The 'experts' are predicting that the winter of 2015 is going to be as intense in Canada as last year's, complete with an early start and a late finish and lots of snow. Record numbers of Canadians set out on both pre-planned and last minute sun vacations in 2014 to try to beat the winter blues. At Canadian Yachting we are interested to know how you plan to not let winter get you down this year. It's always nice to read and dream about cruising and getting away during the winter months but when we are hit with a long, hard season it's even better to plan a trip. So what's your pleasure?
Parks Canada encourages the public to use caution in and around canal structures and channels. From mid-October to the end of May, the canal’s lock stations are closed and their use is at one’s own risk. Unmarked hazards may exist. Wet leaves, ice, and snow may remain on stairs and walkways and ice conditions on the waterway can vary. Over the non-navigation season, aids to navigation may be missing, off-station or inoperable until next spring.
It's our special annual Marine Electronics issue with the theme - "Are You In A Fog About Electronics? " Starting with two interesting ‘reads’ about being lost in fog, the December Canadian Yachting magazine brings our readers a definitive Guide To The Latest Marine Electronics chosen for their capabilities to get you home safely in dense fog.
CY is working with long time sailing instructor, author and founder of InformedBoater.com, Rob MacLeod. Rob is constantly amazed at what he doesn’t know about boating and sailing. Fortunately, coming up to his 40th anniversary in the boating industry, Rob has a long list of ‘experts’ that he can call on to get the information he needs.
What's the VHF channel to hail the fuel dock? When's the last time the oil was changed? Will a friend know where to find the shackle key? Boaters will find a wealth of such information in Bernard Engraving's Boating Manager series.
The Yacht-Master II is designed to meet the needs of professional sailors. This regatta chronograph features the world's first programmable countdown with a mechanical memory. It provides precise synchronization with the crucial starting sequence of a yacht race.
Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has partnered with Captain Mike Genoun of Florida Sport Fishing TV to educate boaters and divers on invasive species and the irreparable damage they can cause to the ecosystem.
At the Beneteau dealer meetings held at the US Sail show in Annapolis, Blanche Morgan of Anchor Yacht Sales of Port Credit Ontario was presented with both The Top Gun Award for highest sales volume for Beneteau Yachts in North America but also the top sales person for the sales of boats under 40 feet. Blanche received both trophies and the honourary Pain Killer from Group Beneteau.