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Br e nt w o o d B a y P o w er S q u a dr o n Gr a d u ati o n C er e m o ni e s S pri n g 2 01 9
V al e di ct ori a n S p e e c h b y C or al P a y n e
G o o d e v e ni n g. I a m n ot r e all y s ur e w h y I w a s a s k e d t o t al k
at o ur e v e nt t hi s e v e ni n g, b ut I a m a w ar e of t h e fri e n dl y
ri v alr y b et w e e n p o w er b o at er s a n d s ail b o at er s, s o I c a n
o nl y g u e s s i s t h at I a m b ei n g p u ni s h e d f or b ei n g t h e o nl y
s ail b o at er i n t hi s gr o u p of fi n e gr a d u at e s.
I f e el t h at I n e e d t o c o nf e s s s o m et hi n g ri g ht u p fr o nt h er e.
W h e n I si g n e d u p f or t hi s c o ur s e, I h a d a b s ol ut el y n o i d e a
( a s i n pr ett y m u c h cl u el e s s) a b o ut w h at I w a s r e all y g etti n g
m y s elf i nt o. I h a d r e a d t h e c o ur s e o utli n e, c all e d D a w n a a n d
a s k e d h er a f e w q u e sti o n s, t al k e d t o a fri e n d w h o h a d t a k e n
t h e c o ur s e, a n d bli n dl y si g n e d u p, t hi n ki n g - O K t hi s will b e
a ni c e r efr e s h er, f o ur m o nt h s i n t h e mi d dl e of t h e wi nt er,
n o bi g d e al. W o w, w a s I w a y off t h e m ar k o n t h at o n e. It
di d n't t a k e l o n g f or m e t o r e ali z e t h at t hi s w a s a s eri o u s
u n d ert a ki n g.
T hr e e h o ur s of cl a s s ti m e p er w e e k (r u n ni n g i nt o t h e e v e ni n g
h o ur s t h at I m u st c o nf e s s a ct u all y e xt e n d e d p a st m y n or m al
b e dti m e), a n d t h e n a n a d diti o n al 2 - 3 h o ur s of r e a di n g a n d
h o m e w or k e a c h w e e k. A n d I will t ell y o u t h at I c a m e i n a bit
arr o g a nt, t hi n ki n g m o st of t hi s w o ul d b e r e vi e w e d f or m e
c o n si d eri n g m y e xt e n si v e b o ati n g e x p eri e n c e.
I h a v e b e e n o n t h e w at er m y e ntir e lif e. Gr o wi n g u p, w e
h a d a c a bi n cr ui s er, a n d w e s p e nt all of o ur h oli d a y s a n d
m o st w e e k e n d s i n t h e s u m m er e x pl ori n g l a k e s a n d ri v er s
i n O nt ari o. It w a s n't u ntil I w a s w ell i nt o a d ult h o o d t h at I
di s c o v er e d t h e j o y s of s aili n g, a n d i n p arti c ul ar t h e r a ci n g
of bi g s ail b o at s all ar o u n d t h e c a n s o n W e d n e s d a y ni g ht s
all t h e w a y u p t o l o n g - di st a n c e r a c e s i n cl u di n g a 1 5 - d a y
r a c e all t h e w a y ar o u n d V a n c o u v er I sl a n d - w hi c h I h a v e
d o n e t wi c e n o w. I h a v e al s o b e e n a b o at o w n er f or o v er
a d e c a d e, b ut l a c k e d s o m e criti c al s kill s w hi c h i n cl u d e d
n a vi g ati o n a n d r a di o h a n dli n g. T hi s i s s o m et hi n g I l eft
t o m y p art n er t o t a k e c ar e of, a n d n o w t h at h e i s n ot t h at
i nt er e st e d i n b o ati n g a n y m or e, I fi n d m y s elf l a c ki n g i n
t h o s e d e p art m e nt s, s o I si g n e d u p.
I a m gi vi n g y o u a bit of b a c k gr o u n d o n m y b o ati n g
e x p eri e n c e b e c a u s e I t hi n k it i s r el e v a nt t o t hi s n e xt p art of
t h e st or y, a n d t h e r e a s o n w e ar e h er e t o d a y. O v er t h e w e e k s
a n d m o nt h s of t h e c o ur s e w e h a v e j u st fi ni s h e d, I c a n n ot
t ell y o u h o w m a n y ti m e s I w a s sil e ntl y s cr e a mi n g i n m y
h e a d - I c a n't b eli e v e I o w n e d m y o w n b o at, a n d h a v e b e e n

