by Guy Perrin
The Toronto International Boat Show opened to the public yesterday morning and will run until Sunday, January 22nd.
The Canadian Yachting Island Village is a popular spot to take a break
It seems like Mother Nature is always willing to help with attendance on opening day by creating havoc with the weather, convincing boating enthusiasts that the day is better spent inside dreaming of summer activities; this year was no different and there were early morning long line-ups to enter the halls of the Direct Energy Centre on the Exhibition Grounds.
Sailboats of all sizes and prices can be found in the Sail Fest area in Hall D; a new elevated platform allows visitors to stroll from one yacht broker's selection to the next in a continuous fashion without having to climb stairs constantly. The Canadian Yachting sponsored Island Village is located in the centre of the yachts and provides a pleasant rest area complete with food and drinks.
The Sail Fest area
Diane Reid's One Girl's Ocean Challenge Mini 6.5 is completely rigged
Sail-World Canada shares a booth with Canadian Yachting magazine
Patience was in order on Saturday morning
Can you smell the Caribbean food?
All the details at http://torontoboatshow.com/