Cathy ShawCongratulations to Cathy Shaw from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron for capturing the 2013 Canadian Women's Keelboat Championship. The championship was hosted by the Bedford Basin Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron and held at RNSYS.

2013 Canadian Youth Sailing Championships The duo of Ryan Smith & Owen Dunkley from the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron posted the best Nova Scotia result at the 2013 Canadian Youth Sailing Championships which concluded August 31 in Vancouver. The pair finished in 2nd place overall in the 420 class and were closely followed by the team of Erin & Kyla MacLennan (RNSYS) in 4th Place. 25 boats competed in the 420 class. Other results included;

Mobility Cup 2013Disabilities were left behind on the dock as 41 sailors from across North America and as far away as Australia challenged the waters of Halifax harbour from August 25 to 30.   The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron was the site of the High Liner Foods 2013 Mobility Cup, a sailing regatta for people with disabilities of all kinds.  The competitors sailed Martin 16 sailboats which are specially constructed to allow a variety of adaptations to allow people with disabilities to experience the freedom and competitiveness of sailing. 

Pride Marine GroupCanadian Yachting magazine met with Paul Nickel and Dan Pride of the Pride Marine Group for an in-person update on their recent acquisition of the Skyline Marina. According to Dan Pride, the dialogue began almost three years ago but firm arrangements came together with the owners of Skyline Marina this past spring. The acquisition is now complete. While the Pride Marine Group operates six different Ontario locations and represents 8 different boat lines, the

Tightwads on the LooseWendy Hinman will share her freewheeling adventures taken with her husband, Garth Wilcox, when they paid off their mortgage early and embarked on their adventure. They purchased their 31-foot cutter Velella, which fit their budget better than it fit Garth’s large frame. In 2000 they set sail from Puget Sound for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, visit nineteen countries, or cover 34,000
miles at the pace of a fast walk.

Cordero LodgeCordero Lodge, long a popular stop for cruisers bound up or down-coast along Cordero Channel, has a new owner. Laurie Tanguay purchased the marina-resort from longtime owners Reinhardt and Doris Kuppers in May and enjoyed a busy season in his first summer of operation. Tanguay plans to expand the resort this winter, extending the current 800’ of dock space, as well as adding more guest cabins and a hair/esthetics salon in the main building.

RCMRoyal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 08 in Delta launched a new Type 1 Fast-Response boat at Captain’s Cove Marina July 27. The new vessel, purchased by the Delta Marine Rescue Society with funds raised through donations and grants, will serve station 08’s main area of responsibility, including Boundary Bay, the southern Strait of Georgia, and the San Juan and Gulf Islands, from its base at Point Roberts Marina.

SeaSpanSeaspan, the West Coast’s major tugboat, barge-towing and ship-berthing company, has announced a multi-year donation of $1.1 million to three BC marine charitable organizations. The Sail and Life Training Society will receive $100,000 per year from 2013 to 2017, while the Vancouver Maritime Museum and Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue will each receive $100,000 until the end of 2015. Seaspan made the donations on behalf of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.

Squirrel CoveA major marina and aquaculture development proposed for Squirrel Cove, one of Desolation Sound’s most popular anchorages, received a major setback in late August when the Strathcona Regional District Board refused the rezoning bylaw required by the project. The decision was a relief for the BC coastal boating community, which has actively opposed the development, but the project may still have a future.

Destinations

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In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the ...
Long popular with New England and St. John area boaters, Passamaquoddy Bay is too often overlooked ...
We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp ...
After much speculation Prince Harry finally popped the question to American actress and longtime ...

 Killarney

KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

Read more about Killarney....

  

Lifestyle

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This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...
Don’t miss this brilliant photo double header
In honour of Launch Day, our POTW this time comes from Wendy Loat in Port Credit. This shot, taken ...
Our favorite, Man-O-War Cay, is home to the Albury Boat Building empire. They have been building ...
On the Easter Weekend, the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club from Vancouver Island, had its first ...
We were finally able to get a SIM card and data plan on our phone Monday morning. We could now ...
It’s Friday afternoon at the Newport Yacht Club in Stoney Creek, and that can only mean one thing - ...

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440By Zuzana Prochazka

There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

Jeanneau unveiled the first hull of their 440 in Annapolis with dramatic flair. On command, the plastic that sheathed half the boat...

Read more about the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440....

 

 

DIY & How to

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CYOB readers often ask questions about their boats and system. For this issue, I’ve answered a ...
Modern marine engines run at very high temperatures and rely on a few methods to keep their ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...

Marine Products

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Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference ...
Take a look as a 68-foot yacht docks itself in between two Volvo Ocean 65 sailing yachts at the ...
Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for ...
We are all looking to gain a little more time these days, and technology is often the route we ...
While they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both ...
We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...