Canadian Yachting Magazine

This is going to be a very short post … no photos … just a story about how our little boat project made it into Canada’s boating magazine.

If you have been following the blog you will know that we have had a lot of help from someone that I met through the blog. I was first contacted by Jeff back in January. He has the same boat that we have and keeps it in a marina in Goderich, Ontario (about an hour and a half from where I live) and was very interested in what we were doing. At some point before we put her in the water he wanted to come see it in person.

It wasn’t until late spring before he could take the trip out to St Jacobs since we had to be very careful with Covid.

When we did finally meet he told me that was a member of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron and had just recently written a story for their section in the Canadian Yachting magazine called The Porthole. He wanted to submit our story and wanted to see if it was ok with me. He didn’t know if they would be interested but he wanted to at least try.

Backing up a bit here … since we started this project our father thought that we should be in some sort of magazine. Of course he would think that. He’s our father. I wasn’t getting my hopes up but I knew that he would be thrilled.

Jeff submitted the story and they approved it. He cautioned me that we would most likely only get one page and so we would have to submit the best photos possible.

So he got started on the story and, after I reviewed it, he sent it in. It was way more than one page and I wondered out they were going to edit it down.

We got three pages! Needless to say we were very happy. More importantly my father was happy.

Thanks again to Jeff for taking this on. We will be framing the pages and putting them up in the boat for next year.

Here is the link to the magazine article.

I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great and safe weekend.

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