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The Moorings
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Message From The Editor

Navigating the weed

We have done a small piece on the seaweed that is invading Florida and Caribbean beaches, but this note is about that other kind of weed. Next month, cannabis becomes legal in Canada and it's bound to raise some pretty tricky issues.

The basics: neither the driver nor the passengers can use cannabis on a boat under way, just as you cannot drink alcohol. Even in the six boat accessible states where cannabis is allowed - Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Maine, and Massachusetts - the US Coast Guard routinely boards boats to enforce federal boating-safety laws. While they're inspecting flares or looking in the PFD locker, if they find a little weed, it becomes a big problem.

At the dock, where your boat may be your home, your neighbours may be providing second-hand reefer smoke. Do you want that? Will it affect drug testing at your job? Will your guests get stoned accidentally? Will the Harbour Master have to segregate docks?

Conveniently, most of the boats will be out of the water soon or used less, but next spring after launch we may find ourselves in a haze of controversy.

John Morris
Online Editor
Canadian Yachting Magazine
CYonboard@kerrwil.com
     
 
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Bruce Kirby
News

Bruce Kirby given Order of Canada

On Thursday last week, at age 88, Bruce Kirby has been invested into the Order of Canada for his contributions to the sport. Besides representing Canada three times at the Olympics… Read More

Largest Human Pyramid

Merc helps set waterski record

Mercury Marine was the power behind the Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team from Janesville WI in August attempted a Guinness World Record for building the largest-ever human pyramid on water skis. Read More

Seaweed Blooms

Seaweed blooms down south

Our friend Patrick from Oakville based Mango Charters reports that the seaweed is blooming in the Caribbean this year. Read More
 
CYOB
 
Beneteau Antares
Boats

CY inspects new Beneteau models

The CY team was in Newport, RI to see the new Antares line at 21, 23 and 27 feet. The builder also introduced a new Oceanis 46.1 and they presented their 51.1. Read More
 
POTW
POTW

Ring toss Kristina wins big prize

Our Photo of the Week comes from Chester where last month foul-weather gear maker Helly Hansen adapted the old carnival ring toss game to entertain the crowd at Chester Race Week… Read More
 
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People Looking at Boats
Chartering

Canadians invited to Vacation Basin at Annapolis, October 4-8, 2018

Even though there are some good boat shows at home, every October finds a contingent of Canadians making the pilgrimage to the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Read More
 
Fresh Water Handling
Ask Andrew

Water system autumn maintenance

Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system - be it leaks, smells, plugs or loss of pressure! Any of these can make living aboard for more than a day-trip strenuous… Read More
 
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The Final Results
Racing

Chester Crew at 2018 IOD Worlds - Sweden

Intrepid sailor Dayna Nelder sent us this report from Sweden where she was part of a crew from Chester representing Nova Scotia and Canada at the 2018 IOD Worlds. Read More

Mobility Cup

Clearwater Mobility Cup 2018: Regatta of Possibilities

Rick Hansen's Man in Motion tour of 1985-1987 was an epic event that has created an incredible legacy. His goal to bring disability awareness to the general population have far surpassed those expectations. Read More
 
Canadian Yachting One Design
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Alli Surette and Max Flynn
National team

Olympic quest: Allie Surette and Max Flynn

With visions of gold dust dancing in their heads, Allie and Max, are in an all-out campaign to make it to the starting line of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Read More
 
CY Digital
 
CASBA
CPS - ECP News

Nominate Your Boating Heroes Today

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) is a volunteer charitable organization. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of injuries and fatalities across Canada… Read More
 
Defouling
Tech

New approaches to defouling

Stripping the antifouling paint from the bottom of a boat is physically demanding and is one of the dirtiest and most toxic jobs faced by boat owners. Read More
 
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September 13, 2018 • Volume 7 • Issue 17
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