeightsSunsail staffer Chris Donahue conducts our chart ...
Chartering in the Caribbean conjures up images of turquoise sea, palm fringed beaches and great ...
Since anyone who opens an independent bookstore is at least as brave as a small boat shop owner, I ...
You’re on your way east to the 1000 Islands or the Trent-Severn. By entering north of Prince ...
I have lived in Ontario my whole life but have only recently had the pleasure of visiting the City ...
My trip to the Northwest Passage started long before I boarded the flight to Kangerlussaq with ...
During the summer of 2016, my wife and I cruised through the North Channel in Lake Huron on our ...
It’s like we’ve waved a magic wand and disappeared into a picture perfect painting, our ...
The Schooner Cove Yacht Club is situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of ...

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

Read More of Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay.....

 

 

 

Lifestyle

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One of our most enthusiastic contributors, Rob Dunbar sent us this photo from Halifax.   ...
Checking back into the US was quick and painless. We made the call to Customs but we needed to ...
Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) ...
This time our photos come from Gimli where Katie Coleman Nicoll was on the scene. She’s an ...
Recently we celebrated our country’s 150th anniversary, and in true form thousands of ...
   We left off Part 1 at the year 1914, and will here pick it back up, running through ...
This week’s POTW comes from across the pond. Who knew we had a European audience   ...
Here is our boat anchored at Hockey Stick Bay. We live in a beautiful country.     ...
Michelle Jacques of Cambridge ON share this memory of her adorable pooch. “This is Frodo. ...
  Our 150 year history began in 1867, but Canada was no stranger to watercraft prior to our ...

 By: Katherine Stone

Do you know how many boaters you run into while standing in the lift lines of Blue Mountain and the surrounding private ski clubs? Quite a few! Start some conversations on the ski lifts and you might be surprised how many avid boaters you can meet.

Many who boat say that winter sports are just there to pass the time until the ice clears and you can get your boat launched and start boating again. As a ski instructor, you tend to meet even more interesting boaters… Read more about the Reef Boat Club ....

 

 

Boat Reviews

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Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...
Cruisers Yachts debuts the all-new 42 Cantius. The sporty, luxury cruiser will make its first ...
Hull #1 ZINNIA, the all-new, twin outboard MJM 35z left Boston BoatWorks on July 5 for Newport and ...
Following a 10-year hiatus, Richmond, BC-based Crescent Custom Yachts is once again launching ...
According to the folks at Fraser Yacht Sales, you couldn't ask for more - the new Azimut Atlantis ...
During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun ...
The Rossiter 23 Classic Day Boatis both a logical extension of the Canadian-built Rossiter line and ...
It's rare for Canadian Yachting magazine to report on the same boat twice, but that is how ...
When French naval architect Philippe Briandand the Jeanneau design team started working on the ...
Canadian Yachting magazine readers will certainly be familiar with the Cruisers Yachts line of ...

 

DIY & How to

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 Since the initial article of this column we have identified a wide range of apps and ...
Since the initial article of this series we have looked at the iPad and its use as a marine ...
The moment we all dread. It’s a warm sunny day and you’re out for a cruise. Suddenly ...
For most of us – this is the time to make the most of the boating season – launch and ...
Question: Is it possible to mount, protect and charge your iPad during marine navigation. ...
  Is iNavX the superlative marine navigation app?    
Question: Can I buy generic automotive parts or products for my boat, or should they specify ...
  There is a good deal of hesitancy and lack of understanding as to whether an iPad can ...
‘Top dead centre’ is the position of the wheel that allows you to steer your boat ...

Marine Products

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With all the devastation in the eastern Caribbean a natural question to ask is ‘is our boat in that ...
During the heat of summer, many boat owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable ...
A milestone has been reached. The new D13-1000 sees Volvo Penta move into the 1000hp marine leisure ...
  Still looking for the perfect slip for your boat? Look no further!    
Canadian Yachting traveled to Newport to review and sea trial the new MJM 35z.     ...
Erik Pawson Of Watertight Boatworks here in North Vancouver, BC, is really passionate about the ...
Hydro Clean Hull Wash is Canada's first automatic, mechanical hull wash system and the company has ...
For 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned and 2 were cancelled for a total of 29 events. All ...
When Terry Conrad, of Conrad Marine, offered me ride in a brand-new Sea Fox 288 Commander that he ...
EMCS Industries Ltd. has a unique antifouling system that’s quite clever and incredibly ...

By Owen Hurst

Since the initial article of this series we have looked at the iPad and its use as a marine navigation instrument. We have discussed its functionality, available apps, relevant hardware and compared it to traditional charplotters. This focus on iPad led one of our readers to an interesting question that we have yet to address.

Question: Why has the focus been solely on the use of iPads for marine navigation rather than Android devices?

Read More Going iPad or Android.....