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As you can imagine, the best cruising
locations are not always "communiction
friendly".

Below: Globalstar considers the GSP 1700 sat phone its
workhorse model, retailing for $499.

Once in port, connecting to a Wi-Fi
network is the easiest and cheapest
option. Most marinas have Wi-Fi, but it
can be spotty and weak as many people
try to gain access at once.
Boost it. Even where Wi-Fi is available, the signal is often weak out on the
docks, so some sort of Wi-Fi booster
would be helpful. The simplest can be
attached to a portlight or temporarily
placed outside; however, it still needs line
of sight. The next step is a Wi-Fi booster antenna mounted outside. This will increase the range but still requires a line of sight
contact. There are numerous units on the market. Keep in mind
simplicity and ease of installation to keep costs under control.
Here on Canada's East Coast, marinas are few and far
between, so it will be cell service you need to depend on, which
is spotty along the coast once you are away from Halifax. Once
you are away from any cell service or Wi-Fi, the answer is a
satellite-based system. With these systems, the equipment and
options you choose are only limited by your budget.
There are apparently over 1,000 communication satellites in
orbit (plus another 2,500 or so dead ones!). Three main satellite
systems, or constellations (as a group of satellites are called),
dominate use for private communication.
SATELLITE SYSTEMS IN USE
INMARSAT
Inmarsat satellites orbit the earth directly over the equator at
about 22,000 miles. The period of the orbit exactly matches the
rotation of the earth, so they appear to be stationary over one
spot. This system has been around for some time, and because
the satellites always point to the same spot on earth, they
require antennas that move in order to point to the appropriate
satellite.
IRIDIUM
Using 66 low earth orbit satellites, just 485 miles, the Iriduim
system provides excellent coverage. The company is in the
process of deploying a new series of 66 satellites (Iridium Next)
with an emphasis on improved data transmission. This system
provides worldwide coverage.

from island to island. We will reactivate our SAT phone when
we are going to bring the boat back this winter, and then my husband, Al, can use it to connect to his computer to access weather files. But we will not be needing the internet for the max five
days that we will be sailing between Puerto Rico and the
Bahamas. We connect to my cell phone and iPad and Al's cell
phone and laptop."

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GLOBALSTAR
Like Iridium, the Globalstar constellation of 24 low earth
orbit satellites (about 850 miles) provides satellite phone and
low-speed data communications. This system does not have
the same global coverage as the Iridium, but does cover
North America, the Caribbean, and Europe. So for most
users it is fine.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2017

Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
The Port Hole
Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
Power Review: Leader 33
Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Vantage Point: A “Flare” for Safety
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Club Profile: Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Pacific Northwest Classic: Southern Straits Race - For the last 49 years, the West Vancouver Yacht Club has proudly hosted the Annual Southern Straits Race. Known for offering challenging conditions, this Pacific Northwest classic is a proud qualifying event for both the VanIsle 360 and Vic-Maui Yacht Race. This year, Canadian Yachting magazine’s Bob Nicoll sailed on one of the 82 boats that competed. By Bob Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Canadian Boatbuilder Profile: Modernizing Tradition at Rossiter Boats - The history of Rossiter Boats is one that combines passion, fostering of tradition, and an eye towards the future. It all started 40 years ago with 19-year-old George Rossiter repairing the wooden canoe of a fellow cottager on Go Home Bay. Now Rossiter is perhaps Canada’s fastest-growing boatbuilder. By Kate Fincham
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Cruising Technology: Staying Connected - Your summer cruise may be a vacation, but a pretty sizeable percentage of boat owners do want to keep in contact, whether for business or family reasons. In the not too distant past it was a big deal to clear your responsibilities and be able to take off for even a few weeks. However, connectivity for the average boater is improving and within the financial reach of most. By Glen Cairns
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Sail Review: Jeanneau 51 Yacht
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Power Review: Leader 33
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Trailering Part 3: Trailer Maintenance - Towing the Trailer, and Launching and Retrieving the Boat. The third and final article in our three-part series of important and useful information to help our readers travel with their boats on vacations, fishing trips or to regattas. Go safely this summer! By John Gullick
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Canadian Yachting June 2017 - Crossing the Line: Boat or Reality – Take this simple test
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