Playing with a PropThis issue’s Photo of the Week comes from friend Katie Dudman who reports. “He’s playing with the prop on a 40 Hp Yamaha. In the background is a SeaRay hooked up to the water hose to get started for the season. He’s completing the pre-launch inspection.”

Brad, Luke and AndrewOur Photo of the Week comes our way from crew member Brad Boston who lives and sails mostly in Sarnia, ON.

SunsetThis issue’s Photo of the Week comes from Tom Roesslein, who does his boating on Lake Ontario but caught this stunning shot in Lake Erie. His own boat, Heloc spent the winter on the hard at Fifty Point but will be headed to Port Dalhousie for the summer.

Detroit RiverRoger Renaud, our Windsor Sailing in Canada correspondent sends along this Photo of the Week update...

Our Photo of the week this time comes from Connie Peters. It’s almost the last shot we have left in our POTW collection from last summer and it certainly is a good one.

Granma Mural in CubaOur Photo of the Week comes from AJ Twist in Montreal who was getting away from the off-season in Cuba when he saw this wall mural of the Granma, the decrepit boat that brought Fidel, Ché and the others to begin the revolution. It’s the stuff of legend in Cuba!

POTW PolandPoland is in the news in a good way, so it seems like good timing that I Love Poland completed the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada with an elapsed time of 8 days 23 hrs 37mins 07 secs, taking Monohull Line Honours.

Where Do Boats GoOur Video of the Week comes from Matt Ingram, a reporter at CHCH in Hamilton ON who investigated an abandon, unloved Viking 28 in Hamilton Harbour.

Maggie PracticingWe get a lot of shots in our Photo of the Week inbox but never one like this. The photo came from Jim and Maggie Smyth whose boat resides at the Thornbury Yacht Club. We have deemed it POTW of the Year. Congratulations to Jim and Maggie.

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