VIBS Contest John Ferris of New Westminster “took home” a 50’ marina slip from this year’s Vancouver International Boat Show. The one-year lease was his prize in a draw held by exhibitor Blue Heron Marina Estates, a new condominium and marina development on the main arm of the Fraser River in East Richmond.

VIBS 2014With steady attendance, motivated shoppers, reports of strong boat and retail sales plus unseasonably sunny weather to keep everyone smiling, the 2014 Vancouver International Boat Show apparently marked another positive milestone for the West Coast boating market.


Wendy Loat discovered sailing via her ski club and went on to crew for her then boyfriend in the 1981 Thunderbird Worlds. When I first met Wendy, she was helping that bf – a knowledgeable instructor and fleet coach -  to demonstrate how flat sail cloth could be formed into curves at a racing clinic (we’ll skip the fine details, if you don’t mind.)

European Yacht of the YearThe new Dehler 38 has won one of the most coveted international prizes in the water sports sector – the title of "European Boat of the Year". A total of five candidates competed for the title this year in the Performance Cruiser category, where a jury of experts from the major European sailing magazine decides who will win the race.

Boating OntarioThe Boating Ontario Association asks you to take just 20 minutes to fill in their survey of your experiences and wishes for Ontario’s locks, canals and waterways to improve boating in Ontario.

You could win one of 3 prizes. First prize is a 2014 Season Pass for locking and boating on the canals while the second and third prizes are two tickets to a Toronto Leafs / Ottawa Senators hockey game.

CY at TIBS 2014Good crowds and an upbeat attitude characterized the first few days of the 2014 Toronto International Boat Show and the Canadian Yachting magazine booth has been a busy place!  Dealers say that serious buyers were out and on opening day, the parking lots were close to full just two hours after opening. Crowds were steady all day.
Again, Canadian Yachting magazine set up our “CYNN” boat show news network video studio and we

Lucky to be AliveAtlantic Canada has a rich maritime history and tragedy at sea has always been part of that legacy. Communities all around the Maritimes remember those who perished on the water. But they also celebrate the remarkable people who have come face to face with the ocean at its worst and - against all odds - managed to survive.
Lucky to be Alive is a half hour documentary that shares amazing stories from people who narrowly escaped death at sea and the rescuers who risk their lives to save others. These courageous individuals give insight into what it’s

Cruisers 328 Bow RiderBoating Magazine has bestowed the 328 Sport Series with its coveted Boat of the Year award for 2013. Editor’s named the vessel “Boat of the Year” after reviewing performance data and commentary from the magazine’s Tech Team. In all, the group assessed approximately 100 vessels between 30 and 70 feet. Each test considers a boat’s construction, design, styling, performance, and adherence to the standards set by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Boats in contention must also meet the demands of the mission for boats in their category. The 328 SS was chosen because

Glastron GT207Rec Boat Holdings has rolled out two additional jet models for their Glastron and Scarab brands. The Glastron GT207 and the Scarab 215 follow after the introduction of their smaller sister models, GT187 and Scarab 195, respectively. The company announced an aggressive launch plan last May for both brands and has not disappointed. The introductory models were in production within four months and now the expansion to each brand offering comes only eight months after announcing the entry into jet propulsion models. All are

TIBS 2014There is always something for everyone at the Toronto Boat Show and 2014 proves to be no exception.  Download the free Digital Toronto Boat Show Guide and learn what's new this year.   For families, couples, old boat enthusiasts, water sport aficianados, paddlers and those who are new to boating, the Toronto International Boat Show has everything.

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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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