Canadian Yachting's Onboard Newsletter for Power and Sail
McMichael Davis
Message From The Editor

This Issue is Chock Full...

...of a little bit of everything. The May long weekend means paying attention to safe boating practices and cold water safety. Even if the weather is hot this weekend please remember the water is still cold and prepare yourselves appropriately as you head out. We have a fun featured video for you this week, also CPS has announced new flare disposal dates and there is much more here for your reading pleasure. Enjoy the news and your long weekend, Canada!

Terri Hodgson
Online Editor
Canadian Yachting magazine
Drinking & Boating
Safe Boating Week

May 2-4 Long Weekend, Let's Get on the Water...Safely!

Ah, long weekends. There are only four during the summer so each one is cherished by Canadians but this one coming up carries special significance for boaters and cottagers. (There are few things we Canadians cherish more than our long weekends. One such long weekend carries special significance for boaters and cottagers.) It's the May 24th Victoria Day long weekend, which is considered by most a ... Read More
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Sneak Peek Into the Next Issue of Canadian Yachting Magazine

Canadian Yachting's Summer 2015 issue includes some features you won't want to miss. Take a stroll through the historical port of Cobourg, Ontario and then travel a little further west to Port Dover, with John Morris' account of this popular destination.
Take control of your health this summer with the first in our Fitness On Board workout series, designed to be appropriate on almost any boat with minimal equipment ... Read More

Friday Harbour
— Advertorial —

A Slice of Heaven on Lake Simcoe

Less than one hour's drive up the 400 — or a 90-minute GO train ride — Friday Harbour is a new development like no other. Not simply a resort, more than a residential development, Friday Harbour is an all-seasons getaway that will set a new standard for vacation living in Ontario.

"Friday Harbour is a place that residents can come to just relax and enjoy," says Earl Rumm, president of Geranium Corporation and partner at Friday Harbour.

Proximity to the city is just one of its advantages. "We've been planning for 13 years. And for the last three years, we've been preparing a golf course, an inland marina on Lake Simcoe and a nature site," explains Rumm. "It's all about creating a place for people to enjoy 12 months a year."

For residents of Friday Harbour, the appeal is a chance to head north and enjoy the peace and serenity of a relaxing getaway without the hassle of a long drive or taking care of a high- maintenance cottage property. "It truly is a place you can come and leave your stress and worry behind." More

Launch Day 2015
CY's Featured YouTube Video

Launch Day 2015

Sailboat Launch 2015 at the Midland Bay Sailing Club, Georgian Bay Ontario. Two crane crews and all club members are on hand to prep and launch all of the club's boats. It was a perfect day with sunny skies and calm waters this year. Have a launch experience of your own you would like to share ... Read More
Flare Disposal Dates

CPS-ECP Adds New Dates to their Flare Disposal Program

CPS-ECP has added additional dates to their flare disposal and safety program for 2015. In partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Dealers CPS-ECP has undertaken a pilot project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares ... Read More
5th Annual Women on the Water Regatta

5th Annual Women on the Water Regatta

June 20, 2015 marks the occasion of the 5th Annual Women on the Water (Wow) Regatta taking place at the Etobicoke Yacht Club.
This race is intended both for beginner and seasoned racers, offering the perfect environment for developing new skill and strengthening existing ones, while building a strong sailing community ... Read More
Waterways bridge maintenance

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

This Spring Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of the swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2015 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges, and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operability ... Read More

Owen Sound Finds Old Shipwreck

During underwater investigations in preparation for the construction of the outfall portion of the city's wastewater treatment plant upgrade, a ship's hull was discovered.
A sonar survey and subsequent dive has revealed the wreck is located approximately five metres from the end of the existing pipe, which is approximately 200 metres off shore from the sewage plant ... Read More
ISAF John Craig

Interview with ISAF Sailing World Cup Head John Craig

Originally a Vancouver based sailing coach who was the Canadian Olympic Sailing Coach for a number of years before a 10 year stint at St Francis Yacht Club, was fresh from his Principal Race Officer role with the 34th America's Cup.
At that time he admitted there were quite some work to do to deliver the ISAF vision.
With Hyeres being the first of the new format World Cup regattas, here is a mid-term report ... Read More
Pan Am Games
Pan Am Games

RCYC to Host Sailing Competitions at Toronto Pan Am Games

Top sailors from throughout the Americas will set sail this summer at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, one of Canada's premiere sailing clubs.

