OysterA noisy neighbour is never nice. Many of us have been bothered by another boater blasting their music in a quiet bay. For wildlife, however, noise isn’t simply a nuisance.

RideauCruising Ontario’s Historic Canals, hosted by Goderich Power and Sail Squadron, Monday, October 3, 2022 at 1900 via Zoom. Presented by Jeff Evans.

03 photoofmonth lgNot everyday is a sunny day but that doesn't mean you can't head out on the water!

02 GLCC lgCPS-ECP members can take advantage of a $5.00 discount when registering for a GLCC School webinar.

CPS-ECP AGMAfter 2 years of Covid 19 restrictions, we crossed our fingers while planning this year’s AGM and Conference.

Photo of the MonthSailing out at sunset and watching the colours change and reflect on the water is always such a beautiful experience, this photo was taken by Vanessa Vermaas in Vancouver. Did you get the chance to enjoy any sunsets on the water this summer?

If you are coming to Toronto to attend the AGM and Conference or if live in Toronto, you need to know about The CityPass. Admittance into 5 attractions within a nine-day period all for $105 (4 - 12yrs $72).

An Ocean of GoodThe Marine Education and Research Society has launched their empowering campaign about marine plastics. It is optimistic and action-based with “everyday choices for everyday solutions”.

CPS Member BenefitsEnglish speaking Members have the benefit of receiving 6 issues annually of Canadian Yachting magazine at no additional cost! Savings of:  $31.95 + Tax.

AGMOctober in Toronto is wonderful and planning now, can extend your enjoyment of early fall. Temperatures are still very pleasant in Toronto. Daytime highs average 14ºC/57ºF so people pull on their favorite cozy sweaters to enjoy more patio time, outdoor markets and walks through Toronto’s impressive park systems.

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Viko S35

By Katherine Stone

I am lucky to have the opportunity to helm many types of boats. I am even more lucky to sail boats on champagne fall days when many boats are either being hauled for the winter, or are already under shrink-wrap.

Not only are there great winds – usually offshore, but welcome sunshine and open waters with few boats out enjoying the last days of September. Joining me for the test sail of the Viko S35 was the former publisher of Canadian Yachting, Greg Nicoll, and the Canadian Viko Yachts representative, Eric Beauregard, who had driven down from Montreal.

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Four Winns H4


Four Winns H4By Andy Adams

The well-known Four Winns brand is now a part of the international boatbuilder Groupe Beneteau and the new H4 is a great example of how the design and engineering resources of Beneteau can up the game even for a brand like Four Winns that has a long and distinguished history.

The Cadillac Michigan-built H4 is a brand-new design this year and we think it's especially handsome. The vertical stem bow is all new and innovative. It is a design feature that was chosen to give Four Winns and the H4 a sense of modern and contemporary look while the stern remains more traditional. 

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West Side Story

by Jennifer M. Smith, drone photos by Alex Nikolajevich

It was the last day of August and we were in Little Current heading south. Our Lasalle winter haul out was still over a month away. The question was: where to now? Friends in Meaford often suggested we sail in for a visit. We never had because we’d always moved north-south on the east side of Georgian Bay. This year we were up for something different. This was the perfect opportunity to cruise the west side of the bay.

We made the 10 a.m. bridge out of Little Current and motor-sailed east southeast in light northerlies. We’d often sailed past Snug Harbour, a nearly land-locked anchorage on the north side of Lansdowne Channel because the chart suggested we’d never make it in there with our six-foot draft. 

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Supplies and Colour Matching

by Marc Robic

After 27 years of sun and traffic, the cockpit floor on Aquaholic was starting to look faded and had many small pinholes and minor surface cracks. These pinholes are mostly caused by small air pockets that lay just below the gelcoat surface. Of course, this is exacerbated by particles such as small rocks or debris under shoes, dropped winch handles, etc.

Luckily, Catalina Yachts is still very much in business and are very helpful when owners have questions or need parts. I ordered a small quantity of original formula Catalina grey and white gelcoat for my model and year.

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RS Electric BoatsSailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is partnering with RS Electric Boats – sister brand of sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing – to use the Pulse 63 electric RIB as chase, coach and support boats.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.



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