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T h e n a m e o f th e C a n a ry Isla n d s is m o st lik e ly d e riv e d fro m
th e L a tin n a m e , "C a n a riæ In su læ ", m e a n in g "Isla n d s o f th e
D o g s". A n o th e r th o u g h t is th a t th e a n c ie n t R o m a n s w h o first
a rriv e d in th e se isla n d s b y se a w e re re fe rrin g to th e a b u n d a n c e
o f m o n k se a ls p o p u la tin g th e isla n d s a t th e tim e . "C a n is m a rin u s" is L a tin fo r "se a d o g ". M o re th e o rie s a re th a t th e a b o rig in a l
p e o p le a re sa id to h a v e c a lle d th e m se lv e s "C a n a rii". T h e re is a
B e rb e r trib e liv in g in th e A tla s M o u n ta in s o f M o ro c c o , th e c lo s-

T o p : A lth o u g h d ry a n d d e s e rt-lik e , Is la G ra c io s a is o n e o f th e
m o s t a p p e a lin g is la n d s in th e C a n a ry Is la n d A rc h ip e la g o s in c e
it is s o u n d e v e lo p e d a n d p e a c e fu l. T h e re a re m a n y tra ils a n d
w a lk in g is g re a t e x e rc is e a fte r b e in g a t s e a . T h e re a re 4
v o lc a n ic c o n e s , th e h ig h e s t 2 6 5 m h ig h , g iv in g th e is la n d a
lu n a r la n d s c a p e a p p e a ra n c e .
P h o to b y S h e ry l S h a rd
B o tto m : T h e J a m e o s w a s c o n c e iv e d b y is la n d -b o rn a rtis t a n d
a rc h ite c t, C e s a r M a n ríq u e , d u rin g th e 19 6 0 's " fu s in g a rt w ith
n a tu re in L a n z a ro te " to c re a te a u n iq u e c u ltu ra l a ttra c tio n .
U s in g v o lc a n ic a lly fo rm e d c a v e s a n d la v a tu b e s h e c re a te d
u n iq u e s p a c e s to d in e in , e x p lo re a n d v is it. Y o u e n te r th e
J a m e o s d e l A g u a , a fo rm e r la v a tu b e o p e n a t b o th e n d s d o w n
a s to n e s ta irc a s e to a b a r/ re s ta u ra n t o v e rlo o k in g a n o th e r
c a v e c o n ta in in g a s m a ll la k e .
P h o to b y S h e ry l S h a rd

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e st m a in la n d to th e a rc h ip e la g o , w h o th e
R o m a n s re fe rre d to a s "C a n a rii". Is th e re
a c o n n e c tio n ? R e g a rd le ss o f w h e re th e
n a m e c a m e fro m , th e c o n n e c tio n to d o g s
is re ta in e d o n th e isla n d s'c o a t-o f-a rm s, so
it se e m s th a t th e isla n d s d o n o t ta k e th e ir
n a m e fro m th e c a n a ry b ird , ra th e r, th e
b ird s a re n a m e d a fte r th e isla n d s!
D e sp ite th e m a n y d ry d e se rt-lik e la n d sc a p e s th e re a re still fo re ste d a re a s
th ro u g h o u t th e isla n d s a n d fe rtile la n d s
fo r g ro w in g fru its a n d v e g e ta b le s, b u t
w h e n a rriv in g fro m se a th e ta ll v o lc a n ic
p e a k s a re th e first th in g s th a t sh o w th e m se lv e s o n th e h o rizo n . E l T ie d e o n th e
m a in isla n d o f T e n e rife is a g ig a n tic
v o lc a n ic c o n e th a t rise s to 3 ,7 1 7 m a n d is o fte n sn o w -c a p p e d .
T h e stro n g w in d s b lo w in g sa n d o ff th e S a h a ra d e se rt o n th e
n e a rb y A fric a n c o a st m a k e fa rm in g a c h a lle n g e (b u t c re a te th e
g re a t b e a c h e s) so m a n y p la n ts a re g ro w n in e n o rm o u s g re e n h o u se s fo r p ro te c tio n . W h e n a p p ro a c h in g th e C a n a ry Isla n d s
fro m se a , b e p re p a re d fo r y o u r sa ils, d e c k a n d sta n d in g rig g in g
to g e t c o v e re d w ith fin e re d S a h a ra sa n d a lth o u g h y o u a re
h u n d re d s o f m ile s fro m la n d .
C A N A R Y IS L A N D S - S T A G IN G G R O u N D
F O R A T R A N S A T L A N T IC C R O S S IN G
O u r first v isit to th e C a n a ry Isla n d s w a s in 1 9 9 1 a b o a rd o u r first
b o a t, T w o -S te p , a S p a rk m a n a n d S te p h e n s d e sig n c a lle d a
C la ssic 3 7 th a t m y h u sb a n d P a u l, a n d I h a d b u ilt to g e th e r fro m
a b a re h u ll a n d d e c k . W e c ru ise d in te rn a tio n a lly a b o a rd th a t
b o a t fo r 1 8 y e a rs sa ilin g 6 0 ,0 0 0 n m in c lu d in g 3 tra n sa tla n tic
c ro ssin g s.
L ik e C h risto p h e r C o lu m b u s b e fo re u s, w h e n w e sa ile d to th e
C a n a ry Isla n d s, w e w e re u sin g th e isla n d s a s a sta g in g a re a
b e fo re ju m p in g o ff to c ro ss th e A tla n tic O c e a n to th e isla n d s o f
th e C a rib b e a n . T h e in te rio r sp a c e o f th e C la ssic 3 7 w a s sm a ll
a n d w e d id th e c ro ssin g s w ith ju st th e tw o o f u s o n b o a rd . It w a s
p re tty tirin g .
S in c e th e n , w e h a v e sa ile d to th e C a n a ry Isla n d s o n fo u r
o th e r o c c a sio n s o v e r 2 8 y e a rs o f c ru isin g a n d liv in g a b o a rd . T h e
se c o n d tim e w a s in 2 0 0 7 a b o a rd o u r se c o n d b o a t, a B ritish -b u ilt
v a ria b le -d ra ft S o u th e rly 4 2 c a lle d D ista n t S h o re s. Jo in in g u s a s
c re w w e re c ru isin g frie n d s, W a y n e a n d A n g ie , w h ic h m a d e th a t
A tla n tic c ro ssin g m o re fu n . W ith e xtra c re w , e v e ry o n e g e ts m o re
sle e p a n d th e re a re p e o p le to ta lk to w h e n y o u a re o ff-w a tc h .
T R A N S A T L A N T IC R A L L IE S
O u r n e xt b o a t w a s a n o th e r S o u th e rly, a 4 9 c a lle d D ista n t S h o re s
II, w h ic h w e c ru ise d a b o a rd fo r 7 y e a rs p u ttin g 2 5 ,0 0 0 n m
u n d e r th e k e e l. W e sa ile d to th e C a n a ry Isla n d s fro m M o ro c c o
o n D ista n t S h o re s II a n d , to m a k e a c h a n g e fo r o u r 5 th tra n sa tla n tic c ro ssin g , w e p a rtic ip a te d in th e W o rld C ru isin g C lu b 's

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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
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 12
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 15
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
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 28
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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