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CROSSING THE LINE

By John Morris

Head to Canada's New
Year-round Boating Paradise
There are lots of good
iviera
Redneck R
precedents. On March 30,
1867, the United States
reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a
price of $7.2 million. In 1917 the US
picked up what is now the US Virgin Islands from
the Danish for 25 Mil. In 1949, Newfoundland became part of Canada.
That's why no one will be surprised when Canada
acquires south Florida. Now just relax, you American
readers - it's just the boating we are after; we don't want
Pensacola, or Disneyland, or The Jacksonville Jaguars. The
plan includes just a relatively thin strip of the coast from St
Pete's to Fort Lauderdale and the Keys. You can keep the entire
Okefenokee Swamp and all the 'gators.
It's only fair; America has enough boating and we have almost
none past October. You'll feel right at home at the Canadian
Power and Sail Show in Miami next winter. Enjoy Canadian Race
Week in Key West, or the fabulous Maple Leaf fishing tournaments off Sarasota.
Hardly anyone will notice - there's a flotilla of Canadian boats
in Florida marinas every winter as it is. We are well received,
noted for politeness and boat driving skills as much as for our
pasty winter ravaged complexions on arrival.
It's a no brainer - what was formerly known as south Florida
is renamed the Prince Edward Island Snowbird Coast and joined
as part of what was formerly Canada's smallest (let's face it, undersized population-wise) province. Anne Murray becomes deputy lieutenant governor and PEI gets to attract even more tourists
to its now-extended shores. New Brunswick fries are already a
staple in St Pete's and the Monsieur Poutine truck has been doing
the rounds in Miami for years. Those areas along the coast are
populated by ex-New Yorkers who long ago fled snowy winters
and will undoubtedly empathise.
Owning a boat on the Snowbird Coast will now be a snap for
Canadians. It's a seamless transition from Winnipeg to West

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Can adian Ya cht i ng

Other Florida
Places
Orlando
Tampa

Lauderdale
Port
Charlottetown

Miami

South
Vancouver

Key West
Palm, as easy as packing a few sandwiches. Your boat will be
there and your Canada Boating License will he worth just as
much in Islamorada as it is in Port Dover.
In a few years, this will seem so much a part of the Canadian
boating fabric that we will wonder why it didn't happen sooner.
CORK South will be every bit as important as the Kingston version and with the extra opportunities for training, Canadian competitors will soar to Olympic medals. Those Muskoka water-ski
skills will pay off, and BC coastal cruisers will finally be able to
navigate without dense fog.
So iron your shorts and Canadian flag, buff those deck shoes
and get ready for year round on-the-water fun in Canadian
waters. I'll see you on the dock beside the poutine truck, Lauderdale, PEI. Welcome to sunny formerly-Florida, eh? *

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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 - 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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