Canadian Sailing Clubs

Looking for a Boating, Yachting or Sailing club near you? check out our list of Canadian Clubs HERE

New Gear

  • Electric Outboards for Sailors

    Electric Outboards for Sailors

    Jan 31, 2024 Sailors replacing transom-mounted propulsion are increasingly opting for clean, quiet, eco-friendly Elco EP-series outboards. Providing the horsepower comparable to a 2- or 4-stroke gasoline engine, they can extend the serenity of sailing to even motoring in and out of a harbour. Having sufficient power to get back to the dock when becalmed… Read More…

  • The Boat Nerd: Using Electronic Visual Distress Signals in Place of Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

    The Boat Nerd: Using Electronic Visual Distress Signals in Place of Pyrotechnic Distress Signals

    Jan 3, 2024 As a pleasure boater with a vessel that is over 6m in length and operating over a mile from shore I am required to carry distress signalling devices. For years this has been satisfied by pyrotechnic flares. These flares are only certified for four years from date of manufacture and are difficult to… Read More…

cruising

  • How to Plan a Sailing Charter

    How to Plan a Sailing Charter

    Jan 3, 2024 By Ian Pedersen The yacht charter vacation product was pioneered in modern times by companies like The Moorings over 50 years ago, and for decades remained a best-kept secret of the boating industry. Back then, traditional sailboats comprised the majority of yachts available for many years, which required extensive sailing knowledge on… Read More…

  • From Nova Scotia, Next Stop Maine

    From Nova Scotia, Next Stop Maine

    There’s good and bad news about planning a cruise in Maine. The good news is that there are over 1000 destinations and 3,500 miles of coastline from which to choose. The bad news is that there are so many choices that it may seem impossible to come up with an enjoyable cruise itinerary. Read More…


Sail Tech

  • Guide to Keel Maintenance – Part 2

    Guide to Keel Maintenance – Part 2

    Dec 13, 2023 Part 1 here: sailingincanada.ca/tech/guide-to-keel-maintenance-part-1/ By William Souter, Custom Keel Sales & Design, MarsKeel Technology Keel maintenance is like any other maintenance on the boat; it is a matter of keeping an eye out for any tell-tale signs of water, or corrosion or wear. If you can stay ahead of it, it is extremely… Read More…

  • Guide to Keel Maintenance – Part 1

    Guide to Keel Maintenance – Part 1

    Nov 29, 2023 By William Souter, Custom Keel Sales & Design, MarsKeel Technology Keel maintenance is like any other maintenance on the boat; it is a matter of keeping an eye out for any tell-tale signs of water, or corrosion or wear. If you can stay ahead of it, it is extremely unlikely that major… Read More…

People

  • Eight Bells: Nat SR Genco

    Eight Bells: Nat SR Genco

    Mar 6, 2024 For sailors in Toronto, there was once the luxury of choice for boat parts and supplies. Davidsons on King Street, the legendary Tom Taylor on Adelaide, a couple on Pier 4, the Dock Shoppe in a mystery building on Queen’s Quay. Holland Marine on Dundas next to the pizza place. And of… Read More…

  • Eight Bells: John Clark

    Eight Bells: John Clark

    Feb 14, 2024 Following a struggle with cancer, adventurer, sailmaker and world champion, John Clark, passed away peacefully with assistance at the age of 59 with his family by his side at his home, just as he wished on January 17, 2024. Born in 1964, John learned to sail at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club and… Read More…