Cruising / How To

SinC Marc Robic Ebb Tide The following year, friends of ours, Richard and Denise, purchased a C&C 34 and, based out of the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club, they are very active and doing extremely well in the racing scene here in Montreal. Ghost Owl is a truly remarkable boat and, of course, I had to make a model.

SinC Marc Carving A few years ago an idea came to me while in the beautiful Thousand Islands and docked at the fabulous Clayton Classic Boat Museum in New York State. Besides classic boats, there were a number of beautifully made scale models of various boats of all shapes and sizes. And from that, was born the desire to make a model of my own boat.

Salty DawgMany Canadian cruisers have discovered the Salty Dawg Sailing Association. The Dawgs is an educational and charitable organization that conducts rallies, educational seminars and webinars, and rendezvous to help sailors realize their long-distance cruising dreams.

New LawsFrom time to time new laws and regulations relating to the operation of pleasure craft are added to the Small Vessel Regulations and are also added to the key learning points required to pass the test for the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC).

Bill NorrieThe seasoned sailor mapped out an ambitious course around the world — aboard his 28-foot Bristol Channel Cutter yacht dubbed Pixie, Norrie would sail away from Vancouver Island to the Southern Ocean for a year-long solo circumnavigation of the planet.

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Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot. 

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