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2018
Bruce Kirby Given the Order of Canada | Seaweed Blooms Down South | CY Inspects New Beneteau Models September 13, 2018
Vitamin A and E to the Rescue | Sailing Hall Welcomes Inductees | Register Today for an Online Boating Course August 23, 2018
The Pacific Northwest is a Premier Destination | Sail West Report | Leaks: Keeping Water on the Outside August 9, 2018
Joy Ride wins the 2018 Vic-Maui | British Columbia's Lifetimer Boats | The Canadian Dream July 26, 2018
Rendezvous at Pender Island | Round Bowen Island Race | Victoria's Classic Boat Festival July 12, 2018
R2AK Winners | Volvo Penta Unveils Self-docking Technology | BC Marine Parks Forever Society June 28, 2018
Aquatic Invasive Species Legislation | CYOB Meets the Volvo 65s | Dealing with Overheating June 14, 2018
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre | Mercury Adds to its Pro XS Product Line | Yacht Sales West Profile May 24, 2018
Puget Sound now a No Discharge Zone | New Operators at C-Tow Comox | How to Keep Your Brightwork Bright May 10, 2018
New CYOB Feature | The BC Boat Show in Sidney | 50th Southern Straits Classic April 26, 2018
2018 Melges 24 World Championships | Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month | Pacific Salmon Foundation Gala April 12, 2018
Blind Channel Resort Part 2 | Boats Big Draw in Edmonton | Tropic Ocean Airways and The Moorings March 22, 2018
BC Multihull Society |An Evening with Ron Holland | Blind Channel Resort March 8, 2018
Name The Boat | Developing a Strong Community | Adamant 1: Dealing With Irma's Mess February 22, 2018
M&P Mercury Wins BICEOC Award | BOOT Review | Leatherman Celebrates 35th Anniversary February 8, 2018
Vancouver Boat Show Review | Going ActiveCaptain with Garmin | POTW from BC January 25, 2018
Vancouver International Boat Show Preview | Salt Spring Sensational | North American IOD Invitational Regatta Announced January 11, 2018
2017
Happy Holidays from Canadian Yachting Onboard December 21, 2017
Crescent Custom Yachts at FLIBS | Incandescent to LED Lights | Battery Maintenance December 14, 2017
Milltown Has it All | Ken Schley Makes a Big Splash | CYOB visits the BVIs November 23, 2017
VIRS Winner Pitoraq | The Moorings Add Antigua | Cantius 42 Preview Video November 9, 2017
Abernethy & Gaudin Boatbuilders | Remembering George Cuthbertson | RORC Caribbean 600 October 26, 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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Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the ...
Long popular with New England and St. John area boaters, Passamaquoddy Bay is too often overlooked ...

CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

Read more about Hilton Beach Marina....

 

 

 

Lifestyle

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On Thursday last week, at age 88, Bruce Kirby has been invested into the Order of Canada for his ...
The Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That ...
The demographics of sailing are changing, and more women are getting involved and are often rooted ...
Whether he’s sailing celebrities around the BVI’s or sailing an Etchell back home at his native ...
POTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo ...
After a good night’s sleep, it was a lot easier to work my way through checking into the US. I ...
This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....

 

 

 

 

DIY & How to

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Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
CYOB readers often ask questions about their boats and system. For this issue, I’ve answered a ...
Modern marine engines run at very high temperatures and rely on a few methods to keep their ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...

Marine Products

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Stripping the antifouling paint from the bottom of a boat is physically demanding and is one of the ...
The 2019 Ultimate Sailing Calendar highlights the drama and excitement of blue-water sailing, as ...
Weather nerds and boaters of all stripes will be absorbed by Bruce Kemp’s account of the monstrous ...
Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference ...
Take a look as a 68-foot yacht docks itself in between two Volvo Ocean 65 sailing yachts at the ...
Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for ...