POTWOur Photo of the Week comes from Mark and Lisa Harris who winter in Vancouver, Washington and spend their summers in Telegraph Cove, BC, in the Broughtons, where the picture was taken. “we have spent our summer holidays for the last 28 years. Since our retirement 3 years ago, we now spend 10-12 weeks up north. “

POTW MysticThis week’s Photo of the Week brings us a boat we may see more of. This Mystic is a Florida performance boat – there’s only one dealer in Canada, Sudbury’s The Car Lot Etc.
Canadian Yachting team member Sarah from Midland, ON, sent the shot along.

Beautiful CanadaI am new to boating. Bought a 2019 Ranger Tug in April followed by taking a short boating course and headed out. Spent from late May to early August in the Canadian Pacific north. 

Smidgy and PortsArie and Maribeth sent us this photo from their honeymoon departing Killarney…I think they were in the Benjamins for this shot. 

POTW August 8 - Photo by Jessica LeeThis shot was taken last week by Jessica Lee, a freelance photography pro, Albacore racer and part time crew.  We were aboard Esprit de Corps III, one of Canada’s few internationally competing racers.  Our skipper, Maxime Grimard,

POTW JacquesIt was a trip 2 or 3 years ago, and all 4 boats traveled up to the Killarney area in a flotilla--Sea'chelle, Unwinder, Gillian, and After Sailin'. Perfect weather and beautiful scenery, which some of the group had never seen. Five of us climbed up to the very top of that ridge above Covered Portage. You can just see my shoe in the foreground. 

Canada Day Photo ContestCongratulations to everyone who sent along a wonderful Canada Day photo. Fabulous photos and what a variety. We now have an annual tradition!

JillJust as you were, the people who labour in the trenches at CY were out on the water with their families over the Canada Day weekend too. And they took some photos that we are sharing for our Photos of the Week.

BoatoxBefore we announce the contest, here’s a fine shot of very interesting transom your editor took on a recent junket. Love it!!

Rising WatersThis is a fine video Our correspondent Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Charters alerted us to this very informative, if totally irreverent, video highlighting a potentially scary ecological problem.

Leasing a YachtBy Andy Adams

When I first saw the display at the Toronto International Boat Show saying that you could lease a new yacht, it stopped me dead in my tracks. While I had never considered leasing boats, we are certainly seeing growth in boat rental organizations, so leasing didn’t seem out of line. In fact, I wondered why it had taken this long to see boat leasing come to the market.

However, I have a reasonable understanding of how leasing works compared to financing a purchase and I wondered how the numbers could work for something like a yacht. The sign was in front of a 60 foot Princess Express Cruiser – about $3,000,000 

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J99By Katherine Stone

All set to pull out the Code 0 before dousing the jib.

It was a very cold and wet beginning to the summer and we never thought it would arrive in Southern Ontario. Doing a 100 miler race on Lake Ontario (billed as the COOLEST race on the lake) with my 8 layers of thermal clothing, woolen ski toque and ski mittens, along with a neck warmer kept me on the edge all night, just out of frostbite reach. I shouldn’t have complained, as we also had wind!

July and August arrived, and it has certainly warmed up, in fact, its too warm, AND we don’t have wind. We are now counting 5 Wednesday nights in a row without wind to race. 

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Wellcraft 242 FishermanBy Andy Adams

Boat buyers are gravitating to the latest centre console boats for a wide range of reasons but for the Wellcraft 242 Fisherman, you can sum it up by saying it’s about features, style and value.

This great-looking boat is just as capable on a family picnic cruise as it is doing serious blue water fishing. A wide range of options let the buyer tailor the boat for their specific interests, but it’s all there to choose from. Our test boat was well-equipped for that comfortable cruise with easy access via the swim platform and through the transom gate into the cockpit.

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Port Severn's Lock 45Blake Marchand


As the final link between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, Port Severn’s Lock 45 is the gateway to the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway. The first and smallest lock to be constructed on the Severn portion, Lock 45 is entrenched in Canadian History and is worth the trip in itself. However, it is the waterway and its idyllic surroundings that will keep you coming back.

The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Huron with an eastern terminus in Trenton and a western terminus in Port Severn. Its amazing natural waterways include the Trent River, Otonabee River, The Kawartha Lakes, Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and Severn River.

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