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Canadian Yachting April 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2020

At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Special Feature: Safety at Sea
Power Review: Regal 33 Express
Sail Review: Bavaria C45
Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
The Port Hole: April 2020
Special Feature: Planning a Cruise with PORTS Cruising Guide
Crossing The Line: Head to Canada’s New Year-round Boating Paradise
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 11
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Special Feature: Safety at Sea
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Regal 33 Express
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Sail Review: Bavaria C45
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - The Port Hole: April 2020
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Special Feature: Planning a Cruise with PORTS Cruising Guide
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Crossing The Line: Head to Canada’s New Year-round Boating Paradise
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