Galley GuysThe Galley Guys, John, Andy and Greg have just launched their new website. This is a collection of some of their best stories about travel, food and entertaining on board. The Guys invite your comments and suggestions for new stories and galley hints. This fall the Guys will be in Annapolis Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida before getting ready for the Toronto Boat Show in January.

Shelley FoordIf you have been “bottoming out” on saggy old boat mattresses, living with musty carpet or looking at out of date upholstery, this is the time of year to consider having your boat interior redone. A lot of companies are out there and able to help you with canvas and upholstery but there are also sources for custom bedding and custom sized mattresses to make next season both more comfortable and more attractive for your family and your guests.

CY October 2013 CoverWe hope our readers liked the cover photo of Distant Shores on the cover of the October issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, but we wanted to apologize for errors in the "On The Cover" information on page 5.
First, the photo credit for this dreamy shot should have been given to Paul Shard.
Second, we gave the American broadcast information and not the list of Canadian broadcasters. Our Canadian viewers have been able to watch the Distant Shores television show for the past three years across Canada on the

Jenneau - AnnapolisJeanneau of the Americas will have a big presence at Annapolis in the United States Sailboat Show October 10 through 14, 2013, with a whole range of new and updated sailboats to inject a big dose of consumer excitement into the industry. Annapolis is a major show for Jeanneau and Paul Fenn, President of Jeanneau of the Americas has put a short video invitation together,

CY and Skippers Plan BreakfastCanadian Yachting in partnership with Skippers' Plan Insurance invite you and a guest to the 10th Anniversary Canadian Breakfast! To our friends in the Canadian marine industry, if you are going to be attending the Annapolis Show, come and join us for breakfast on Friday October 11th.

CPS Flag on Sunshine CoastThe Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is a volunteer organization dedicated to safe boating. Founded in  Windsor, Ont. in 1938, this year the organization is celebrating 75 years of recreational boating education. To mark the occasion, special anniversary flags are travelling across Canada. The flag arrived in Gibsons on  Monday, Sept. 16, and was welcomed by Sunshine Coast officers and members at a reception at the Blackfish Pub.

Spirit of TraditionAn Old Bluenose is given new life.The prospective new owner of the old Bluenose 24 had two objectives to satisfy in the hunt for his new yacht; the boat had to be a beautiful classic AND it would serve as an ornament to be anchored in front of his Muskoka cottage. Stuart Cottrelle came to Gordon Laco, a friend, sailor and outfitter of classic yachts supplier of traditional marine gear, with an idea. Cottrelle was attracted by the beauty and performance characteristics of Meter Class

Emirates - Oracle Americas Cup 2013Just when you thought Team Oracle USA was going to be almost shut out of the America's Cup racing by challenger Team Emirates New Zealand, they came back with a few adjustments to their boat and a crew that has executed brilliantly. The action on the course has been some of the best America's Cup match racing ever, and probably may never be seen again. The AC72s are fast and the tactics added to the thrill and challenges on San Francisco Bay. San Francisco may turn out to be one of the best venues for America's Cup racing. Over the weekend, the crowds

NYYC Invitational Winners 2013The Royal Canadian Yacht Club team from Toronto has won the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, successfully defending the title they first won in 2011 during the second edition of this biennial Corinthian event.  The Canadian team had moved into the lead on the penultimate day of racing, displacing the American team from Larchmont Yacht Club who had held the overall lead for the first three days of the five-day event.

Chester Race Week 2013Spectators gathered at the Chester Yacht Club in anticipation for the last day of Chester Race Week 2013. Newcomers and longtime race week attendees stood at the dock early in the afternoon watching the remarkable sails of the Bluenose fleet as they crossed the harbour during one of the final day’s races. A wind shift prior to the last race of the iconic Bluenose class resulted in a race cancellation as the 3 p.m. closing time approached. Despite that, they raced seven times over the course of the week with Chase pulling ahead as the overall winner.

Destinations

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Toronto sailor and former RCYC coach/sailing instructor Ryan May is now a US coast guard captain ...
Just before the weekly party at Shirley HeightsSunsail staffer Chris Donahue conducts our chart ...
Chartering in the Caribbean conjures up images of turquoise sea, palm fringed beaches and great ...
Since anyone who opens an independent bookstore is at least as brave as a small boat shop owner, I ...
You’re on your way east to the 1000 Islands or the Trent-Severn. By entering north of Prince ...
I have lived in Ontario my whole life but have only recently had the pleasure of visiting the City ...
My trip to the Northwest Passage started long before I boarded the flight to Kangerlussaq with ...
During the summer of 2016, my wife and I cruised through the North Channel in Lake Huron on our ...
It’s like we’ve waved a magic wand and disappeared into a picture perfect painting, our ...
The Schooner Cove Yacht Club is situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of ...

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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Lifestyle

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One of our most enthusiastic contributors, Rob Dunbar sent us this photo from Halifax.   ...
Checking back into the US was quick and painless. We made the call to Customs but we needed to ...
Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) ...
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 week’s POTW comes from across the pond. Who knew we had a European audience   ...
Here is our boat anchored at Hockey Stick Bay. We live in a beautiful country.     ...
Michelle Jacques of Cambridge ON share this memory of her adorable pooch. “This is Frodo. ...
  Our 150 year history began in 1867, but Canada was no stranger to watercraft prior to our ...

 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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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 ...
It's rare for Canadian Yachting magazine to report on the same boat twice, but that is how ...

 

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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DIY & How to

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 Since the initial article of this column we have identified a wide range of apps and ...
Since the initial article of this series we have looked at the iPad and its use as a marine ...
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 ...
‘Top dead centre’ is the position of the wheel that allows you to steer your boat ...

Marine Products

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With all the devastation in the eastern Caribbean a natural question to ask is ‘is our boat in that ...
During the heat of summer, many boat owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable ...
A milestone has been reached. The new D13-1000 sees Volvo Penta move into the 1000hp marine leisure ...
  Still looking for the perfect slip for your boat? Look no further!    
Canadian Yachting traveled to Newport to review and sea trial the new MJM 35z.     ...
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 ...
For 2017 there were a total of 31 events planned and 2 were cancelled for a total of 29 events. All ...
When Terry Conrad, of Conrad Marine, offered me ride in a brand-new Sea Fox 288 Commander that he ...
EMCS Industries Ltd. has a unique antifouling system that’s quite clever and incredibly ...