Six Metre ReunionOn Sunday April 28th, fifty Six Metre devotees gathered at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club to celebrate the history of this famous class. This was the third in a series of four Heritage Luncheons in honour of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, and this event focused on that amazing period in the late 1940s to the early 1960s when the Six Metre was the premier racing yacht on Lake Ontario, and when nine of these exceptionally beautiful boats sailed out of RHYC.

Boating Ontario Splash FestivalCall now - there may still be time to get involved! ‘Make a big SPLASH this summer’ is the slogan being used for the 3rd annual Splash Floating Water Festival being held on Saturday August 17, 2013 at De La Salle Park, near Jackson’s Point. The one day event includes fun for the whole family offering everything from a sand castle competition, boat show, live music, kid’s activities and much more. This festival was created to assist with the development of an Ontario Water Centre for Innovation, Research and Learning. The impact of this Centre will be great – socially, economically and environmentally. Lake Simcoe will be home to a world-class living laboratory for research and social innovation in an

Toronto Yacht Services - Volvo DealerToronto Yacht Services is now an Authorized Volvo Penta dealer for warranty, service, parts and also for engine sales and installation for the full range of Volvo Penta gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, Volvo Penta saildrive, and inboard diesel from 1 to 13 litres (12 to 900hp).  Of particular interest to owners with newer power yachts, Toronto Yacht Services will handle Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations. Toronto Yacht Services will also be providing mobile service from Toronto to Hamilton.

Susan Hood Trophy RaceThe Susan Hood Race kicked off last Friday night with quite a bang, if you count the sound of signs being blown over by the wind. The racers were greeted with heavy winds and rain and with the potential for more storms over the next 24 hours. The Susan Hood is an annual race held by the Port Credit Yacht Club that covers 73 nautical miles of the western part of Lake Ontario. The race begins at 8pm and boats race from Port Credit to Burlington, then across the lake to Niagara and then back to the starting point. Although usually extremely cold, this race is considered an essential practice for anyone considering entering in the Lake Ontario 300 Race. The Lake Ontario 300, circumnavigates 300 nautical miles and it is considered one of the premiere races on the Lakes. This event will be held on July 13th also hosted by the Port Credit Yacht Club.

Susan Hood Trophy Race 2013The Susan Hood Trophy Race is run by the Port Credit Yacht Club and is scheduled to run on Friday, May 31st at PCYC. Boats typically are back at PCYC mid day or during the afternoon of the following day. This is the first great race of the season
Since 1955, fully crewed yachts have been taking the challenge of a spring offshore race.
The Susan Hood is a great race to shake down your boat and crew for the 2013 season.

Artemis - Andrew SimpsonAmerica's Cup: Second AC72 capsize - Coastguard to lead inquiry

Andrew Simpson (36), was a Strategist for Artemis Racing -  Sander van der Borch_- Artemis Racing ©  
Video shown on a local TV Channel shows the boat completely upside down, and with the wingsail smashed, in a similar outcome to that which occurred on the October 6, 2012 incident with Oracle Team USA.  The incident occurred just before 1.00pm Pacific time on Thursday, May 9th.

Chester Race WeekPerhaps one of the world's best kept secrets is Chester Race Week, held in Chester, Nova Scotia, just a stone's throw away from the bustling metropolis of Halifax. Chester Race Week (scheduled August 14-17, 2013) has been sailing since 1856 and in recent summers has had consistent entries of 130-150 yachts. The regatta is run on three different race courses within the confines of the waters of Mahone Bay, surrounded by beautiful pine-tree covered granite islands dotted throughout the bay. Sailing could not be more convenient, especially since the time to the race course (always a big consideration after a long evening out the night before with friends!) is usually 30 minutes maximum!
Race Week 2013 will take place from Wednesday, August 14th to Saturday, August 17th.

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.

Race the Cape is four days of challenging point-to-point sail racing, both inland and coastal ocean, broken into four legs of up to 40 nautical miles through the Bras d’Or and along the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island.  Race the Cape is an International Sailing Federation – Off Shore Special Regulations (OSR) Category 4 Race, generally sailed during daylight hours.  There are both Spinnaker and Non-Spin Divisions.

Marlow Hunter 100th BoatMarlow-Hunter LLC, the corporation that bought the assets of Hunter Marine Corporation and selected assets of Mainship Corporation out of  a CH.11 proceeding,  shipped its 100th keel sailboat since closing on the purchase in mid-August.  Simultaneously, the first Mainship produced at the Marlow-Hunter facility, which was recently introduced at the Miami International Boat show was shipped.  

Mr. David E. Marlow, Chairman, commented, “Looking forward into the future with our motto ‘of building each boat better than before’ it is important to stop and reflect on these milestones.  In a bit over seven months in a very challenging marketplace our dealers and our customers have responded with

Steve Killing - New ZealandSteve Killing, the guest speaker at the annual Midland Huronia Museum Heritage Dinner, gave the attendees a unique perspective on vessel design on 03 May.  Beginning with 19th century ship design, he morphed the cod head and mackerel tail formula used by designers in the early 1800’s into the modern mono hull design, which uses exactly the opposite approach with narrow forward and broad after sections.  He then launched into some of his current projects, space age high tech catamarans, capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots.

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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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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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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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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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