Sailing with Jim and Bonnie
Ocean Yacht Sales’ broker Jim Miller and his wife Bonnie James have been sailing for over half their lives.
From training a cat to live aboard a boat, sailing around the many small Newfoundland outports and venturing to the Bahamas — the highlight of their voyages was the people they met along the way.
The couple married in 1977 and according to Bonnie, they bought and shipped their Cal 25 sailboat, Torngak, from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and Labrador before they had even bought a ...
The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club
The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club (RNYC) is located in Long Pond, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Pond is protected by a barachois, a natural sandbar that serves to shelter this idyllic marina from the waters of Conception Bay and that of the Atlantic Ocean.
The RNYC began its rich history as the Avalon Yacht Club. Founded in 1936, the story goes that Arthur and Marjorie Johnson took Max Barbour canoeing at Long Pond, as they wanted to show Barbour the sheltered ...
Marblehead to Halifax: Generating Interest From Local Racers
Dan Levangie is set to participate in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race this July in a particularly unique ship.
Kirawan is a 53-foot sloop built in 1936 by Jacobson and Stevens in New York City. It was designed by Philip Rhodes, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate and chief of design at NYC naval architecture firm Cox and Stevens. The boat competed in a race in 1936 from Newport to Bermuda, where it braved hurricane winds to finish third overall and first in corrected ...
Heroism, Bravery and Seamanship: Local Connection to Grueling Race and Ocean Rescue
South African sailor Kirsten Neuschäfer has been sailing the world as part of the Golden Globe Race (GGR) since September 4, 2022, aboard her Cape George Cutter, Minnehaha.
The 2022 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race is the third of its kind and is held much in the spirit of the first GGR in 1968. The race is a non-stop, solo endeavour starting in the port of Les Sables-d’Olonne, France and travels eastward by The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Australia and Cape Horn in ...
N.S. Sailor Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments
Paul Tingley, a decorated sailor and three-time paralympic medalist from Halifax, was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame on November 19, 2022.
After a skiing accident at age 24 left Tingley paralyzed from the waist down, he was paired with local physiotherapist and decorated sailor Judy Lugar. It didn’t take the young Tingley long to develop an interest in the sport. His first time out on the water after the accident gave him a chance to forget about his injury and embrace a ...