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.

Go SailingCanadians will be invited to discover the joy of sailing or to enjoy their favourite sport this summer, particularly over the weekend of July 31st and August 1st as Sail Canada, in collaboration with the Provincial Associations, sailing clubs and schools across the country, will stage various initiation activities during the 2021 #GoSailing days.

Halifax Venetian NightAn annual tradition, Venetian Night is a parade of brightly decorated vessels that participate in a magnificent evening Parade of Sail along the North West Arm. This is the event where Christmas lights in August are encouraged, along with sparklers, fireworks, noisemakers and more! The Halifax clubs share the festivities.

MLM Fundraiser ChequeFor the entire August long weekend, Friday July 31 to Monday, August 3, five participating Ontario marinas – Bay Port, Beacon Bay, Paragon Marina, South Bay Cove and Wye Heritage  - donated...

 

National Vintage Boat BurgeeIf your organization has had to cancel events this summer, but you’re still looking for a way to keep your club members engaged, why not join National Vintage* Boating Day – Saturday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon (local time).

2020 Halifax St Pierre CancelledIn view of the international health situation, we regret to cancel the 2020 edition of ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre and ROUTE Saint-Pierre Quebec.

CORKThe situation with respect to CORK events remains uncertain. On one hand, the City has changed the previous order that recreational facilities will remain closed until 31 August to be "until further notice", and as you will read below, City staff are conducting annual maintenance at the two municipal marinas. 

Pucker ProSeveral dozen fans of the fluted, pink-lined conch shell displayed their pucker power Saturday March 1st, during Key West’s 58th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in the Florida Keys.

1st Overall New RacerThe snow storm on the first day of the Toronto International Boat Show last month didn’t prevent sailors from as far away as Albany NY, attending PHRF-Lake Ontario’s presentation of the awards for the Chapman New Racers and the Season Championship at its AGM.

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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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Boston Whaler 230 VantageBy Andy Adams

The famous Boston Whaler slogan, “the unsinkable legend” has always expressed a safety promise that from their very beginning, set a Boston Whaler apart from other boats, and it’s clear to me that the designers take this heritage seriously.

The Boston Whaler 230 Vantage maintains the virtues that have made Whalers such an enduring success and now the designers have skillfully captured those virtues in a handsome and somewhat more traditional dual console design.

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Brackley Beach PEI National ParkOver the course of four days in September 1864, representatives from Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario) gathered in Charlottetown to discuss the idea of bringing these diverse colonies together and forming a country. These discussions laid the foundation for what ultimately led to the Confederation of Canada in July, 1867.

Today, PEI continues to influence the rest of Canada as a vacation playground, known for its laid-back attitude, carefree pace, remarkable food scene and tremendous recreation opportunities. That’s especially true if you choose to explore the island the old-fashioned way – by boat.

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Cast OffOn Saturday, my boat finally splashed. You could tell it was happy and I was too.  This has been painful. Nonetheless, I have not yet left the dock nor had a social moment aboard.  My excitement has been limited to standing and admiring the scene while thanking the boat gods for vaccines and declining case numbers.

You are likely experiencing something similar as marinas and boat clubs gingerly step forward amid caution and distancing signs.  There is a collective sigh of relief heard across the land because the timing of the delayed launch appears to coincide with a national heat wave. It would have been infuriating to sizzle on the hard with the escape boat stuck in its cradle. I’m grateful for getting this far.

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