CPS AGMA highlight of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons Annual General Meeting held October 24, 25 and 26 in Toronto, was the culmination of the nation-wide Flag Relay celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Appreciating the importance and value of this education, the men went on to found the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons in 1938 in Windsor, now 75 years ago. The 2013 Flag Relay started this May when two specially designed

IBEX 2013One of the highlights of IBEX is the Innovation Awards and at the Industry Breakfast, the winners of the 2013 IBEX Innovation Awards were announced.

TIBS 2014The Toronto International Boat Show Jan 11 to 19 2014 is fast approaching and Exhibitor Kits are now available online.  The Discounted Rates Deadline is December 20, giving you the opportunity for huge savings on regular rates if you take advantage of the details in advance.

A date to remember is November 1st, 2013 for submitting Exhibitor Listing Information.  Ensure your company name, booth number and products are easily searchable by the consumer in FREE Exhibitor Listings and Product

Anchor Yacht SalesAnchor Yacht Sales of Port Credit, Ontario, an exclusive Beneteau dealer for the past 24 years, announced that they have sold a new Beneteau Oceanis 38, in fact Hull number 1 of this brand new design, on the very first day and in the very first hour of the 2013 Annapolis boat show in Annapolis, Maryland.

End of Youngstown RegattaAfter 40 summers, the Youngstown Level Regatta is done. Sure, there’s a nostalgia piece about all the great times we had, about Jeff Long Tarzan-ing his spar and setting his J24 on its side or about Don Allen’s bikini babes in Sailing News. I could write about the Whippet crew from Oakville sailing in Michelin Man suits or recall brushing my teeth with beer from B-Kwik, but that is only part of the story.

YYCWe thank John Morris and our friends over at Canadian Yachting magazine who wrote a most complimentary article on the Youngstown Level Regatta in their October issue.  We rated the inside back page no less.  It is still somewhat hard for us to believe that after 40 years the Level is no more, but we have plans underway for the next regatta to take its place on the same weekend, July 26-27, 2014.  We apologize for not being able to formally announce the details yet because we know many of you want to make plans and are anxious to know if your boat will be among

GillThe undisclosed sum of money paid to Douglas Gill International to YFM Equity Partners is intended to back their existing management team. Gill was established in the 1975 by Nick Gill who started up the business in his father's Nottingham lace factory. The Gill business makes technical sailing clothing and accessories and exported to more than 35 countries and last year and won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Gill employs more than 40 staff at its Long Eaton site.

ABYCThere will be a four-day ABYC Electrical Certification course taking from Monday, December 9th through to Thursday, December 12th, 2013 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Facilitator will be Ed Sherman. The  course is designed for the marine technician with at least three to five years’ experience working with marine electricity.  The student also needs some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards.

AMTAThe Atlantic Marine Trades Association will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 2PM in Charlottetown, PEI  Location: The Confederation Room, the Great George Hotel, 58 Great George Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada   C1A 4K3

Maritime Marine Museum of BCOne of the biggest maritime tragedies in World War II is the story of convoy PQ-17 which carried relief supplies to the Russians. In July 1942, this convoy travelling from Iceland to Russia was attacked by German forces. Upon receiving intelligence, the escorts were ordered to withdraw and 22 out of the 33 ships in the convoy were sunk. The merchant sailors didn’t have the capacity to defend themselves and 153 men were killed. Winston Churchill described the incident as "one of the most melancholy naval episodes in the whole of the war."

Lifestyle

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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 ...
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DIY & How to

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Boating safety is always—always—a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with ...
Building on our last two editions (Sealants, and Fibreglass, respectively), Gelcoat is the next ...
After a successful R2Ak and regatta season in 2019, I felt that Pitoraq was due for a major ...
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The boat was put on the hard for this winter and were going to follow along with Graham as he ...

Shrink Wrap2020 is a year of change – self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, and working remotely have become the norm. For many, this has been a bitter pill to swallow. Another bitter pill for boaters is the delay of the season. Provincial laws differ – so terms like ‘essential’ aren’t translating widely across the marine world.

In BC, marinas remain open and fuel is available, sometimes with conditions. In Ontario, marinas, boat launches, yacht clubs and the professionals that service the marine industry aren’t considered essential, unless the service and location allows a person to access their permanent residence only accessible by boat.

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Boat Reviews

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New at the end of 2019, the 58 Salon Express design features large windows to flood the living ...
No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...
The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...

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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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 ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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Marine Products

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The new 2020 PORTS Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron Guide is available for purchase at ...
Professional boatbuilders don't want to have to redo a job any more than a DIYer. Many choose Life ...
Since its introduction last year, the JBL by Harman Marine BassPro 10" Powered Subwoofer (JBLMBP10) ...
After decades of perusing charts and guidebooks as part of planning a cruise, it was a totally ...
Ever since I was a youngster Jeeps of all kinds have fascinated me. It wasn’t until the mid 70s ...
New from Plastimo, this bi-colour backpack in Tarpaulin 500D will keep contents dry from ship to ...
Being a boater can come with certain space restraints for additional items that may make your ...
Whether you are interested in monitoring your vessel’s systems while underway or remotely from your ...
No wires to install down your mast. Transmit to smartphone/tablet. Works with lots of great ...
Vesper Cortex, the advanced multi-station VHF, AIS, monitor with intuitive touchscreen operation is ...