Packed with information, the guide is available for you to download right now before you head to the show.
Packed with information, the guide is available for you to download right now before you head to the show....
Have your sailing and cruising questions answered by international sailors and hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series, Paul and Sheryl Shard, at the Canadian Yachting booth #1720 at the Toronto International Boat Show January 20-23 and January 27-29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
In order to better serve our members, volunteers and students, the phone system at the National Offices of CPS-ECP will undergo some programming updates over the next two months.
The CPS-ECP Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) is coming to a boat show near you. The BSVT allows students to maneuver a “Boston Whaler” on a lake 5.6km X 6.4km in a virtual mode where there are only virtual boats and water and no risks.
It’s a wonderful January tradition. We pack up our snappy booth, magazines, cameras and logo’d shirts then head down to the show. It’s called work for us, but mostly it’s an excuse to get away from the screen, hang out with real people and shoot the breeze about boating.
Let’s have some fun!! On Thursday, Friday AND Sunday, join in and play the poker run at this year’s boat show. Simply pick up your score sheet and envelope at the Discover Boating Booth and visit the 7 participating exhibitors for your card.
By Clarity Nicoll
Vacation of a lifetime in the BVI’s
You've all heard of the “Backpacker's Guide to Europe” and the “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”. Well then, consider this the ”Millennial's Guide to Chartering”. Millennial's chartering? Madness you say! I say otherwise. Now, I can't speak for everyone in my generation, but I know that for the most part we are action seekers, relaxation experts, adrenaline junkies, food lovers, cocktail savvy, adventure hungry and looking for some awesome pictures to put on our Instagram accounts.
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By Katherine Stone
From main dock with retired committee boat on the left and the new Lakeshore Lady on the right.
In 1801, an enterprising Loyalist and British Army officer, Colonel Samuel Bois Smith, was granted 1,000 acres of land south of what is now Kipling Avenue in Etobicoke.Fast-forward to the end of the century and this tract of land would be occupied by the newly constructed Mimico Lunatic Asylum, to be renamed the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital,which closed in 1979.
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By Andy Adams
Big, elegant, and capable
Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.
In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.
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DIY & How to
Always a major exhibitor at the Halifax International Boat Show, Seamaster’s sales manager Dave Trott tells us they will have several news products on display including the new Stingray 206cc and the 186cc.
Seamaster Services of Dartmouth is a diversified company with roots in the marine safety business. Over the years they have expanded from liferafts to inflatable boats, as a Zodiac dealers, and now sell and service an extensive line of fibreglass and inflatable boats including Grady-White and Stingray.
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