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o n t h e w at er m y e ntir e lif e, a n d I di d n ot k n o w t hi s st uff. It
w a s a ct u all y a v er y h u m bli n g e x p eri e n c e, a n d o n e I h o p e t o
n e v er f or g et. It d o e s n't m att er h o w m u c h y o u k n o w, t h er e
i s al w a y s m or e t o l e ar n. A n d I a ct u all y t hi n k t h at i s o n e of
t h e attr a cti o n s of b o ati n g. It k e e p s u s e n g a g e d a n d h u n gr y
f or m or e.
I c a n pr o b a bl y g u e s s w h y t h e m aj orit y of u s si g n e d u p f or
t hi s c o ur s e. W e m a y b e n e w t o t h e s p ort a n d w a nt t o h a v e
s o m e s e n s e of w h at w e ar e d oi n g o ut t h er e o n t h e w at er. W e
m a y h a v e f o u n d o ur s el v e s t h e o w n er s of a n e w or n e w t o u s
b o at, a n d w a nt t o f e el m or e c o mf ort a bl e w h e n w e v e nt ur e
a w a y fr o m t h e d o c k. W e m a y b e v e nt uri n g o ut wit h f a mil y
a n d fri e n d s, a n d t h e w ei g ht of t h e h u g e r e s p o n si bilit y of
k e e pi n g e v er y o n e s af e w a s k e e pi n g u s u p at ni g ht. W e all
h a v e o ur p er s o n al r e a s o n s f or t a ki n g t hi s c o ur s e a n d I a m
s ur e t h at a m aj or m oti v at or i s t o b e a s s af e a s p o s si bl e o ut
t h er e o n t h e w at er. Alt h o u g h b o ati n g c a n gi v e u s t h e m o st
a m a zi n g a d v e nt ur e s a n d h a p p y m e m ori e s, it c a n al s o b e
a b s ol ut el y t errif yi n g w h e n t hi n g s g o wr o n g, or t h e w e at h er
d e ci d e s t o t hr o w u s a c ur v e b all, or w e fi n d o ur s el v e s i n a
d a n g er o u s sit u ati o n.
S o w hil e I c a n m a k e a n e d u c at e d g u e s s o n w h y t h e
gr a d u at e s ar e h er e t o ni g ht, w h at r e all y pi q u e s m y c uri o sit y
i s all t h e ot h er p e o pl e i n t hi s r o o m t o ni g ht, a n d c o u ntl e s s
ot h er s w h o r el e ntl e s sl y gi v e of t h eir ti m e a n d e n er g y, t o
t e a c h w h at t h e y k n o w a b o ut b o ati n g s af et y t o t h e r e st of u s.
W e e k aft er w e e k I c o ul d f e el t h e sil e nt pr e s e n c e of p e o pl e
w h o w er e n ot a cti v el y e nr oll e d i n t h e c o ur s e. Y e s, t h er e
w er e t h e st u d e nt s, sitti n g i n o ur hi g h - s c h o ol d e s k s, p a yi n g
att e nti o n, a n d tr yi n g t o a b s or b a s m u c h a s w e c o ul d. B ut
w h at a b o ut t h e ot h er s. T h e r e v ol vi n g c a st of c h ar a ct er s at
t h e b a c k of t h e r o o m ? T h e pr o ct or s. W h at w o ul d p o s s e s s
t h e m t o gi v e s o g e n er o u sl y of t h eir ti m e, al w a y s h a p p y t o
h el p u s wit h a n y q u e sti o n s, c h e c ki n g o ur h o m e w or k f or
a c c ur a c y, filli n g i n t h e bl a n k s if w e mi s s e d a p oi nt or t w o
a n d r e s p o n di n g t o r ai s e d h a n d s a n d p u z zl e d f a c e s wit h
p ati e n c e a n d e n c o ur a g e m e nt.
A n d w h at a b o ut t h e p e o pl e w h o st o o d i n fr o nt of u s w e e k
aft er w e e k, e nt h u si a sti c all y a n d p ati e ntl y t e a c hi n g u s t h e
c o ur s e c o nt e nt. Oft e n wit h pi ct ur e s, st ori e s, a n d pr o p s.
R e m e m b er, I t hi n k it w a s o ur fir st w e e k, w h e n t h e y h a d t h o s e
s hi p s a n d b e a c o n s o n t h e fi o or o ut si d e t h e cl a s sr o o m ? A n d

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Canadian Yachting October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2019

At the Helm: A Fresh Approach to the Future
Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
Sail Review: J99
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
The Port Hole: October 2019
Power Review: Pursuit DC 235
DIY/Tech: Your Compass Deserves Care
Crossing the Line: Disciples of the Multimeter
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Charter Handbook
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - At the Helm: A Fresh Approach to the Future
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 4
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 6
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 7
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 8
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 9
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 11
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 12
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 13
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 14
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 15
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Sail Review: J99
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 17
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 18
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 19
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 20
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 21
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 23
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 24
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 25
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 26
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - The Port Hole: October 2019
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 28
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 29
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 30
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Power Review: Pursuit DC 235
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - DIY/Tech: Your Compass Deserves Care
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 60
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 61
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Crossing the Line: Disciples of the Multimeter
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 63
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 64
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Charter Handbook
Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 66
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - 68
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