POTW Best SailorBoredom created by the latest lock-in has left us digging through the basement apparent from this clipping sent our way by Roger Renaud, whose crew from years ago, Rob Cochrane, was the winner in the 1984 Best Dressed Sailor Award. Timeless fashion.

Photo of the SeasonWe have had Christmas tree photos in years past, but this topper says it all. Like the traditional star atop the tree, this windex guides us in right direction all year long.

POTWThis meme-type picture came to us from Dennis McCallum of St Catherines ON who has earned the right to relax. A sailor for years and years here, all over the US east coast and beyond, Dennis is now re-building an Albin trawler and switching to the power side of life.

POTW - Geoff RouletPhotograph taken on Sept 15 while drifting home after the last Wednesday evening race at Collins Bay Yacht Club, Kingston, Ontario.

 

Hilton Beach SunsetDays are getting shorter in the North Channel and many of the boats have left Hilton Beach Marina for home ports. But the sunset on St Joseph Island in Northern Ontario, even though it’s early, is every bit as dramatic.

POTW September 9 2021Last week, our errant reporter, D Danger Mitchele was apparently in Mallorca where he caught the biggest ever fleet of TP52s on the Bay of Palma celebrating 20 years of...

 

 

 

POTW OlympicsWith thanks to Sail Canada, here’s a collection of photos that are Olympic quality. Clearly our Photos of the Week!

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.

After being our fearless leader and publisher since CYOB kicked off, Greg Nicoll, handed over the reins to our new boss, Jill Snider, just last week. To celebrate her ascendancy, Jill has been granted Photo of the Week with a great shot!

POTW June 24thThings have opened up in Ontario as evidenced by some great shots of Toronto POTW has been receiving! The first is from Mississauga’s Carol Trupke who headed from Port Credit YC for a season opening cruise...

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