Mini Transat - Diane ReidThis race is going to go down in history as an epic tale. It has been filled with incredible weather anomalies, rerouting, and resurrections! The delivery of the fleet from Gijon Spain to Sada Spain has lived up to these new expectations of the 2013 Mini Transat! After numerous days of discussion and round table collaberations within the fleet and the race organizers, the Mini Transat fleet finally had a decision as to the state of affairs and how we would get the fleet from Gijon to Sada.

BoatCanWest.comBoatcan, an internet advertising web service that began in the year 2000, and specializes in matching boat sellers with boat buyers , is expanding into Western Canada with the launch of a new website. Boatcanwest.com has been launched by Boatcan and it will focus on advertising boats for sale, products for sale and services for clients in the western part of Canada and beyond. The launch of the new search engine optimized website, also formally puts an "alliance" in place between Boatcan, Boatcan West, Canadian Yachting and Canadian Yachting West.

Halifax Boat Show 2014The Halifax International Boat Show returns February 20-23, 2014 at Exhibition Park in Halifax. This event encompasses the largest and most sought after brands of boats and boating equipment in Eastern Canada and it’s all under one roof. The Halifax International Boat Show is the largest boat show in Eastern Canada. Exhibited boats range in size from 6' to over 30' and include runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass

FLIBS 2013In his speech at the Industry Breakfast event that traditionally opens the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, manager Efram (Skip) Zimbalist III announced that the show’s footprint had expanded to be by far the biggest in the show’s history.  In terms of revenue will also be the biggest show in the history of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which has a staggering 3,000,000 ft.² of exhibit space across three different locations. The indoor area at the

Parks Canada has announced that it will be collaborating with environmental, municipal, recreational and business development organizations to better ensure the financial sustainability of the Rideau Canal. Gord Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds—Grenville, on behalf of the Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has launched a collaborative project to foster recreation, tourism and economic development throughout the Rideau Canal corridor.

Bluewater CruisingBluewater Cruising Association Club Night Announcement:
Sequitar: To Cape Horn in Comfort and Style - Michael Walsh describes his voyage from Vancouver to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn on their yacht, Sequitar. As their passage progressed, the quality and style of their onboard dining, both at sea and at anchor, became legend.

Monumental PoleMore than 400 people participated today in the raising of the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, a 42-foot monumental pole that celebrates 20 years of cooperative management since the signing of the Gwaii Haanas Agreement by the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and Mr. Peter Lantin, President of the Haida Nation, are pleased to announce that the Gwaii Haanas Legacy is now standing in Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay).

Download VIBS GuideWestern Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show kicks off Jan 22nd with an impressive roster of events.  Download the Show Guide for free, find out how to Win the Grand Prize Boat, view the schedule of seminars and presentations and discover the activities that will keep the whole family entertained...

TIBS Special Preview Night 2014Friday, January 10, 4-9pm the Toronto International Boat Show hosts its Special Preview Night, offering the opportunity for you to preview the entire Boat Show without the crowds, all while supporting children's charities!

The 56th Annual Toronto International Boat Show, Canada’s largest, most popular marine marketplace, drops anchor January 11-19, 2014, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. A mid-winter rendezvous tradition for the boating community, it’s your best opportunity to discover the boat of your dreams, and there’s no better time

SwansThis year’s US Boat Show at Annapolis once again featured the Catalina Yachts and Swans Yacht Sales ‘Canadian Breakfast’.  For those Canadians attending the Show on Saturday, and willing to rise early, Catalina and Swans coordinated early entry to the show and a free breakfast at the Catalina display.  The Catalina’s were open for viewing, while the visitors were enjoying breakfast.  The continuous rains of the Show let up just long enough for the

Boat Reviews

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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. 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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Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.

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DIY & How to

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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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