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C h ri s t m a s

M o r ni n g

At 4 0 1 0 S 1 0 6 3 5 W, m y i ntr o d u cti o n t o t h e R o ari n g F orti es w as
n o n e t o o ki n d.
Wit h wi n ds g usti n g t o 3 6 k n ots a n d t h e S ol e nt r oll e d u p t o a
s cr a p, w e c o ul d n o l o n g er m a k e a n y pr o gr e s s o n o ur c o ur s e
a g ai nst wi n d a n d w a v e. Wit h t h e pr ess ur e still dr o p pi n g a n d
t h e fr o nt n ot y et p ass e d, I o pt e d t o h e a v e t o u n d er t h e tri pl e
r e ef e d m ai n at 0 2 3 0. We sl o wl y f or er e a c h e d s o ut h w est w aiti n g
f or t h e c h a n g e i n wi n d.

L o o ki n g o v er m y s h o ul d er t h er e w as cl e ar bl u e s k y. T h e fr o nt al
b o u n d ar y h a d j ust p ass e d o v er us a n d wit h it, a s hift t o t h e w est.
B a c k i n b usi n ess. N o w w e ar e d o w n wi n d, ri di n g o n t h e b a c ks of

At 0 5 1 5 w e c o ul d m a k e a n e ast erl y c o urs e, s o off w e w e nt. Wit h
S e a b ur b a n s ettl e d o n h er n e w c o urs e a n d I s atis fi e d, I t h o u g ht
it s af e t o g et a pi ct ur e of t h e m or ni n g s k y. N o w t h e r ul e a b o ar d
i s t h at a n yt hi n g t h at g o e s o ut si d e c a n g o o v er t h e si d e. T hi s
p ert ai ns p arti c ul arl y t o m e. I w as l o at h e t o t a k e t h e i P a d o utsi d e
b ut C hri st m a s m or ni n g at 4 0 S ? I c o ul d n't r e si st. I gr a b b e d a
pi ct ur e a n d t h e n t h o u g ht h o w a b o ut a s el fi e of m e i n m y b a d ass
f o ul- w e at h er g e ar ? A s ail or's s ail or b y g ar! M y v a nit y w as i nst a ntl y r e w ar d e d b y a br e a ki n g cr est t h at sl a m m e d S e a b ur b a n's
st ar b o ar d q u art er a n d w as h e d o v er m e a n d t h e i P a d a n d d o w n s o m e tr ul y i m pr essi v e s w ell. T h a n k G o d t h e c ol d h ar d dri vi n g
t h e o p e n c o m p a ni o n w a y h at c h. W hi c h, b y t h e w a y, is t h e s e c o n d r ai n of l ast ni g ht h as b e e n us ur p e d b y s u ns hi n e. W el c o m e t o
m ost i m p ort a nt r ul e: W h at's o utsi d e st a ys o utsi d e, es p e ci all y
5 0 S o ut h.
s e a w at er. T h e o bs er v a n c e of R ul e 2 pr e cl u d es l e a vi n g t h e l ar g est
h ol e i n t h e b o at wi d e o p e n w h e n it is bl o wi n g 3 0 + k n ots.
2 0 2 0 gr e ets m e wit h s u ns hi n e a n d f air b ut a li g ht br e e z e. It is
a s p e ct a c ul ar d a y a n d h ar d t o i m a gi n e I' m at 5 1 S a n d 7 2 0- o d d
T w o n e w cr e w m e m b ers si g n e d o n as of y est er d a y.
mil es fr o m C a p e H or n.

T wi n s

Cre w

Gift s fr o m m y wif e, t h e y ar e h er e t o k e e p m e s af e a n d o ut of
h ar m's w a y. T h e y al s o k n o w k ar at e i n c a s e I a m b o ar d e d b y
pir at e s. M e et P ort a n d St ar b o ar d. Sir S alt y N o n e -f or- T h e m
di d n't s e e m t o o c o n c er n e d a b o ut a n y r e d u cti o n i n eit h er r ati o n
or gr o g a s P ort a n d St ar b o ar d d o n't l o o k li k e t h e y e at m u c h.

I' v e s et t h e t wi ns t o w or k. T h e f or e c ast l o o ks t o h a v e t h es e s ails
s et f or t h e n e xt w hil e a n d S e a b ur b a n m a k e s e a s y mil e s wit h
t h e m. G o o d t hi n g t o o as s h e is g oi n g t o s e e a l ot of t h e m o v er
t h e n e xt w e e ks a n d m o nt hs.

T he D o ors

T h er e ar e bir ds e v er y w h er e, r a n gi n g i n si z e fr o m w e e t hi n gs
h ar dl y bi g g er t h a n a s p arr o w t o al b atr o s s e s. All ar e e n g a g e d
i n t h e s a m e p urs uit. T h e al b atr oss es, h o w e v er, n e v er s e e m t o
b e i n s o m e s ort of h u n g er-f u ell e d fr e n z y. T h e y l a z e a b o ut t h e
s k y, fii c ki n g t h eir wi n g ti p s n o w a n d t h e n f or fii g ht c o ntr ol.
T h e y als o li k e t h e b o at.

T h e wi n d h a d b e e n v e eri n g f or t h e l ast h o ur s o s o m et hi n g w as
i n t h e w or ks.

C o n s t a n t C o m p a ni o n s

It is e as y n o w t o u n d erst a n d h o w s ail ors c a m e t o t hi n k of a n
al b atr oss as t h e r ei n c ar n ati o n of a m at e g o n e o v er b o ar d. T h e y

It's a littl e bit u n pr e di ct a bl e d o w n h er e s o I w as n't s ur e w h at t o
e x p e ct. O n e l ast s q u all wit h g usts t o 4 4 k n ots a n d t h at w as it:
d o n e. Br e a k o n t hr o u g h t o t h e ot h er si d 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
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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 - 28
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - 29
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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