Canadian Yachting June 2016 - (Page 74)
By Rob MacLeod
or three years following our return from a year-long
trip to the Bahamas and back aboard our 1981 CS36
Traditional - Sojourn, Mary and I gave a number of
talks to experienced and would be cruisers about planning and
executing your dream cruise.
This was primarily Mary's story and she always began with
the words, "It was our two kids, Kevin and Laura, who termed
our first trip to the Bahamas "Living his dream - on her terms".
We did it. There was no mutiny. No divorce.
We have been given this opportunity to share my story - that
of the very reluctant boater who actually left the dock and
There seem to be many people who identify with all of my
niggles and fears. Are there any couples here where one is more
enthusiastic about boating that the other? Well, that was us!
Turns out Mary was more than a reluctant boater, she was
also a reluctant speaker, and as poised as she seemed, the nerves
of speaking in public, caused her to hang up her microphone
after three years. For the past year and a half, we have been
preparing Sojourn for a return trip to the Bahamas, leaving in
Mary, the Reluctant Sailor.
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