Here’s a summary of our our more exciting, and lengthy, sailing experiences.

Macgregor 26x Purchase

May 21, 2016

After looking at numerous Macgregors we found one that was nicely cared for with very few modifications. We borrow a truck and bring her home (still not sure where she’s going to go).

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Xterra Purchase

May 24, 2016

We couldn’t keep borrowing my brother-in-law’s truck so we purchased a 2010 Xterra to tow our Macgregor.

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Launch

May 29, 2016

We trailer our boat to Lakefield Marina on the Otonabee River (Trent-Severn Wayway) near lock 26.

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Burleigh Falls

July 2, 2016

We pack up the kids, and the dog, and head up river through our first lock to spend some time in Burleigh Falls. 

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Seven Days in Thousand Islands

July 26, 2016

We trailer our Macgregor to Gananoque and spend seven days in the Thousand Islands.

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Haul Out

October 15, 2016

End of our first season, the Macgregor is pulled from the waters in Lakefield on her trailer.

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Launch

April 17, 2017

Spring cleaning and launch our Macgregor in Cobourg.

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Summer on the Boat

July 31, 2017

We spend the summer living on the boat while the kids take sailing lessons.

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Eight Days to Picton

August 5, 2017

Our last long trip on the Macgregor, we spend eight days visiting spots along the route to Picton.

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Haul Out

October 22, 2017

The Macgregor is pulled out of the water from Cobourg and shrink wrapped in front of our house before going to her winter hibernation spot.

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Macgregor 26x Sold

April 6, 2018

The Macgregor 26x has gone to a loving new family.

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CS34 Purchase

May 26, 2018

After months of searching we’ve found our new boat. A 1990 CS34 named Dionysus.

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Launch

June 15, 2018

Our new CS34 is launched from Bluffers Park Marina.

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Thousand Islands

July 23, 2018

Our second visit by boat to the Thousand Islands, but our first long trip on our CS34.

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Toronto

August 14, 2018

We take several days to visit Toronto, nervous about getting navigating the busy Toronto harbour!

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Haul Out

October 11, 2018

Our first time hauling out our new boat, we were nervous and unsure what to do. Wiggers Custom Yachts marina took great care of us!

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Launch

May 13, 2019

Spring prep and sailboat launch from Wiggers Custom Yachts marina.

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Anniversary Sail

July 16, 2019

Wedding Anniversary Sail

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Trenton with Grumpy Gramps

August 10, 2019

Three day trip to the Bay of Quinte with family and two boats.

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Haul Out

November 11, 2019

Haul out and de-masting at Wiggers Custom Yachts marina.

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Covid-19

March 17, 2020

Government of Ontario declares emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Effectively shutting down access to marinas.

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Launch

June 30, 2020

It’s a late start due to the limited access to the marina, even debated keeping the boat out of the water for the season. Launch from Wiggers Custom Yachts marina.

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Thousand Islands

August 8, 2020

It’s been over two years since we’ve been able to get back to our favourite place, the Thousand Islands.

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