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Feb 28, 2019

CY April PreviewAfter what felt like a long winter, peppered with major weather events across North America including major snowfalls and record low temperatures at times, what could be more welcome than Spring and the April issue of Canadian Yachting magazine!

Our special feature story is our recent visit to the legendary Lake X – Mercury Marine’s top-secret test facility. In the 1950’s this very secluded lake surrounded by swamp land and wildlife, was the scene of countless hours of testing and development for new engines, propellers, high-speed lower units and racing equipment. This year marks the 80th Anniversary of Mercury Marine’s founding by E. Carl Kiekhaefer. After years of disuse, Mercury Marine has again begun using Lake X and we want to take you there.

Marianne Scott takes us to B.C.s Blind Channel while Mark Stevens gives us a look through the Thousand Islands.

And…the Galley Guys are back! This time they spent a few days cruising the scenic and peaceful Rideau Canal aboard a Le Boat Horizon Escape 1350. It’s the excellent and comfortable way to view this UNESCO World Heritage site.

A very special story comes to us from Clarity Nicoll. The title is “Dear Doris, Help! My Boyfriend Doesn’t Sail”. This is an encouraging and entertaining story about Clarity and Dustin having a blast (and a vacation) learning how to sail a keelboat at the Colgate Offshore Sailing School in Florida.

New boat reviews are always great reading and in this issue we have the fabulous new Swift Trawler 47, a spacious and fast live-aboard that can make your travel dreams come true. We also sail the new Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 in Annapolis to discover both the inviting accommodations and the spirited performance this hot new design delivers.

Watch for the April 2019 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine!

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