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Binnacle Catalogue 2013Everyone's favourite marine catalogue is ready with its Spring and Summer 2013 offerings, online and in store. Watch for the flyer in the May edition of Canadian Yachting magazine. The Binnacle Yachting Equipment and Accessories Ltd. is a full-service chandlery located in Halifax NS, by the shores of the North Atlantic.  Binnacle.com, the online store, has grown to become Canada’s largest internet chandler for sailors and powerboaters. Wherever your home port is, The Binnacle has something of interest to you.

Footloose ChartersFootloose Sailing Charters is pleased to announce the addition of more of its most popular yacht, the Footloose 4600, a 4-cabin catamaran custom-built by Robertson & Caine, into its fleet. This spacious and well- appointed yacht is available for charter from Footloose’s base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Cheryl Powell, COO of Footloose, added, “This is a significant addition to our fleet, and we’re excited to now offer our customers more of such a spacious, comfortable performance cruiser for their sailing vacation at Footloose’s great charter rates.”

The Footloose 4600 is an Ideal Cruising Platform with amenities that include a 24’ beam  for a cockpit that easily accommodates 12 people for meals with numerous seating options provided by reversible settee and aft sun/sea seat. The expansive forward deck with trampoline offers a large area for relaxation

Boaties Baking PanNew from Salish Boat Supply is the Boaties Baking Pan™. The baking pan is designed to fit in your oven and for one handed use,
making removal from the oven easier when under way.
The compact detachable handle is always cold when used and stows neatly away with the pan.  The heavy gauge aluminum pan has an even and stable
heat transfer, and at 12” x 8” x 2-3/8”, it has a volume of over 2 quarts.  

Double coated non-stick surface ensures easy cleaning and long life.

Binnacle Catalogue 2013The first ever marine catalogue is ready with its Spring and Summer 2013 offerings, online and in store. Watch for the flyer in the May edition of Canadian Yachting West magazine. The Binnacle Yachting Equipment and Accessories Ltd. is a full-service chandlery located in Halifax NS, by the shores of the North Atlantic.  Binnacle.com, the online store, has grown to become Canada’s largest internet chandler for sailors and powerboaters. Wherever your home port is, The Binnacle has something of interest to you.

Pierre's Echo BayPierre and Tove Landry of Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina, a popular stop for cruisers in the Broughton Archipelago, have plenty of news this spring.

At the top of the list are the winners of the first annual Broughton Archipelago Poker Run: Tom and Linda Millar (MV Lindy Marine) of Vancouver. The Millars will enjoy 14 days’ free moorage at participating Broughtons marinas: Pierre's, Port McNeill Fuel Dock and Marina, Sullivan Bay, Lagoon Cove, Jennis Bay and Shawl Bay. Watch for a repeat of the poker run this summer.

Swiftsure 70With its 70th edition this May, the Swiftsure International Yacht Regatta is the longest running cross-border race on the West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest’s premiere challenge of sailing skill, endurance, strategy…and luck.

The race began in 1930 as a weekend challenge among three Northwest yacht clubs – Seattle, Royal Vancouver and Royal Victoria – and is now a week-long sailing celebration in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, hosted by Royal Vic. Organizers hope for a record turnout of competitors on three major courses – Swiftsure Lightship, Cape Flattery and Juan de Fuca – and are staging a variety of public events in the Inner Harbour.


Checkpoint YamahaZodiac inflatables, Yamaha sport boats, Highfield Inflatables and G3 fishing boats will be in the water and ready for testing in GA Checkpoint Yamaha’s second annual On-Water Demo Day Sunday, May 12 at Rocky Point boat launch in Port Moody. GA Checkpoint’s Brendan Keys says the line-up will also include a G3 pontoon boat.

The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm.

CY West Sponsors Easter Seals RegattaCanadian Yachting West is a proud sponsor of this year’s National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta.  This yearly fundraiser challenges skippers and crews to recruit their favourite licensed establishments to compete for bragging rights and the “Pub Cup” in the inaugural “First in Bar” race. Pubs will sponsor boats and compete to see which establishment can fundraise the most in support of Easter Seals House. Pub-sponsored boats will be scored separately as well as overall in the regatta.

Trawler Fest Anacortes 2013PassageMaker magazine presents Trawler Fest 2013 in Anacortes, Washington, May 14-19.

When the snow has all but melted in May, and your thoughts return to cruising on clear Pacific Northwest waters, set a course for the peaceful, secluded town of Anacortes, Washington. There you can join thousands of other boaters who come annually to enjoy a unique educational, hands-on learning, boat touring, and social event known as Trawler Fest.

“PassageMaker Magazine inspires our readers to better understand and enjoy the cruising-under-power lifestyle,” said Cindy Salvatoré, Events

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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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Boat Reviews

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

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Marine Products

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