The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 (The Greatest Loop) was at the Port Credit Yacht Club this past Saturday afternoon for a viewing, combined with a cocktail party sponsored by Anchor Yacht Sales the Beneteau Power Boat Dealer, Powerboat America-Beneteau Group and Canadian Yachting. The new Trawler was a great hit with the guests who got to explore the fit and finish of this magnificent vessel as well as see the versatility and ease of handling that was demonstrated in the harbour.

This Saturday, visitors are welcome to meet the Greatest Loop Crew for an “Afternoon of Elegance” Cocktail Party with John Armstrong from Canadian Yachting Magazine at the Port Credit Yacht Club, from 3:30 pm till 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 26th. Just a week ago on Tuesday, May 15th, Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34 #202 left the Annapolis city dock to begin her 4-month journey on the Great Loop.

Canadian Yachting magazine’s Greg Nicoll interviews Wayne Burdick, President of Beneteau America about the latest in yacht design and features, the consumer aspirations that are driving those refinements and also, about the Beneteau yacht manufacturing facilities in Marion, South Carolina where their team of 160 yacht builders can turn out a 50 footer in a mere 25 working days.

Join us for the 22nd Port Credit In-Water Boat Show! The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show is celebrating its 22nd year from August 24-26th. The only show of its kind on Lake Ontario, the Port Credit Boat Show is THE late summer boat show to attend. Board over 100 new and used power and sailboats or check out the land displays of marine accessories and services. The Speaker’s tent features seasoned boaters who talk about boat handling; boat repair; cruising and more. And there will be lots of bargains available at the marine industry’s only consignment tent for boat stuff’ in support of Ontario Sailing and their programs.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – West Island College International Class Afloat has established the Class Afloat ‘Young Canadian Sailor Scholarship’ to assist a student – endorsed by their CYA member club or sailing school – to participate in an extraordinary educational experience – attending high school while ocean sailing aboard a majestic square-rigged tall ship. This will be the first year that this scholarship has been awarded. Class Afloat offers young people a unique journey of education and personal discovery.

Easter Seals Waves RegattaThis year’s charity sailing event will feature one weekend of competitive Keelboat and Dinghy racing in English Bay as well as the recreational Easter Seals Cup race. Almost 200 boats participated last year and this year event organizers are hoping for close to 300 boats to take part. The post race festivities offer a chance for all participants to kick back and relax after the first full day of racing.

 

Maritime Garage SaleVictoria’s Maritime Museum of British Columbia, is hosting the 9th Annual Massive Maritime Garage Sale on Saturday April 21 at Ogden Point, Pier A, Dallas Rd, 0900 to 1300 hours. Co-sponsored by the City of Victoria and CFB Esquimalt, the event is open to vendors who can rent a table for $35.00 and the event has a $5.00 entrance fee for adults but kids are free. Parking is free and is abundant. Expected to be offered on sale are small craft of all kinds, canoes, kayaks, dinghies, fishing equipment, crab and prawn traps, and marine and nautical gear of all kinds. Proceeds go towards the Museums Special Exhibition

 

altAfter sitting idle and somewhat forlorn for over two years, the Heritage Wooden Boatshed at the Harbour of the Maritime Museum on Kits Point, Vancouver has been repaired and will have an official re-opening and launch party Sat April 14, noon to 4:00 PM. The Boatshed is the home to the Oarlock and Sail Wooden Boat Club (OLAS), an enthusiastic group of wood boat devotees and it has been their home for the previous 15 years, and a center for small wooden boat construction, restoration and repair.

Boat U.S.Spring commissioning should include a look at everyday items that we often take for granted. Easily overlooked are inflatable PFD’s, but they shouldn’t be. These important safety items - which automatically or manually inflate with the tug of a pull cord - have been around over 25 years, but there are still quite a few misperceptions about these life saving devices and how they work. The BoatUS Foundation set out to debunk some of the myths:

Waggoner Cruising GuideFor years, the Waggoner Cruising Guide has been among our favourite cruising resources, in particular for its comprehensive and authoritative listings of marinas, destinations and marine services. Robert Hale of Seattle launched the Waggoner and served as editor and publisher for almost 20 years, but has now handed the helm over to Anacortes-based publisher and writer Mark Bunzel. Not surprisingly, Bunzel has set out to make a great publication even better, starting with the 2012 edition, now on sale.

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Oakley 245 CCBy Andy Adams

The multi-generational island cottagers of Georgian Bay and serious fishermen are just two of the groups most attracted to the new Oakley Boats models.

Brad Oakley has been around the boat business his entire life and he said to me that he has long admired durable, seaworthy welded aluminum boats. His company WMW Vacuum Pumpout Systems in Waubaushene, Ontario on Georgian Bay, builds highly regarded vacuum pump-out systems and Oakley’s equipment is in so many marinas that he knows a lot of people in the business.

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Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42By Katherine Stone

On a beautiful summer morning in July, I hopped aboard a new-owner delivery from the Outer Harbour Marina in Toronto to the Port Credit Harbour Marina in Mississauga, with the President of Navy Point Yacht Sales, Steve McPherson. I don’t know if I have ever referred to a boat as pretty, but this adjective fits the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 to a tee.

The transitions and communication from interior to exterior spaces are seamless and well-thought-out with functional ergonomics. 

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The Ottawa Flight LocksFollowing the War of 1812, a battle that Canada narrowly won against the United States, the boundaries of Upper Canada were held and the British army realized that the St. Lawrence River was no longer safe as a supply route. A more defensible route was needed to bring supplies from Montreal to Kingston and on into other Great Lakes settlements.

This new, more secure route revealed itself through the travel and trade of the Indigenous peoples. Surveyors learned that one of the Indigenous trade routes began at the mouth of the Cataraqui River in Kingston (Canada’s first national capital) and connected a series of lakes and rivers all the way through to where the Rideau River meets the Ottawa River in the heart of Bytown (known today as Canada’s national capital: the City of Ottawa). 

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High Aspect ClothOver the last decade, sailcloth weaving equipment has evolved and allowed the production of low crimp warp oriented woven cloth of medium to heavy weights. We have had light weight warp wovens of 200g/m2 (4oz) or lighter for much longer than that, but the finer denier weaves of light sailcloth allowed that with older looms and setups. Why is this important? This new loom technology is very important because it allows sailmakers to make better warp cut woven sails for boats 25-50’ long.

Let’s start by clarifying what a crosscut sail is. The crosscut panel layout aligns the fill (short) edge of the sailcloth roll with the leech edge of the sail. Most of the sail load goes from clew to head up the leech. Secondary sail loads go from corner to corner along the foot and luff edge.

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Time will tell – but for the majority of us, we’ll need to weather the storm as best we can. There are a number of tips and tricks we can employ aboard to make the most of our boat’s fuel. BoatUS published an excellent article this week that I’ll break down...

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