Hoist the Pub Cup for Charity

CY West Sponsors Easter Seals Regatta

Canadian Yachting West is a proud sponsor of this year’s National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta. This yearly fundraiser challenges skippers and crews to recruit their favourite licensed establishments to compete for bragging rights and the “Pub Cup” in the inaugural “First in Bar” race. Pubs will sponsor boats and compete to see which establishment can fundraise the most in support of Easter Seals House. Pub-sponsored boats will be scored separately as well as overall in the regatta.

Registration is now open for the regatta, hosted Saturday, July 13 by Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It raises funds to support Easter Seals House, which provides accommodation for families while their children receive medical care in Vancouver. Registration is $100 or requires a minimum $250 boat sponsorship; sponsorship levels also include $500, $1,000 and $1,500.

For details or to register visit www.eastersealsregatta.ca

Canadian Yachting West Magazine

Related Articles

Sylvan G3 CLZ DC: Luxury For Everyone

Sylvan’s brilliant G3 CLZ DC brings an entirely new level of performance, comfort and versatility to Canadian boaters.

By Craig Ritchie

While Canadians may have been slower to warm to pontoon boats than our southern neighbours, that’s definitely changed as we see more of them gracing our waters every year. The latest data shows pontoon boats now represent around 30% of all new boats sold in Canada and it’s easy to understand why – with their interior space and tremendous versatility, pontoons are near-perfect family runabouts.

Read More


Cruising Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands: Canada’s Freshwater Paradise for Boaters

By Elizabeth Wilson, “Georgian Bay Beauties” (www.GeorgianBayBeauties.org)

The Plan

It’s a beautiful morning as we perform our pre-departure checklist, fire up the engines and prepare to release our lines. And if the long-range forecast of very low winds coupled with plenty of sunshine holds, that’s exactly what we need for the areas we plan to explore on this trip! 

We are departing Midland for a week of visiting some of the islands and anchorages within Georgian Bay’s “30,000 Islands” – specifically those along the western edge. These are the less protected islands which face toward wide-open Georgian Bay, where boaters often have to depart the small craft route and work a little harder at setting the hook but are then rewarded with magnificent western views, stunning sunsets, and so much to explore! 

Read More