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Jacksonville, FL - Cold weather departure in Nov. L to R: Paul Shard, Bill Traweek, Lori Traweek, Sheryl Shard, Kelly Mann, Dale Mann

Nassau - Aquarium at Atlantis Marina Village Resort. Before flying
home from Nassau, the crew enjoy the Aquarium at Atlantis Marina.

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n Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start
of Hurricane Season when they were once again joined by
friends. Sheryl writes...
This time it was Noel and Tracey Dinan, whose new shallow-draft Allures 49.5 was in build at the time, we headed north
from the Exumas across the expanse of the Great Bahama Bank,
dodging coral patches as we sailed to Eleuthera then Marsh
Harbour, Great Abaco. As this was another commercial centre in
the islands, we cleared out of the Bahamas here after provisioning for our offshore passage up to the Chesapeake Bay on the US
mainland and out of the Hurricane Zone until mid-November,

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when our yacht insurance company, Pantaenius UK, considered
Hurricane Season over. Until that date we could not have the
boat south of 30.5 degrees North, which is just near Jacksonville,
Florida. In Annapolis, Maryland, we were well out of the zone
and it was an easy 11- hour drive home back to visit family in
Toronto, Canada, for the summer months while we had some
warranty work completed on Distant Shores III at the Port
Annapolis Marina Boat Yard.
By November 16 we were back onboard and raring to go back
to the Bahamas after sailing down the coast to Jacksonville,
Florida, where we provisioned and welcomed aboard, friends
Kelly and Dale Mann and Lori and Bill Traweek, all who had
sailed with us before. The weather was cold for that time of
the year, but with a hearty crew and a weather window of good
winds to cross the Gulf Stream further south in a couple of days,
we headed off and arrived in the Northern Bahamas at West End,
Grand Bahama where the Old Bahama Bay Marina and Resort
was just re-opening following a devastating hit from Hurricane
Dorian the previous September. After being at sea for a few
nights it was nice to get ashore in such a lovely place, but the
rest of the island was off-limits as it was in a state of emergency
recovery still.
For a little background on the Bahamas, or more properly,
the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, this is a nation of island
groups that lies in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba, Dominican
Republic and Haiti; northwest of the Turks and Caicos; and
southeast of Florida in the United States. The Bahamas became
independent from the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973, but still
retains membership in the Commonwealth of Nations, recognizing Queen Elizabeth II as monarch and having a GovernorGeneral and Prime Minister. So, as Canadians with a similar

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

AT THE HELM: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
BOOK REVIEW: GREEN GHOST, BLUE OCEAN
SPECIAL FEATURE: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
TRAVEL DESTINATION: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN PART II
SAIL REVIEW: JEANNEAU YACHTS 60
POWER REVIEW: CRUISERS YACHTS 42 GLS
THE PORT HOLE: DECEMBER 2020
ELECTRONICS: THE LATEST IN NEW MARINE ELECTRONICS
DESTINATION: TRENT-SEVERN: THE GREAT CANADIAN WATERWAY
CROSSING THE LINE: THE DOCKMASTER’S NOTEBOOK
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - 3
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - AT THE HELM: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - 7
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - BOOK REVIEW: GREEN GHOST, BLUE OCEAN
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN PART II
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: JEANNEAU YACHTS 60
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - POWER REVIEW: CRUISERS YACHTS 42 GLS
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - THE PORT HOLE: DECEMBER 2020
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - ELECTRONICS: THE LATEST IN NEW MARINE ELECTRONICS
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - DESTINATION: TRENT-SEVERN: THE GREAT CANADIAN WATERWAY
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - CROSSING THE LINE: THE DOCKMASTER’S NOTEBOOK
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