Old Friend New Name

Oct 26, 2023

First Canadian Boating Issue Arrives Soon

Let us introduce you to an old friend with a new look – our first ever issue of Canadian Boating magazine, formerly Canadian Yachting. Your contributor friends will be there as always starting with the sail review by lifetime sailor and racer, Katherine Stone talking about the Beneteau 34.1. The power review of the Regal LS9 Surf with Volvo Penta Forward Drive by Andy Adams includes a wake surfing video clip that you can see online and lots of great photos. Our Destination in this issue will be the scenic Telegraph Hill in British Columbia written by regular contributor Marianne Scott. 

We will also have an update on the latest in the new world of electric boats and propulsion from Jeff Butler, the editor of Plugboats. As always, we also have the interesting and informative CPS-ECP communication, The Port Hole.

The big feature in our December issue is our annual Holiday Gift Guide compiled by Associate Editor, Allegra Smith-Herriott. Another major feature is our annual Marine Electronics Feature by Editor Andy Adams. Both of those features are perfectly timed for holiday gift giving for the boaters and adventurers in your life, and as a guide to the exciting new marine electronics that you will see at the winter boat shows this year. Perhaps best of all, our resident curmudgeon and humorist, John Morris is here with his latest Crossing the Line column. 

All this and more in the first ever, December 2023 issue of Canadian Boating magazine!

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New Boats: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 – A Sleek, Good -Looking Delight To Sail

By Katherine Stone

There is nothing more that I enjoy than being with friends and messing about in boats. Messing about in brand-new boats on a champagne sailing day on Lake Ontario at the beginning of the summer doesn’t get any better. To have the new owner, Helmuth Strobel and Anchor Yachts dealer Pancho Jimenez aboard made it even more special, as they can also speak to what they truly enjoy about the boat. We keep our own boat in a harbour that has a long waiting list for boats over 35 feet, so this little gem would definitely fit the bill and feels like a much bigger boat. True to the spirit of the 7th generation Oceanis line, the 34.1 is built in Poland and replaces the 35.1. It is 1,000 lbs lighter, 14 cm narrower and has 29% more sail area.

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Destinations

Telegraph Cove—from Resource Community to Tourist Delight

Text and photos by Marianne Scott

Telegraph Cove is a small indent situated on Johnstone Strait in the Salish Sea, 15nm southeast of Port McNeill and near Robson Bight, famous for its orca-rubbing beaches. The village has experienced many iterations with a long history—the harbour once served as a summer camp for the Kwakwaka’wakw who fished and hunted here beginning about 8,000 years ago. Many of their descendants still live in the area.

It’s a hopping place in the summer—winter only caretakers remain on site.

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