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

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
Special Feature: Anchoring - Science, Art and Experience
Power Review: Greenline 33 Hybrid
Sail Review: Beneteau 30.1
The Port Hole: May 2020
DIY/Maintenance: Cored Deck Repair
Crossing the Line: Kjallarinn
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Marina Yacht Club: Krates Marina, Keswick
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Special Feature: Eye Care - Beware of What You Cannot See
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Special Feature: Anchoring - Science, Art and Experience
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Power Review: Greenline 33 Hybrid
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Canadian Yachting May 2020 - Sail Review: Beneteau 30.1
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