Sailboat Rigging & Maintenance 


In 2014 we saw even more dismasting claims due to age and worn out  old rigging.   This blog entry is copied from my previous blog because the message is not getting out to sailors.   Sailboats over 15 years old that still have the original wire rigging have a high rate of rigging failures and dismastings each year.… Read More »

New to Boating? You need to visit TIBS


Did you know that 25 – 30%  of the people attending the Toronto International Boat Show each year are new to boating and/or first time attendees?  In 2015  new boaters  visiting the show ( January 10-18, 2015)   should make their first stop at the New Boater Welcome Centre.  This is where first-timers can speak to unbiased experts who will… Read More »

Have your say about the Trent-Severn and Rideau Waterways


The Trent-Severn Waterway and the Rideau Canal provides  boaters with some of the most interesting boating in Ontario. Traversing rivers and lakes, through locks, bridges, past marinas and many historical sites. Boaters say it’s one of those holidays where you learn as you explore. The Trent-Severn system begins in Trenton and meanders 386KM to Georgian… Read More »

Help Stop the Invasion of Phragmites


On a trip home to Toronto this summer I noticed a number of signs on Hwy 400 warning of the Phragmites Invasion.   I try to stay informed about issues that affect boaters but I had never heard of this invasive species before.   Ontario has over 400 invasive plant species and this one never hit my radar.  It has the… Read More »

Marine Assistance Program


Whether your plans include fishing with friends, sailing the open water or taking a leisurely cruise along a river, you can enjoy it all with the peace of mind knowing you have the insurance coverage you need from Aviva and Skippers’ Plan. And now, it’s our pleasure to offer you even more value through your… Read More »
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