Aug 23, 2018

We don’t want to invoke panic, but our next edition of Photo of the Week will be in September. That means that the summer photo season is drawing to a close. In a couple of weeks, the coloured leaves change the backdrop of your summer boat shots so this is the week. 

At CYOB we NEED your photos and we need a lot of them to sustain us over the off-season. So please shoot and send them in pronto. Just to review, the photo of the week can be anything photographed on or near your boat, kids, pets, lunch, costumes, racing, cruising, craziness, signs – you pick it and send your photos, with a bit of a back story, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put POTW in the subject line.

We will carefully curate your shots for sharing over the upcoming chilly season so try to pack them with warmth.
Here is a couple of great shots left over from this season’s crop (but this leaves the cupboard bare, so get shooting!)

 

Dark Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taken at Pender Harbour, B.C., last Jan. 21 (2017). Members of the Garden Bay Sailing Club racing under threatening skies.  
Tom Walker

 

Sunset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a pic taken from a Hunter 216 after sailing on Glenmore lake Calgary last October.
Glen Isbister

Ctow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a chilly shot taken last winter from C-Tow to scare you about what’s coming.

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