Dec 21, 2023
It’s the dawn of a new boating season and this year, after decades of being “Canadian Yachting” magazine, we are now “Canadian Boating” magazine. We’re featuring many of the same writers you have enjoyed in the past, but with a bit wider view of boats and boating and a more welcoming editorial plan for new boaters of all ages.
A major feature in this Canadian Boating issue is our annual 2024 Gallery of New Boats. Leading off is our writer’s choice of 22 new power boats from entry-level to grand cruisers with the latest luxury features. Then, with Katherine Stone’s annual sail “Sneak Peek”, we bring you profiles on seven great new sailboats including Cruising World’s Boat of the Year.
Questio: Where does an adult, new to the sport, start to “learn the ropes” about sailing, cruising or racing? Read about Katherine Stone’s own background in boating and her lifetime of involvement in the Sail Canada (SC) sailing schools across Canada. Even life-long power boaters might find they get “hooked” on sailing after reading Expand Your Horizons with Adult Learn to Sail.
Let’s not forget though, we all started off as children and some of us got to go boating at an early age. In his latest story for Canadian Boating, Steven Bull, Host of Water Ways TV writes, The Kids Are Alright (on Boats). Steven shares his amusing and warm-hearted observations from boating with his young son.
Sail vs. Power is likely one of the more debatable topics in the boating community. For those just beginning their boating life, or those looking for a change, Allegra Smith-Herriott reflects on her own life as both a power boater and a sailor in her story Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?
Bucket list – Thinking of Becoming a Looper?Departing from their home in Penetanguishene, Ontario on Georgian Bay, aboard the keelboat they designed and built themselves for their adventures, Lynn and Pat Lortie share their story and tons of helpful hints doing the Great Loop (twice!) on Adamant 1.
There’s more…Crossing The Line asks, Are you a knowledgeable boater? Take this stupid test.
And in the middle of all this, we hope you will take time to read the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron’s The Port Hole to know what’s happening with Canada’s largest boating club and their many educational courses including the essential Pleasure Craft Operator Card. All this and more in the February 2024 Canadian Boating magazine! You’ll have it in Canuary. Not a subscriber? Here’s the link.