Frauscher BoatsAs the most innovative family-run boatyard in Europe, time and again Frauscher's premium motorboats, electric boats and yachts set new standards in international boat building. Frauscher has been on course towards the future since 1927 – with the courage to discover new territory.

As you may already know, the 36th America’s Cup is under way, sort of, in Auckland NZ. It is unfolding as a bellwether of where boating and the world in general finds itself.  So let’s take a look at what is happening on and off the field.

Leader 6.5Located in Blenheim ON just north of Lake Erie, Walker Marine Sales has been proudly serving Southwestern Ontario as a marine dealer and service provider since 2015. 

Heather RobertsonSailing in Canada, and in Nova Scotia lost a really good supporter late last week. Past Commodore Heather Robertson passed away at her home in Chester. Heather was a past member of both the Sail Canada and Sail NS Board. 

Fountaine Pajot 51The Fountaine Pajot/Dufour Group had their second press conference on February 2, 2021 and as the groundhog predicted, they are set for an early spring with some more new boats. Private owner purchasing has taken the lead over charter companies, with most customers ordering boats without even seeing them!

Fibreglass RecyclingInterest in finding alternative uses for used fiberglass can spark creativity and innovation. For example, a partnership involving the US, Ireland, and Northern Ireland Universities called Re-wind developed some interesting civil engineering project ideas for reusing and repurposing fiberglass blades.

Doug KearyThe Canadian Sailing Community lost one of the good guys today . Doug Keary was one of those mean who gave back, gave back to his community, and gave back to the sport of sailing.

Editor's Message February 11, 2021This has been a different kind of time to use a euphemism, but for us here at CY OnBoard it has been useful. Thanks partially to the conditions you Canadian boaters currently face, boating is growing in popularity and our digest and websites are booming.  Our rates of engagement continue to blossom and our subscription list is expanding. 

Toronto Waterfront UpdateThe Toronto waterfront is changing for several reasons including esthetics, flood mitigation. It’s about time – between the downtown area and Ashbridges Bay has been something of an abandoned wasteland.

Boating Ontario Directory 2021 CoverWith a seemingly endless supply of lakes, rivers and waterways within Canada, boating can take you places you could never imagine. In Ontario, the waterways alone are made up of 250,000 lakes and rivers providing the best Freshwater recreational boating in the world. 

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