On Canada Day, Wednesday July 1, 2015, canal boaters can take advantage of FREE LOCKAGE in celebration of Canada Day throughout the Rideau Canal and the Trent-Severn Waterway! In addition, just as a reminder, boaters can continue to take advantage of the 2 for 1 lockage coupon until June 30, 2015.
Kohler® Marine, manufacturer of diesel and gasoline marine generators for a wide range of pleasure and commercial craft applications, is proud to be participating in the Hermione-Lafayette Voyage 2015...
Boaters in the Georgian Bay area rely on GBGH to provide the best care possible when needed. Like all hospitals in Ontario, GBGH relies on members of the community to provide the funds for equipment necessary for your best care. The government does not fund hospital equipment needs or capital costs.
The Georgian Bay Regatta (GBR) is celebrating its 30th year of success in the last week of July, 2015. An anticipated fleet of 40 to 50 boats will again participate in a four-day sailing adventure of racing and cruising the various anchorages and ports of Southern Georgian Bay.
The 2015 Laser Canadian Championships at CORK in Kingston, Canada hosted 108 competitors representing 17 Nations.The second and final day of the Laser Canadian Championships had a short postponement onshore while sailors waited for the fog to lift. Once the weather had cleared, 6-8 knots filled in from the South/South West. Each fleet of sailors were able to finish two races today to complete the series.
Tom and Kathleen Kjaersgaard
When we (an Ontario couple) both raised sailing on the Great Lakes and Lake Simcoe, decided to pack up and move our lives and careers to Cochrane, Alberta (minutes West of Calgary) in 2013, our rationalization banter went a bit like this:
“OK, considering that it’s Alberta…not a boating paradise… let’s just embrace the change. Sell the boat (our much loved Olson 25) and then we’ll just move-on and pursue other hobbies. How about golfing more maybe? We’ve pretty much ignored golf for the last 15 years right? So we agree - we’ll replace the boating with golfing and who knows what other Alberta adventures on the weekends.”
As a semi-recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest from New England’s historic waters, I was thrilled to learn that the boating season here in Seattle is much longer than it is back 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...