Hawkestone Yacht Club

The Prettiest Little Club On Lake Simcoe

Hawkestone Yacht Club - The Prettiest Little Club On Lake Simcoe

Interested in Solar?

Are you considering adding solar to your boat or perhaps doing some rewiring? We recently had the pleasure of attending a number of seminars at the Vancouver Boat Show. One of the seminars was about adding solar to your boat and was put on by Pacific Yacht Services. PYS specializes in electrical services for your yacht, including solar consultation and installation. Their web site has a Resources section that provides a lot of free information about all aspects of yacht electrical systems. If interested you can find their web site here.

Taming the Chute

There are lots of them kicking around in basements and garages. Your good old boat probably came with one. It’s the dreaded old-fashioned symmetric spinnaker, the tri-radial.

Most non-racers believe that these sails are too much work, too hard to master, and too dangerous to use when out for a day sail with the kids. I’d like you to think again – the spinnaker can be tamed, and could be the most fun for the dollar you have ever found.!

Click this link for the entire “Taming the Chute” article…

Frank Belchamber