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e a st, h e h a d 4 -f o ot w a v e s c o mi n g d o w n t h e m ai n c o v e
d uri n g t h e fir st si x h o ur s a n d w a s pit c hi n g h e a vil y b ut h el d.
T h e u p d at e d f or e c a st h a d D ori a n h e a di n g n ort h of u s, w hi c h
w o ul d gi v e u s s o ut h erl y wi n d s, e x p o si n g u s m or e o n o ur
p ort si d e. W e t o o k a F ortr e s s 3 7 a n c h or o n 2 0 f e et of c h ai n
a n d li n e i n t h e di n g h y t o t h e s a n d b ar a n d dr o p p e d it. A
tri p li n e wit h a fi o at w o ul d m ar k it s l o c ati o n. B a c k o n t h e
b o at, u si n g t h e wi n dl a s s, w e s et it wit h a b o ut 8 0 f e et of li n e.
A h e a v y k ell et w a s a d d e d t o t h e c h ai n t o gi v e u s a b ett er
a n gl e o n t h e a n c h or p ull.

N e xt w er e t h e mi ds hi p li n es. L u c kil y, w e h a d 9 8 f e et of 1-i n c h
br ai d e d li n e t h at w e t o o k a s h or e o n o ur p ort si d e. T h e ot h er
si d e w a s s e c ur e d b y o ur t w o ji b s h e et s, ti e d t o g et h er wit h a
d o u bl e s h e et b e n d wit h t h e e n d s c a bl e ti e d t o t h e li n e. C a bl e
ti e s w er e al s o u s e d o n t h e hit c h e s ti e d t o t h e tr e e s. O ur t hir d
a n c h or, a 4 5 - p o u n d C Q R, w e nt o ut w e st w ar d off t h e b o w.

D ori a n bl e w p a st a n d w e c o ul d g et t o w e d o ut of t h e m u d.
S at ur d a y d a w n e d wit h o v er c a st s ki e s a n d n o wi n d. D a vi d
br o u g ht u s fr e s h m uf fi n s. B y 1 1 a. m. li g ht r ai n a n d e a st
wi n d s i n cr e a s e d t o 1 5 k n ot s pl u s. A s w e di d n't h a v e a wi n d
i n di c at or, w e u s e d o ur e x p eri e n c e a n d t h e a p p Wi n d y t o
j u d g e t h e s u st ai n e d wi n d s p e e d a n d l o g g e d o ur o b s er v ati o n s
h o url y. B y 1 p. m., t h e wi n d w a s 2 0 k n ot s a n d w e st art e d t o
r o c k. C off e e ti m e! C o m e 4 p. m., it w a s r ai ni n g h ar d. R a di o
r e p ort e d t h at D ori a n w a s u p gr a d e d t o C at e g or y 2. Gr e at ...
o ur bl o o d pr e s s ur e w a s al s o u p. Aft er a p a st a di n n er a n d
b ef or e d ar k, w e w e nt o n d e c k t o c h e c k t h e li n e s f or c h af e.
T h e b a y o ut si d e t h e c o v e w a s r e all y ki c ki n g u p. B y 6: 3 0 p. m.
t h e wi n d s w er e tr e n di n g s o ut h at m or e t h a n 2 5 k n ot s a n d
t h e s ur g e of w at er i nt o t h e c o v el et r ai s e d t h e w at er l e v el
t w o f e et. I n t h e m ai n c o v e, t h e t o p s of t h e w a v e s w er e b ei n g
bl o w n off a s s pr a y. W e h u n k er e d d o w n b el o w f or t h e ni g ht.
A s 4 5 - t o 5 5 - k n ot g u st s gr a b b e d t h e p ort si d e, h e eli n g
u s o v er, w e h e ar d t h e li n e s cr e a ki n g. W e h el d o ur br e at h.
T o e a s e o ur t e n si o n, w e w at c h e d a c o u pl e of m o vi e s, v ol u m e u p. B y 1 0 p. m., w e h a d m o v e d i nt o t h e b a c k c a bi n,
w h er e w e f o u n d t h e n oi s e a n d m oti o n n ot a s s e v er e. T h e
wi n d s w er e s wit c hi n g t o t h e s o ut h, c o mi n g i n fr o m o ur
e x p o s e d si d e. At mi d ni g ht, t hi n g s w e nt q ui et f or a w hil e
b ef or e t h e wi n d s w e nt t o t h e w e st, c o mi n g o v er o ur b o w.

W e w er e r e a d y, or s o w e t h o u g ht. W e r e c ei v e d a l ot of w ell
wi s h e s vi a s o ci al m e di a a n d a f e w p h o n e c all s. W e w er e n't
s c ar e d b ut a p pr e h e n si v e a b o ut if or w h e n a li n e s h o ul d
br e a k a n d w e w o ul d h a v e t o s pri n g i nt o a cti o n. W e h a d a
s h or e dit c h b a g r e a d y t o g o - fi a s hli g ht, h e a dli g ht s, gr a n ol a b ar s, fir st- ai d kit, w at er, et c. A s w e w er e n ot i n d e e p
w at er, t h e wi n d s w o ul d p u s h i nt o m u d a n d w e' d b e a bl e t o
st e p a s h or e if n e e d b e. If n ot, w e w o ul d h a n g ti g ht u ntil

O u r a n c h o r s h ol di n g, w e w e r e a bl e t o c a t n a p till
7: 3 0 a. m., w a k e ni n g t o a c ol d, w et a n d wi n d y d a y. T h e
w a t e r l o o k e d li k e c off e e a n d mil k. T h e d e c k w a s li t t er e d wit h tr e e d e bri s, a n d t h e li n e s w er e str et c h e d a n d
l o o s e. Aft e r e nj o yi n g a g r e at t a sti n g m o r ni n g c off e e,
w e di n g hi e d o v er t o vi sit wit h D a vi d a n d s w a p st ori e s.
M o n d a y w a s a br e a k o ut d a y. W h at a m u d d y m e s s! C o mi n g
o ut i nt o t h e m ai n c o v e, tr e e s w er e u pr o ot e d a n d t h e t o p s of
m a n y ot h er tr e e s w er e bl o w n off. Wit h t h at, w e s et o ur s pi n n a k er f or a l o v el y d o w n wi n d s ail a cr o s s Br a s d' Or L a k e. 
w w w. c a n a di a n y a c h ti n g. c a

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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
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 7
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 8
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 9
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 10
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 11
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Special Feature: Safety at Sea
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 13
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 14
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 15
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 16
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 17
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Regal 33 Express
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 21
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 22
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 23
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 24
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 25
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Sail Review: Bavaria C45
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 27
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 28
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 29
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 32
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 33
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 34
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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