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Fostering the Sailing Ecosystem in St. Margaret’s Bay

Earlier this year, the St. Margaret’s Sailing Club (SMSC) in Glen Haven, Nova Scotia, played host to Olympic and National laser-class sailors from across North America to train in their waters and pass their knowledge and experience on to local youth in turn. “Sail Canada came down and they trained what they call ILCA (International Laser Class Association), which is lasers. They brought their team here and they trained out of St. Margaret’s Sailing Centre, and they did that for two ...

Shediac Bay Yacht Club

Above photo: SBYC serves as a gateway to the Shediac area thanks to their proximity to the downtown core and amenities useful to travellers of all stripes. Photos supplied by Gerry O’Brien, SBYC Manager Two hurricanes and a global pandemic may have set the Shediac Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) back a few times, but each time they’ve come back stronger. The SBYC was first incorporated in 1933, which existed as a mooring field until the early 1980s when the marina was built. The club ...

Roue 20 Still Competing 100 Years Later

Above photo: The Roue 20, designed by James William Roué, has remained true to its 1922 design for over 100 years. Photos supplied by Rob Merchant The Roue 20 is a keelboat designed by William James Roué in 1922 and after over 100 years, this iconic Canadian ship design still holds its own in the competitive field. Roué was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and lived in nearby Dartmouth. In his early life, he made a living working in the family soft drink business, Roué’s Carbonated ...

Team Lewin-LaFrance Eyeing the 2024 Olympics

Above photo: Georgia Lewin-LaFrance competed in the worldwide Sail Grand Prix representing Canada. Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance are aiming to make their mark in the sailing world as they eye the 49erFX class event at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Originally from Montreal, the Lewin-LaFrance sisters began sailing on a cottage laser that their father used to force the two of them to sail on, despite their protests. “My dad used to take us out on it, despite our kicking and ...

Too Close for Comfort?

It would be the understatement of the year to say this year’s recreational boating season has been one of the most memorable in decades — and not for all the right reasons. Boaters in Atlantic Canada have pretty much seen it all this year. From gale-force winds, to torrential rainstorms, to terrifying wildfires — for many it might be a season to forget as boaters start to think about securing and winterizing their crafts for another year. And of course, a sailing season would not be ...

Chester Race Week Sees Strongest Race Participation in Years

Chester Race Week (CRW), Canada’s largest keelboat race, came to a close after four days of racing around Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on August 19. With 125 boats sailing 97 races in 12 separate classes, 2023’s CRW boasted registry numbers not seen in over half a decade or more. The on-water chair for the annual regatta, Patricia Nelder, said this year’s CRW saw yet another year of exciting races, good entertainment and happiness from both the spectators and sailors. “Everyone ...

Halifax to Host First Canadian Sail Grand Prix

Above photo: Canada’s SailGP team celebrates winning the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. Credit: Ricardo Pinto for SailGP From June 1–2, 2024, Halifax Harbour will play host to the first-ever ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix (SailGP). The race, which will take place a short distance from the shores of Halifax between George’s Island and the MacDonald Bridge, will see Canada’s home team compete against Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, ...