Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 52

A tla n tic R a lly fo r C ru ise rs (A R C ), a n a n n u a l e v e n t w ith o v e r
2 0 0 b o a ts sa ilin g fro m L a s P a lm a s, G ra n C a n a ria , to S t. L u c ia
in th e C a rib b e a n , a 2 ,8 0 0 n m p a ssa g e . T h e se m in a rs, sa fe ty
c h e c k s a n d so c ia l a c tiv itie s in v o lv e d in ra llie s a re g o o d fu n a n d
o u r frie n d , M a tt, jo in e d u s a s c re w .
In 2 0 1 5 w e d id a n o th e r A tla n tic C irc le re v isitin g th e m id A tla n tic isla n d s o f th e A zo re s, M a d e ira a n d th e C a n a ry Isla n d s.
W e jo in e d A R C + th a t y e a r, a v e rsio n o f th e A R C th a t in c lu d e s
a sto p in th e C a b o V e rd e Isla n d s, a n o th e r A tla n tic a rc h ip e la g o ,
w h ic h w e h a d n e v e r e xp lo re d u n til th e n . F rie n d s, D o u g a n d
A n th o n y jo in e d u s a s c re w . A R C + is a sm a lle r fle e t, p o p u la r
w ith c ru isin g fa m ilie s sin c e th e d ista n c e to th e C a rib b e a n is b ro k e n u p b y th e sto p in C a b o V e rd e g iv in g e v e ry o n e a b e tte r
c h a n c e to g e t th e ir se a le g s.
A R C a n d A R C + ra lly fle e ts ta k e o v e r th e c ity m a rin a in L a s
P a lm a s, G ra n C a n a ria , fo r m o st o f N o v e m b e r e v e ry y e a r, so if
y o u a re th in k in g o f sta g in g in th e C a n a ry Isla n d s fo r a tra n sa tla n tic c ro ssin g k e e p th is in m in d .
A b o v e : M a rin a R u b ic ó n is q u ic k ly b e c o m in g a p o p u la r a lte rn a tiv e to th e m a rin a in L a s P a lm a s , G ra n C a n a ria , w h e re ra llie s
s u c h a s th e A tla n tic R a lly fo r C ru is e rs ta k e o v e r th e m a rin a in
th e a u tu m n m o n th s a n d s p a c e fo r tra n s ie n t y a c h ts is u n a v a ila b le . M a rin a R u b ic ó n h o w e v e r h a s o v e r 5 0 0 b e rth s a n d n e a rly
h a lf a re re s e rv e d fo r v is itin g y a c h ts u p to 7 0 m L O A . T h e
m a rin a is s u rro u n d e d b y fa c ilitie s a n d s e rv ic e s fo r s a ilo rs a s
w e ll a s n u m e ro u s s h o p s a n d re s ta u ra n ts w h ic h is g re a t a fte r
b e in g a t s e a fo r a w h ile .
P h o to b y S h e ry l S h a rd
In s e t: T h is c ra te r is a g o o d b a s e fo r a s w im m in g p o o l a n d
u n iq u e a c c o m m o d a tio n s .
P h o to b y S h e ry l S h a rd
A b o v e R ig h t: O n e o f th e re a s o n s L a s P a lm a s is a p o p u la r s p o t
fo r tra n s a tla n tic s a ilo rs is th a t th e re a re n u m e ro u s e x c e lle n t
c h a n d le rie s a n d s e rv ic e s a v a ila b le rig h t in th e m a rin a .
P h o to b y P a u l S h a rd

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C a n a d ia n Y a c h t in g

B E S T T Im E F O R T R A N S A T L A N T IC P A S S A G E S
F R O m T H E C A N A R IE S
W h y is N o v e m b e r th e tim e so m a n y b o a ts le a v e fo r a tra n sa tla n tic p a ssa g e ? T h e h u rric a n e se a so n is o ffic ia lly o v e r in th e
C a rib b e a n a t th a t tim e a n d le a v in g th e C a n a ry Isla n d s in
N o v e m b e r m e a n s th a t, a ll g o in g w e ll, y o u w ill b e a rriv in g in
th e C a rib b e a n in tim e to c e le b ra te th e H o lid a y S e a so n , a n ic e
w a y to fin ish a n o c e a n c ro ssin g . T h is a lso g iv e s y o u a g o o d sta rt
to a fu ll w in te r o f tro p ic a l isla n d -h o p p in g in th e C a rib b e a n . It's
n o t a c tu a lly th e b e st tim e , w e fe e l, sin c e th e tra d e w in d s h a v e
u su a lly se ttle d in b e tte r if y o u le a v e a little la te r in D e c e m b e r
o r Ja n u a ry.
H a v in g sa id th a t, w e ju st d id o u r 8 th tra n sa tla n tic c ro ssin g
d e liv e rin g a b e a u tifu l n e w B lu e w a te r 5 0 c a ta m a ra n fro m L a s
P a lm a s to S t. L u c ia le a v in g th e C a n a ry Isla n d s in e a rly
N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 7 . W e h a d lig h t w in d s, w e re b e c a lm e d se v e ra l
tim e s a n d n e v e r sa w a tra d e w in d th e w h o le tim e . W e fle w th e
sp in n a k e r d a y a n d n ig h t a n d d e sp ite sa ilin g a fa st b o a t th a t h a n d le s lig h t w in d s w e ll, it w a s o u r lo n g e st tra n sa tla n tic p a ssa g e
e v e r - 2 1 d a y s fro m L a s P a lm a s to S t. L u c ia ! F rie n d s D a v e ,

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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 - Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
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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
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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 - 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
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