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STEP 2. Be Prepared. Our trip started before it even began. My trip began at the Dollar Store to stock up on party supplies. Armed with inflatable beach volleyballs, a Frisbee, body paint and pirate supplies (don't worry, I'll get back to that later) we headed for the BVIs. Music was the other thing we planned for. When we did the math, 7 days (and assuming we sleep at least 5 hours each of those nights) that allows for approximately 130 hours of music and believe me, we had it covered. Between our expertly crafted playlists and endless music libraries, anyone would know how to find the Canadians when you pulled into a harbour. STEP 3. Become a provisioning master. One main selling feature of chartering is that you get to travel around with your very own personal kitchen and bar! The best tip that I can pass along is that boarding your boat the night before your charter is the best decision you will ever make. Since the majority of charters start and end on the same boat, if you board early, you will run into people who are spending their last The "A" Team at The Bitter End Yacht Club. Photo: Clarity Nicol night on the boat before their flight home. Five points if you can figure out what that means...It means free food and rum! There will always You also say, "Yes." be left over provisions so why not pass that along to a boat in This is the premise for what will inevitably be one of need? We met a great group of people from Texas who the most incredible experiences of your life. Now, let me tell bequeathed to us their leftover stock of rum, vodka, bourbon, you why. beer, Bloody Mary mix, salsa, crackers, bread, cold cuts, cheese, We began our charter at the beautiful Footloose base in mangoes ... you name it! We even were given a strand of flamin- Tortola. Remember to rent any water toys you might need go lights to decorate our boat. Ours was a pretty easy going crew before heading out. A SUP board doubles as a floating water so we stocked up on yogurt, hot cereal and fruit for breakfast.... bar and definitely comes in handy when you want to go out we even did a traditional British fry-up breakfast one day. Lunch and mingle with other boats. We left the base in the morning was usually sandwiches, which are easy to assemble while and set sail for Indians for what would be the first of our underway. For dinners, we grabbed enough burgers, chicken and almost daily snorkels. Next, we headed for the infamous Willypork chops to feed us for a few nights. Another great tip is to let T's, a 2-storey schooner that parties 24/7. We set the tone for your best Tetris player pack, because fridge and storage space the night by starting with a few rounds of shot-skis, which is a are limited. water ski with four holes cut into it filled with shot glasses so four people can do shots simultaneously. What could possibly Now that you know the steps that go into planning a millennial go wrong? Since a majority of boats follow a similar course charter, the rest is really up to you. My advice is to be a "Yes while in the BVIs, its common to run into the same boats over Man". When someone says, "Hey, want to build a catapult off and over again. So on our first night, we made sure that everythe side of that boat?" one would know who we were for the rest of the week. We You say, "Yes." showed up to Willy T's with body paint and painted every sinWhen another person walks up to you and says, "Think we gle person in the bar, claiming to be Picasso and the crowd was can surf those waves on stand up paddle boards?" our canvas. 26 Canadian Yachting OCTOBER 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2016

Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
CPS Port Hole
Power Review: Swift 30
Sail Review: Beneteau 35
Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Vantage Point: What is your boat worth? What is your summer worth?
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Waterfront: The Pope Pays a Visit to Parry Sound
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Club Profile: Nanaimo Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: Gulf Islands Cruise - Of the vast array of islands and cruising grounds found on the West Coast, the authors focus on a tapas exploration of the magical Gulf Islands and the southern Vancouver Island region. By John Lund & Marianne van Toor
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Charter Destination: Millennial’s in the BVI’s - Join this energetic group of millennials as they discover the BVI’s on this Footloose charter catamaran sailboat. By Clarity Nicoll
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Destination: St. Martin/St. Maarten - In Part 3 of their Cruising Basics series, the Shards take us on a richly descriptive journey from St. Martin to Anguilla to Saba and St. Barths aboard the Distant Shores II. This read will awaken your travel bug as you experience these playful ports through their words. By Sheryl Shard | Photos by Paul and Sheryl Shard
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Galley Guys: Rawley Resort, Port Severn ON
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Confident Sailor, Reluctant Sailor - Part 2 of the readying for cruising series focusses on preparing for a longer cruise from the people perspective. By Rob MacLeod
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Accessibility: Coastal Craft 65 - Rick Hansen tours the accessibility features of this 65 foot yacht that was custom designed to lengthen the boating life of an American couple. By Coastal Craft Staff
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Power Review: Swift 30
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Sail Review: Beneteau 35
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Canadian Yachting October 2016 - Crossing the Line: 20 Reasons Not to Charter this Winter
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