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A le xa n d ra , D a n a n d C ra ig jo in e d u s. W ith
six o f u s o n b o a rd , w e e a c h sto o d tw o 4 h o u r w a tc h e s d a ily w ith tw o p e o p le o n
w a tc h a t a tim e , w h ic h m a d e fo r g o o d
c o m p a n y, g o o d sle e p fo r a ll, a n d e a sy sa il
h a n d lin g .
C R u IS IN G T H E C A N A R Y
IS L A N D S
T h e C a n a ry Isla n d s a re a g re a t p la c e to
d e p a rt fo r th e C a rib b e a n w ith th e n u m e ro u s m a rin a s a n d se rv ic e s fo r sa ilo rs to b e
fo u n d th ro u g h o u t th e isla n d s, fre sh fo o d
m a rk e ts a n d w e ll-sto c k e d g ro c e ry sto re s,
b u t th e y a re a lso a w o n d e rfu l c ru isin g
g ro u n d u n to th e m se lv e s.
M a n y c ru ise rs fro m a ll p a rts o f th e
g lo b e sa il th e re fo r m o n th s a t a tim e a n d
so m e n e v e r le a v e , liv in g a b o a rd a n d c ru isin g th e isla n d s a ll y e a r ro u n d . M a n y
N o rth e rn E u ro p e a n s, b o th sa ilo rs a n d
n o n -sa ilo rs, e sc a p e th e c o ld h e re in w in te rtim e ju st a s C a n a d ia n s h e a d so u th to
F lo rid a , th e C a rib b e a n , a n d M e xic o d u rin g th e w in te r se a so n . T h e re is a la rg e e xp a t c o m m u n ity in th e se S p a n ish isla n d s
so E n g lish , G e rm a n , a n d S c a n d in a v ia n
la n g u a g e s a re w id e ly sp o k e n a s w e ll a s
S p a n ish . B a rs, re sta u ra n ts a n d g ro c e ry
sto re s c a rry fo o d s a n d b e v e ra g e s to c a te r
to th e ta ste s o f th e se v isito rs w h ic h m a k e s
p ro v isio n in g fu n .
O u r fa v o u rite c ru ise o f th e C a n a ry
Isla n d s fo llo w e d a 3 -d a y p a ssa g e fro m
M o ro c c o a b o a rd o u r S o u th e rly 4 9 , D ista n t S h o re s II b e fo re
A R C 2 0 1 2 . W e a rriv e d a t th e n o rth e a st e n d o f th e a rc h ip e la g o
a t th e sm a ll isla n d o f L a G ra c io sa in a p a ste l su n rise a n d e n te re d
th e n a rro w stra it o f E stre c h o d e l R ío th a t d iv id e s L a G ra c io sa
fro m th e m a in isla n d o f L a n za ro te . P ilo t w h a le s a re o fte n se e n
in th is stra it. L a G ra c io sa is ju st 6 .5 k m lo n g X 3 k m w id e a n d
p a rt o f th e P a rq u e N a tu ra l d e l A rc h ip ié la g o C h in ijo . It is a re a l
d e lig h t. It h a s a sta rk v o lc a n ic la n d sc a p e b u t is q u ie t a n d la id b a c k , a c o n tra st to m o re d e v e lo p e d , th o u g h w e ll-se rv ic e d a re a s,
o n th e m a in isla n d s w h e re h o lid a y re so rts a n d m a rin a b a rs o ffe r
la te -n ig h t k a ra o k e c o m in g a t y o u fro m se v e ra l d ire c tio n s a t o n c e .
W e lo v e d th e h ik in g tra ils a n d d e se rte d b e a c h e s o f L a G ra c io sa
a n d fe lt b le sse d th a t a s sa ilo rs w e h a d a c c e ss to su c h a tre a su re .
O u r n e xt sto p w a s th e m a in isla n d o f L a n za ro te w h ic h is
a b o u t 6 0 k m lo n g a n d 2 0 k m w id e a n d is k n o w n fo r its la rg e d ra m a tic la v a p la in s a n d m u ltitu d e o f sm o o th v o lc a n ic c o n e s. It is
e xtre m e ly d ry. T h e 1 4 0 ,0 0 0 p e rm a n e n t re sid e n ts re ly o n d e sa lin a tio n p la n ts fo r w a te r sin c e th e re is n o t e n o u g h ra in fa ll o n th e
isla n d to su sta in th e m o th e rw ise .

A t th e e n d o f a b risk d a y sa il fro m L a G ra c io sa , w e ro u n d e d
P u n ta P e c h ig u e ra a t th e so u th w e st tip o f L a n za ro te a n d ju st 3
n m e a st o f th e lig h th o u se p u lle d in to th e la rg e m o d e rn M a rin a
R u b ic ó n . W h e n ra llie s su c h a s th e A tla n tic R a lly fo r C ru ise rs
ta k e o v e r th e m a rin a in L a s P a lm a s in th e a u tu m n m o n th s a n d
sp a c e fo r tra n sie 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 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 se rv e d fo r v isitin g y a c h ts
u p to 7 0 m L O A . T h e m a rin a is su rro u n d e d b y fa c ilitie s a n d
se rv ic e s fo r sa ilo rs a s w e ll a s n u m e ro u s sh o p s a n d re sta u ra n ts
w h ic h is g re a t a fte r b e in g a t se a fo r a w h ile . M a n y sa ilo rs a re
m a k in g it th e ir b a se a n d m a n y sa ilo rs sto re th e ir b o a ts h e re
w h e n th e y n e e d so m e tim e a t h o m e fo r p a rt o f th e y e a r.
L a n za ro te h a s b e e n sp a re d m u c h o f th e d e v e lo p m e n t se e n o n
E
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v e ry N o v e m b e r th e m a rin a a t L a s P a lm a s is ta k e n o v e r b y
a rtic ip a n ts o f W o rld C ru is in g C lu b 's A tla n tic R a lly fo r
ru is e rs ( A R C ) . O v e r 2 0 0 b o a ts le a v e to g e th e r a t th e e n d o f
o v e m b e r to s a il a c ro s s th e A tla n tic to th e C a rib b e a n .
P h o to b y P a u l S h a rd

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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!
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 5
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
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 13
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 14
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 18
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
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 31
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 32
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 33
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 34
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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