CY Inbox: August 8, 2019



Aug 8, 2019

Sea Ray seeker – can our readers help?


I read one of Andy Adam’s Canadian Yachting articles and I hope you can assist. I am a Canadian living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, but was born in Freeport Bahamas.

I am currently in the process of selling both my car and motorcycle in the hopes I can use the money to buy a used boat probably in the mid 80s to mid 90s based on my research thus far. I like the Sea Ray Sundancer models 29’ and up, and also the Sea Ray aft cabins same year range. if there is any info that you can give me that may help in fulfilling this life long dream of mine to return home and possibly run a day charter business (to start) I’d really appreciate it.

Also any info on possibly joining a crew of a vessel headed from Ontario to the Bahamas (or any sites or numbers) that would help me find that info would be greatly appreciated.

Robert Mitchell

Maiden Movie GroupMaiden Voyage

Can you advise where we can watch for local release dates for the film Maiden in theatres in  Edmonton, Alberta, as I can not find anything on the Sony Pictures site indicating any distribution of it here out as far as late November.


David Rayner

It is playing at City Centre in Edmonton at the moment.

Bonnie Smith, Star PR

Thank you for your quick and helpful response. Thanks too for the enjoyable info you provide all levels of those of us with an interest in sailing through your email newsletter. 

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