Sailboating News & Lifestyle

14th October 2021

The Beauty of Wireless Headsets – No More Yelling Onboard

In the past, I’ve never been a big fan of headsets. Our boat is only 40-feet LOA, but we do…

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13th October 2021

Selecting a Boatyard for Your Winter Project – Doing your homework is a critical first step

This is the time of year when boater’s thoughts turn to decommissioning, maintenance, modification projects, or perhaps the next summer’s…

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7th October 2021

Enjoying Thanksgiving on Your Boat – Tips and suggested fail safe recipes

There’s nothing quite like Thanksgiving on a boat. With fewer boats on the water, vivid fall foliage and crisp air…

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28th September 2021

Using Spring Lines – They Will Make You Look Like A Pro

In a time when most new boats are equipped with thrusters, many skippers have lost the skill of using a…

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28th September 2021

Off-season Boating Tips – A Time for Solitude and Serenity

  The off-season months offer a respite as anchorages are deserted, marinas and marine park docks become our own, there’s…

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19th September 2021

Caring for Your Lines – Your boat depends on them!

The lines and rode that we depend upon to keep our power boats and sail boats secured are often taken…

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13th September 2021

Lund Harbour, British Columbia – Cinnamon buns at the end of the road.

Lund Small Craft Harbour   In the morning, the harbour air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of fresh bakery…

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3rd September 2021

Dent Island Lodge – Pamper yourself at an upscale wilderness retreat.

  Dent Island is a first-rate, all-inclusive, 7,000 sq/ft lodge and marina located in Cordero Channel between Sonora Island and…

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2nd September 2021

Newly Launched Hanse 460 Nominated for “European Yacht of the Year”

The Hanse 460 marks the launch of a new model range that combines radically innovative design with traditional Hanse values…

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27th August 2021

Bounty of the Sea – Fresh, Nutritious and Fun to Harvest

Foraging for their next meal is something many boaters’ relish. They like the challenges and enjoying the delicious bounty. A…

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3rd August 2021

Desolation Sound Provincial Marine Park – Anything but desolate.

During the last ice age, massive glaciers carved deep into the mainly granite rock. When the ice retreated some 10,000…

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26th July 2021

The Art of Rafting – Lots of fun but starts with serious business

Rafting is a wonderful way to socialize while at anchor, hanging on a mooring buoy or even at a dock….

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20th July 2021

Using A Stern-tie – A skill for your seamanship toolbox

The coastal waters of British Columbia boast more nooks and crannies to explore than you could possibly visit in a…

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19th July 2021

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve – Mosaic of land, water, and history.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve located in the southern Gulf Islands is magnificent park is popular area for boaters, offering…

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12th July 2021

Mid-season Preventive Maintenance – Perform some quick and simple inspections for a carefree balance of the boating season.

Preventive Maintenance makes for a failure-free boating season   Whether a boat gets used daily, weekly, or only on occasion,…

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5th July 2021

Colourful Sidney – Home to Freedom Marine’s Vancouver Island Office

Sidney is a beautiful boating destination. The tulips are blooming, irises have popped from their winter hibernation and the dogwoods…

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30th June 2021

Refuge Cove, West Redonda Island – Refuel, Replenish and Refresh

Refuge Cove is a tiny year-round community nestled in the heart of Desolation Sound. It serves as a centrally located…

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5th July 2020

Getting Top Dollar When Selling Your Boat

A little effort will reap big benefits. Whether you are ready to upgrade to a larger vessel, or still happily…

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13th May 2020

Spot Prawns – The only thing easier than catching them is eating them

Harvesting a seafood meal has always been a highlight of boating the British Columbia Coast. With a coastline indented by…

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7th April 2020

“Boating Spirit” – How to Help Our Healthcare Workers to Fight against Covid-19

As many of you know the spirit of the boating community is one of Comradery, Friendship and often Ingenuity. It’s…

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19th March 2020

Freedom Marine Response to COVID-19

To Our Freedom Marine Family We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. In joining Canada’s…

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31st August 2019

FIRST SOLO FINISHER IN 2019 RACE TO ALASKA

Freedom Marine team member Shawn Dunand talks about his experience becoming 2019’s first solo finisher in the infamous human- and…

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28th June 2019

DESTINATION: Tie Up in Port Moody for Craft Beer, Free Music and Ice Cream

If you haven’t experienced Port Moody’s emerging craft beer scene that’s reason enough to stop at Rocky Point next time…

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14th May 2019

Montague, Galiano Island: Three Mooring Options in One Harbour

For several thousand years, before recreational boaters discovered its nearly landlocked shelter, Galiano Island’s Montague Harbour was used regularly by…

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8th April 2019

HOW TO: BOATER’S BEST FRIEND

Most dogs take to boating easily, while some require a little coaxing. Here are a few tips and tricks to…

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5th April 2019

A special family story with the Hanse 370

Kirk, Melissa and Gemma Watson are an exceptional sailing family from Australia. As Kirk is visually impaired his vision is…

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26th February 2019

Whale Watching : Tricks & Tips

How To: Orca Watching in the Salish Sea Our Salish Sea Orcas are a fascinating bunch and when we are…

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13th December 2018

Boatbuilder Award 2018 HanseYachts AG

The award ceremony took place on 11th of December 2018 at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London. The HanseYachts…

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