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AT THE HELM | FEB. 2021

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BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR
OF

BIG CHANGES

Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine
and to a new editorial direction for this, our biggest issue of the
year. When we wrote the At the Helm column for the February
2020 issue of Canadian Yachting, we had never even heard of
COVID-19. The idea of a global pandemic was unthinkable
and so was a global shut-down.
Honestly, we marvel at the fact that countries all over the
world largely cooperated and together, we closed schools,
businesses, movie theatres, hotels, cruise ships and airlines, just
to name a few. No doubt many lives were saved, but people were
severely stressed by this loss of freedom.
The unexpected result was that large numbers of people turned to boating
as a form of recreation and vacation pleasure. At first, marinas and boating
clubs were forced to close, but with strict rules and limitations, people were
later allowed to use their boats as the summer opened up.
Canadian Yachting readers are dedicated boaters of all types, but our ranks
were joined by many who were new to boating. New boaters showed up in
big numbers. Some bought new boats, but many more bought used boats from
brokers, marinas and of course, private sellers.
The repair business boomed as old boats broke down, novice boaters connected with rocks and docks, but the buying pressure is still high. The National
Marine Manufacturers Association recently said they anticipate a continued
strong market for boat sales and boating for the next decade or more and yet,
COVID-19 has forced the boat shows to cancel or be postponed.
Addressing the lack of boat shows and the new people entering boating,
we present a very new editorial line up in this February Canadian Yachting,
normally our big boat show edition.
We Pick 30 of the Most Exciting Boats for 2021 - This feature editorial by
Craig Ritchie is a 12 -page long selection of what we think are the 30 most
exciting new power-boats for 2021. With brief profiles and specifications on
30 different boats, you are bound to see something you like!
The best way into boating is through knowledgeable and experienced
friends. Katherine Stone gives the great advice, Join a Boating Club. In her
feature story, she explains the many opportunities and advantages of becoming a member of a boating club.
Responding to both the needs of new boaters and for those who want to
advance their boating and navigational skills, we have Boating Skills for
Novice to Advanced Boaters by Amy Hogue who gathered loads of resources
from the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons and also from Sail Canada. She
has boating skill resources for novice to advanced boaters.
If you feel you are not yet ready to pick a new boat of your own this coming
summer, why not rent a boat? There are more and more clubs and services to
help you try out boating, without the big commitment. Andy Adams and John
Armstrong spent the day at the Freedom Boat Club location in Toronto. Read
the story, Start Boating the Easy Way.
Next, we have three great boat reviews; the spectacular Neptunus 750
Enclosed Bridge, the impressive Dufour 430 Grand Large and something different - the World Cat 280 DC-X power catamaran.
For those who dream of cruising, Marianne Scott takes us to a B.C. destination with her story, Salt Spring Island with Gourmet Food and Drink.
We hope you enjoy the February 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting
magazine!

Andy Adams - Managing Editor


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Canadian Yachting February 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting February 2021

AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
JOIN A BOATING CLUB
BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Canadian Yachting February 2021 - Intro
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - JOIN A BOATING CLUB
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
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Canadian Yachting February 2021 - CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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