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v ess els ar e still m a d e of w o o d, b ut t h e r e c e nt a d v a n c es i n
m ari n e e n gi n es a n d f u el t y p es h a v e pr o vi d e d t h e p u bli c
wit h m or e c h oi c e t h a n e v er b ef or e, a n d t h es e n e w v ess els
ar e f ast er, a n d m u c h m or e r eli a bl e t h a n t h e l a u n c h es of t h e
p ast. T h e p u bli c h as als o dis c o v er e d t h at b o ati n g is f u n,
a n d c a n b e d o n e eit h er cl os e t o h o m e, or f ar a w a y at t h eir
c ott a g e, or at a s u m m er r es ort. T h es e ar e p ot e nti al m e m b ers f or o ur n e w or g a ni z ati o n. E v er y o n e w h o o w ns a b o at
n e e ds t o k n o w a b o ut us, a n d w e n e e d t o k n o w a b o ut t h e m.
E a c h S q u a dr o n i n o ur or g a ni z ati o n s h o ul d b e r e a d y t o
r e a c h o ut t o t h e p u bli c i n t h eir ar e a, a n d s h ar e wit h t h e m
t h e b e n e fits of t a ki n g o ur c o urs e. N ot o nl y will t h e y f e el
m or e c o n fi d e nt i n g oi n g o ut o n t h e w at er, b ut t h e y a n d w e,
will als o b e s o m u c h s af er as w ell.
As i n a n y or g a ni z ati o n i nf or m ati o n n e e ds t o b e s h ar e d, s o
I w o ul d as k e a c h S q u a dr o n t o s h ar e wit h ot h ers t h eir s u c c ess es a n d f ail ur es. O ur or g a ni z ati o n is i n its i nf a n c y, a n d
w e will m a k e m a n y mist a k es a n d oft e n l e ar n, o nl y b y d oi n g
t h e wr o n g t hi n g, b ut I w o ul d h o p e t h at w e w o ul d o nl y d o
it o n c e. S o t o i m pr o v e o ur c o m m u ni c ati o n wit h e a c h ot h er,
I e n c o ur a g e e a c h of y o u t o m a k e a r e c or d of y o ur a cti viti es
a n d l et m e k n o w w h at w or ks f or y o ur S q u a dr o n. I will t h e n
p ass t his i nf or m ati o n al o n g t o t h e ot h ers, p ossi bl y i n t h e
f or m of a s e as o n al n e wsl ett er.
N o w sitti n g b a c k a n d t hi n ki n g of t h e f ut ur e of o ur or g a ni z ati o n, w h er e will w e b e i n 1 0, 2 0, 5 0, 8 0, or e v e n 1 0 0
y e ars ? Wit h c ar e a n d g o o d m a n a g e m e nt, o ur or g a ni z ati o n
s h o ul d pr os p er, a n d s pr e a d a cr oss n ot o nl y t h e pr o vi n c e of
O nt ari o b ut ot h ers as w ell. A n d w h er e v er t h er e is b o ati n g,
w e n e e d t o h a v e a S q u a dr o n t e a c hi n g b o at ers a b o ut h o w
t o s af el y us e o ur w at er w a ys, s o t h at e a c h b o ati n g tri p t h e y
t a k e is s af e a n d e nj o y a bl e.
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s wit h all n e wl y f or m e d or g a ni z ati o ns t h er e h a v e
b e e n m a n y c h all e n g es t o g etti n g o ur " b o at " i nt o
t h e w at er s o t o s p e a k, a n d m a n y m or e n o d o u bt
will li e a h e a d of us. T h e i d e a of t his b o ati n g c o m m u nit y
c a m e t o li g ht fr o m o ur A m eri c a n fri e n ds, a n d f ell o w b o at ers i n t h e cit y of D etr oit. Wit h s e v er al y a c ht cl u bs o n t his,
t h e C a n a di a n si d e of t h e St. Cl air Ri v er, it w as o nl y a m att er
of ti m e b ef or e a " C a n a di a n P o w er S q u a dr o n " or g a ni z ati o n
w o ul d b e b or n. T h e v er y first st e ps n o w h a v e b e e n t a k e n,
a n d I l o o k f or w ar d t o h el pi n g t his n e wl y mi nt e d or g a ni z a ti o n m o v e i nt o t h e f ut ur e of t e a c hi n g o ur b o ati n g p u bli c all
a b o ut t h e s af er w a y of usi n g o ur w at er w a ys.
T his will n ot b e a n e as y t as k. I n f a ct, I t hi n k w e will b e
c h all e n g e d i n m a n y w a ys t o g et o ur m ess a g e o ut t o t h e p u b li c a n d c o n d u ct o ur cl ass es, as e v er yt hi n g h as t o b e st art e d
fr o m t h e v er y b e gi n ni n g. T h e first t hi n g w e h a v e t o d o is t o
g e n er at e o ur o w n u ni q u e C a n a di a n e d u c ati o n al m at eri als,
a n d a p pr o pri at e e x a mi n ati o ns. F ort u n at el y w e h a v e a v ast
r es o ur c e i n o ur m a n y d e di c at e d m e m b ers, a n d t h e y h a v e
b e g u n t his t as k i n e ar n est as I writ e t his. C a n a di a n b o at ers
c a n b e f o u n d o n all t y p es of w at er, b ot h fr es h a n d s alt, s o
t h o u g h w e f e el w e s h o ul d c at er t o e v er y o n e's n e e ds, t his
will t a k e s o m e ti m e. S o f or t h e pr es e nt, w e will b e f o c us e d
o n c o v eri n g t h e b asi cs of p o w er b o ati n g, t h e us e of p a p er
c h arts a n d t h e r ul es of o ur w at er w a ys.
Wit h t h e v er y first S q u a dr o ns n o w f or m e d i n C a n a d a, w e
h a v e a c or e of c o m p et e nt s ail ors w h o will b e a bl e t o r e a c h
o ut t o t h eir f ell o w b o at ers, a n d n ot o nl y s pr e a d t h e w or d
a b o ut o ur n e w or g a ni z ati o n, b ut als o e n g a g e t h e m t o b e
p arti ci p a nts, a n d t h e n b e c o m e m e m b ers i n o ur S q u a dr o ns
as w ell.
Te a c hi n g t h e p u bli c a b o ut s af er b o ati n g is p ar a m o u nt, as
t h e w at er w a ys ar e n o w b e c o mi n g m u c h b usi er wit h w e e ke n d tr af fi c, a n d b o at ers ar e b e gi n ni n g t o tr a v el m u c h f ur t h er a w a y fr o m t h eir h o m e p ort t h a n e v er b ef or e. To d a y's
t e c h n ol o g y is als o c h a n gi n g t h e w a y w e b o at as w ell. O ur

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2018

At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
The Port Hole: Spring 2018
Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
Sail Review: Dufour 412
Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 6
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 19
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 29
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - The Port Hole: Spring 2018
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Sail Review: Dufour 412
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover4
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