Boaties Baking PanNew from Salish Boat Supply is the Boaties Baking Pan™. The baking pan is designed to fit in your oven and for one handed use,
making removal from the oven easier when under way.
The compact detachable handle is always cold when used and stows neatly away with the pan.  The heavy gauge aluminum pan has an even and stable
heat transfer, and at 12” x 8” x 2-3/8”, it has a volume of over 2 quarts.  

Double coated non-stick surface ensures easy cleaning and long life.

Binnacle Catalogue 2013The first ever marine catalogue is ready with its Spring and Summer 2013 offerings, online and in store. Watch for the flyer in the May edition of Canadian Yachting West magazine. The Binnacle Yachting Equipment and Accessories Ltd. is a full-service chandlery located in Halifax NS, by the shores of the North Atlantic.  Binnacle.com, the online store, has grown to become Canada’s largest internet chandler for sailors and powerboaters. Wherever your home port is, The Binnacle has something of interest to you.

Pierre's Echo BayPierre and Tove Landry of Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina, a popular stop for cruisers in the Broughton Archipelago, have plenty of news this spring.

At the top of the list are the winners of the first annual Broughton Archipelago Poker Run: Tom and Linda Millar (MV Lindy Marine) of Vancouver. The Millars will enjoy 14 days’ free moorage at participating Broughtons marinas: Pierre's, Port McNeill Fuel Dock and Marina, Sullivan Bay, Lagoon Cove, Jennis Bay and Shawl Bay. Watch for a repeat of the poker run this summer.

Swiftsure 70With its 70th edition this May, the Swiftsure International Yacht Regatta is the longest running cross-border race on the West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest’s premiere challenge of sailing skill, endurance, strategy…and luck.

The race began in 1930 as a weekend challenge among three Northwest yacht clubs – Seattle, Royal Vancouver and Royal Victoria – and is now a week-long sailing celebration in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, hosted by Royal Vic. Organizers hope for a record turnout of competitors on three major courses – Swiftsure Lightship, Cape Flattery and Juan de Fuca – and are staging a variety of public events in the Inner Harbour.


Checkpoint YamahaZodiac inflatables, Yamaha sport boats, Highfield Inflatables and G3 fishing boats will be in the water and ready for testing in GA Checkpoint Yamaha’s second annual On-Water Demo Day Sunday, May 12 at Rocky Point boat launch in Port Moody. GA Checkpoint’s Brendan Keys says the line-up will also include a G3 pontoon boat.

The event will run from 10 am to 2 pm.

CY West Sponsors Easter Seals RegattaCanadian Yachting West is a proud sponsor of this year’s National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta.  This yearly fundraiser challenges skippers and crews to recruit their favourite licensed establishments to compete for bragging rights and the “Pub Cup” in the inaugural “First in Bar” race. Pubs will sponsor boats and compete to see which establishment can fundraise the most in support of Easter Seals House. Pub-sponsored boats will be scored separately as well as overall in the regatta.

Trawler Fest Anacortes 2013PassageMaker magazine presents Trawler Fest 2013 in Anacortes, Washington, May 14-19.

When the snow has all but melted in May, and your thoughts return to cruising on clear Pacific Northwest waters, set a course for the peaceful, secluded town of Anacortes, Washington. There you can join thousands of other boaters who come annually to enjoy a unique educational, hands-on learning, boat touring, and social event known as Trawler Fest.

“PassageMaker Magazine inspires our readers to better understand and enjoy the cruising-under-power lifestyle,” said Cindy Salvatoré, Events

The Greer FamilyBluewater Cruising Association's next Club Night on April 16, 2013 presents Cruising the Mediterranean, Family Style. 

Summary:
David and Karalee Greer spent two years cruising the Mediterranean with their three children, from 2001 thru 2003.  Join us to hear
what it was like as they learned how to cope in a 43’ sailboat, Dragonsinger, avoid storms and home-school their children. Hear about exotic cultures like Tunisia and the wonders of exploring the Sahara Desert. Their adventure gave the Greer family a wealth of lifetime experiences that they still draw from today.

Souwest AdventuresVisitors to Atlantic Canada may know of Nova Scotia’s rich sailing history, its fabled sailors like Angus Walters and Joshua Slocum, but may not think of the province as a sail-training destination. While the coastal waters of the province produced great sailors of the past, they’re now being used as training grounds for an ever-increasing group of budding sailors, many of whom are families.

The Mahone Bay area on the province's “South Shore” is the site for Sou'wester Adventures Sailing School, which operates from Atlantica Hotel and Marina Oak Island. While sailing in the shadow of Oak Island, legendary site of Captain Kidd's buried treasure, students learn all aspects of handling a modern cruising sloop, and navigating the myriad of islands that supposedly number one for each day of the year.

Halifax Boat Show 2013Now that the Halifax International Boat Show has finished, spring can officially begin!
 
Boat Dealers and marine retailers supported the show in a big way this year, with new boat lines, new equipment and great deals. Good weather meant that the show had a record breaking attendance day on Saturday and the other days were very steady as well with thousands flocking to Exhibition Park.
 
“The buzz on the floor was fantastic,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “The excitement about the upcoming boating season coupled with the new line of boats debuting and great sales activity made this event one to remember,” said Sprague.

Lifestyle

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Our Photo of the Week comes from Mark and Lisa Harris who winter in Vancouver, Washington and spend ...
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DIY & How to

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As the seasons change and we move from warm summer into cooler fall, many fanatic boaters ...
On the Friday before a weekend with a gorgeous forecast, I heard on the news that a boat had ...
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This time of year, great deals abound. That boat with the ‘for sale’ sign looks quite attractive. ...
For less than US$2,500, Jim Leshaw, a lawyer who lives and works in Key Biscayne, Florida, ...
Each spring, I tend to notice canvas. I wish it was because it’s been immaculately maintained and ...
I’ve had two emails over the past few weeks with a count-down to launch (47 days per the last ...

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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Boat Reviews

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The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...
ILCA is seeking new builders to complement its existing network of manufacturers, the International ...
Nelson Gilbert (1854-1921) began building canoes in Brockville in the 1890s, a time when the sport ...
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Quite simply, the styles of boats have changed. Where in past years a buyer might have been looking ...
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J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Destinations

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NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...
If you haven’t cruised the Rideau Canal before, you have missed a special treat and even if you ...
At the 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show I had the pleasure of meeting up with Allyson and ...
Following the harsh impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, The British Virgin Islands is making an ...
For the adventurous boater Bunsby Marine Provincial Park is a special place, situated due south of ...
There is good anchoring in Cowichan Bay and nearby, and salt water enough to make any boater happy. ...
We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set ...
The Halifax waterfront has been attracting more and more large yachts in recent years. However, a ...
Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...

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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Marine Products

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Blue Guard has announced the general availability of the BG-One, a solid-state bilge pump switch, ...