Canadian Yachting June 2016 - (Page 14)

CLUB PROFILE By Katherine Stone T Charlottetown Yacht Club he Mi'kmaq indigenous peoples referred to her as Epelwik, translated literally as "Lying on the water". When the Europeans first arrived and sailed into the Gulf of St. Lawrence they would soon lay eyes on a beautiful land, covered in red soil that they would call St. John's Island. The French would eventually round the other side of the island to discover a sheltered bay. The settlement of Port La Joye would later be founded in 1720 and an enterprising man, Monsieur Hache-Gallant would use his sloop to ferry Acadians from Louisbourg to St. John's Island. Alas, the British soon took over the island in King George's War and promptly deported the rest of the Acadians that hadn't been shuffled out three years previously. Charlottetown would be named for Queen Charlotte, who was consort of King George III. This was soon followed by the renaming of St. John's Island to Prince Edward Island in honour of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent in 1798. Harry's Blog, on the history of Charlottetown, was a fascinating read and clarified that pleasure boat activity was evident in the harbour in the 1830s. What followed was a long list of clubs that endeavoured to allow the public to enjoy water activities starting with the Charlottetown Regatta Club in the 1840s. The first Charlottetown Regatta in Above: CYC building view from the water. Left: Coming in at dusk from evening racing. 14 Canadian Yachting JUNE 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2016

Vantage Point: Buy Your Boat Fuel At A Marina
Waterfront: Jeanneau BVI Owners’ Rendezvous, Readers’ Stories, Green Boating Guide
Club Profile: Charlottetown Yacht Club
International Boat Show Feature: BOOT Dusseldorf - Described as the largest boat show in Europe, the BOOT show packs 17 buildings full of every kind of boat and boating accessory that you an imagine. Walk through with John Morris and enjoy a glimpse of this massive event. By John Morris
Destination: The Magnificent Thousand Islands - Cruising in the middle of Manitouana, a wonderful land of plenty in the St.Lawrence River on a C&C 30’ bareboat charter. By Mark Stevens | Photographs by Sharon Matthews-Stevens
Salty Dog Rally: The Call of Dawg - The Dawgs convene in Hampton, Virginia each fall ahead of their journey to the BVI’s. Rich in Can Con and with equal parts partying and preparedness, the author joins this jovial group as they get ready to cruise down the Intracoastal. By John Morris
Power Review: Neptunus 650
Power Review: MJM 50z
CPS Port Hole
Sea Salt: Recipes from the West Coast Galley
Confident Sailor/Reluctant Sailor: Cruising as a Couple: Part 1 of 3 - “Our first trip to the Bahamas was ”Living his dream – on her terms”. We did it. There was no mutiny. No divorce. This is our story – that of the very reluctant boater who actually left the dock and Toronto behind. ” By Rob MacLeod
Crossing the Line: Does Racing Still Exist?

Canadian Yachting June 2016