Gozzard YachtsIt is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Ted passed away peacefully at home on May 15, 2014. As many of you know, it has been a difficult struggle for both Ted and Jan since his stroke almost 5 years ago... but even so he kept on adding value to every one's lives right until the end.

Canadian Safe Boating WeekNorth American Safe Boating Awareness Week will take place across Canada from May 17th to May 23rd, 2014. The purpose of this initiative, managed by the CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) and its partners, is to promote safe and responsible boating practices to the estimated 16 million recreational boaters in Canada.

Safe Boating in Cold WaterCanadian long weekends offer infinite possibilities for us to get outside and enjoy our landscape.  The May Victoria Day weekend is the traditional kick-off to summer here and after a long and arduous winter Canadians across the country are anxious to get out and soak up the elements.  A longer than usual winter with a great deal of snow presents conditions on lakes and rivers that might be different than we are expecting.  Here are some tips that are really worth you while to observe so that your first long weekend of the summer is safe and fun...

Eric HoldenISAF World Cup Mallorca was top of the agenda in April for members of the Canadian Sailing team as a record setting number of sailors flocked to Palma to flex their elite muscles. Isabella Bertold (RVYC) performed consistently well against a stacked Radial roster, placing 11th overall while Greg Douglas (RCYC) showcased several top ten race results throughout the event finishing 12th in the robust Finn fleet. Robert Davis (KYC) battled with the Laser big guns posting two top 5 scores ultimately wrapping up his event in 18th.

Wear ItJoin a number of stakeholders, including Sail Nova Scotia as we celebrate Safe Boating Awareness week in May.

Sail CanadaThe Nominating Committee of Sail Canada is calling for nominations from interested individuals who are prepared to help shape the future of the sport of Sailing in Canada. Candidates for election to the Sail Canada Board of Directors must be at least 18 years of age and be a member in good standing of a member club, class or other member organization.

Sail CanadaDo you want to deliver Sail Canada sail training on keelboats? Are you a CANSail dinghy instructor looking to move in a new direction or build skills in training adults?  If you answered "YES", then read on - this clinic is for you!

Cool As Ice

Cool As Ice Caps are specially designed caps w/ detachable pouches to hold a cool pack or ice.  Great for any outdoor activity to reduce heat stress, discomfort and fatigue.  The washable and durable canvas material w/ sewn in vinyl lining extends the cooling effect and prevents liquid from leaking. 

WOWOn Saturday June 21st, 2014, the 4th annual WOW Women’s Regatta will be hosted at Etobicoke Yacht Club and race committee is sponsored by Port Credit Yacht Club. The Regatta is for seasoned and new women racers.  Bring your boat with or without crew. They have a crew bank of women needing a ride.

In Water Boat ShawThere is a new boat show on Georgian Bay! Parkbridge Marinas have partnered with Pride Marine Group and Crate’s Lake Country Boats to host an exciting new “Welcome to the Water” In-Water Boat Show May 30th through June 1st at Bay Port Yachting Centre, Midland. This event will feature a wide variety of recreational watercraft - both power and sail. The Mariners Marketplace will offer a wide assortment of boating related products, accessories and “all things nautical”.

Destinations

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Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
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 Killarney

KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

Read more about Killarney....

  

Lifestyle

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This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...
Don’t miss this brilliant photo double header
In honour of Launch Day, our POTW this time comes from Wendy Loat in Port Credit. This shot, taken ...
Our favorite, Man-O-War Cay, is home to the Albury Boat Building empire. They have been building ...
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We were finally able to get a SIM card and data plan on our phone Monday morning. We could now ...
It’s Friday afternoon at the Newport Yacht Club in Stoney Creek, and that can only mean one thing - ...

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
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One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440By Zuzana Prochazka

There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

Jeanneau unveiled the first hull of their 440 in Annapolis with dramatic flair. On command, the plastic that sheathed half the boat...

Read more about the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440....

 

 

DIY & How to

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I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
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Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...

Marine Products

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Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference ...
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Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
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We are all looking to gain a little more time these days, and technology is often the route we ...
While they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both ...
We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...