Laser TorchBruce Kirby, a Canadian and the original designer of the Laser is launching the “Kirby Torch”.

The Laser sailboat is no longer in production in North America and Europe and because the Laser trademark is being held by the former builder, the boat’s name had to be changed in order for Bruce Kirby’s design to continue to be sold world-wide as a One Design class. 

The newly-christened Kirby Torch has a very Canadian focus. The Laser started in Canada, quickly becoming an IYRU-recognized international class in 1974. Then in 1983, the original builder went bankrupt and rights to the design reverted to Bruce Kirby Inc.

2013 Race the CapeWith the historic Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race leaving Massachusetts July 7th, followed by the Bluenose Ocean Racing Circuit’s departure from Halifax to St Peters on July 13th, Eastern Seaboard sailors will be ready for the inaugural Race the Cape starting in St Peters, Cape Breton on July 17th.
Cape Breton Island is a sailor’s destination. Race the Cape is a sailors dream. Race the Cape will unfold over six days this July. Four days of challenging point to point racing through the amazing Bras D’Or and along Cape Breton’s rugged Atlantic coast, and an opportunity to take part in the historic McCurdy Cup. Come enjoy 5 nights of legendary Cape Breton food and entertainment and discover why Cape Breton Island has been chosen as one of the Best

2013 Moncton Boat ShowThe owners of the Moncton Boat Show, Master Promotions Ltd. are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of New Brunswick’s largest boat show was a resounding success!  Saturday attendance was off the charts.

Attendance was up over 12% and broke the 10,000 mark during the course of the three day event. Saturday attendance was outstanding and the atmosphere almost electric in the Moncton Coliseum.

Penobscot Bay RegattaWhat a party! August 15-18, 2013 the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous is on the map as one of the East Coast’s best regattas for power and sail. Last year, fifty-five sail and power boats gathered for the four-night three-day event co-hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. This was a substantial increase from the inaugural event and organizers expect the growth to continue as the word spreads about the fun of this regatta. This event is geared to highlight the best of all that mid-coast Maine and Penobscot Bay has to offer – picturesque towns, spectacular coastline, great food and world-class hospitality and facilities.

Favourite RecipeCall for Submissions...CY West is looking for boaters of all descriptions to send us your favourite boating recipe!  Do you have a sure-fire recipe that is boat-friendly, always a hit and is best enjoyed at your favourite anchorage spot?  Canadian Yachting Westmagazine will be featuring a selection of boaters' fave dishes in our next issue and we'd love to hear from you.

Send us your recipe with at least one photo (minimum resolution 2 mgb), with instructions for creating it along with a little blurb about your ideal spot on the

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Binnacle Catalogue 2013Everyone's favourite 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 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.

Footloose ChartersFootloose Sailing Charters is pleased to announce the addition of more of its most popular yacht, the Footloose 4600, a 4-cabin catamaran custom-built by Robertson & Caine, into its fleet. This spacious and well- appointed yacht is available for charter from Footloose’s base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Cheryl Powell, COO of Footloose, added, “This is a significant addition to our fleet, and we’re excited to now offer our customers more of such a spacious, comfortable performance cruiser for their sailing vacation at Footloose’s great charter rates.”

The Footloose 4600 is an Ideal Cruising Platform with amenities that include a 24’ beam  for a cockpit that easily accommodates 12 people for meals with numerous seating options provided by reversible settee and aft sun/sea seat. The expansive forward deck with trampoline offers a large area for relaxation

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.

Lifestyle

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DIY & How to

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Diesel Fuel MaintenanceSince the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over gasoline. In more recent decades, that argument has included boat manufacturers, and increasingly, individual boaters. As I pass through boat yards in the spring or fall, I’m sure to hear a comment or two (sometimes ruefully, other times with great joy) of the merit of a particular engine or fuel source.

Increasingly, diesel engines are praised for their long-life, ease of maintenance, compact design, reliability and safety, and rate of combustion. As well as cruisers and trawlers, many sailboat manufacturers in particular have chosen to install diesel engines. 

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Boat Reviews

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Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 

 

 

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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Destinations

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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Marine Products

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