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

What's in store?

Buying stuff is hopefully a fun part of boating. Be it that new down vest, clean fenders or new prop, it's supposed to be an enjoyable part of an enjoyable hobby. We do this because we love it don't we?

But the retail world generally is changing and I wonder what you are discovering when you go into a chandlery or buy a new bimini. Are you still shopping in a bricks and mortar store or are you shopping online? It once would take two hands to count the sailmakers here in Southern Ontario where sails were cut, sewn and lofted to order, but my dock neighbour just ordered his from an online supplier in Vancouver who likely had it made overseas in a large factory.

What are you doing for boat gear, services and supplies? Does your marina sell what you want and need? Or are you buying your deck shoes in the States and smuggling them back scuffed up? We'd love to hear from you: marine retail, canvas, engine repair, sails? Who do you rely on and what's the service level like?

Our email is and put "shopping fun" in subject line please.

John Morris
Online Editor
Canadian Yachting Magazine
What's News?
At CY Onboard we're here for your news. Dock news? Cruise plans? Engine workshops? Awards presentations? Winter get togethers? Send a blurb, pictures, links. If it's boating news we're Onboard! Just let us know at
Calendar Dates?
Got some important dates coming up at your marina, club or organization. Let us know and we'll tell the country via the Onboard Datebook.
Just let us know at

Click Here to check out our new CYOB Calendar.
Galley Guys John, Andy and Greg
Gastronomy fun

The Galley Guys on the Rideau Canal Aboard Le Boat

Celebrating their grand opening on Tuesday, June 19, le boat has launched their first Canadian yacht charter operation on the beautiful Rideau Canal system in Ontario. Read More
Spinnaker In Colour
CYOB Inbox

Spinnaker Techniques for C&C 29 Mk 2 - Alchemist 4-Person Team Launching, Gybing, Dousing, Re-Launching

In Etobicoke Yacht Club night races the first Spinnaker set is usually at the first upwind mark on a starboard tack. There are exceptions to this when a wind shift causes an upwind beat to change… Read More
The Newport Fiasco

Flybys, Freighters and Fireworks. It's the Newport FIASCO!

It all started with an email titled "Planting a seed" this past January. What kind of sailing event could Newport Yacht Club Stoney Creek (NYCSC) host on Canada Day… Read More

Route Logo

2018 Route Halifax Saint-Pierre

For the first time since its creation in 2000, ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre has joined the magnificent setting on the Waterfront in the historic centre of Halifax for an amazing race start. Read More
Mount Gay Hats

Mount Gay hats at LO300 - are they back to stay?

Lake Ontario Offshore Racing (LOOR), on behalf of Port Credit Yacht Club, is pleased to announce that Mount Gay Rum has returned as a sponsor for the 2018 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge. Read More

Dartmouth Yacht Club

Dartmouth Yacht Club Grand Opening

After years of contemplation, discussion and planning, ground was finally broken for the much-anticipated DYC clubhouse in the summer of 2017. Read More

Freedom Boat Club

Freedom Boat Club Continues Canadian Expansion with New Halifax Location

Freedom is North America's oldest and largest boat sharing club with 160+ clubs in 31 U.S. states and Canada. The new Halifax club brings the total number of Canadian locations to four… Read More

Suitable for framing!

This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a member of the Okanagan Squadron, Western Canada Inland District… Read More
Canadian Yachting One Design
Send your ONE DESIGN news, results, pictures and everything else to
Shift Cable
Ask Andrew

Midsummer Q&A

Every boat is unique, and cables aren't always used the same way, or routed in the same fashion. But here is a breakdown of the types of cables used on both power and sail boats… Read More
CY Digital
Neon Rope
Stuff that works

Night Saver throwing line

Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference guide back to safety for a person in distress. Read More
Daily Updates
For daily updates and more interesting news follow Canadian Yachting on LinkedIn.
July 12, 2018 • Volume 7 • Issue 13
Skippers Plan
Hanse Yachts
North South Nautical
Dock Links
The Moorings
Neptunus Yachts
Looking for a previous issue of the
CY Onboard newsletter? Click Here.
Canadian Yachting Onboard is published by AD ASTRA Media Inc. in association with Kerrwil Publications Limited,
538 Elizabeth Street Midland Ontario, L4R 2A3
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.              

Unsubscribe   |   Privacy   |   Share