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We are closing in on the Spring Time Change

Spring is around the corner and in this issue of CY Onboard we invite you to enjoy the latest boat show news, including the introduction of new leadership at the Port Credit In-Water Show, also get up to date on the latest in Invasive Species control; learn what YOU can do to help. John Gullick of the CPS-ECP illustrates the need for taking a boating course; check out the new Signal Flags marine app, racing news at home and abroad and much more. We also encourage you to share your thoughts on the Canadian boating lifestyle anytime online on Facebook canadian.yachting/ and Twitter @CdnYachting.

Terri Hodgson
Online Editor
Canadian Yachting magazine
Port Credit Show New Director
Boat Shows

Port Credit In-Water Boat Show Announces New Show Director

Vince Pietracupa of Bristol Marine, well known and highly respected in the boating community, has joined as a show director of the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show. He will take the helm immediately in partnership with the Port Credit Harbour Marina... Read More

CY at Miami Boat Show

Canadian Yachting at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show

It was certainly a big change from previous Miami shows as the 2016 Miami International Boat Show opened on February 11th at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin… Read More
Halifax Show 2016 Mermaids

2016 Halifax International Boat Show a Rousing Success

Pat Nelder, Executive Director of the Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA), owners of the Halifax International Boat Show, tells us this year's show saw attendance up significantly after last year's weather challenged event. The balmy conditions must have put buyers in a good ... Read More
Edmonton Show 2016

Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen's Show: March 10 to 13, 2016

The 2016 Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen's Show is Western Canada's Biggest Outdoor Show. The doors open on Thursday, March 10th at noon and will remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday, March 13th… Read More
CPS Boating Courses

Why Should I Take a Boating Course?

When it comes to operating a boat, especially a power boat, personal watercraft or sailboat, I often ask the same question and the answer I get is usually very different. Most people believe that operating a boat is much easier that operating a car and I would respectfully suggest that this is far from the truth... Read More
Victoria Thompson

New Membership Services Associate Joins the Team at the National Office

CPS-ECP is pleased to announce that Ms. Victoria Thompson has joined their team at the CPS-ECP National Office in the position of Membership Services Associate. She will be responsible for all membership services related functions, membership administration and will support their Districts and Squadrons as needed.. Read More

Invasive Phragmites Workshops… Georgian Bay's Wetlands Need You

Georgian Bay Forever is planning two workshops on training and managing invasive Phragmites to help Georgian Bay's coastal wetlands. You, too, can become a Phragbuster… Read More


19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

The cut-off date for hotel reservations at the ICAIS rate is March 10, 2016, and after that date guest rooms will be provided based on availability and at the prevailing rate at that time. It is strongly recommended to reserve your hotel accommodation early... Read More
Signal Flags
Product Focus

SignalFlags Tool - Get to Know and Use The International Signal Flags

What does this flag mean? The international maritime signal flags represent letters and numbers. In addition to the letter these flags have further meanings in seafaring. The appealing app SignalFlags Tool tells you the meaning of both a stand-alone flag in different maritime situations as well as the meaning of the flag in combination with other flags... Read More
Trent Severn Lock 34

Trent-Severn Historic Site: Fenelon Falls Lock 34 Investment

Parks Canada is pleased to provide an update on work announced in June 2015 that will develop a design concept and architectural plan, for the construction of a renewed Fenelon Falls lockstation building… Read More
Volvo Penta NMMA Award

Volvo Penta Earns 13th Consecutive NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has presented the 13th consecutive annual Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) award to Volvo Penta for its gasoline sterndrive engines… Read More
Northstar Insurance
Seabreeze 2

Seabreeze Boats, Newfoundland

Seabreeze Boats of Centreville Newfoundland have been producing their traditionally styled boats since Glen Meadus purchase the company in 2003. These boats represent an evolutionary design based on the traditional small work boats of the Atlantic region. Not flashy, but seaworthy, solid and versatile these boats these are great boats for fishing, cottage or trailerable runabout. .. Read More
SS Keewatin Ebook

Bring Her On Home - Return of the S.S. Keewatin Free e-Book Download

Up until 1925 both Keewatin and Assiniboia carried loose grain from the Lakehead to Port McNicoll. Keewatin's three holds could carry anywhere from almost 30,000 bushels in Hold #1, a little over 23,000 bushels in Hold #2 to almost 24,500 bushels in Hold #3... Read More

Franklin Expedition

The Franklin Expedition - Knowledge-Sharing Events Across Canada

The Parks Canada team regularly participates in events to share its knowledge about the historical expedition of Sir John Franklin and to present its archaeological missions deep into the Canadian Arctic... Read More
Parkbridge Marina
El Galeon
Waterfront Events

Celebrate Canada Day at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, July 1-3

The Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF) will once again launch the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes series in Toronto on Canada Day weekend. El Galeon, an early colonial Spanish ship and floating museum, Draken Harald Hårfagre the most authentic Viking ship of its kind since 1200 A.D.... Read More
British Virgin Islands To Miami
International Cruising

BVIs Announce a Game Changer: Direct Flights to Miami

This is the first service of its kind, and is themed 'A Game Changer': BVI Direct. It is anticipated to have great significance to the development of the Virgin Islands, especially in the area of tourism and financial services… Read More
CPYB Sponsor
Race the Cape 2016

Race the Cape 2016: July 18 to 24

Race the Cape is an event, a sailing regatta, for boaters, their families and friends that unfolds over a week each July on Cape Breton Island. Now in its fourth year Race the Cape is seven days of challenging point-to-point sail racing, both inland and coastal ocean... Read More

St barthe 2016

Perspectives of a Watch Maker, a Godfather and an Award-Winning Yachtsman

"Even if the event is getting bigger and bigger, its soul remains the same…." No words better recap six seasons of Les Voiles de St. Barth than those spoken by Richard Mille whose namesake watch company is the regatta's Official Partner… Read More

Gin Race 2016

2nd Annual Gulf Islands to Nanaimo Race (GIN) Open for Registration

NOTICE OF RACE GIN (Gulf Islands Nanaimo) race Organized by Blast Performance Sailing Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26, 2016 Commencing in Victoria, British Columbia and ending in Nanaimo, British Columbia… Read More
Clagett 2016

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta 2016: June 22 to 26

2016 will be the 14th edition of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the Notice of Race (NOR) and entry for this event are now open. The NOR is available on the Clagett website and competitors in the 2.4mR, SKUD 18 and Sonar classes are invited to complete their entries online... Read More
CY Digital Version
C Tow Atlantic

C-Tow Sails in to the Halifax Harbour, St.Margarets Bay & Mahone Bay

BC based C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd. have been providing "Peace of Mind at Sea" for the last 31 years to boaters on the West Coast, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River. They were at the Halifax Boat promoting the advantages of membership now that they have service tow boats on 24 stand-by covering Halifax harbour and approaches, as well as St. Margarets Bay and Mahone Bay. Read More
AYC Burgee SDYC Flagpole

San Diego YC Flies Annapolis YC Burgee from its Flagpole in Wake of AYC Clubhouse Fire

In solidarity with the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC), which is still recovering from a major fire at their Annapolis clubhouse, the San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) is now flying the AYC burgee from the SDYC flagpole yardarm. Both clubs are Founding Members of the National Sailing Hall of Fame... Read More
February 25, 2016 • Volume 5 • Issue 4
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