London Boat and Fishing ShowThe Western Fair District will be filled to the brim with The London Boat Fishing and Outdoor Show offering even more boats, RVs and outdoor experiences than ever before.  Under new management, Continuum Productions, producers of the Central Ontario Boat Show & Sale have created a show experience featuring many of the Provinces top boat brands recreational power products, marine & fishing accessories.  

Hamilton Boat Show 2014Central Ontario Boat Show & Sale (Hamilton Boat Show), February 14-17 (Family Day Weekend) is held at the Careport Centre in Hamilton. This is the show's 4th year, and everything indicates that it's going to be even bigger and better than last year.

Fractional YachtingAt the Toronto Boat Show I met Howie Colt, owner of Toronto-based Gone Sailing Adventures-Yacht Time (GSA). Howie is a long-time charter captain and local innovator in “fractional yachting”, allowing boaters to enjoy big, beautiful craft without the high cost of ownership.

Heineken RegattaThree Days of Competition, Concerts, Events and Island Fun. Sailors and enthusiasts: get ready for some yacht racing and fun in the sun during the 34th Annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta taking place March 6-9, 2014, with musical performers LMFAO, of "Party Rock" fame, headlining the event. 

VIBS AttendanceWith steady attendance, motivated shoppers, and strong boat and retail sales, the 2014 Vancouver International Boat Show appeared to forecast a positive year ahead for the West Coast recreational boating industry. This year, VIBS moved to new dates – January 22-26 ¬– from its traditional slot in early February, which conflicted with BC’s new Family Day long weekend. While total attendance at the indoor and floating venues was

Offshore Sailing SchoolOffshore Sailing School founders and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, were recently presented with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Chairman’s Citation at the annual Fantasy Sail Celebration held at South Seas Island Resort in Florida.

Chris Craft 36Chris-Craft invited us to the unveiling of the all new Launch 36 at a press conference at the Miami International Boat Show at 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 13th. The Launch 36 was not only the newest and largest addition to the Launch line-up for Chris-Craft, but Chairman Stephen Julius and President Steve Heese spoke to how this boat is a new concept for the brand. 

Northwest Boat TravelOne of the Pacific Northwest’s popular annual port-to-port guides, Northwest Boat Travel is now in its 36th year. The 2014 edition is freshly updated and expanded to include resources such as Lat/Long coordinates for many marinas and mooring facilities.

Swiftsure Yacht RaceRegistration is now open for the 71st running of the Pacific Northwest’s major annual sailing event, the Swiftsure International Yacht Race. Sailed out of Victoria’s Inner Harbour May 24-26, Swiftsure incorporates overnight and one-day races on four separate courses in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, as well as pre- and post-race festivities in Victoria.

Milltown MarinaThe Lower Mainland’s newest marina, Milltown Marina on the North Arm of the Fraser River, has opened for business in stages over the fall and winter. Boats began occupying the Marpole marina’s 227 wet berths last fall and its new marine service centre opened in January. A 200-space dry stack facility, a centrepiece of the facility, is slated to go into operation this month, and The Hatch Restaurant is expected to open in March. Milltown Yacht Sales, an affiliate of Fraser Yacht Sales of

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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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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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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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