Happy Holidays 20132013 has been an interesting and eventful one in the yachting world.  The cleanup of Hurricane Sandy in the southeastern part of our world kept many people who would rather be boating busy right into the summer.  New innovations in equipment and electronics made the America's Cup race a nail-biting finale to follow as America's Team Oracle finally mastered their electronics to come from behind and triumph over New Zealand's Team Emirates in a flying and drawn-out finish.  Boat shows across Canada and indeed North America saw great

SS Keewatin Tree LightingVisitors to the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll were surrounded with Christmas spirit on Thursday evening, as the historic steamship and a large Christmas tree were lit up for the holidays.

The event also included family-friendly activities, bonfires and music.

Robert BullerWith the sudden death of Robert Buller in late October, we at Canadian Yachting lost a valued friend and contributor, while many in the marine industry on the West Coast and throughout North America lost a respected colleague. Robert’s wide circle of friends in boating knew him in many roles: a journalist with a strong interest in marine equipment and systems; a dedicated Canadian Power Squadron instructor with a specialty in navigation; owner of the classic 48’ Monk powerboat Nirvana; a keen restorer of wooden small craft; even as the guy who

Blake NichollsThe boating industry is very sad to mark the unexpected passing of Blake Nicholls on November 25th.  Blake opened Nicholls Marine on Niagara Blvd in Fort Erie in 1956.  Beloved husband of the late Miranda "Patricia" (2005). Loving father of Timothy (Judy) Nicholls, Cathy Lewis and Penny (Jeff) Shaw. Cherished grandfather of Nicole and Adam Lewis, Brent, Alison and Christina Nicholls and Olivia Shaw. Sadly missed by his sisters Lynn Edwards and Elaine King and many nieces and nephews.

CY Magazine Gift SubscriptionCanadian Yachting magazine is a great gift for those special people in your life who you want to remember this holiday season.  Available in full resolution digital format and full colour print you can read each issue however you like and at your leisure.

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Diane Reid DismastedDiane Reid is the first Canadian woman to take part in the challenging Mini Transat race from France to the Caribbean across the Atlantic Ocean in a 6.5m (21') sailboat.  Stormy weather delayed the start for weeks. She had already stopped in Portugal to repair boat damage, with strict time limits. A week into the race Diane Reid's mast broke and she jury-rigged her mast and was sailing to the Canary Islands for more repairs.

Lighthouse DocumentaryLighthouses are perhaps the most iconic structure in Atlantic Canada and are featured on countless road signs, logos, and postcards. These amazing structures have illuminated Nova Scotia shorelines for hundreds of years guiding generations of sailors and fisherman safely home. They stand as a modern day reminder of our rich maritime history and for many coastal communities they now also provide opportunities for the future.

Moody DS54The deck is mounted on the new Moody DS 54 - a process known as the "marriage" among boat builders. The long-awaited moment is finally here and the joining of the hull and the deck is complete: this important step is known as the "marriage" among boat builders! In the weeks leading up to the marriage, the builders were hard at work on the interior construction of the new Moody DS 54. The engine, tanks, electrics and, last but not least, the furniture were installed.

Children's Wish Calendar 2014

The 2014 Edition of the Children's Wish BOATING Calendar is now available!   This will be the 4th year of this calendar program which raises funds for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, who work with the community to provide children with high risk, life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.

Yacht ShopThe North Sails Yacht Shop is a Chandlery, Rigging Shop, and North Sails Loft out of Halifax & Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. From hardware inventory to rigging expertise to all your brand name sailing gear, the Yacht Shop has everything you need Onboard! Recently, The Yacht Shop purchased the complete inventory of the Laser Performance Sailing Center in Rhode Island. The product has now all been inventoried and priced to clear. Visit yachtshop.ca and Like the Yacht Shop on Facebook to check out all the amazing prices on gear from GILL,

Boat Reviews

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The Oceanis Yacht 54, younger sister of the Oceanis 62, embodies the innovation that has always ...
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I had been looking forward to a sea trial aboard the Greenline 33 because I was hoping it would ...
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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 ...

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. 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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Beneteau Antares 11By Andy Adams

What perfect timing! Beneteau is has just announced their new Antares 11 model for North America and I think it will be exactly what many people are looking for.

The boat business has simply taken off during 2020, spurred on by the social distancing requirements of the global battle with COVID-19. In many regards, this situation has brought a lot of families closer because there are few options for travel and recreation. I suspect that many families have rediscovered the joys of being together, going places and doing things.

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Destinations

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The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is ...
I leaned my head back into the water and floated easily. Having spent my childhood playing in ...
History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ...
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 ...

ChemainusBy Marianne Scott

The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is protected from all but strong northerly winds. The only obstacle may be some large log booms often anchored in the harbour. The Dock is immediately south of the B.C. ferry terminal; the ferry runs to Thetis- and Penelakut Islands.

Harbourmaster Harmen Bootsma, who has been the cheerful, welcoming presence here for a couple of decades, is ready to catch your lines. 

 

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Lifestyle

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Our Photo of the Week (two, in fact) comes from New Zealand where the second America’s Cup AC 75 ...
The Marine Debris Recovery Initiative (MDRI), a collaboration with the Clean Coast, Clean Waters ...
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is reviewing Plan 2014 and could use your help. The plan ...
The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change ...
This Photo of the Week came from our own CY Team member Sarah C who, like many of us, is trying to ...
Limestone, a heritage Canadian boat brand that has earned a loyal following over the past 35 ...
Schooner Cove Yacht Club through their staff Capt. and other volunteers organize cruises so members ...
With things the way they are, a whole new batch of Canadians are discovering that boating is IT! ...
Recently while admiring the boats in Victoria Harbour my eyes locked into a 58ft yacht named ...
The 38.1m / 125' motor yacht, custom built in 1930 by Boeing of Canada and last refitted ...

(From left to right) Boating Ontario CEO Rick Layzell; Pollution Probe CEO Christopher Hilkene; NOVA Chemicals VP Rob Thompson; and Council of the Great Lakes Region  President and CEO Mark Fisher

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, recently announced the launch of the first phase of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup initiative with founding partners Pollution Probe, the University of Toronto (U of T) Trash Team, Boating Ontario, PortsToronto, as well as collaborators EnviroPod, Water Products and Solutions-America, Poralu Marine and Georgian Bay Forever.

Read more about the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

DIY & How to

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I’m on many different types of boats, with many configurations. Some have a single ...
I often get asked if regular care and maintenance is necessary for inflatable PFDs. Here is a ...
Labour Day weekend tends to be the ‘last hurrah’ on many fronts: the last long weekend of the ...
One of the Great Lakes’ best known tall ships, sail training vessel TS Playfair, will soon be ...
My Dad is not a mechanical guy. He is educated and well-read, and handy around the house – but not ...
I was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ...
July and August  in Canada are the months of boating. People are on the water – exploring, ...
Boating together with the kids as a family can be a most enjoyable activity. Because people, ...

WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

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Marine Products

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Your anchor launch and retrieval  will go a lot smoother if your boat’s bow roller wheels are ...
High quality mooring compensators are essential in line maintenance.      
Knowledge is power—and the Elemen CHIRP Sonar / GPS series from Raymarine gives you the upper hand ...
Balmar has combined recent technology advances to introduce a next generation Battery Monitor. ...
The VITO is the first Lifejacket Harness to include a revolutionary Harness Release System. ...
Incredibly versatile, the Gill's Pilot Jacket is an essential jacket suitable for a multitude of ...