Our Sailing Experience
Here’s a timeline of our sailing adventures and boat purchases over the years.
Foghorn Lullaby Sailing Log
Sail Canada Basic Cruising
Successful completion of Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising Standard.
Sail Canada Coastal Navigation
Successful completion of Sail Canada’s Coastal Navigation.
Maritime Radio Course ROC(M)
Obtained Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate, Maritime with DSC endorsement.
Haul Out Macgregor
This marks the end of our first season with our Macgregor. We pull our boat out onto her trailer and store her for the winter.
WE move our boat to Lake Ontario and launch at her new home in Cobourg, ON.
Summer Sailing Lessons
We spend the summer living on the boat while the kids take sailing lessons at the Cobourg Yacht Club.
Cobourg to Picton in Eight Days
We spend eight days sailing to Picton and back to Cobourg again. Visiting various spots along the way.
Haul Out Macgregor
We use the boat ramp in Cobourg to haul our boat out for the winter.
Our second visit by boat to the Thousand Islands, and our first long trip on our new CS34.
Our first time hauling out our CS34 we were nervous and unsure what to do. Taking the mast down seemed like such an impossible feat. Wiggers Custom Yachts took great care of us and made this way easier than I ever expected.
Wedding Anniversary Sail
We spend a few days travelling East to Trenton and then back to Cobourg.
Belleville with Grumpy Gramps
We return to Trenton, this time with family and two boats, continue on to Belleville and then back to Cobourg.
It’s the end of the season again. Wiggers Custom Yachts takes great care of us again.
Government of Ontario declares emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Effectively shutting down all access to marinas.
With limited access to marina we debated not even launching this year. Fortunately things opened up. There were a lot of restrictions, but we felt self isolating on the boat was safe.
Two Weeks in Thousand Islands
It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to get back to our favourite place to sail and anchor, the Thousand Islands. It was just as beautiful and amazing as last time.
We take Foggy to Loyalist Cove in Bath, ON for haul out. Friends warned us that the entrance to Wiggers Custom Yachts hasn’t been dredged and they are having to drag boats into the lift sideways to get them in.
Late launch with limited options to get to Foggy amid another Covid lockdown. We spend a couple days sailing back to Cobourg.
Tow Another Sailboat
Helped our friends aboard SV Vitae transit the Welland Canal from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.
Thousand Islands 2021
Lori and I spend two weeks in the Thousand Islands.
Tobermory Aboard Vitae
Cobourg to Bath
Winter Cover Off and Launch
Engine Fixed and Mast Stepped
Navy Bay, Kingston with our Ukrainian Family
Thousand Islands for the week
Exploring Amherst Island with Family
Back to the Thousand Islands
- Guests to Kingston
- Grandson in Gananoque
- Time on our own in Kingston