West Vancouver YC CertificationWest Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia Strait Alliance has awarded the West Vancouver Yacht Club, Fisherman’s Cove facilities, the Clean Marine BC 5 Anchor Eco-Rating Certification.

New VX FleetThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto has a heritage of fostering one design and handicap racing fleets and currently supports many: Sharks, J-105’s, 8 Metres, International 14’s along with Offshore/Handicap plus its club-owned Ideal 18’s & Sonars.

ShoreriggingIn advance of hosting the 2019 Albacore International Championship Regatta, the Shelburne Yacht Club announced they have received more than $110,000 for facility upgrades for the event.

Highest Points for a ringer

One of the best things about living out here in Victoria British Columbia is boating 12 months of the year. As an ex-pat from Ontario I love sending pictures of my adventures on the water to my former club members at the Prince Edward Yacht Club.

Glenmoore Sailing Club PoolOn Saturday, January 26 Calgary’s Glenmore Sailing Club’s kicked off its 60th anniversary year with some "Indoor Sailing".

Waiting for the Wind“I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps, and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”

A Modern Functional BuildingI think my favourite program was Bonanza. I would rush home after school, get my homework done, clean up the dishes, and then I would watch the ol’ West come alive with those three handsome, funny brothers who thrived on adventure.

Kaniago Yacht Club 1The Kanagio Yacht Club turned 85 years old on August 30th, 2018.  Back on  a Wednesday evening in 1933 in Port Stanley local boaters gathered to form a boat club in order to unite boat owners and enthusiasts. 

Boat Makers With Their BoatsBack to the days when most sailors made their boats in their garages, backyards, or basements, because that would have been the only way that they could procure a boat of any type. 

Baddeck YCEver since Alexander Graham Bell chose Baddeck for his summer home the town has been a popular destination for boaters and tourists. 

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