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Northern Yacht Club Hosts 2022 Mobility Cup

Nineteen racers were at the helm for the 2022 Mobility Cup hosted by the Northern Yacht Club in Sydney from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. “We were able to provide a great event,” said John Astephen, past commodore of the Northern Yacht Club, adding it was an honour to host the regatta. “We’ve had an AbleSail program for over 15 years now. Mostly in the past it was recreational sailing. We were very interested in trying to expand, to teach people how to sail and how to race. We’re ventur...

New Canadian Offshore Sailing Campaign Launched

Above photo: Scott Shawyer In late August, Canadian Scott Shawyer launched Canada Ocean Racing, a new offshore sailing team. Shawyer will compete in the solo, non-stop round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe, aiming to become the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet. Backed by renowned British sailor Alex Thomson, Shawyer’s campaign aims to lead and inspire the development of offshore ...

Lunenburg Yacht Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary

There were many reasons to celebrate at the Lunenburg Yacht Club in 2022. Youth and ladies learn to sail programs and the Able Sail program were full, volunteers spent thousands of hours making sure everything was shipshape and the club marked 75 years since it was founded in 1947. “It’s a happy place for a lot of people,” says club general manager Gale Fullerton. “It truly is a community.” Located on Herman’s Island about midway between the towns of Lunenburg and Mahone ...

Fair Winds for Chester Race Week

Photos by Tracey Wallace   With 117 boats sailing 77 races in 12 classes, by all accounts the 2022 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week, held Aug. 10 to 13, was a success both on and off the water. It went very well,” said Pat Nelder, on-water chair for the annual regatta. Registration was on par with previous years, which range from 80 to 120 vessels, said Nelder. With 32 vessels registered, the Bluenose class was the largest fleet for Chester Race Week, which was “unpreced...

More Cruising Instructors for Adults Being Certified

Sail Canada is collaborating with its provincial counterparts to certify more cruising instructors in Atlantic Canada for the adult segment of the sailing and powerboat market. There are several reasons for the initiative, says Sail Canada Navigation Instructor Dan Cloutier. “There are very few instructors for adult sailors and powerboaters in all of Atlantic Canada” and “we know there’s limited certification on the water… that few adults on the water on their own boats are ...

Nova Scotia Hosts World Championships

National Training Centre will be Legacy in St. Margaret’s Bay Photos by Tracey Wallace   National skiff team training camps, expected to start in the spring of 2023 in St. Margaret’s Bay, will be the legacy of the 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships hosted there on Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Sail Nova Scotia won the rights to host the competition in partnership with the Hubbards Sailing Club, St. Margaret Sailing Club and Sail Canada. “The legacy of the event, ...

Opposition to Luxury Tax

On September 1, the federal government’s controversial luxury tax on high-priced cars, planes and boats came into effect. For now, the power brokers in Ottawa seem determined to persevere with this new tax, despite an outcry from Canadian vehicle and pleasure boat suppliers, as well as warnings from critics that the measure will hurt the economy and turn out to be more trouble than it's worth. The so-called luxury tax applies to cars and personal aircraft with sale prices of over ...