July 11, 2019

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

Winners of our limited edition CY hat:

Juan-Carlos Buitrago

Missy Gervais

Sylvia Jacobs

Kathy Younker

John Gallaugher

Canada Day 2019 Photo Contest

Juan-Carlos Buitrago took this at Lagoon City
Missy Gervais - This is our big red dog celebrating Canada Day in Centre Bay on Gambier Island (British Columbia). His name is Jonathan and he has been boating since he was 8 weeks old, can't keep him out of the water!
Sylvia Jacobs - This was taken at Sugarloaf Marina, Port Colborne – yes our boat is the far left with the large flag. We just put it up and went down the dock to see how it looked….
Kathy Younker - Watching the Canadian women’s team play soccer in Edmonton
Kathy Younker - Salmon barbecue on board- Sidney Spit
Kathy Younker - Off the back of the Bluenose in Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia

CompassBy Katherine Stone

Not a hard re-installation - just line up the holes and replace the screws.

I remember vividly my first experience using a chart plotter and navigation system. Deciding that we should try the cruising lifestyle, we purchased an older boat and set out from Hindson’s Marina in Penetanguishene at dawn to sail across Nottawasaga Bay to Thornbury, Ontario for the Canada Day long weekend. It was a beautiful start to the day when we left and motored out of Penetanguishene Bay and rounded the corner, heading toward Christian Island, right into pitch black clouds. 

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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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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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