Junior SailorsIn my lifetime I have been a member of 5 yacht clubs. There were big differences. The one that I grew up at, is where I learned to sail and to drive a motorboat. The second one didn’t have a clubhouse. All we did was race off the beach.

Schooner Cove Yacht ClubSchooner Cove Yacht Club through their staff Capt. and other volunteers organize cruises so members can experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoyed camaraderie of cruising with the group.

News From KingstonKYC SOLPast was an unbridled success! Thanks to ALL who dressed up their boats, and made up the KYC fleet to ring in the 2020 sailing season. Thirty-eight boats saluted the Flagship in what were perfect conditions for a lazy sailpast. We did this caper without sailing instructions (per se), and the fleet sailed past mostly in order.

Quiet HarbourIt’s always amazing to me how life has degrees of separation that are incredibly small, even when you spend your adult life in another country than the one you grew up in. I grew up sailing on Lake Erie and when my father’s health was on the decline it was decided that I would be appointed to sell his boat.

Cruise to Smuggler CoveTheir monthly meetings (of which there are eight, plus two pub nights) generally include a short business meeting then a presenter.  They conduct the meetings at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. 

The BayKrates Marina Resort provides over 500 slips, a 50-ton travel lift, two boat launches, a full-service gas dock, boat and RV seasonal rentals, and so much more. Pride Marine Group offers onsite boat sales and a service and parts center.

BasinIf you have ever had the opportunity to motor or sail across Nottawasaga Bay, located in the southwestern part of Georgian Bay from Christian Island to Collingwood, your point of reference is the huge green expanse of ski hills on the Niagara Escarpment that encompasses Blue Mountain.

AYC HarbourIn the early 1800s before the Toronto Islands existed, this same location consisted of a long peninsula that extended from the foot of the present-day Woodbine Avenue. The peninsula was built of sand carried all the way from the Scarborough Bluffs by the wave action. 

Quarterdeck Building WatercolourThe iconic Bitter End Yacht Club, on the protected shores of North Sound, on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has announced that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage...

Canoe Cove OfficeNorth West Explorations (NWE), The Pacific Northwest based yacht charter and brokerage, and marine services company will anchor itself in the Canadian market this spring.  

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