Marine ApprenticeshipThere are 16 seats available in each program below. Register your employees now before they fill up!

IC37 PracticeThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club has designated the Melges IC37 as the boat for the next three Canada’s Cup contest. The New York Yacht Club has gone a step further putting their money where their mast step is purchasing the first 20 copies of the new boat for use in its annual Invitational Cup.

Pitoraq Sailing Out of Sansum NarrowsR2AK 2019 starts June 3rd from Port Townsend so, Team Pioraq decided that it would be a good practice run for them to go from their home base in Esqimalt to Thetis Island without using their engine.

Top Chef: KillarneyOn Wednesday, May 29 the Lodge will host the second Top Chef Killarney Challenge among five chefs from the Sportsman’s Inn and Killarney Mountain Lodge. The event starts with signature cocktails at 5:30pm followed by a five-course dinner at 6:30pm (menu below).

Courageous and IntrepidWhen the 12 Metre World Championship takes place in Newport over July 8-13, it will celebrate one of the greatest classes in world sailing history.

Seal Bay For Maine RallyEnjoy a Downeast Adventure to “chill” in the cool weather. Delight in the coastal beauty and culinary wonders of Maine. Then, sail on to witness maritime magic in the land of Celtic music on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island.

Trotac Annual Sale and Charity AuctionIt's time again for Trotac Marine's, once a year, BIG Annual Sale! A must attend for all boaters, featuring great in store deals, plus additional one day specials from many of their suppliers.

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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Belize: Sailing SolitudeBy Mark Stevens

We’ve just weighed anchor off Thatch Caye, a tiny island nuzzled by Caribbean waters flowing between the world’s second longest barrier reef and the mountainous coast of Belize to our west, and now we’re navigating a serpentine course through a crowded congregation of coral heads.

Once safely in deep water we raise sail. I spin the wheel of “Kavok” (a Lagoon 421 catamaran we’ve booked for our weeklong Belize bareboat adventure from Dream Yacht Charter) until we’re pointed south – steady on a lazy beam reach.

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