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Winter Storage: Sailboat Masts, up or down?


In yacht clubs across Canada, as sailboats are hauled-out and winterized, the question always comes up: Should the mast remain up during the winter, or de-masted and stored separately?  The answer? “As in most questions related to insurance the answer is: it depends, so contact your boat insurance broker before you make any decision.” stated Andrew Robertson, Senior… Read More »

Boat Insurance Specialist Petra Fischer, TIBS Women’s Day Panelist


An extremely successful event in 2019, Women’s Day returns to the Toronto Boat Show January 19, 2020. Designed to educate and empower women at the helm, it’s an entire day of seminars, workshops, on-the-water docking and in-vehicle trailering sessions.  Last year’s premier event hosted over 100 women. Tammy Wolf is the 2020 keynote with Overcome… Read More »
Boating Ontario Launches Abandoned Boat Program

Boating Ontario Launches Abandoned Boats Project


Boating Ontario has launched an Abandoned Boats Project Awareness Campaign aiming to increase boat owners’ awareness of their responsibilities, including proper management of their boat at the end of its life. Boating Ontario was the recipient of a grant under Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program assisting in the removal of abandoned or wrecked small boats posing a risk… Read More »

Boating Safety Tips from CBSC


Canadian Safe Boating Council has posted some great tips for spring and summer boating.  It all begins with a pre-departure list, which you should complete before you head out on the water. Take a few minutes to walk around your boat and carry out a visual inspection to ensure your boat and engine are in… Read More »

Skippers’ Plan Athlete of the Year at Sail Canada Rolex Awards


Each year it is our honour to recognize excellence in sailing at the Sail Canada Rolex Awards.  This year’s event was hosted at the Carlu in Toronto where Andrew Robertson presented the  Skippers’ Plan Award to the top male and female sailors in Canada. This award recognizes the achievements of top Canadian sailors based on regatta results in… Read More »
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