POTW - Geoff RouletPhotograph taken on Sept 15 while drifting home after the last Wednesday evening race at Collins Bay Yacht Club, Kingston, Ontario.

 

Hilton Beach SunsetDays are getting shorter in the North Channel and many of the boats have left Hilton Beach Marina for home ports. But the sunset on St Joseph Island in Northern Ontario, even though it’s early, is every bit as dramatic.

POTW September 9 2021Last week, our errant reporter, D Danger Mitchele was apparently in Mallorca where he caught the biggest ever fleet of TP52s on the Bay of Palma celebrating 20 years of...

 

 

 

POTW OlympicsWith thanks to Sail Canada, here’s a collection of photos that are Olympic quality. Clearly our Photos of the Week!

SternAs announced in late 2020, the Pacific Northwest Regional Measurers and IMCA are allowing M242 owners to experiment with deck padding in 2021. Apparently there is concern for backsides when sailing these popular BC boats, so the search is on.

After being our fearless leader and publisher since CYOB kicked off, Greg Nicoll, handed over the reins to our new boss, Jill Snider, just last week. To celebrate her ascendancy, Jill has been granted Photo of the Week with a great shot!

POTW June 24thThings have opened up in Ontario as evidenced by some great shots of Toronto POTW has been receiving! The first is from Mississauga’s Carol Trupke who headed from Port Credit YC for a season opening cruise...

Pirate Ship JordanStuart Hendrie, a pro photographer sent along this photo of the pirate ship in Jordan Ontario. Many of us have seen it from the Lake and many more have seen it from the highway.

Sunset in the BroughtonsOur Photo of the Week (POTW) is the winner of the Canadian Yachting Media online WOW Photo Contest. The lucky winner has been awarded a Wow Watersports 2BER Tube courtesy of WOW Watersports.

Racing Light SabersOur photo of the week comes from Europe where Ali ten Hove and Mariah Millen are warming up their 49er FX for July’s Olympics. We have already profiled the pair in our Mett the Olympians column, but when they sent this action shot, who can resist.

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X Shore Eelex 8000By Andy Adams

100% Electric performance available now

When we arranged to interview the designer and manufacturer to write a profile of the X Shore Eelex 8000 for the June 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, it was on the understanding that we always prefer to actually drive and experience the boats we write about, and we were especially keen to drive the X Shore when BCI Marine here in Canada, got their first boat from Sweden.

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