"We are thrilled to be able to welcome the world and some of sailing's best competitors to Toronto," said David Brightling, general manager and chief executive officer of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC). "With the RCYC's depth of experience through our many years of hosting world-class regattas and insight from our own internationally competitive sailing members, including a number of Olympians, we will deliver a top-calibre experience for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games." ... Read More
Clipper Round the World

Canadian Skipper & Yacht at Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The first Canadian female skipper in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has been revealed as the skipper of Canadian-sponsored yacht entry ClipperTelemed+™ as she met her international crew members for the first time at the mass Crew Allocation day in Portsmouth, UK.
Joining Toronto skipper Diane Reid on board for this unique adventure are crew members from all over the world including Australia, Italy, USA, UK and 16 from her home nation of Canada; including Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal ... Read More
Women's Sailing Conference
Sailing Conference

Women's Sailing Conference Slated for June 6 in Marblehead, MA

The 14th Annual Women's Sailing Conference will be held Saturday, June 6, at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, organized by the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA). Through a combination of hands-on workshops, seminars and on-the-water experiences, participants will learn, hone sailing skills, and network with other women sailors from all points. Contributing sponsors include Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) and the New England-based Black Rock Sailing School ... Read More
David Millar

The Canadian Sailing Fraternity Will Miss David Millar

The Canadian Sailing Fraternity lost a dear friend on April 22 2015. As a young sailor growing up in Toronto I remember David at National Yacht club, working, always working on his Star boat. He was a perfectionist.
David was born in Toronto, Ontario, on April 5 1930 the son of Thomas and Leola Millar. The recent obituary from the Globe and mail follows ... Read More
How to clean a waterline
Product Focus

How to Clean a Waterline

Washing a waterline is an important part of keeping a vessel in top shape, especially if it stays in the water year round. Always looking to educate boaters on the value of regular maintenance, Shurhold Industries offers the following simple steps to keep this area clean.
Before starting any scrubbing, owners must know what type of bottom paint they have, so they don't remove or damage it when cleaning. Users also don't want to employ any harsh chemicals that may hurt the environment.
When working from the dock or boat, owners will need a bucket filled with properly mixed boat soap, a Shurhold extension handle with a soft brush, medium brush, curved adapter and light-duty Swivel Scrubber ... Read More

Water Repellent Superyachts

Water Repellent Superyachts Becoming a Reality

The University of Rochester, NY, has used lasers to permanently transform metals into water repellent or super-hydrophobic materials, a potentially revolutionary development for the superyacht industry.
Most superyachts are constructed from metal, including steel, aluminium or a composite, The University of Rochester has enabled the transformation of metals into super-hydrophobic materials, which could pave the way for waterproof, rust-free superyachts in the future.
When moisture interacts with metal it triggers the formation of rust and corrosion... ... Read More

Marine Audio

App Controlled Multimedia Unit Ups the Anti for Marine Audio

ASA Electronics recently announced the arrival of the MA300—an app ready multimedia unit that can be controlled directly through your mobile device.
In addition to app control and Bluetooth® capabilities, the 160 watt stereo comes complete with standard audio options such as an AM/FM tuner as well as advanced technology like iPod®/iPhone® functionality through a rear USB port. Additionally, this stereo has an auxiliary input and a line out audio (RCA) ... Read More
May 14, 2015 • Volume 4 • Issue 9
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