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Happy New Year & Toronto Boat Show

January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Everyone!

We hope you have had a joyful and restful Holiday Season and that you are looking forward to new projects and adventures in 2011. If boating is in your plans, don't forget that it's Boat Show Season! Yippee!! Attending boat shows is a fun way to forget about winter weather and get inspiring ideas and gear for your project.

Before continuing with stories of our cruise through Sweden, I just want to let you know about our upcoming boat show presentations and cruising seminars...

Toronto International Boat Show
Presentations Sat Jan 8 at 5 PM & Sun Jan 9 at 2 PM

Paul and I will be speaking at the Toronto International Boat Show again this year. Our 1-hour presentation including question period is “"Caribbean Cruising - Off the Beaten Path in the Leeward Islands" and discusses the route south down the Erie Canal and ICW to the Virgin Islands via the Bahamas and on to the lesser-visited islands such as Saba, Montserrat, St. Barts, and the Saintes. Really good warm-you-up material for the winter season! Sat. Jan 8th – 5pm Sun. Jan 9th – 2pm Seminar location: Presentation Theatre (located adjacent to Hall B entrance)

We'll also be at the Nautical Mind Bookstore booth #G545 at the Toronto Boat Show where you can purchase Distant Shores DVDs including the “6-Disk Caribbean Combo” also available in our online store.
Sat. Jan. 8th from 10–11 AM, 1–3 PM
Sun. Jan 9th from 10 AM – 12 noon
For more information on the Toronto International Boat Show and other seminars being presented see:

Distant Shores DVDs – Boat Show Special “6-Disk Caribbean Combo”
In celebration of Boat Show Season we're offering a Boat Show Special – the “6-Disk Caribbean Combo”. This is a bundle of our 2 latest DVD collections “Distant Shores Season 5: The Med to the Caribbean and Bahamas” and “Distant Shores Season 6: ICW, Chesapeake Bay, and Leeward Islands” which gives you hours of information about heading south to the Bahamas and Caribbean. Regular price to purchase both Season 5 and 6 is $69.90 US. For a limited time only get both for $60.00 US and save about $10.00. Also available through our website:

Sail Away Seminar with the Shards - All Day Cruising Seminar Port Credit Yacht Club February 19 2010 – 8:30am - 5:00pm
Planning to go cruising and have lots of questions about cost, equipment, provisioning, communica-tions and route planning? Back by popular demand we will once again host a “Sail Away Seminar” at Port Credit Yacht Club, 115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga, Ontario, L5E 3G6, to help you design your sail away plan. This will be an intensive one-day workshop. Attendance is limited to 20 people.
Topics covered will include:
• buying and/or equipping a boat for cruising
• destination and route planning
• budgeting for your cruise
• communications
• safety at sea
• provisioning and much more
Contact our office manager, Jill Schaffner, for more information or telephone: (705) 484-0061
Cost in Canadian Dollars $175 per person or $275 per couple plus HST. Price includes seminar materials. Lunch/dinner is available at Port Credit Yacht Club’s restaurant.
Other Presentations in January:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:00 PM, Canada

Port Credit Yacht Club
115 Lakefront Promenade, Mississauga ON L5E 3G6 Presentation: "Caribbean Cruising - Off the Beaten Path in the Leeward Islands" Open to club members and reciprocal club members Reservations required: (905) 278-7911 Directions and info: www.pcyc.net

Friday January 21, 2010 – 6:30 PM, Canada
Burlington Power and Sail Squadron
Fundraising Dinner for the Burlington Able Sail Program
Dinner Presentation: "Caribbean Cruising - Off the Beaten Path in the Leeward Islands" 
Date: Friday January 21, 2010 - Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Buffet Dinner at 7:00 pm Location: King's Court, 1159 King Rd., Burlington, ON  L7R 3X5 Open to the public. Reservations and tickets required. $25 per person For tickets call: Les Armstrong 905-637-2270 or Carol Krummenacher 905-335-4460 H or 905-388-8911 X240 W

Wishing you Smooth Sailing in 2011!

Sheryl and Paul Shard
SV Distant Shores II

January Newsletter – Cruising the East Coast of Sweden
Following the Toronto Boat Show I will do an update and continue the tales of our adventures cruising in Sweden with our trip up the east coast and Medieval Week Festivities on the mid-Baltic island of Gotland.
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