Canadian Yachting West June 2012 Highlights

Just in time for summer, the June issue of Canadian Yachting West focuses on two of Canada’s fabled cruising grounds. The issue is on newsstands now.

In two related features, we offer a primer for cruisers planning to explore the less-travelled waters north of Desolation Sound. William Kelly, co-author of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, guides readers through the challenges of the tidal passes that lead north of Desolation – the Dents and Yucultas, the Okisollo Rapids and Seymour Narrows. In “The Broughtons for Beginners,” Mark Bunzel, editor and publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, takes a user-friendly look at how and where to cruise in this unique area, commonly known as the Broughtons: marinas, anchorages, what to look for and what to expect.

In Ontario, Lake Huron’s North Channel enjoys similar must-see status among serious cruisers. North Channel vets Lynn and Pat Lortie offer a guide to their favourite spots.
CYW reviews two power and two sailboats in June: the Beneteau Swift Trawler 52, the Boston Whaler 285 Conquest Pilothouse, the Hunter 33 and the Catalina 385. Tech specialist Robert Buller continues his series on marine electrical systems with a review of shorepower systems and components.

And finally, we launch a new department entitled Messing About, a forum for readers’ boating stories, reflections, memories and humour.

Subscribe now or pick up your copy on newsstands today!

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