VIBSThe owners and staff of the Vancouver International Boat Show, we could not be more excited for the 2015 show, which is just around the corner from January 21 to 25! With some amazing features, this year’s show is one you won’t want to miss:
•    Tuna.com’s Captain Dave Carraro – star of the hit National Geographic TV Show Wicked Tuna – will be onsite for meet and greets with fans!
•    Free shuttle buses and water ferries between BC Place and Granville Island
•    FREE Discover Boating boat rides and Hangs On Skills Training at Granville Island

Happy HolidaysAs 2014 is quickly drawing to a close we want to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of our readers in print and online and followers on our social presences.  We feel quite blessed to be part of the Canadian boating community and thankful for the opportunities we have all year to connect with the growing numbers of people immersed in the boating lifestyle. 

 

 

Experts Ablative PaintsThis fall, while hauling boats Tim and I got into a discussion about the best way to prepare boats with ablative paints for winter storage. The question came up when I passed on having our boat's hull power washed as Sojourn sat on the cradle. All the boats around Sojourn had harder bottom paints, which are intended for racing boats. The power washing, as you can see, took off all of the growth but left the bottom paint intact.

 

 

 Virtual TrainingDo you have the skills to navigate safely in any condition, day or night? Learn new manouvers with the Boating Skills Virtual Trainer. Risk free, hands on experience.

 

 

 

Childrens Wish Calendar 2015

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is again pleased to support and participate in the 2015 Boating Calendar program in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation. You can order your copies today and help the Foundation in their mission of never denying an eligible child their wish. These calendars make wonderful gifts for the coming Holiday Season. Proceeds from this project go to provide children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. The cost of these calendars is $15.95 each plus taxes, shipping and handling anywhere is North America. Orders are being shipped now.

 

Rozalia ProjectBrock Callen and Jeff Brock of the Northbound Kite Mission for Rozalia Project are pleased to announce the Antigua Kite Mission presented by the Lift Project and hosted by Sunsail Yacht Charters. Building on the extraordinary success of their last mission in New England, Brock Callen, Jeff Brock and Rachael Miller, Co-Founder and Director of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean are set to travel to the Caribbean Island of Antigua to participate in their second mission. The team is excited to work with students from the Island Academy School. Together they will participate in a beach cleanup, and then head back to the school for interactive programs about marine debris, the responsibility of being environmentally responsible and the exciting kite mission. Following the programs with Island Academy School, Callen and Brock will shift into prep mode getting ready for their open water foiling kiteboard crossing from Antigua to St. Martin in excess of 100 nautical miles. 

GoCycle G2Offers Test Driving Experiences Throughout South Florida Global yacht brand expands lifestyle collection to include revolutionary, award-winning electric bicycle VanDutch is launching the newest addition to its deluxe lifestyle collection—Karbon Kinetics Limited’s Gocycle G2, the ultimate high-tech, electric two-wheeler, which received at its August 2012 inauguration the EUROBIKE Award honoring innovation across the bicycle industry.

 

 

Leopard 48

Sidney’s Coastline Marine Yacht Sales, Canada’s only Leopard Catamaran dealer, announces that Cruising World Magazine has rated the Leopard 48’ sailing catamaran, their #1 Best Catamaran EVER. Leopard catamarans are built in South Africa, by long time catamaran builders, Robertson & Caine. 

Victoria International MarinaThe Victoria International Marina will be Canada’s first luxury Marina catering exclusively to larger recreational yachts and their owners. With just 30 slips ranging in length from 65 to 140 feet this Marina represents an unprecedented opportunity to secure a west coast home for only a few discerning clients.

 

 

British SailingOn Monday 17 November, an impressive line up of speakers at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS) shared ideas and best practice from around the world, demonstrating how the sailing industry can change to increase and retain participation, through innovation, technology and cultural changes. 

 

Destinations

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Boat Reviews

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Bernie Luttmer of Swan’s Yacht Sales, has finally had his brainchild come to life, and he tells me ...
The BC builder takes a big step forward with its largest yacht to date: stylish, fast and ...
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The Offshore series from Canada’s largest aluminum pleasure boat builder offers practicality, range ...
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The Beneteau Oceanis 38 claims more flexibility than seen before on this size of boat and a new way ...
From the first glance the wide open decks large cockpit and overall look and feel of this boat are ...
The brand new Cruisers Yachts 328 Bow Rider is one of a new breed of boats that is redefining our ...

DIY & How to

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Winterizing your boat in the fall is important and may be a daunting task for some boat owners.  ...
Boaters who prefer to be on the hook, such as ourselves in our Islander 36 sailboat Holole’a, ...
Will traditional paper charts soon be a thing of the past? And what will that mean for recreational ...
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Understanding how systems really work – and degrade over the winter – can help you prepare your ...
The Interlux® Boat Paint Guide has gone digital with the launch of a free app for Apple® IOS and ...
Convenient, Cool and Low-cost!From simple organizational Apps for your smart phone to complete ...
Navigation light repairs and replacements you can do yourself.In researching this article, we spoke ...
If you are new to boating, how do you start searching for the right boat at boat shows? We put the ...

Environment

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Boating and astronomy can be a match made in the heavens. The inky black canvas above the boat is ...
The 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay is a boater’s dream destination with crystal clear waters, ...
New rules severely restrict where and how salt-water boaters can discharge sewage. Is your boat ...
Many Canadian Yachting readers have likely experienced the beauty of British Columbia’s Gulf ...
Many newspaper headlines appeared in the spring of 2012 with these two names highlighted. The ...
Investing in a reusable winter cover is a sound environmental choice and a practical way to ...
I’m on vacation! Things can turn ugly in paradise when you finally reach that secluded anchorage. ...
I've been a pilot for 37 years and spent 28 years flying passenger aircraft for the airlines ...
There's been lots of talk about electric boats recently, but few examples are actually out on the ...
I think it’s a given that as a Canadian Yachting reader, you are passionate about ...

Lifestyle

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If you are ready to start your Holiday baking or just plain need a great chocolate fix these ...
It doesn’t seem to matter if you are on the east coast, in the Prairies, or on the west coast, ...
An easy salmon dish with homemade teriyaki sauce and a Sriracha cream sauce that will knock your ...
Soup season is in full swing and this Tomato Tortellini Soup with Pesto is just the recipe to warm ...
This flavour-infused pasta dish is terrific for any season.  It takes a little bit of prep time but ...
As the season's evenings grow cooler boaters will be looking for heartier galley meals to extend ...
Cooler days and cooler nights make everyone want to prepare something warm and comforting... This ...
This is a simple recipe too.  The only challenging part is rolling up the tortillas without ...
This recipe is great for a make-ahead easy yet satisfying on board meal.  You can use chicken or ...
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Marine Products

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The adjustable-width ramp assembles in seconds, features a quick connect system for joining ...
The SailTimer Wind Instrument™ is a new high tech masthead anemometer that transmits directly ...
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The compact McMurdo Smartfind Plus G5 GPS EPIRB features a high performance, multi-channel GPS ...
50 amp cordsets from marine electrical products manufacturer Furrion feature Powersmart™ blue LEDs ...
The Yacht-Master II is designed to meet the needs of professional sailors. This regatta chronograph ...
Sweden-based Radinn, a company aiming to "revolutionize the watersport industry,” is trying to make ...
Taylor Made Systems is introducing a new range of glass sunroof systems for the boating industry at ...
KVH TracVision® owners in the U.S. can now enjoy satellite TV from DISH Network® on their boats and ...