month : 08/2019 9 results

Northern Yacht Club Ready to Welcome Big Boat Traffic

Above photo: The Northern Yacht Club in Cape Breton has made infrastructure improvements to better accommodate travelling superyachts. Contributed photo Cape Breton’s Northern Yacht Club is ready to welcome some “big boat traffic” with recent infrastructure upgrades made to better accommodate travelling superyachts. “The major part of the project was the provision for a three-phase power upgrade to the outer dock so the larger yachts can plug in and not have to run their ...

Q&A – Summer 2019

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine Should I Compete in an Offshore Race with my Boat? Let me ask — why wouldn’t you? Which race you do is the skipper’s decision, but there are several options available. Check with your yacht club/marina and sailing associations to see which race would be right for you. The important thing is that you do one. Here are a few reasons that stand out for me as reasons to participate: The personal challenge. From organizing crew to completing ...

The Fun Starts Now: New Flyer 23

Close your eyes and dream about your new exciting getaway. UNLIMITED. Imagine your new day boat, a combination of style and performance. EXCEPTIONAL. Let your eyes glide over its sleek lines. MAGIC. Marvel at the care given to every detail, every accessory, each finish. LUXURIOUS. Power, Style and Space The innovative Flyer is at once powerful and elegant, and boldly revisits the day boat. Inspired by the design codes of the car industry, the Flyer’s clean modern lines have ...

One Step Ahead: Monte Carlo 52

The Monte Carlo 52 will be launched in September 2019 at the Cannes Yachting Festival, marking the introduction of the new generation of luxurious Monte Carlo motor yachts by BENETEAU. This elegant contemporary cruiser made in France is over 16 metres long and boasts enhanced spaces, light and comfort. An Elegant Motor Yacht at The Cutting Edge of Design BENETEAU will launch the new Monte Carlo 52 at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival. This exclusive 16.25-metre long and 4.60-metre ...

Oceanis 30.1 for Everyone

The Oceanis 30.1 is easy to sail but lively to steer and promises new experiences and thrills. This robust little smart cruiser is small enough to trail, opening up endless possibilities for sailing on lakes and rivers, as well as coastal sailing and high sea adventures. With unbeatable living space for its size and a focus on simplicity of use, the smallest model of the cruising range is nevertheless stylish, and fast. Smart With an overall size of under 9x3 metres and a weight of less ...

Remembering Rudy: Looking Back on the Life of a Chester Legend

There must have been a fair wind blowing the day the late Rudy Haase decided to move his young family to East Chester, Nova Scotia back in 1967. A naval architect by profession, a sailor in the purest sense of the word and a conservationist through and through, “he did a lot for Nova Scotia,” said long-time friend Syd Dumaresq. “He was just a wonderful guy. I would say Nova Scotia was lucky that he decided to move here with his family.” A native son of the United States, Rudy ...

Around the Globe Again

Above photo: While Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov is planning a second solo circumnavigation, his ultimate goal is to row around the world. Kathy Johnson photo Second Solo Circumnavigation Being Planned by Halifax Sailor It will be by a different route when Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov casts off for a second solo sail around the globe — one that he hopes to start next year. “This time I don’t want to go fast like the first one,” he said in a recent interview. “I want to ...

Batten Down the Hatches

You don’t have to be a master mariner to realize that weather patterns are changing — and unfortunately, not for the better. Climate change, yes Mr. Trump it is a real thing, has been turning Atlantic Canadian weather patterns on its head for the last decade or so. Storms are more frequent and becoming more intense. And for many Atlantic Canadian boaters, hurricane season is now part of their marine vocabulary. The Dartmouth-based Canadian Hurricane Centre is predicting that you ...