Galley GuysThe Galley Guys, John, Andy and Greg have just launched their new website. This is a collection of some of their best stories about travel, food and entertaining on board. The Guys invite your comments and suggestions for new stories and galley hints. This fall the Guys will be in Annapolis Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida before getting ready for the Toronto Boat Show in January.

Shelley FoordIf you have been “bottoming out” on saggy old boat mattresses, living with musty carpet or looking at out of date upholstery, this is the time of year to consider having your boat interior redone. A lot of companies are out there and able to help you with canvas and upholstery but there are also sources for custom bedding and custom sized mattresses to make next season both more comfortable and more attractive for your family and your guests.

CY October 2013 CoverWe hope our readers liked the cover photo of Distant Shores on the cover of the October issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, but we wanted to apologize for errors in the "On The Cover" information on page 5.
First, the photo credit for this dreamy shot should have been given to Paul Shard.
Second, we gave the American broadcast information and not the list of Canadian broadcasters. Our Canadian viewers have been able to watch the Distant Shores television show for the past three years across Canada on the

Jenneau - AnnapolisJeanneau of the Americas will have a big presence at Annapolis in the United States Sailboat Show October 10 through 14, 2013, with a whole range of new and updated sailboats to inject a big dose of consumer excitement into the industry. Annapolis is a major show for Jeanneau and Paul Fenn, President of Jeanneau of the Americas has put a short video invitation together,

CY and Skippers Plan BreakfastCanadian Yachting in partnership with Skippers' Plan Insurance invite you and a guest to the 10th Anniversary Canadian Breakfast! To our friends in the Canadian marine industry, if you are going to be attending the Annapolis Show, come and join us for breakfast on Friday October 11th.

CPS Flag on Sunshine CoastThe Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is a volunteer organization dedicated to safe boating. Founded in  Windsor, Ont. in 1938, this year the organization is celebrating 75 years of recreational boating education. To mark the occasion, special anniversary flags are travelling across Canada. The flag arrived in Gibsons on  Monday, Sept. 16, and was welcomed by Sunshine Coast officers and members at a reception at the Blackfish Pub.

Spirit of TraditionAn Old Bluenose is given new life.The prospective new owner of the old Bluenose 24 had two objectives to satisfy in the hunt for his new yacht; the boat had to be a beautiful classic AND it would serve as an ornament to be anchored in front of his Muskoka cottage. Stuart Cottrelle came to Gordon Laco, a friend, sailor and outfitter of classic yachts supplier of traditional marine gear, with an idea. Cottrelle was attracted by the beauty and performance characteristics of Meter Class

Emirates - Oracle Americas Cup 2013Just when you thought Team Oracle USA was going to be almost shut out of the America's Cup racing by challenger Team Emirates New Zealand, they came back with a few adjustments to their boat and a crew that has executed brilliantly. The action on the course has been some of the best America's Cup match racing ever, and probably may never be seen again. The AC72s are fast and the tactics added to the thrill and challenges on San Francisco Bay. San Francisco may turn out to be one of the best venues for America's Cup racing. Over the weekend, the crowds

NYYC Invitational Winners 2013The Royal Canadian Yacht Club team from Toronto has won the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, successfully defending the title they first won in 2011 during the second edition of this biennial Corinthian event.  The Canadian team had moved into the lead on the penultimate day of racing, displacing the American team from Larchmont Yacht Club who had held the overall lead for the first three days of the five-day event.

Chester Race Week 2013Spectators gathered at the Chester Yacht Club in anticipation for the last day of Chester Race Week 2013. Newcomers and longtime race week attendees stood at the dock early in the afternoon watching the remarkable sails of the Bluenose fleet as they crossed the harbour during one of the final day’s races. A wind shift prior to the last race of the iconic Bluenose class resulted in a race cancellation as the 3 p.m. closing time approached. Despite that, they raced seven times over the course of the week with Chase pulling ahead as the overall winner.

Boat Reviews

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The Oceanis Yacht 54, younger sister of the Oceanis 62, embodies the innovation that has always ...
Beneteau announces the launch of the latest addition to the Antares range! With a length overall of ...
I had been looking forward to a sea trial aboard the Greenline 33 because I was hoping it would ...
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. 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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Destinations

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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 ...

Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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Lifestyle

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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 ...
This interesting shot is one you will remember. It comes to POTW from our pal, photographer and ...
Unknown to us at the time, the quest for VIA-MARA started in 1973 when I saved the back cover of a ...
You will find that many of the yachts travelling up and down the BC Coast have Sea Kayaks on board. ...
The Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs with over 50 yacht club members has become the voice of ...
Classic boat restoration expert and wooden boat builder Stan Hunter recently sent us this great ...
In Mid June, a floatplane plunged into Constance Bay on the Ottawa River after two planes collide ...

DIY & How to

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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, ...
I get a lot of calls for electrical repairs. Not upgrades or installations – the requests are to ...
Many boats are now on the water after a COVID-imposed hiatus – and with a shortened ‘prep’ period, ...
Wooden boat production in the 1940’s and 50’s was epitomized by expert craftsmanship, beautifully ...
Wrapping your hull with marine vinyl wrap instead using traditional marine paint seems like a new ...
Boating safety is always—always—a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with ...

The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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Marine Products

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ShockAlarm is a floating, continuously monitoring alarm that protects your family and friends from ...
The Airhead Thrust is an out-of-this-world thrill ride.  Get your wetsuite out and get ready ...
Airhead Recreational Kayak is perfect for cruising boaters at anchor.  Stow it, inflate and ...
To help keep those aboard safe, critical equipment such as the compass must hold up in the rough ...
The Boating HD Marine & Lakes app from Navionics is an excellent resource to help plan your ...
Dive tanks are notoriously difficult to stow on a boat and can be outright dangerous if left ...
Waterways around the world are increasingly becoming choked with plastic trash. To stem the ...
QuenchSea is an up and coming low-cost, portable, manually-powered device that instantly turns ...
The Big Orange Original Filter is connected to the vent line leaving your boats holding tank.  ...
The Cablemaster Model CM-7 is a solid when it comes to handling and storing bulky 50 amp power ...