We are stoked to be the only dealer in Eastern Canada to offer the hottest new kiteboarding brand; Eleveight. Eleveight was founded by passionate watersports professionals who had worked in the industry since its beginning and wanted to bring all the skills and experience they had into making the most advanced kites and kiteboarding products in the market today. The result is a super clean line with kites that are suited for a variety of riding styles and conditions that offer effortless steering, incredible boosting, and stable drifting. Another example of their innovation is with regards to their CS Control bar that let's you click in the chicken loop and go without priming or fussing with the release mechanism.
As a welcome special, we are offering a free CS Control bar when you purchase any FS Kite and a Process twin tip board, but hurry, supplies are limited and going fast and the promotion ends Nov.04.2017.
Click HERE to shop for Eleveight gear in our on-line store.
It's that time of year again ... to wrap up an amazing sailing season we have our only two remaining demos on sale... Check out our home page and hurry now, these will not last long .... The DEMOs are the best price you will ever get on gear that is in great condition!
I came across this interesting post (below) in one of the groups I follow on Facebook. Basically if you travel to the US or overseas with your watersports gear you need to declare it before crossing the border otherwise they will assume you bought it in the US or abroad and charge you customs and duty and tax on the way back. As an importer of boats and gear I can tell you those fees add up to alot! Something to keep in mind when you travel over the border whether for fun or for competitions. Thanks to the poster for this great piece of advice.
If you are crossing the U.S./Canada border with a board or a boat, things are going to get tougher, especially if you are carrying someone else's stuff. Please see below.
Boat Transportation into the USA
It has come to our attention that the Canadian Border Agency and US immigration are getting stricter on their import/export rules, regulations and monitoring. As such, Canoe Kayak Canada would like to provide the following information on the movement of boats into and out of the US.
As a precaution, we would like to provide the details to cross the border with the necessary documentation to avoid any issues with border control. The National Team will now be following these recommendations when transporting boats to and from the US and recommend that clubs, provinces and athletes do the same.
Planning your journey
Personally Transporting Individual Boats
If you are transporting your boat on the rooftop of your vehicle, you are advised to pull-in to border control on your way into the United States and get a Certificate of Export/Origin.
This document is free of charge and should travel with your boat for the return to Canada.
This certificate acts as proof that your boat originated in Canada and therefore is not subject to importation fees.
Small Trailers or someone else transporting Individual Boat(s)
If towing a small trailer or rooftop with a boat that is not your own, it is recommended to call the border you will be crossing and ask for clarification on requirements (list of borders and contact details – here ). The most recent information we have received outlines the following options:
Option 1 – form from each athlete
1. Each athlete should complete a Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (form 3299 ) from the Department of Homeland Security – for help completing this form click here .
2. Each athlete should also provide the driver with a letter of permission for that driver to transport their boat into and out of the USA – please refer to the attached appendix of this memo for a draft letter that can be used for this purpose.
3. The driver of the boats should have these forms and letters in their possession at border control and have US Immigrations complete the 3299 form for each boat.
Option 2 - Commercial Entry through a broker
1. Contact a broker - a list of brokers for each port of entry can be found here .
2. The broker will walk you through requirements and paperwork.
Option 3 – Carnet
See information below for large trailers.
In order to avoid long waits at the border and having to complete multiple Certificates of Export, it is recommended to have a manifest for travel with many boats.
The Manifest (Carnet) is applied for through the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and step-by-step guide on how to apply can be found here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/how-to-apply-for-a-carnet/
The Security Guarantee can be applied for with Trisura; https://secure.trisura.com/ccc/login.aspx
We hope this information is useful, should you have any questions on the transport of your boat(s) into and out of the US from Canada please contact the Canada Border Services Agency or Homeland Security .
We just received the following customer review of his new XCAT sailboat with Row Vista and I wanted to share this and say Thank you for the kind words. Also below is a quick video clip of his XCAT on the St.Lawrence... Looks like September is the new July so at this rate we should be sailing into October and with wait times for a new boat at an all time low, now is a perfect time to get you a new sailboat that you can sail into fall and be ready as soon as the ice clears in the spring...
XCAT arrived home in 4 boxes. Everything was installed correctly including sails, rudder, net and rowing accessories in 2 and half hours. Of course I had to read the instructions and watch the videos during the first assembly. But was not really difficult. Moving the XCAT on the provided wheels up and down the lake was easily done single handed.
I tried the RowVista first. It is really fast, smooth and enjoyable. Very entertaining workout. The forward movement is a great and unique feature of this boat. When my daughter was rowing, other boaters were surprised how easy and fast this thing goes!
With my limited sailing experience I was able to take full control for over 20 hours of sailing single handed. It goes really fast and easy. Tacking by moving your weight forward using the amazingly designed automatic rudder is extraordinary. With a crew of 2 we hiked, we jibed and it was fun. So far, I sailed it in wind speeds 5-11 knots. I felt very safe. Hoping with some training, I will get the courage to try the 15 knots sailing. I sailed the XCAT with a friend of mine who is an experienced sailor and he was amazed with the boat quality, light weight and the simplicity of assembly-disassembly procedure. I also see the boat brings attention from other boaters with lots of thumbs up. One has to say that there has been a lot of engineering in this boat.
