Island Yacht ClubThe Island Yacht Club introduces no initiation fees for New Boating and Social Memberships. Nestled in Blockhouse Bay, one of the prettiest coves in the Toronto Islands, the IYC offers a multi-cultural club with a family oriented atmosphere where you can swim in the pool, play tennis, dine casually or elegantly, or take to the waterways by sail, powerboat or kayak. Relax in the clubhouse while enjoying spectacular sunsets framed by mature trees. Their private tender whisks you on a scenic journey, from Queen's Quay, across the Toronto

SunsailFlotilla adventures have always played a key part in what Sunsail offers while 40 years of constantly improving these experiences has allowed us to deliver the best there is. With 23 routes designed around making the most of customers' time on the water, each itinerary takes you to the most incredible islands in the area. We have quite the plan for 2014 bringing together some of the worlds most coveted athletes in both marine and non-marine sports

Sealine F380Sealine will be unveiling their new F380 flybridge motor yacht at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. Following on from the success of the award winning F450, this new model offers more space than any other cruiser in this size range currently on the market. With their innovative design features Sealine has maximized the use of space
and light throughout whilst also providing complete flexible living areas above and below decks.

Winter RendezvousNorthwest boaters can get in touch with their inner Vikings at a new Winter Rendezvous hosted February 7-9 by hydroplane racing legend Chip Hanauer, aka The Boat Guy, and the good folks in Poulsbo WA.  Aimed at encouraging boaters to get out on the water year round, the Norsk-flavoured fun includes beer, wine, whiskey and smoked salmon tastings, brewery tours, a marine swap meet, a downtown poker run, live music, a gala

NPYO RendezvousWest Coast owners of North Pacific Yachts enjoyed a successful rendezvous at Roche Harbor Marina September 29-October 2 despite being battered by storm-force winds and torrential rain. The weather reduced attendance somewhat, down from the 28 boats pre-registered, but several sessions were enthusiastically attended, especially one on engines hosted by Pat McCullough of Cummins Northwest.

Chris Craft RendezvousAt the height of our fantastic summer, the Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous drew 18 vintage boats, including two from our neighbours to the south, to Telegraph Harbour Marina July 19-21.

This year's much-anticipated Saturday afternoon event was a blindfolded dinghy race, with two crewmembers in rowing dinghies, an oarsperson and a navigator. Each boat was equipped with a water super-soaker for navigators and a paper bag (size large) for the oarsman.  The course was relayed to navigators with a final twist: a

Mr. PumpoutPumping out the holding tank after a weekend cruise is a job many of us would happily leave to someone else. A new mobile marine pump-out service enables Lower Mainland boaters to do just that.

Ray Weind, who operates Mr. Pumpout with son Derek, says the company aims to provide customers with a “hands-free” service as new sewage discharge regs mandate the use of holding tanks and forbid dumping of raw sewage within three miles of shorelines.

North Island MarinaPort McNeill Fuel Dock has a new name – North Island Marina – that reflects its growth from a fuel stop into a full-
service marina and a major port of call for cruisers in the Broughton Islands and Queen Charlotte Strait or en route to BC’s north coast.

“We are now much more than just a fuel dock. We offer 2,100 feet of transient moorage for boats from 28’ to 285’, in-berth refueling and full concierge services for our yacht customers,” says general manager Steve Jackman. “We found many of our customers want more than just moorage. We can help with provisioning, dinner

West Bay Sonship 72West Bay SonShip, established forty-six years ago, has delivered more than 250 luxury motor yachts ranging in size from 45’ to 110’, but never have they been more excited to introduce and build this stunning new custom 72’ sky lounge vessel.

The exterior design and styling is an easy and instinctive evolution from the incredibly successful 58’ pilot house, nearly one hundred built and continuing to represent West Bay by maintaining a strong resell value in the brokerage market today.

Kirk PattersonJanuary 21, 2014 BCA member Kirk Patterson, half through his attempt to be the first foreigner to circumnavigate the entire Japanese archipelago, will discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of cruising in Japan. He will introduce some of destinations and Japanese cruising customs. Kirk will highlight the depth and breadth of Japanese history and culture, and touch relationship with the sea.

Destinations

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The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Lifestyle

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In the world of yachting, it is increasingly becoming the case that Canada is no longer the small ...
Ho-ho-ho. Our Photo of the week comes from Sunday’s Santa Parade. Clowning around was Paul ...
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One of our most enthusiastic contributors, Rob Dunbar sent us this photo from Halifax.   ...
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This time our photos come from Gimli where Katie Coleman Nicoll was on the scene. She’s an ...
Recently we celebrated our country’s 150th anniversary, and in true form thousands of ...
   We left off Part 1 at the year 1914, and will here pick it back up, running through ...

This brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

The LaHave River Yacht Club is located on the West side of the LaHave River, 12 kilometers south of the town of Bridgewater. Founded with 50 members who held their early get-togethers at the old Drill Hall in Bridgewater, since many of them were also in the Reserves. The first slate of officers was: Commodore - Ed Goudey, Vice Commodore - Fred Surbeck, Rear Commodore - Captain Malcolm Wilkie, Treasurer - Macgregor Miller, Secretary - Victor Killam.

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Boat Reviews

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Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...
Cruisers Yachts debuts the all-new 42 Cantius. The sporty, luxury cruiser will make its first ...
Once again, the designers at Jeanneau have outdone themselves with the innovative new Leader 10.5 ...
The introduction of X-Yachts’Xc range in 2008 has proven itself to be something of a game changer ...
Hull #1 ZINNIA, the all-new, twin outboard MJM 35z left Boston BoatWorks on July 5 for Newport and ...
Following a 10-year hiatus, Richmond, BC-based Crescent Custom Yachts is once again launching ...
According to the folks at Fraser Yacht Sales, you couldn't ask for more - the new Azimut Atlantis ...
During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun ...
The Rossiter 23 Classic Day Boatis both a logical extension of the Canadian-built Rossiter line and ...
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Covey Island Boatworks

Covey Island Boatworks It could be said that Covey Island Boatworks put Canada on the map during the early days of wood/epoxy composite boatbuilding. Today the company has diversified into fiberglass commercial fishing vessels, selling inflatable boats and hybrid and electric propulsion systems from facilities in Lunenburg, Riverport and Liverpool. Things were pretty basic back in 1979 when the yard was established on Covey Island, one of the LaHave Islands in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, by John Steele and two partners.

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DIY & How to

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The moment we all dread. It’s a warm sunny day and you’re out for a cruise. Suddenly ...
For most of us – this is the time to make the most of the boating season – launch and ...
Question: Is it possible to mount, protect and charge your iPad during marine navigation. ...
  Is iNavX the superlative marine navigation app?    
Question: Can I buy generic automotive parts or products for my boat, or should they specify ...
  There is a good deal of hesitancy and lack of understanding as to whether an iPad can ...

Marine Products

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As I sit looking out my window at the snow that is slowly piling up it is easy to be downtrodden by ...
In the last edition of this column we took a close look at iRegatta and the advantages it can bring ...
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Erik Pawson Of Watertight Boatworks here in North Vancouver, BC, is really passionate about the ...
Hydro Clean Hull Wash is Canada's first automatic, mechanical hull wash system and the company has ...