POTWOur 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 Squirrel Appreciation DayWe admit it, this Photo of the Week shot was just too cute to resist even though it was blatant promotion from the Boat Show. Yes, it’s Twiggy doing what squirrels do every day in their natural habitat, water-skiing, captured by Dave Sanford.

POTWReader Lorraine Gentleman took some liberty with our request for Photo of the Week shots from the summer. Here’s hers “It's always summer in French Polynesia - we've been cruising the past 3 years and enjoying being in Tahiti and Moorea.

POTWWe love the great signs that crop up in the boat business. This week’s Photo of the Week is one of the best from Emily taken in a Florida marina. Certainly this is one area of boating that doesn’t get sufficiently celebrated.

POTWThis afternoon portrait of her son enjoying a snooze in a pretty unlikely spot comes to us from contributor Laura Briscoe-Schell who boats with her family on Georgian Bay.

Regatta T-ShirtI've been cleaning dresser drawers for space and came across this 1979 LYRA t-shirt. This was my first LYRA Regatta. I remember the Freeman Cup Race was from Rochester NY to Kingston. I sailed with Timmy Pete on his CC29.

POTW October 24, 2019Our Photo of the Week comes from one of our CY team members who writes “This is my son and his best bud.  Both are boaters already.”

POTWOur Photo of the Week comes from Mark and Lisa Harris who winter in Vancouver, Washington and spend their summers in Telegraph Cove, BC, in the Broughtons, where the picture was taken. “we have spent our summer holidays for the last 28 years. Since our retirement 3 years ago, we now spend 10-12 weeks up north. “

POTW MysticThis week’s Photo of the Week brings us a boat we may see more of. This Mystic is a Florida performance boat – there’s only one dealer in Canada, Sudbury’s The Car Lot Etc.
Canadian Yachting team member Sarah from Midland, ON, sent the shot along.

Beautiful CanadaI am new to boating. Bought a 2019 Ranger Tug in April followed by taking a short boating course and headed out. Spent from late May to early August in the Canadian Pacific north. 

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau saw an opportunity to add a little thrill to any cruising adventure, so they took the hull of the First 53 racer (introduced just last year), and with a few fashionable changes, created the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new entry-level of Beneteau’s swanky Oceanis Yacht line. The result is a performance cruiser that sails like a witch and looks like a grande dame.

Design

Roberto Biscontini is the naval architect and Lorenzo Argento created the details of the exterior and interior design. 

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Riverest MarinaThe new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming francophone village in Eastern Ontario, this joined marina and restaurant venue is the ambitious initiative of long-time entrepreneur André Chabot and biologist Alexandra Quester, both residents of L’Orignal.

The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

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Galvanic CorrosionIt’s a scary thought – but whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – it’s slowly deteriorating under you. Part of this is the nature of the marine environment: Sun, moisture, waves, wind, movement and vibration all contribute to components breaking down.

But there are other factors that are much more concerning and act at a significantly faster rate that the environment can take credit for. One of these is commonly spoken of, but not terribly well understood: Corrosion. As boaters, we’re concerned with two main types of corrosion: Galvanic and Stray-Current. This edition will focus on galvanic corrosion – in two weeks, stay tuned for info on stray-current.

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Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

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