I have to tell that switching gears between sailing and rowing rigs takes less than 10 min. I was sailing at the same time with someone who has a Minicat and it is clear that the Xcat is faster. But what is more important is that when the wind died, he headed back home and I went to switch gears to rowing and continued the fun during a beautiful sunny day.
Only one con, the left oar's latch opens sometimes spontaneously during rowing making the oar loose. I contacted the dealer and sent some pictures to get an advice. He immediately contacted the manufacturer and they sent me a replacement part right to my door.
Overall I am totally satisfied with this high quality boat and highly recommend it to others. I am planing to store the hulls on hangers in the garage during the winter. The dealer is also is very supportive and responsible. He responds to emails almost immediately. He is honest and highly professional.
XCAT keeps garnering accolades and is one of the hottest selling day sailors in the world. Aside form being a great sailboat it features two different types of rowing systems. The first is called RowMotion which is just like a traditional rear facing scull. The second is called RowVista and is the only one of its kind in the world that lets you face forward while still maintaining the supple feathering action of advanced rowing sculls. So if the wind dies or there is no wind you can still have fun while being on the water. The XCAT also allows for a motor to be mounted so you have a backup propulsion system while sailing thus allowing you to push harder and farther with the added safety assurance of knowing you can get back to shore should something go wrong. Best of all the XCAT is completely portable. It easily and quickly disassembles and is car toppable. Assembly takes less than 30 minutes and can be done by one person! It's no wonder the XCAT is drowning in heaps of praise!
Mystic Point Water Sports is Canada's source for modern, advanced and highly portable sailboats and water sports adventure gear. Besides XCAT we also carry MiniCat and Tiwal Inflatable/portable sailboats.
We are excited to be at the show this year in its 27th amazing year and can't wait to show off what we have, provided all of our demos have not been sold by then... To learn more about the show and get specific info such as hours, directions and prices, click HERE.
I always say that the one thing better than doing is teaching. I love sharing my passion for wind and water sports with others and seeing the joy it gives them. Or meeting someone who loved sailing in their younger years but hadn't dreamed owning a sailboat because they didn't have the space ... and seeing their eyes light up when they see that portable and inflatable sailboats are a reality. I'm very fortunate and blessed to be able to do something for a living that gives people so much enjoyment.
I recently had a gentleman call me who was interested in getting into sailing and had never done it before. We went over the characteristics and differences between catamarans and monohulls and he decided the Tiwal was right for him. So I delivered him his new boat and spent an hour or two showing him how to rig on sail her on the lawn of his cottage. Unfortunately we didn't get to go sailing that day but I couldn't wait to hear his comments after he had a few sessions. The other day I was lucky enough to receive this from him:
Many thanks for all the advice both pre- and post purchase on the Tiwal. I've been sailing it at every opportunity I get. It's incredibly fun and I was sailing within 3 hours without any previous training or experience other than your primer and our correspondence.
Your customer support is phenomenal in a time where it's all too common for a retailer to "disappear" following a sale. I very much appreciated you making yourself available to answer my many questions and to provide advice.
The boat is awesome and beyond convenient. My initial concerns about price have evaporated after seeing the quality and precision workmanship on it. This thing is a beast and is going to last me a long time... It will probably get passed down to the girls once they are a bit older. They love sailing with me and are learning to help me set it up and sail.
Thanks again for the recommendation. I'm super happy with it!
I've got to say this note made my day. I couldn't feel happier about this feedback and knowing that Dan and the girls will get many years of enjoyment form Sailing. Sailing has declined over the years but is making a resurgence as people realize how amazing a sport and activity it is. I feel sailing should be on everyone's bucket list and I'm glad to have another happy customer and friend.
If you'd like to experience the joy of sailing for the first time or rekindle the old flame for wind and waves, then please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll make sure you get VIP customer service and a boat you will be happy with for years to come. It's not to late to end the summer with a bang!
We haven't had a chance to update our product list in a while but we wanted to officially let everyone know that we carry Torqeedo. Torqeedo makes the best electric boat motors in the world. Designed and built in Germany they have famously revolutionized the world of boating like Elon Musk and Tesla have revolutionized the automobile.
If you've ever been stuck when the wind dies, or you've had a calamity like a shroud breaking and a dismasting, then you know as small paddle isn't going to be much help, especially if the wind is blowing hard. While it is the law to carry a paddle, the sad fact is they are not very adequate to propel you back to shore. What all sailors should have is a back up motor.
If you enjoy training in heavy winds and you dont have a support boat then you can be in serious trouble if something should go wrong. Every sailor has at least one nightmare story in their archive and I am no different. All of our catamarans come with optional motor mounts and I highly recommend a backup motor. They will not interfere with your sailing enjoyment and provide a critical backup safety system. And when there is no wind you can still enjoy being on the water.
Torqeedo is an amazing product that has revolutionized boating. Gone are days of the smell, noise and hassle of gas fumes and pulling a cord to start a motor. We welcome this new era in aquatic and proud to be one of the few places to get Torqeedo in Canada. Stay tuned as we update product listings but in the meantime do not hesitate to contact us for your Torqeedo needs.