POTW - Geoff RouletPhotograph taken on Sept 15 while drifting home after the last Wednesday evening race at Collins Bay Yacht Club, Kingston, Ontario.

 

Hilton Beach SunsetDays are getting shorter in the North Channel and many of the boats have left Hilton Beach Marina for home ports. But the sunset on St Joseph Island in Northern Ontario, even though it’s early, is every bit as dramatic.

POTW September 9 2021Last week, our errant reporter, D Danger Mitchele was apparently in Mallorca where he caught the biggest ever fleet of TP52s on the Bay of Palma celebrating 20 years of...

 

 

 

POTW OlympicsWith thanks to Sail Canada, here’s a collection of photos that are Olympic quality. Clearly our Photos of the Week!

SternAs announced in late 2020, the Pacific Northwest Regional Measurers and IMCA are allowing M242 owners to experiment with deck padding in 2021. Apparently there is concern for backsides when sailing these popular BC boats, so the search is on.

After being our fearless leader and publisher since CYOB kicked off, Greg Nicoll, handed over the reins to our new boss, Jill Snider, just last week. To celebrate her ascendancy, Jill has been granted Photo of the Week with a great shot!

POTW June 24thThings have opened up in Ontario as evidenced by some great shots of Toronto POTW has been receiving! The first is from Mississauga’s Carol Trupke who headed from Port Credit YC for a season opening cruise...

Pirate Ship JordanStuart Hendrie, a pro photographer sent along this photo of the pirate ship in Jordan Ontario. Many of us have seen it from the Lake and many more have seen it from the highway.

Sunset in the BroughtonsOur Photo of the Week (POTW) is the winner of the Canadian Yachting Media online WOW Photo Contest. The lucky winner has been awarded a Wow Watersports 2BER Tube courtesy of WOW Watersports.

Racing Light SabersOur photo of the week comes from Europe where Ali ten Hove and Mariah Millen are warming up their 49er FX for July’s Olympics. We have already profiled the pair in our Mett the Olympians column, but when they sent this action shot, who can resist.

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau saw an opportunity to add a little thrill to any cruising adventure, so they took the hull of the First 53 racer (introduced just last year), and with a few fashionable changes, created the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new entry-level of Beneteau’s swanky Oceanis Yacht line. The result is a performance cruiser that sails like a witch and looks like a grande dame.

Design

Roberto Biscontini is the naval architect and Lorenzo Argento created the details of the exterior and interior design. 

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Riverest MarinaThe new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming francophone village in Eastern Ontario, this joined marina and restaurant venue is the ambitious initiative of long-time entrepreneur André Chabot and biologist Alexandra Quester, both residents of L’Orignal.

The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

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Galvanic CorrosionIt’s a scary thought – but whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – it’s slowly deteriorating under you. Part of this is the nature of the marine environment: Sun, moisture, waves, wind, movement and vibration all contribute to components breaking down.

But there are other factors that are much more concerning and act at a significantly faster rate that the environment can take credit for. One of these is commonly spoken of, but not terribly well understood: Corrosion. As boaters, we’re concerned with two main types of corrosion: Galvanic and Stray-Current. This edition will focus on galvanic corrosion – in two weeks, stay tuned for info on stray-current.

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Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

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