The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 (The Greatest Loop) was at the Port Credit Yacht Club this past Saturday afternoon for a viewing, combined with a cocktail party sponsored by Anchor Yacht Sales the Beneteau Power Boat Dealer, Powerboat America-Beneteau Group and Canadian Yachting. The new Trawler was a great hit with the guests who got to explore the fit and finish of this magnificent vessel as well as see the versatility and ease of handling that was demonstrated in the harbour.

This Saturday, visitors are welcome to meet the Greatest Loop Crew for an “Afternoon of Elegance” Cocktail Party with John Armstrong from Canadian Yachting Magazine at the Port Credit Yacht Club, from 3:30 pm till 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 26th. Just a week ago on Tuesday, May 15th, Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34 #202 left the Annapolis city dock to begin her 4-month journey on the Great Loop.

Canadian Yachting magazine’s Greg Nicoll interviews Wayne Burdick, President of Beneteau America about the latest in yacht design and features, the consumer aspirations that are driving those refinements and also, about the Beneteau yacht manufacturing facilities in Marion, South Carolina where their team of 160 yacht builders can turn out a 50 footer in a mere 25 working days.

Join us for the 22nd Port Credit In-Water Boat Show! The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is celebrating its 22nd year from August 24-26th. The only show of its kind on Lake Ontario, the Port Credit Boat Show is THE late summer boat show to attend. Board over 100 new and used power and sailboats or check out the land displays of marine accessories and services. The Speaker’s tent features seasoned boaters who talk about boat handling; boat repair; cruising and more. And there will be lots of bargains available at the marine industry’s only consignment tent for boat stuff’ in support of Ontario Sailing and their programs.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – West Island College International Class Afloat has established the Class Afloat ‘Young Canadian Sailor Scholarship’ to assist a student – endorsed by their CYA member club or sailing school – to participate in an extraordinary educational experience – attending high school while ocean sailing aboard a majestic square-rigged tall ship. This will be the first year that this scholarship has been awarded. Class Afloat offers young people a unique journey of education and personal discovery.

Easter Seals Waves RegattaThis year’s charity sailing event will feature one weekend of competitive Keelboat and Dinghy racing in English Bay as well as the recreational Easter Seals Cup race. Almost 200 boats participated last year and this year event organizers are hoping for close to 300 boats to take part. The post race festivities offer a chance for all participants to kick back and relax after the first full day of racing.

 

Maritime Garage SaleVictoria’s Maritime Museum of British Columbia, is hosting the 9th Annual Massive Maritime Garage Sale on Saturday April 21 at Ogden Point, Pier A, Dallas Rd, 0900 to 1300 hours. Co-sponsored by the City of Victoria and CFB Esquimalt, the event is open to vendors who can rent a table for $35.00 and the event has a $5.00 entrance fee for adults but kids are free. Parking is free and is abundant. Expected to be offered on sale are small craft of all kinds, canoes, kayaks, dinghies, fishing equipment, crab and prawn traps, and marine and nautical gear of all kinds. Proceeds go towards the Museums Special Exhibition

 

altAfter sitting idle and somewhat forlorn for over two years, the Heritage Wooden Boatshed at the Harbour of the Maritime Museum on Kits Point, Vancouver has been repaired and will have an official re-opening and launch party Sat April 14, noon to 4:00 PM. The Boatshed is the home to the Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club (OLAS), an enthusiastic group of wood boat devotees and it has been their home for the previous 15 years, and a center for small wooden boat construction, restoration and repair.

Boat U.S.Spring commissioning should include a look at everyday items that we often take for granted. Easily overlooked are inflatable PFD’s, but they shouldn’t be. These important safety items - which automatically or manually inflate with the tug of a pull cord - have been around over 25 years, but there are still quite a few misperceptions about these life saving devices and how they work. The BoatUS Foundation set out to debunk some of the myths:

Waggoner Cruising GuideFor years, the Waggoner Cruising Guide has been among our favourite cruising resources, in particular for its comprehensive and authoritative listings of marinas, destinations and marine services. Robert Hale of Seattle launched the Waggoner and served as editor and publisher for almost 20 years, but has now handed the helm over to Anacortes-based publisher and writer Mark Bunzel. Not surprisingly, Bunzel has set out to make a great publication even better, starting with the 2012 edition, now on sale.

Destinations

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Following the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an ...
For the adventurous boater Bunsby Marine Provincial Park is a special place, situated due south of ...
There is good anchoring in Cowichan Bay and nearby, and salt water enough to make any boater happy. ...
We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
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 ...

