Invasive SpeciesRegistration and abstract submission are now open for the second Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species (TIPS II) meeting. This meeting will be held at the University of Toronto Mississauga on 6-8 August 2014. We are inviting presentations on the ecology, evolution, impacts, and management of plants invading terrestrial systems in Ontario, Canada and surrounding areas.

EricsonAll owners of Ericson sailboats – not to mention Olson, Independence and other Bruce King designs – in the Pacific Northwest are invited to this year’s Ericson Rendezvous June 28-29 at Maple Bay Marina.

CharmOrganizers of the Pacific Yacht Conference, slated for May 28-29 in Vancouver, have confirmed that BC Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Shirley Bond, will deliver the event’s welcome address. The conference will provide a forum for Northwest yacht builders, refitters, designers, brokers, marinas and service providers to tackle issues and encourage growth in the industry.

SwiftsureThe 2014 Swiftsure International Yacht Race sails out of Victoria May 24-26. The weekend incorporates overnight and one-day races on four separate courses in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including the 138-mile Swiftsure Lightship Classic to Swiftsure Bank, as well as pre- and post-race festivities in Victoria.

Easter Seals RegattaRegistration for skipper and boat sponsors at the 2014 National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta is now open. The annual fundraiser for Vancouver’s Easter Seals House sails August 9 at Royal Vancouver YC Jericho, with sponsorship by Canadian Yachting West.

Sea SaltThis stunning addition to the galley library is at once beautiful to look at and a thoroughly practical guide to cooking and dining aboard with a focus on fresh West Coast ingredients. Even before you browse the recipes, the food photography by Christina Symons will make your mouth water! 

Clays WharfYou could not believe the sense of nostalgia that hit me when I saw the cover of your February 2014 Canadian Yachting West with its shot of the yachts moored in Pelican Bay, as it is now called, on the south side of Granville Island! This is where I grew up – at my father’s “marina” known as Clay’s Wharf.

Harbour HomesWork is about to start on a new marina and float home development on Nanaimo’s Newcastle Channel. Harbour Homes Marina is planned to include up to 145 boat slips from approximately 20 to 80’ in length, and 60 custom float homes. 

Victoria HarbourThe BC Yacht Brokers Association hosts the annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4 in the city’s scenic and historic Inner Harbour. The show brings about 150 new and brokerage powerboats, sailboats and small craft to the Inner Harbour docks and Ship Point. Ship Point also holds product, service and trade exhibits.

carefree boatingSteve and Karin Taylor, owners of Carefree Boat Clubs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, are pleased to announce the opening of their third location near Toronto, Ontario. The grand opening will take place beginning of May this year at the Lefroy Harbor Resorts Marina. This beautiful marina will provide boat club members with carefree boating on historic Lake Simcoe, located less than an hour drive from downtown Toronto, and just 15 minutes south of Barrie.

Boat Reviews

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Destinations

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On May 19, the New York State Canal Corporation today announced an updated opening schedule for the ...
If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
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NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors


Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

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Lifestyle

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Unknown to us at the time, the quest for VIA-MARA started in 1973 when I saved the back cover of a ...
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The seasoned sailor mapped out an ambitious course around the world — aboard his 28-foot ...
Clean wake: A concept amongst cruising sailors that stresses the impact that individual behaviour ...
This line-up of Beneteaus can to us from our friends at RCR Yachts in NY State where they are ...

DIY & How to

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I get a lot of calls for electrical repairs. Not upgrades or installations – the requests are to ...
Many boats are now on the water after a COVID-imposed hiatus – and with a shortened ‘prep’ period, ...
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Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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Marine Products

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