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Hurricane Heartache

What devastation. Throughout the Caribbean, Irma has produced horrifying pictures of destruction, flooding and catastrophe.

For the boating community, it's been heartbreaking to see the wreckage on the sweet islands where we have visited to enjoy boats on the clear, turquoise waters. Places like Antigua and St Maarten have created visceral connections to many of us.

We leave it to the capable hands of the mass media to cover the hurricane news, but we'd like to share a note we got from one of our sailing friends, Pat Festing-Smith, a long time devotee of BVI, one of the areas most cruelly attacked by Irma. Pat wrote, "Trying my best to put some words together. It's very difficult and emotional." He generously shares his touching thoughts in the piece just below.

John Morris
Online Editor
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Hurricane Irma

Irma: An unprecedented force will leave scars and tears for years to come.

Last Wednesday morning through mid afternoon, Hurricane Irma made direct hits on both St Martin and BVI's and at that moment of impact on the two tiny islands chains… Read More

Bernie Luttmer

Swans Marina sold: Bernie Luttmer retires

When Bernie and Jean Luttmer moved to Toronto in 1971 they bought an International 14 sailboat before they bought a bed. The next question (after they got the bed!) was where to store the boat… Read More
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The Name Game

I am at the age now when I can afford an ocean boat. It has been our plan to buy a boat and live in the Bahamas or other southern waters for longer periods of time. Read More
Jeanneau Leader 10

Vids Onboard September 14 2017

We know you love to look at and shop for boats online. The best part is that that boats make fabulous subjects for footage and the videos are always fun to watch and enjoy. Read More
Parkbridge Marina

J/24 Fleets invade Port Credit Yacht Club for the drive HG 2017 Worlds

Whether your style is weeknight beer-can racing or competing on the world stage - the J/24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat to make waves around the world. Read More

Zingara Wins

Canadian Zingara wins First 36.7 World Cup

From August 24 to 27 the first ever Beneteau First 36.7 World Cup at HSK (HelsingforsSegelklubb), Helsinki, Finland. The entry list included European competitors and Grizzly… Read More

Opti Nationals

Opti Nationals held at RNSYS

Here's wrap-up of the Opti racing at RNSYS. By the way, we love Mini Me the committee boat. The 2017 Canadian Optimist Championships wrapped up Saturday August 26th… Read More

2017 Laser Masters

2017 Canadian Laser Masters Championships

This year the Laser Canadian Masters' Championships were held on Lake Wabamun and hosted by the Wabamun Sailing Club, about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Read More
Damaged Keel

Ask Andrew: I Hit Something! Now what? –
Part 2

The moment we all dread. It's a warm sunny day and you're out for a cruise. Suddenly the boat shudders beneath you, pings, dings and clangs are heard and you realize… Read More
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A bit of power boat glamour

There has no doubt been a huge amount of improvement in recreational boat design in the last 100 years. Thanks to modern materials boats are faster and easier to handle. Read More

IOD Zepher II

South Shore Marine exports first fibreglass IOD

We have reported previously on South Shore Marine's International One Design build Zepher II. Apparently the first fibreglass IOD built in North America in the last 10 years… Read More

Mini 12's

Kevin and Lorraine Anderson and their mini 12's, Thing one and Thing two.

The Snake Island Nanaimo Regatta kicks off each year with a social mixer at the end of their main dock. Part of the activities includes adult racing in Opti's. This was also a chance for Kevin and Lorraine … Read More

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September 14, 2017 • Volume 6 • Issue 17
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