Journeyer DockedIn the world of yachting, it is increasingly becoming the case that Canada is no longer the small fish in the big North American pond. Canadian boaters are investing in larger and larger yachts, which were previously commonplace only in waters of the coastal USA, and it seems that the market might be growing in response to this. 

Evinrude

 

 We left off Part 1 at the year 1914, and will here pick it back up, running through until 1944, covering the years from the start of the First World War and stretches to the end of the Second World War. This period saw meaningful change across the globe both socially and technologically.

 

 

Bill at PnPMr. Bill Hibbard of St. Joseph's Island visited George Town, Exumas, Bahamas, in March this year accompanied by his granddaughter, Julia. Bill came back by plane this time to visit the places he remembered visiting as a sailor for many years. Instead of being on a boat he stayed at the lovely Regatta Point Resort.

 

 

 

Marjorie J. Summer

 

Our 150 year history began in 1867, but Canada was no stranger to watercraft prior to our country’s confederation. . . 

 

 

Paul ElvstromThis picture speaks to the essence of Paul Elvstrom, probably the most talented, driven and competitive sailor of his generation. Happy with his boat on the water and always competing.

Volunteers from the PanAm gamesIt is always an interesting dilemma when crossing into another country; what exactly should one say to a Border Official?

Dark and Stormy - Malcolm GoslingBermuda is the host country for the 35th America’s Cup, set to take place in 2017, a competition for the oldest trophy in international sport (dates back to 1851) that features the fastest boats and the best sailors in the world...

 

 

Sharon Green - Two BowsAn artist is able to visualize their thoughts and interpretations through their mind’s eye to produce objects of great beauty through their hands. Others visualize them through a lens to produce masterful photographs. This often requires great patience, a great deal of waiting, planning, and often frustration when the “shot” they wanted didn’t work out as they had anticipated. When we sit down to enjoy the Ultimate Sailing calendar every month, we don’t see this part of Sharon Green’s work. As she herself has said, ”My greatest satisfaction comes when it all connects – the anticipation, organization, high-powered yachts sailed by stellar crews, and epic conditions – and combines to create a thrilling photograph. The pursuit of ‘Ultimate Sailing’ never grows old. Three decades and I still love the challenge of creating memorable images for my clients and the calendar.”

Sharon started sailing with her dad, Don Green, when she was seven years old, on the family’s 21-foot Bluenose sloop. Later, when Don got a C&C 35, Sharon and her brother talked him into letting the junior sailors race it, and soon Don ended up with a very reliable and victorious young crew. 


Dennis Toews - Team LeaderMy early reading about sailing explorers and fur trading voyageurs gave me a desire to travel by water. As a boy growing up in Gladstone, Manitoba, I constructed a rather poorly built raft.

I planned to journey down the Whitemud River to Lake Manitoba. I managed to get a half a mile downstream before my raft disintegrated and plunged me into the river. I emerged cold and wet but determined to do better in my water-borne travels.

Our family cottage was at Delta Beach at the south end of Lake Manitoba. A neighbour had an old wooden “Lightning” anchored in three feet of water. My younger brother Bryan and I would climb into it and pretended we sailed the seven seas, even though the boat never moved, other than up and down with the waves.

In my early teen’s we lived on the shore of Lake Killarney in Southern Manitoba. Bryan and I had a canoe. We would paddle upwind, then hang an old bed-sheet between the paddles and sail downwind.

Knowing the inflatable trade spells success for the Keys brothers, in BC and back home in Ireland. This is a story about two brothers in two countries, and how the booming popularity of inflatable boats on a global scale has changed both of their lives. The brothers are Brendan and Ronan Keys, born and raised in the port of Drogheda, on the east coast of Ireland just north of Dublin. Today, Brendan’s home is Vancouver, where he is a partner in GA Checkpoint Yamaha, one of BC’s leading inflatable and outboard dealers, while Ronan operates Inland Inflatable Services, Ireland’s leading inflatable sales and service firm, in Sligo, on the country’s west coast.

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