month : 06/2023 8 results

Pleasure Boat Infrastructure Gets Major Upgrade

Over the course of three years since 2020, master mariner Brad Boutilier used his nautical experience to turn East River Shipyard into Atlantic Canada’s largest full-service marine facility, as well as recently expanding into niche pleasure boat services with Gold River Marina. Previous to 2020, Boutilier had spent much of his life at sea, starting as a cadet at Secunda Marine Services in 2000 and working his way up to master mariner during his time with TMSI Limited in 2018. After 18 ...

Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club: Serving the Sailing Community for More Than a Century

Officially formed in 1903, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club (SHYC) has always and continues to foster a prestigious association with yachting in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The original two-storey clubhouse used to be located on the Shelburne waterfront on the corner of Dock and George Street before being lost to Hurricane Edna in 1954. For a time after the loss of the original clubhouse, the group was effectively homeless. “The club was washed away in a hurricane and for many subsequent years ...

Sun and Fun at Chester Yacht Club Since 1902!

Helly Hansen Chester Race Week Takes Place August 16-19, 2023: There’s only one Chester Race Week has a rich 120-year history, celebrated for spectacular competition on the water combined with an unrivaled social scene off the water. Someone who loves the tradition of Chester Race Week are the owners and crew of the J29 Scotch Mist who sailed their first Chester Race Week in 1983. This year will be their 40th anniversary at the event and they are celebrating. The MacDonald family has ...

Around the World in 233 Days: Kirsten Neuschäfer Wins the 2022 Golden Globe Race

Above photo: Originally from Gqeberha, South Africa, Neuschäfer has been sailing dinghies since she was a child and began sailing professionally in 2006. Submitted photo Kirsten Neuschäfer became the first woman to win an around-the-world race by sailing around the three great capes — Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, Australia’s Cape Leeuwin and South America’s Cape Horn — when she won the 2022 Golden Globe Race (GGR). The GGR requires that participants only work with the ...

Canada’s European Boat Line Distributor: Bringing Exciting New Designs to the Canadian Market

By Marine SCA Marine SCA is an exclusive distributor of European boat lines for Canada and the Eastern United States. The company has brought the most unique and admirable European vessels to North America, distributing more than 15 lines of boats. The unique framework behind Marine SCA encompasses their customers and the business of the marine industry. The company implements their sales, consulting and advising structure to work with their customer base that includes recreational ...

40 Degrees North: Where Change Begins

40 Degrees North, a venture by Todd Ellis and Shane Theunissen, was scheduled to sail from Halifax to Portugal in late May to raise money for the Nova Scotia Sea School. Ellis and Theunissen met during the Wednesday night races at the Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, where they discussed their love for sailing. “I had this plan to go to Portugal, and I said to Todd, ‘Hey Todd, we get along pretty well, so how would you like to come along for a trip across to Portugal?’ He thought about ...

Seeking Adventure Aboard the Bella J

Above photo: Rhinelander and his crew have had Bella J docked in the Caribbean since they completed the Newport to Bermuda Race. They’ve since competed in the Caribbean 600, Antigua Race Week, Heineken Race Week and the Antigua to Bermuda Race. Ray Rhinelander, a Newfoundland-based, lifelong sailor, has been taking on increasingly difficult races over the course of 2023 aboard the Bella J. Rhinelander grew up in an Air Force family and never had any permanent home growing up, but ...

Enough is Enough

The May 24th weekend is now behind us, which means most Atlantic Canadian recreational boaters have already either been on the water or are preparing for their first cruise or sail of the year. After months of winter doldrums, this is literally the most exciting time of the year. But enthusiasm should never overshadow safety. Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program recently released a very eye-opening report entitled Recreational Boating-Related Fatalities in Canada, ...