Canadian Yachting May 2015 - (Page 18)
By Katherine Stone
Vancouver Rowing Club
By Katherine Stone
Looking out onto English Bay, there are plenty of sheds to
work on boats during inclement weather.
Photo by Katherine Stone
hat is it that keeps most of us active and involved
with our friends when the sailing season ends?
Even though I am a very active skier who tolerates
the cold February slopes, just waiting to get into spring corn skiing, I still dream of those lovely days on the water and look forward to launch as the best day ever! Thank heavens that most
Canadians get involved with a winter sport to ease the pain of
not boating year-round in Canada. Our friends on the West
Coast are lucky to be blessed with year-round sailing and power
boating and the weather to go with it!
Canadi an Yachti ng
Located in Stanley Park at the northwest end of Coal
Harbour, the Vancouver Rowing Club started its history in 1886.
However, some 3,000 years before that, the area was populated
by the Squamish Nation, who had a large village located in what
is now the park. Some of the cedar longhouses measured 200
feet in length and were used by large extended families. The
Squamish, along with other West Coast indigenous peoples,
practiced ceremonial potlatches where the host would entertain
his friends and give away all his belongings.... Don't know if I
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2015
Vantage Point: Fuelling your dreams
Waterfront: CPS Boating Tools on Video, Sneak Peeks at New models launching, Trent Severn Rideau Waterway update and much more...
Club Profile: Vancouver Rowing Club
Feature: Sharon Green: Sailing Photographer
Destination: Ghost Lake
Destination: Georgian Bay Six-pack
Destination: New York Canals
Power Review: Beneteau GT 35
Crossing the Line: Explaining Sailing to Powerboaters
Canadian Yachting May 2015