Velux 5oceans Race and Barcelona World Race

(Updated on January 19, 2011)   In what turned out to be hard sailing both physically and at times tactically for the four remaining participants in the second leg of the Velux 5oceans  Race, skipper Brad Van Liew on Le Pinguoin was first in Wellington (NZ), yesterday January … Continue reading

50th edition of the Paris Boat Show and other news

The Paris Boat Show is on, starting today December 4, and ending on December 12, 2010. The difference with this year’s edition is the celebration of the 50th edition of the well-known annual Paris Boat Show. The English website for the … Continue reading

The Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card

9 year old operating outboard engine

Many Canadians are rushing to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) before boating season starts in earnest. Since September 2009, anyone operating a motorized vessel (including a sailboat with auxiliary engine, or dinghy with motor) in Canada needs to … Continue reading

Beneteau Oceanis 323 Sailboat Review with Photos

The Beneteau 323 is a fast, responsive and comfortable coastal cruiser. With an LOA of 32’10” (10m) and LWL of 29’2″, she has “long legs” that can take you where you want to go. She can easily be sailed single-handed. … Continue reading