July 22, 2021

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.

In the M242 newsletter, the fleet pictures two potential, possibly impractical solutions to the problem. The “chairs” shot with its cool white esthetic was an easy Photo-of-the-Week choice but the second shot ad some appeal too, at least from a decorator perspective.

PaddingNext week, who knows. The photo of the week can be yours. Simply send your shots to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put POTW in the header. It can be anything – wacky, beautiful, touching or grand. You pick it.

And our Name That Boat game is also on the go and for that one we have a prize of a Big Bumper that you know you crave. So boat name pics are also welcome. We love to hear from our audience!

Related Articles

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 00:08

This CY Onboard feature celebrates your photos. A wonderful crop this week. The plan was to publish two but because we got so many good ones we’re already going to three. But we need yours!

Monday, 11 July 2016 00:57

Canadian Yachting’s John Armstrong visited Jeanneau Americas office in Annapolis Maryland

Sunday, 19 June 2016 22:38

John Armstrong from Canadian Yachting along with Mickey Baratz and John Kozak at the Port Credit Yacht Club's annual Sail Past

Sunday, 23 October 2016 22:09

This new CY Onboard feature will celebrate your photos. They can be funny, beautiful, weird, or simply reflective of the boating lifestyle. Whatever they are, we will share them with all of Canada...

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:35

This CY Onboard feature celebrates your photos. And they have rolled in – just two so far, but we want more more more.

Monday, 14 November 2016 21:38

This CY Onboard feature celebrates your photos. You’ll be delighted to know we got five this week!! Up from two the first time, so momentum is building.

 

 

X Shore Eelex 8000By Andy Adams

100% Electric performance available now

When we arranged to interview the designer and manufacturer to write a profile of the X Shore Eelex 8000 for the June 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, it was on the understanding that we always prefer to actually drive and experience the boats we write about, and we were especially keen to drive the X Shore when BCI Marine here in Canada, got their first boat from Sweden.

There has been a lot of media attention around everything electric lately, especially electric vehicles, but so far, most electric boats are a concept, not yet a reality. The X Shore Eelex 8000 is a reality and a very impressive one at that.

Read More

 

 

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

 

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1By Zuzana Prochazka

Boats have been in high demand for the past two years and there’s no sign of this easing. Sailboats, that can move with the power of the wind, have made an especially significant comeback probably because of the high prices of fuel.

Even more interesting is the increased interest in smaller models that have been doing well at recent boat shows. These compact cruisers have definitely held their own even among the 50-foot behemoths at the docks. A good example of this is Beneteau’s new Oceanis 34.1, the second smallest in the line. 

Read More

Cowichan BayText and Photos by Marianne Scott

Cowichan Bay is a waterfront village with a row of shops, artisan products, marine supplies and a variety of places to eat. It also has a delightful Maritime Centre. You can easily spend a day or more here at one of three marinas hosting transient moorage. The place feels like an old-fashioned fishing village.

We arrived at this quaint hamlet on a calm day when the sun burned off twists of mist and created undulating oval diamonds on the wavelets. From the water, the village looks enticing with its dense jumble of colourful character buildings, float homes and houses-on-stilts lining the coast.

Read More

Marine SurveyingStory and photos by Timothy J.S. Martin

It seems like everyone has their “guy”, usually a marine surveyor they either know personally or have been referred to by another boater (or someone in the marine or insurance industries). Marine surveyors are often hired based on this type of referral, rather than on the merits of their qualifications and skills.

I often hear boaters express their displeasure about an experience where a marine surveyor “condemned” a boat, or the surveyor was viewed as unreasonable in relation to their recommendations. As a result, surveyors known to be less thorough and less detailed in their work tend to be favoured by boaters, especially for insurance surveys. 

Read More

 

  

RS Electric BoatsSailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is partnering with RS Electric Boats – sister brand of sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing – to use the Pulse 63 electric RIB as chase, coach and support boats.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

 

 

Read More