Category Archives: Sailing

Fall Light on Lac St. Louis

This view never grows old, but as twilight comes much earlier these cool fall days, It’s a beautiful but sad reminder that the sailing season has come to an end. As I was derigging the boat this evening, I remembered … Continue reading

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Cruising around Newfoundland: An unspoiled wilderness full of surprises

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40m yacht “My Song” lost at sea during cargo transportation

The 39.6-metre sailing yacht My Song has fallen off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night the Baltic 130 superyacht was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics, where she was due to … Continue reading

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Bluenose II

The iconic Bluenose II will be making the passage from Halifax to Toronto between June 16-26th in order to participate in the 2019 Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge. I wonder if there are any other keelboat skippers beside myself interested … Continue reading

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Shipwright Service – Montreal, QC

Shipwright Service has been my go-to boat repair, modification, and refurbish team for more than 10 years. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. When I bought a very used and abused sailboat that others had walked away from, Josh … Continue reading

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Canada’s Pirate Queen!!

Pirate Maria Lindsey Cobham sent waves of fear through sailors in 1700s Canada. Written by Paul Dalby in Canada’s History — Posted January 9, 2016 The sleek sailing ship emerged suddenly like an apparition from the shroud of dense fog hanging over … Continue reading

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Advice from a 91-Year-Old Sailor

Advice from a 91-Year-Old Sailor   Jim Boren bought himself a Hunter 30 for his 90th birthday. Now he’s 91 and his over-60 crew has been cleaning up in the Wednesday night races.   SAILINGWORLD.COM

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The Ghost Ship SS Baychimo

Interesting story in the Vintage News https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/16/it-sailed-the-seas-unmanned-for-38-years-one-of-the-strangest-ghost-ship-tales-on-record/?fbclid=IwAR2XdM396oSmhBz0YEQ1RFc8rVasemJuhpAgYfBdVpxKPI7hCCD2-EMVeo0

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The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins

The Last Voyage of the Vollmer Twins   A pair of 85-year-old twins from Brooklyn want to sail around the world until they die. And they want you to come along.   PATCH.COM  

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9 everyday things a sailor will kick your ass at

by Tyson Jopson at Getaway – 28 January 2015 You’re winning at this life thing. You’re well-travelled. You have strong opinions on the meat industry and an arsenal of impressive life hacks you picked up while backpacking in Burma. You can open … Continue reading

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Plop… In The Drink (Again)

Eleven! That’s the eleventh pair of reading glasses I have lost or broken in the past year. Three pairs lost overboard while adjusting rigging (joining those lost overboard at the dock in previous years… All to be discovered by an … Continue reading

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Functional, full-sized dory-boat made from newspapers

Reverend Rob Murray in Pinawa Manitoba Canada was pining for the ocean, so he built a dory out of wall paper paste and the local newspaper. With a couple coats of varathane to keep the paper and water separate, she … Continue reading

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Transparent canoe-kayak

“This kayak-canoe hybrid has a transparent polymer hull that offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats.” It’s yours for just $1,459.95. Link (Via CubeMe)   Posted Mon Aug 14th, 2006

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Jack Speak

As the salt and grime of Montreal’s past winter is washed away by early April showers, my mind is drifting somewhat to thoughts of sailing (and quite arguably, other types of saltiness). A friend of mine is former Royal Navy, … Continue reading

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