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

The Beneteau Oceanis 323: weekend sailboat or extended-range coastal cruiser?

Note: We have sold our Beneteau 323. In this article and another, Beneteau Oceanis 323 Sailboat Review with Photos (which is based on our online ad), we share much of our experience with that lovely boat. Canada’s east coast is … Continue reading