month : 02/2019 8 results

RNYC: Training the Next Generation of Sailors

From passionate racers to dockside loungers, the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club has harboured sailors from 1935, when Arthur and Marjorie Johnston, along with Max Barbour, decided that the great maritime nation of Newfoundland needed a yacht club.  The following spring, a determined group built a 20 x 40-foot clubhouse on the shore of inner basin in Long Pond and the Avalon Yacht Club was born.  After years of growth and an amalgamation with a newly-formed Newfoundland Yacht Club ...

Q&A

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine What is better for storage on land, cradles or boat stands? This is a question we have been asked a few times and is also a hard question to answer. So I will weigh the pros and cons and let you decide what’s best for you. Cost: Generally, a wooden or metal cradle cost more to build, they are also more difficult to transport when changing boat yards. Stands on the other hand can often be rented from your boat yard by the season and therefore no ...

Gran Turismo 40: A Giant Step Forward in the Universe of Sport-Cruisers

Elegance, quality fittings, top-level finish and sensations guaranteed. The Gran Turismo range developed by Beneteau is full of surprises. Harmonious throughout, many of the details on the new Gran Turismo 40 boat underline the balance between her strong sporting character and the type of functions you might expect for a pleasant, luxurious yet practical life on board. In creating this boat, Beneteau sought out the well-known designers Nuvolari and Lenard who have already designed several ...

Grand Large 360: New Grand Large Generation

Millesime Grand Large 2018 Dufour Yachts team keeps developing new models and presents the latest addition of the range, the Dufour 360 Grand Large. Efficient and Spacious Hull The hull of the Dufour 360 Grand Large has been designed to provide the best balance between sailing experience and space onboard, both above and below deck. The optimization of the rudder, the wide aft beam and the long chines ensure maximum stability at any speed. A New Roof Design The Dufour 360 Grand ...

Barracuda 27: Bold and Dynamic

The Barracuda pilothouse boat oozes with temperament. She is built on the unique concept of multiple uses, with the interior and exterior layout, choice of hull architecture and engine, and powerful style, available in four different models from 21 to 27 feet. A popular dynamic outboard day boat with good sea-keeping behaviour, she has lots of features that will appeal to keen explorers and divers. Robust Versatile Boat The Barracuda is a tough multipurpose boat and will withstand just ...

Into the Lion’s Den

As I look out my front window, the house across the street plays peek a boo through the swirling snowdrifts — fading in and out of view as the wind throws a fluffy white blanket over the ground.  Writing about sailing and cruising seems a little out of context as I begrudge the plow operator for leaving another towering mound snow in my driveway. Winter and sailing in Newfoundland do not play well together. Perhaps it’s time for a little mental holiday… Thinking back a ...

From the Arm to the Azores in 18 Days

Sailing from Halifax’s North West Arm across the Atlantic to the Azores and beyond has been on Judy Robertson’s bucket list for a long time. “Anybody that knows me knows its been on my list of things I have to do,” said Robertson in a recent interview. “I wanted to do it before I turned 50 but that didn’t happen and I’m going to turn 60 in December, so I decided nope I’ve got to do it now.” Robertson, her boyfriend David Sawatzky, 19-year-old daughter Marine Robertson ...

Your Most Important Piece of Equipment

The winter season is an ideal time for Atlantic Canadian recreational boaters to check and review their vessel’s equipment. While most boatowners will take this downtime to inspect hulls, sails and engines, the most important pieces of equipment that should be carefully checked are sometimes taken for granted — lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs). You are required by law to have a lifejacket or PFD on board for each person on a watercraft. This even includes human-powe...