Paddelthon McHappyRCYC Members are raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto to keep seriously ill children and their families together to improve their health and well-being.

Pelican Yacht ClubKingston, June 15, 2022 – Canadian sailing enthusiasts from across the country are invited to celebrate their favourite sport during the 2022 edition of National #GoSailing Week being held June 20-26.

ButtertartsAfter a bitter couple of years things turned delightfully sweeter as Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival finally returned to Midland on Saturday, June 11! CY’s own Eileen Walsh attended the event with her sister to scoop up some sweet treats and peruse the local fare.

Safe Boating AwarenessThe Annual, Safe Boating Awareness Week kicked off across Canada last Saturday and continues to May 27. The purpose of this initiative, managed by the CSBC (Canadian Safe Boating Council) and its partners, is to promote safe and responsible boating practices.

BPY Dealer DayOn Saturday June 4 from 8 am to noon, Bay Port Yachting Centre in Midland will return with its annual event.

SailGP TalkEveryone interested is invited to hear about SailGP Season 3 from Sir Russell Coutts, CEO, SailGP; Canada SailGP Team CEO, Jean-Sébastien Chénier Proteau; and  Tyler Bjorn, Head of Development & Purpose on Wednesday April 6 1700 – 2000 hrs.

Salty Dawg MaritimeIf you are looking for an exciting adventure, come along with the Salty Dawgs on the Maritime Rally. Nova Scotia has an attractive sea-bound coast with quaint fishing villages, numerous isolated coves, and historic sites. The Rally takes participants to beautiful Cape Breton Island and the Bras d’Or Lake.

Salty Dawg Canadian BoatsThe Salty Dawg's Fall Rally to the Bahamas will depart from Hampton, VA on November 2 with the Antigua-bound boats, but will head due south for a fur to five day sail to the Abacos in the northern Bahamas.

ParadeOn Canada Day, Chester Yacht Club presents its Harbour Parade of 8:30 Parade of Lights Sail Pastalong Chester Harbour waterfront and Chester Yacht Club. Experience the parade of lights sail past flotilla of local boats festooned with lights.

Trawlerfest DocksThe trawler world is a growing segment and Trawlerfest is where it reigns. So enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that after several re-jigs and a cancellation, Trawlerfest in now going full speed (well, trawler speed) for Newport RI on Thursday, August 26 to Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street, Newport, RI.

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I am lucky to have the opportunity to helm many types of boats. I am even more lucky to sail boats on champagne fall days when many boats are either being hauled for the winter, or are already under shrink-wrap.

Not only are there great winds – usually offshore, but welcome sunshine and open waters with few boats out enjoying the last days of September. Joining me for the test sail of the Viko S35 was the former publisher of Canadian Yachting, Greg Nicoll, and the Canadian Viko Yachts representative, Eric Beauregard, who had driven down from Montreal.

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The well-known Four Winns brand is now a part of the international boatbuilder Groupe Beneteau and the new H4 is a great example of how the design and engineering resources of Beneteau can up the game even for a brand like Four Winns that has a long and distinguished history.

The Cadillac Michigan-built H4 is a brand-new design this year and we think it's especially handsome. The vertical stem bow is all new and innovative. It is a design feature that was chosen to give Four Winns and the H4 a sense of modern and contemporary look while the stern remains more traditional. 

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by Jennifer M. Smith, drone photos by Alex Nikolajevich

It was the last day of August and we were in Little Current heading south. Our Lasalle winter haul out was still over a month away. The question was: where to now? Friends in Meaford often suggested we sail in for a visit. We never had because we’d always moved north-south on the east side of Georgian Bay. This year we were up for something different. This was the perfect opportunity to cruise the west side of the bay.

We made the 10 a.m. bridge out of Little Current and motor-sailed east southeast in light northerlies. We’d often sailed past Snug Harbour, a nearly land-locked anchorage on the north side of Lansdowne Channel because the chart suggested we’d never make it in there with our six-foot draft. 

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RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

 

 

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