Thornbury on Georgian BayJennifer Harker

To borrow a line from Monty Python, “and now, for something completely different”.

Normally, our boating adventures are spent weaving our way amongst the picturesque backdrop of the 30,000 Islands of eastern Georgian Bay aboard our Sea Ray Sundancer 268. This time we’ve traded power for sail as friends welcome us aboard their 38-foot Irwin for the Canada Day long weekend.

We’ve set our sights on a decidedly different destination for this journey, charting a course for Thornbury. This small town, located in the southern reaches of Nottawasaga Bay, is an oft-overlooked area of Georgian Bay - but it shouldn’t be. Although we’ve explored this shoreline on countless road trips, this will be our first visit from the waterside.

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Lifestyle

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My husband and I were visiting the Bra d'Or Lake from Newfoundland in our 39 foot Sea Ray ...
After an autumn in Canada, we arrived back in northern Florida at Adamant 1 on January 3rd and with ...
This issue, to kick off 2019, we have an unofficial Photo of the week and this, the unofficial ...
Readers give us a bit of feedback on the 60th anniversary of the Shark 24
We are home for Christmas this year. Soon we will be heading back to Adamant 1 for another winter ...
This past October we drove to Telegraph Cove with friends and spent a day of wonder cruising the ...
We have kept our subscription to Canadian Yacht Onboard as we have traveled the South Pacific over ...
Stuart Walker a legend in competitive sailing passed away on November 12, 2018 in Annapolis. Stuart ...
“In Grenada, we had about 80 cruiser kids visit our boat...by dinghy of course! Sometimes you ...
Austin Edwards told students and parents at the Saanich School’s “Parents as Informed Partners” ...

Boat Reviews

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I have heard a lot of talk lately about trends in yacht clubs where senior membership is getting ...
To get you in the mood for cruising the Boat Show then launching in spring, here’s a boat that ...
Quite simply, the styles of boats have changed. Where in past years a buyer might have been looking ...
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 ...

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 46The Cantius 46 is the latest evolution of Cruisers Yachts’ Cantius line – now there are five models from 42 to 60 feet. The new Cantius 46 is a great example of “easy boating” the way Volvo Penta imagined it and how Cruisers Yachts has executed it. The idea is that you just come on board, unlock the glass doors, fire it up, cast off, and enjoy - alone, with a spouse, or with a huge group.

Since the first Cantius model was introduced, Cruisers Yachts has continued to refine the concept for ever-greater convenience, more clever and innovative features, and also greater performance.

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Sun Odyssey 410By, Zuzana Prochazka

The revolution continues – with a twist

The Jeanneau 410 is the eighth generation of the Sun Odyssey line, but even with that long history and umpteen years of tweaks and iterations, what the French builder has done in the latest revamp will make you say, “Wait, what?”

 Last year, Jeanneau turned the sailboat deck layout on its ear with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey 490 and 440, and the concept of the ‘walk-around deck’.

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DIY & How to

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Winter is a great time to look at some of the hidden spaces on your boat – to take stock of what is ...
When a boat is in the water, the bilge will often collect water that enters the boat from weather, ...
Recently I suggested doing an off-season (winter) project with a potential client, and my ...
A recent conversation with a fellow contractor got me thinking: With all of the information out ...
As the cold approaches, shrink-wrapping is a hot topic, and I’ve heard more than a few debates at ...
Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...

Ask AndrewAndrew McDonald

Last time we looked at making proper electrical connections – the tools, supplies and methods needed to make connections between components and wiring.

When planning out electrical work, one of the more common questions that I address is on the set-up, installation and sizing of breakers and fuses.

Fuses and breakers are collectively called ‘overcurrent protection’ – and these come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Their purpose is the same: to prevent a situation where a larger than intended electrical current is running through the circuit, which puts the circuit at risk of overheating, fire and damage to equipment. 

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Marine Products

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You most likely operate your vessel with batteries that are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries ...
This past decade has been a real up-and-down ride for the companies who make boating equipment. ...
Making it’s global debut at the Toronto International Boat Show the new Mercury 5hp Propane ...
Most of us have heard of fuel additives, whether it be for gasoline or diesel. But which one to ...
While the basics of boat hull design hasn’t changed that much over the years, the same cannot be ...
Yamaha targets the Canadian big-water market with its high-torque 425 horsepower V8 XTO outboard, ...
Looking for a great Christmas gift for the Offshore sailor on your list? This being a Marblehead to ...
Sail shape is long gone. They have stained, feels thin and you see broken threads everywhere. Your ...
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 ...