Easter Seals Regatta LogoAll skippers, crew and boat sponsors are invited to attend this year’s Pre-Regatta Reception on Friday, July 12 at the BMW Store at the corner of West 5th Avenue and Burrard Street in Vancouver. It’s a great opportunity to meet your fellow sailors and sponsors the evening before the regatta.

This reception is proudly supported by Helly Hansen, BMW Canada, Berenger Wine and Steam Whistle Brewing.

altSkippers who register for the National Bank Easter Seals Regatta prior to Friday, July 5 will be entered to win a rare opportunity to race with Canada’s most successful solo sailor, Derek Hatfield, aboard his Volvo 60 Amer Sports One in the 2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The crew spot will be awarded in a raffle for skippers who register early.

Hatfield is the only Canadian to race single-handed around the world twice. He has sailed more than 200,000 miles solo in three major round-the-world races, completing two of his races with podium finishes. He visited Royal Van YC June 4 to deliver an inspiring presentation about his experiences in the

Derek Hatfields BoatRegister now as a skipper and receive the following:
1. Entry to win an opportunity to crew aboard round-the-world racer Derek Hatfield's Volvo 60 Amer Sports One in the 2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. (Registration prior to July 5).
2. Stormtech Waterproof Gear Bag (retail value of $75) plus a gift from National Bank.

Boat Sponsor Incentives
Register now as a boat sponsor and receive the following:
1. Two tickets to the Pre-Regatta Reception at the BMW Store on July 12.

Easter Seals Regatta 2013Now’s the time to register as a skipper or a boat sponsor in the 2013 National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta Saturday, July 13 at Royal Vancouver YC Jericho. The most fun you’ll have in sailboat racing all season, the regatta supports an important cause: Easter Seals House, which provides a home away from home for children and families who need to visit Vancouver Children’s Hospital for medical care.Skippers and boat sponsors who sign on now qualify for extra prizes and incentives.

Chester Race Week 2013Perhaps one of the world's best kept secrets is Chester Race Week, held in Chester, Nova Scotia, just a stone's throw away from the bustling metropolis of Halifax. Chester Race Week (scheduled August 14-17, 2013) has been sailing since 1856 and in recent summers has had consistent entries of 130-150 yachts. The regatta is run on three different race courses within the confines of the waters of Mahone Bay, surrounded by beautiful pine-tree covered granite islands dotted throughout the bay. Sailing could not be more convenient, especially since the time to the race course (always a big consideration after a long evening out the night before with friends!) is usually 30 minutes maximum!

Sorlandet - Class AfloatTo be on deck for one of the world’s most unique sailing experiences you won’t have to look too far this summer. The tall ship Sørlandet, normally sailing to far away ports around the world’s oceans, is offering sailors and non-sailors alike the opportunity to experience life aboard one of the world’s most majestic tall ships as it sails the Great Lakes. The Sørlandet is a 210 foot 1927 Class “A” square-rigged tall ship chartered by Class Afloat – a Canadian high school taught on the high seas.
Sørlandet’s guest crew will experience all aspects of authentic tall ship sailing. Whether they have never sailed before or are seasoned sailors looking for a once in a lifetime sailing experience – the Sørlandet’s professional mariner crew will teach them the ropes – all 200 of them! Guest sailors can go

Jack Pady Marine In Water Boat ShowJune 8th and 9th, 2013 from 10 am to 6 pm Jack Pady Marine is hosting their Spring In-Water Used Power and Sail Boat Show, at Hindson Marina on Georgian Bay.  This show is for the used boat seller and buyer - and is free to the public.  There is no charge for show parking or attendance.  Selling or Buying, you are invited to participate.

Suzuki OutboardFor a lot of cruising families, the “little boat” offers almost as much pleasure as the big boat, taking you to shore, around the marina, out for supplies or off to visit friends. But a cantankerous old outboard can be a real spoiler. So, we’re delighted to report that there’s a great new high-tech tender solution from Suzuki. It’s their DF20A and it has groundbreaking “little boat” technology. The short shaft manual start version [also available in a 15 horse!] does not require a battery and yet it has computerized electronic fuel injection!

Toronto Boat Show Childrens' CharitiesThe Toronto International Boat Show announced today that this summer the $47,352 raised by its 2013 Special Preview Night will positively impact the lives of children through its three designated beneficiaries:

• Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund – “This tremendous donation will help The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund support 103 camps this summer and allow as many as 25,000 underprivileged and special needs children enjoy an unforgettable camp experience,” says Barb Mrozek, Director, Toronto Star Charities and Philanthropy. “We are truly grateful for the hard work and efforts put into this event to help give children a memory that will last a lifetime.”

Trawler Fest 2013The 2013 edition of Trawler Fest, presented by PassageMaker magazine, drew fans of trawlers and the power-cruising lifestyle to Anacortes, Washington for courses, seminars, social events and a boat show May 14-19. Part of the magazine’s series of trawler-oriented events, the fest takes full advantage of its scenic location at Cap Sante Marina and typically fine “banana belt” weather.

This year’s program included two days of courses aimed at trawler owners and purchasers, an expanded program of seminars and demonstrations, and the four-day boat show featuring more than 70 trawlers and passagemakers from a variety of builders, dealers and brokers in BC and Washington. Exhibitors

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Leasing a YachtBy Andy Adams

When I first saw the display at the Toronto International Boat Show saying that you could lease a new yacht, it stopped me dead in my tracks. While I had never considered leasing boats, we are certainly seeing growth in boat rental organizations, so leasing didn’t seem out of line. In fact, I wondered why it had taken this long to see boat leasing come to the market.

However, I have a reasonable understanding of how leasing works compared to financing a purchase and I wondered how the numbers could work for something like a yacht. The sign was in front of a 60 foot Princess Express Cruiser – about $3,000,000 

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With an overall size under 30 feet and a light displacement of less than 8,805 lbs., the Oceanis is easily trailerable without a wide load permit. If you prefer to access your sailing grounds by canals and rivers, the lifting keel and rotating mast open a world of endless possibilities. Perfect for sailing on lakes or for coastal hopping, this new Oceanis is, nevertheless, a robust category B sailing yacht, fitted for offshore sailing. The smallest of the range offers the biggest choice of programs! 

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Grady White Freedom 235 Dual ConsoleBy Jill Snider

Once again, I had the pleasure of joining CY’s test guru Andy Adams on a boat review. This time, out on Georgian Bay, we put the Grady White Freedom 235 Dual Console to the test. There are so many great things to tell you about this classic beauty.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand


As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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