Lake SuperiorWhy it's called Lake Superior . . . Pretty amazing.  Did you realize how big this lake is?

 

 

June 1st in the WaterTo be honest, as yet we aren't really managing anything on the water yet, but it has been trying to get the boat ready for launch. 

CYOB InboxThis story about Richard Reid in the Star is startling. Toronto area sailor, Richard is a champion in B36.7, also sails Farr boats, has has helmed a J/80 and more.

Christmas CardThank you so much for all the boats you gave us over the years.  We have all the White ones we need, all the Blue ones and all the Black ones.  You gave us some with sticks in the air and others without.  What a lot of choice!

Side Power E VisionThis may be of interest to you - the launch of the Side-power upcoming E-Vision series at the METS marine show at the end of November. This innovative motor technology is a new direction for Sleipner Motor and they are providing only “teasers” at this point in the product’s development.

CYOB Inbox AppreciationAndrew, I am in St Andrews NB and run an 87 Niagara 35E that I bought in Oakville in 2016. Significantly modified by a previous owner and have to say that I enjoy your contributing articles to the CPS electronic publication. Wish you were in the neighbourhood, you would be hired!

CYOB InboxI am a long time dinghy racer and have sailed all my life. When I retired to Saltspring Island on the West Coast (from Calgary and the Glenmore Sailing Club) I missed most the lack of good class racing in one-design boats.

C&C 44Hi, I'm wondering if you can pass along my email to Rob Maurice regarding the C&C 44 custom (see CYOB October 24 edition.) I own the 1988 one as I believe they only made one a year. I have a lot of questions that I'm hoping Rob may be able to help answer...

CYOB Inbox MastsShould you leave your spar up when you haul? Is this a good idea? Is it sensible to slacken your shrouds?

CandC 44rThis boat carries the distinction as the last boat to leave the C&C Custom shop in Oakville prior to the final bankruptcy. In fact the Receiver had his hand on the boat, pushing it out the door.  Or so the story goes.  

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