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1891, adding buildings and turning it into
a fashionable resort and boating club for
Montreal's elite called 'The Grove Pointe
Inn.' Owners changed, the depression
arrived, and during the Second World War, the Ration
Administration, Civil Defense, Red Cross, and First Aid operated out of The Grove. Sold in 1966 to the City of Beaconsfield,
it was used as a hotel during Expo 67 and then leased to the
newly formed Beaconsfield Yacht Club.
Located only 20km from downtown Montreal (celebrating
its 375th birthday this year), at the east end of Beaconsfield on
Montreal's west island, the Beaconsfield Yacht Club overlooks
much of Lake Saint Louis where there is deep, safe water at the
harbour mouth. There are facilities for 240 members, storage for
80+ small boats on shore, and a harbour that can accommodate
160 boats up to 36 feet with finger docks for every boat. It has
a 'Three Anchor' rating from L'Association Maritime du Qu├ębec.
The facilities include the services of a fully licensed bar and
restaurant (full-time throughout the summer and part-time during the winter), lawns, picnic areas, BBQ facilities, showers,
washrooms, workshop, electric hoist, sheerleg, yacht crane, gas
dock, and pump-out facilities. If you are feeling a bit nervous
about your docking skills, professional assistance on the docks is
at your fingertips. It's no wonder they are at the top of their game
with a beautiful 200-year-old clubhouse to welcome members!
Their sailing school squadron offers Sail Canada programs
including Wet Feet, CANSail levels 1-4, and a race team for
youngsters aged 8-17. Adult lessons are also highly popular and
are offered two nights a week with Learn to Sail, Learn to
Cruise, and the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron's Power and
Sailing boating courses. Quoted by many as an inexpensive,
wonderful way to learn how to sail, it is a most wonderful opportunity to make lifelong friendships and develop life skills for the
future - all while having fun!
And fun they have with all kinds of social events to fill their
calendar offered for every participation level. A common event
theme is food, with the Lobster Boil, Chilly Bowl, and Turkey
Bowl races. If you aren't a foodie, they also offer the
Commodore's Bowl, Sainte-Jean Cup, Two Generation race,
and Club Championship events. Not a boater? You can get
involved with the Sand Bar Party or Yoga. On Tuesday and
Thursday evenings you will find almost every type of sailboat

The clubhouse offers a wonderful quiet place for sailing
stories over a scotch.
Inset: A break in the action at the bar.
Below: Sudden Impulse caught off guard on a Chinese jibe.

and all types of sailors, from hard-core to beginners, out enjoying
the Good Neighbour Series (GNS) on the lake. These races are
extremely popular and are run in collaboration with two neighbouring clubs. They have also been at the forefront of encouraging wanna-be sailors by offering an Associate Membership,
which allows non-boat owners the use of club sailing school
boats when not in use for teaching. Also known for their involvement in the boating community, they have hosted regattas such
as the Laser Masters, Quebec Shark championships, and this
year, the 2017 J/24 Canadian Championships. They certainly
stand by the Earl of Beaconsfield's motto, 'FORTI NIHIL DIFFICILE,' meaning 'Nothing is difficult to the Brave.'
The people who live in this semi-rural community of summer
cottages are distinguished by their lifestyle of united voluntary
participation. Take for instance a story recounted by Brad

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2017

Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
The Port Hole
Charter Destination: Antigua; A Beam Reach for Paradise
Sail Review: Elan GT5
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Crossing The Line: Boatonomics for 2018
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
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