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T o p L e ft: T h e w a te r in th e T re n t-S e v e rn
W a te rw a y is v e ry c le a n a n d c le a r, g re a t
fo r s w im m in g o r lo u n g in g in th e w a te r.
P h o to b y S h e ry l S h a rd

L e ft: T h e S w ift R a p id s L o c k is a m o d e rn
h y d ra u lic lo c k b u ilt in 19 6 5 . It re p la c e d
th e o ld m a rin e ra ilw a y c o n s tru c te d in
19 19 . T h e la rg e h y d ra u lic p o w e r p la n t
a d ja c e n t to th e lo c k w a s b u ilt in 19 17 .
It h a s th e h ig h e s t lift o f a ll th e c o n v e n tio n a l lo c k s in th e s y s te m - 4 7 fe e t. It is
a p o p u la r o v e rn ig h t s to p s in c e it is v e ry
re m o te . T h e lo c k te n d e rs c o m m u te to
w o rk b y b o a t. S a n d ra G re g o ry o n d e c k
o f M / V L ife 's II S h o rt.
B e lo w : D is ta n t S h o re s in th e fo re g ro u n d
a t L a g o o n C ity Y .C . L a g o o n C ity Y a c h t
C lu b o n th e e a s te rn s h o re o f L a k e
S im c o e is o n e o f th e 5 y a c h t c lu b s
o n L a k e S im c o e . It is a frie n d ly c lu b
w ith m a n y s o c ia l e v e n ts a n d w e lc o m e s
v is ito rs .
P h o to b y P a u l S h a rd

m a st. W ith th e m a st u p y o u a re re stric te d
to th e la k e so m o st b o a t o w n e rs fin d
p o w e r b o a ts a re th e b e st v e sse ls fo r e n jo y m e n t o n L a k e S im c o e sin c e y o u h a v e th e
fre e d o m to e a sily a c c e ss th e re st o f th e
T re n t-S e v e rn W a te rw a y. H o w e v e r th e re
a re 5 y a c h t c lu b s o n L a k e S im c o e w ith
re g u la r so c ia l e v e n ts a n d ra c in g sc h e d u le s
fo r sa ilin g e n th u sia sts. W h e n w e 're h o m e ,
w e re a lly e n jo y th e v e ry frie n d ly sa ilin g
sc e n e h e re a n d a re m e m b e rs o f th e
L a g o o n C ity Y a c h t C lu b .
W h e n w e w e re k id s w e tra v e lle d
th ro u g h v a rio u s p a rts o f th e sy ste m w ith
fa m ily a n d frie n d s b y h o u se b o a t. T h e re
a re m a n y c h a rte r c o m p a n ie s y o u c a n
re n t fro m a n d h o u se b o a tin g is a g o o d
in tro d u c tio n to b o a tin g . It g o t u s h o o k e d
o n c ru isin g .
P a u l's c o u sin s a re p o w e r b o a te rs a n d
a re b a se d o n L a k e S im c o e a s w e ll, so w e
h a v e e n jo y e d lo ts o f fu n p o w e r b o a t c ru is-

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

e s w ith th e m th ro u g h th e T re n t-S e v e rn
W a te rw a y. F o r m o st p e o p le tra v e lin g th e
sy ste m , th e lift lo c k s a t P e te rb o ro u g h a n d
G a m e b rid g e a re a lw a y s h ig h lig h ts b u t I
th in k e v e ry o n e 's fa v o u rite is th e B ig
C h u te m a rin e ra ilw a y w h ic h is lik e a ra ilw a y c a r th a t d riv e s y o u d o w n a ste e p
slo p e . Y o u r b o a t is se c u re d to a p la tfo rm
a n d o ff y o u g o lik e a fish o u t o f w a te r.
T h e re a re m a n y little to w n s a lo n g th e
w a y w ith re sta u ra n ts, g ro c e ry sto re s a n d
little sh o p s to p e ru se th ro u g h a s w e ll a s
in te re stin g m u se u m s a n d o th e r a ttra c tio n s. W e a lw a y s h a v e a g re a t tim e .
T ra n sitin g th e lo c k s (th e re a re 4 4 to ta l in
th e sy ste m ) is a c o o p e ra tiv e a c tiv ity w e a ll
e n jo y. S w im m in g , re la xin g , w a lk in g a n d
ta lk in g . B e a u tifu l su n se ts. G re a t m e a ls o n
b o a rd a n d a sh o re . W h a t's n o t to lo v e
a b o u t th is sp e c ia l w a te rw a y ?
A ll o f u s w h o lo v e to sp e n d tim e o n
th e w a te r o r lo n g to h a v e sp e c ia l w a te ry

p la c e s th a t m a k e u s h a p p y. W h a t's y o u rs?
I h o p e y o u a re th e re n o w o r a re p la n n in g
to g o th e re so o n ... *
C a n a d ia n s P a u l a n d S h eryl S h a rd h a v e n o w sa iled
o v er 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 n m a n d h a v e c o m p leted 8 o c ea n
c ro ssin g s a s w ell a s m a n y h u n d red s o f m iles
o f o ffsh o re p a ssa g e-m a k in g o n th e th ree b o a ts
th ey'v e o w n ed . T h ey a re c u rren tly h a v in g th eir
4 th b o a t b u ilt, a n ew S o u th erly 4 8 0 , w h ic h th ey
h elp ed d esig n . T h ey ta k e d eliv ery th is sp rin g a n d
w ill b e h ea d in g fo r th e S o u th P a c ific . T h e S h a rd s
a re a w a rd -w in n in g film m a k ers a n d telev isio n
p ro d u c ers. F o llo w th eir a d v en tu res o n th e D ista n t
S h o res Y o u T u b e C h a n n el a t
w w w .yo u tu b e.c o m /d ista n tsh o res1 .

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

At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
The Port Hole: May 2018
Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 11
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 13
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 14
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 17
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 43
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 44
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 45
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 47
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 48
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover3
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