Bill Dixon, Chairman of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2014 at the commencement of METS this morning to the Steering Traveller from Jefa Steering ApS of Denmark. The jury praised the product for the way it offers a genuine solution to chain/wiresteering. In addition to this overall winner, six category winners of the DAME were also announced during the Breakfast Briefing, the official start of METS 2014 which will be held until Thursday 20 November in Amsterdam RAI.
You have all run in a fog at some time or other in your yachting careers! It is a safe bet that none of you like to do it - in spite of the satisfaction that comes when you pick up your buoy, or begin just where it should be, after you have run your distance down – and most of you agree with the men who follow the sea for a living rather than for pleasure that they would sooner face gale of wind than a fog of any duration. When you get them both together, however, you are indeed in hard straights, especially when the land is close aboard.
Annual event returns in January to launch a new year on the water. Western Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, presented by Boating BC, is returning in the New Year, giving boaters an early start to the upcoming season. Running Wednesday, January 21 to Sunday, January 25, 2015, the 53rd annual event will host more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the best and biggest selection of boats and boating products.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War. It was called the "Great War" and the "War to End All Wars". (If only the latter were true. No one thought to call it the First World War, until there was a Second.) Many historians are of the view that the Great War was a defining moment in the history of Canada marking the birth of a truly independent nation. This month, is the month that we traditionally pause to reflect and honour ALL those who sacrificed life, limb, youth and opportunity in both World Wars, and all the many other engagements in which Canada has participated, to preserve the freedoms that we enjoy today.
Downed Second World War plane recovered from Lake Muskoka
The 398MW MeyGen project has been awarded the first ever ‘Navigator Award’ at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), in recognition of the project’s significant contribution to global marine renewable industry.
Sea Ray has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction for the tenth year in a row, earning four 2014 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and bringing the company’s total to an unprecedented 59 CSI Awards over the years of the honour.
The Moorings has introduced crewed yacht charters on the 4800 Sail Catamaran in Nice, France. Complete with an onboard captain and gourmet chef, a crewed charter provides travellers with an all-inclusive and highly personalized vacation at sea. From expertly crafted cuisine and cocktails to gorgeous vistas accessed with ease, a journey aboard a crewed yacht charter is an exceptional way to explore Nice and the French Riviera.
Canadian Yachting magazine has closely followed the changes in policy/services/fees along the Trent Severn waterway and Rideau canal waterways that have been legislated over the recent past. It is possible to guess at the ramifications of changes to hours of operation, maintenance crews and other staff and locking fees on both marine-related businesses and boaters alike. However in order for meaningful change to be affected, the government needs to know exactly what your experience has been. As a boater on these waterways what have the changes meant to your experience? Have you changed your boating habits as the regulations of the waterways have gone back and forth? What are you hearing from other boaters, cottagers, businesses along the waterways?