Bras d’Or Yacht Club an Integral Part of Baddeck Community
It was the Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s junior sailing program that initially brought Commodore Peter Patterson to the community of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S. some 25 years ago.
At the time, he had just gotten back from a stint in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor and was looking for a job.
“I called the Nova Scotia Sailing Association, that’s what it was called at the time and they said they are looking for someone to take over the program at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club. I said ...
Hubbards Sailing Club Dedicated to Youth
For more than 50 years, the Hubbards Sailing Club has been dedicated to teaching youth in the community life skills through sailing.
“We don’t have one keel boat. We don’t have a senior membership. Just youth,” says Commodore Bill Doane. “We’re 100 per cent dedicated to learning to sail programs. Our biggest mandate is to make it as accessible as possible to the youth of our community.”
Approximately 180 youth between the ages of five and 18 go through one of the club’s ...
Cape Island Cruisers Pleasure Craft is Fuel Efficient and Has Proven Seaworthiness
Lunenburg County boatbuilders Scott Daigley and John Steele have taken a traditional Cape Islander-style hull and used it as the platform to design and build a 38-foot pleasure craft that is not only fuel efficient but has more than a century of proven seaworthiness to its name.
The story begins several years ago, when Steele, now semi-retired, had his boat parked behind Daigley’s shop in Riverport for a refit and to lend a hand when needed.
“The crew were chatting about the state of ...
Taking the Grief Out of Gassing Up
Former, 1970s-era Toronto Blue Jays ballplayer Sam Ewing once said, “inflation is when you pay 15 dollars for the 10-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.”
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided for the most part, the attention of most has turned to the rising cost of everything — notably fuel.
Many boatowners are cringing as they compare the price of refueling their tanks this year versus past seasons. In many cases throughout Atlantic Canada, the ...