February 22, 2023
Boating Ontario proudly represents over 500 private & municipal marinas, boat dealerships and trade members across Ontario. However you love to enjoy your summer on the water, the 2023 Boating Ontario Directory has you covered.
December 22, 2022
The NEW edition of PORTS Cruising Guides: Lake Ontario and The 1000 Islands is available NOW!
December 20, 2022
The fine folks at the Nautical Mind have been stocking their shelves and website with one thing – boating books, charts, PORTS guides –boat topics, especially from Canadian sources, exclusively. This dedicated bookstore that has been a fixture on Toronto’s waterfront for years, remains true to its roots. Count us lucky!
November 22, 2022
When the weather turns ugly, how many of us contemplate just taking off, maybe forever. Long distance cruising requires commitment, skill and a certain kind of mindset. Here’s some approaches to consider as winter closes in.
October 25, 2022
Winter getaways usually mean the Caribbean but if you go right now or in the spring, the weather might work for you. Here are some titles to assist the dreaming.
August 23, 2022
It’s still vacation time and that means calories don’t count. The Boat Galley Cookbook: 800 Everyday Recipes and Essential Tips for Cooking Aboard teaches readers how to set up, provision, and cook in their galley so no one goes hungry.
July 6, 2022
Three books in a series of books by Canadian author Erik Skovgaard. These three books, as the author states, are not intended to be comprehensive treatises on their subject matter. They are intended to be Guide/Handbooks. This has been extremely well accomplished. To entice you to actually read and use them there are three major points to consider.
May 24, 2022
The club’s first digital guide is the collaborative effort of dozens of CCA members and now complements its four printed guides to the Canadian Maritimes.
June 8, 2021
Exchanging business clothes for bare feet, Ann and her husband, Steve Manley, founder of PORTS Guide, said goodbye to the Toronto rat race and sailed off on their Tartan 42, “Receta” (“recipe” in Spanish), bound for the Caribbean.
May 11, 2021
This book is based on the notes prepared for students by the author during 20 years of teaching navigation, initially to private or commercial pilots, and then to sailors and professional mariners. It is illustrated with graphics which explain chart projections, scales and symbols, and describe lights and other navigation aids.
February 22, 2021
“A Sailing Adventure Across 40,000 Nautical Miles” over a 17-year span, chronicles the adventures of Jennifer Smith and her husband Alex Nikolajevich (Nik) after they have sold their car in Vancouver and backed their boat out of Coal Harbour.
December 15, 2020
It’s a voyage everyone wants to undertake, but few get to make. The Whales of Lake Erie is the diary of a trip Canadian author and photographer, Bruce Kemp, made in the late summer of 2000 aboard the Canadian Leader – last of the traditional Great Lakes fore-aft’ers built in Canada at the Collingwood yard.
November 17, 2020
Wait no longer – the 2021 Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa River PORTS Guide will be available for the holiday season! Preorder now and we will ship it out before the end of November!
October 26, 2020
There are places and things that we read, hear and dream about, that are on our “bucket list” to cruise. Lake Superior was not one of those places for me and I’m not sure it ever will be, as I remember all too well chipping ice out of the bottom of a Lightning there in early August before we went sailing in a championship regatta.
July 30, 2020
Calder’s indispensable and thorough manual gives you detailed instructions for maintaining, repairing, and improving every essential system on your boat.