month : 06/2019 9 results

RNYC to Host Able Sail NL

Disabled sailing has empowered, motivated and enhanced the lives of people living with disabilities across the country and beyond. Although it is a relatively newer sport with a sparser history, it continues to attract people to the water and provide opportunities for challenge, excitement and freedom. In Newfoundland and Labrador, such a sport has never truly been introduced, but there is a solid effort today to change that. The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club and its volunteers will be ...

Charlottetown Yacht Club Looking Forward to Another Great Season

Everything is ship-shape at the Charlottetown Yacht Club (CYC) for the 2019 boating season. “We’re looking forward to another great season with our junior sailing program and water education. We are also looking forward to another great year for visiting boats. We had a banner year last year and hope to repeat it,” said Andrew Rankin, past commodore and Charlottetown Race Week chair. Rankin said the Wet Feet program offered by the CYC for the youngest of sailors is already full for ...

Q&A – Spring 2019

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine Should I leave my mast up for the winter or take it down? We have been asked this question many times and it’s a difficult one to answer. First, as with all boating, it is the skipper’s decision. You know your boat better than anyone. Some boat yards make the decision for you (as removal is mandatory), but if you store your boat at a yard with either option, hopefully we can help with a little insight. Removing your mast each season can be ...

Weed on the Water?

On October 17 of last year, the federal government’s much publicized Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) legalized, regulated and restricted access to cannabis in Canada. Government stated that this Act is a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis in Canada. It allows adults to possess and use small amounts of cannabis. This will no longer be a criminal offence in Canada. In addition, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (Bill C-46) ...

A Chance to Get Away: Swift Trawler 30

Youngest member of the ‘long-distance cruiser’ family, the Swift Trawler 30 is an excellent balance between style and seaworthiness. This live-aboard boat may be the smallest of the Swift Trawlers, but she is mighty. Her many innovations and strong performance make her stand out in her class. Exterior Design The Swift Trawler 30’s unreservedly stylish, contemporary and yet protective lines make her very distinctive. Designed for travelling long distances as much as for enjoying ...

New Oceanis 46.1 Shaping the Future of a Bestseller

When the very first Oceanis set sail in 1986, it was hard to imagine that it would give rise to a legend that would set the standard in international cruising. Met with unwavering success for over thirty years, the Oceanis is comfortable, easy to handle and sail. At sea or at anchor, there is no contest; she withstands all weather and all points of sailing! The seventh generation offers enhanced balance, elegance, comfort and performance, giving a new lease of life to this legendary sailing ...

The New Way of Coastal Cruising: Antares 23

The Antares outboards are perfectly designed for a few days of coastal cruising. They exemplify all of Beneteau’s forty years of experience in this historic range, which is renowned worldwide for its sea-going qualities. These remarkably well-equipped and intelligently designed Antares Outboards provide a perfect introduction to cruising. Agile, powerful and very livable, the Antares 23 oozes character. The ideal boat for exploring new shores, she is wonderful for taking a break for a few ...

‘Cream of the Crop’: World-Class Sailors to Compete at International Albacore Championship Regatta in Shelburne

The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club will be hoisting the race signals this summer for the 2019 International Albacore Championship Regatta. As many as 50 teams from Europe, the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete in the week-long event scheduled for Aug. 24 to 30. “We’ve got 14 confirmed teams coming from overseas. We expect to have another 14 to 18 to come up from the U.S. and the remainder will come from Canada,” said head organizer Henry Pedro in an interview.  “The ...

Wind in Their Sails: Nova Scotia Family Literally Living Their Dream on the High Seas

Above photo: Karen and Brad Cook along with their sons Ben and Charlie have been living life at sea aboard their 47-foot catamaran Hangtime for a year now. For a year now, home for Brad and Karen Cook and their two sons, eight-year-old Charlie and Ben, 10, has been their 47-foot catamaran Hangtime, where every day is an adventure and the scenery never stays the same for very long. “It’s pretty dreamy,” said Karen Cook when asked during an interview what it was like living at ...