Anchor Yacht SalesAnchor Yacht Sales of Port Credit, Ontario, an exclusive Beneteau dealer for the past 24 years, announced that they have sold a new Beneteau Oceanis 38, in fact Hull number 1 of this brand new design, on the very first day and in the very first hour of the 2013 Annapolis boat show in Annapolis, Maryland.

End of Youngstown RegattaAfter 40 summers, the Youngstown Level Regatta is done. Sure, there’s a nostalgia piece about all the great times we had, about Jeff Long Tarzan-ing his spar and setting his J24 on its side or about Don Allen’s bikini babes in Sailing News. I could write about the Whippet crew from Oakville sailing in Michelin Man suits or recall brushing my teeth with beer from B-Kwik, but that is only part of the story.

YYCWe thank John Morris and our friends over at Canadian Yachting magazine who wrote a most complimentary article on the Youngstown Level Regatta in their October issue.  We rated the inside back page no less.  It is still somewhat hard for us to believe that after 40 years the Level is no more, but we have plans underway for the next regatta to take its place on the same weekend, July 26-27, 2014.  We apologize for not being able to formally announce the details yet because we know many of you want to make plans and are anxious to know if your boat will be among

GillThe undisclosed sum of money paid to Douglas Gill International to YFM Equity Partners is intended to back their existing management team. Gill was established in the 1975 by Nick Gill who started up the business in his father's Nottingham lace factory. The Gill business makes technical sailing clothing and accessories and exported to more than 35 countries and last year and won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Gill employs more than 40 staff at its Long Eaton site.

ABYCThere will be a four-day ABYC Electrical Certification course taking from Monday, December 9th through to Thursday, December 12th, 2013 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Facilitator will be Ed Sherman. The  course is designed for the marine technician with at least three to five years’ experience working with marine electricity.  The student also needs some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

AMTAThe Atlantic Marine Trades Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 2PM in Charlottetown, PEI  Location: The Confederation Room, the Great George Hotel, 58 Great George Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada   C1A 4K3

Maritime Marine Museum of BCOne of the biggest maritime tragedies in World War II is the story of convoy PQ-17 which carried relief supplies to the Russians. In July 1942, this convoy travelling from Iceland to Russia was attacked by German forces. Upon receiving intelligence, the escorts were ordered to withdraw and 22 out of the 33 ships in the convoy were sunk. The merchant sailors didn’t have the capacity to defend themselves and 153 men were killed. Winston Churchill described the incident as "one of the most melancholy naval episodes in the whole of the war."

Pacific Yacht ForumThe Pacific Yacht Industry Forum is 4 day programme of events for the Pacific superyacht industries, taking place in central Vancouver during late Spring, 2014.  Comprising a 2 day conference and a 3 day Yacht Show, this international event will target visitors from across the globe, placing BC and the north-west Pacific firmly on the superyacht map. 

Best AnchoragesCanadian Yachting offers up a selection of the best boating reads of this year, whether you are looking for some great cruising destination advice or just want a nice easy boat-themed read here are some of our Editor's top suggestions

True North Yachts and BeneteauTrue North Yachts, based in Port Credit, Ontario is now the exclusive dealer for Beneteau’s Powerboats Division in Ontario. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome True North Yachts as our exclusive partner for the Beneteau Powerboats Division in southwestern Ontario,” says Beneteau America President Laurent Fabre. “True North Yachts has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and most importantly their clients. We look forward to working

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Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

Cowichan Bay to Genoa Bay – Almost the Gulf Islands

 By Catherine Dook

“So you’re going offshore to Genoa Bay,” said an old salt at coffee that morning. Genoa Bay was 15 minutes away from our homeport of Cowichan Bay and hardly counted as offshore, but it was our first destination that fall. The fog had socked us in all that morning, so John and I drank coffee and gossiped with the neighbours while waiting for the weather to lift. We’d provisioned with cans of chilli, a sack of apples, and tanks full of water. We’d tested the engine and the anchor winch. We were ready.

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 By: Katherine Stone

Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) has its fair share of both. Although no one has seen any apparitions, a former club restaurant manager swore she could feel a presence whenever she went down to the cellar to get supplies.

Shift back to the beginnings of an area known as Beaurepaire. The first land concession on Lake Saint Louis at Pointe Beaurepaire was obtained from the Sulpicians by Jean Guénet in 1678. 

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A Trip To Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva And Lake Como

Riva And Lake ComoStory And Photos By Iain Macmillan

Eyes turn and conversations on shore pause as one boat in particular approaches the Grand Hotel Serbelloni’s jetty that extends out into the sparkling blue waters of Lake Como off Bellagio, northern Italy. It’s not because the Clooneys, George Lucas or Richard Branson are on board, not this time anyway, the attention is on the boat itself. The world’s most valuable, most magnificent mahogany launch, a classic 1960s Riva Aquarama, is paired appropriately with Como’s most prestigious hotel, its Michelin star dining room and suites that have housed royalty; a perfect mix of pleasure, luxury and a distinguished history.

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