Jennifer Oake

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Wrecked with Tony: In Search of the Mighty Scallop

By Tony Sampson As winter sets in across the Atlantic provinces from the tip of Newfoundland at St. Anthony all the way to Cape Sable Island, the colours change on the mainland and islands from a rich green to beautiful gold, orange and red and then to snow, ice and bare trees. The temperature drops, and ocean folk around the South Shore of Nova Scotia start preparing their lobster boats and traps for lobster fishing season. As most summer boaters are now out of the water, our hardy group of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Optimum Design for Smooth Sailing: Oceanis 60

With power and elegance, this large cruising yacht will transport you beyond the realms of the joy of sailing. By embracing a number of innovative solutions, the Oceanis 60 has much to attract in its luxurious accommodation, excellent seakeeping and safety.   YOUR MASTERPIECE Precisely designed to fulfil your expectations, the new Oceanis generation offers a new way of experiencing life at sea: cruising at any pace, on all seas around the world. Sailing alone, as a couple, with ...

First 44: Racer-Cruiser Royalty

With the new FIRST 44, BENETEAU draws to the noblest expression of the term “racer/cruiser”: an elegant and comfortable yacht that provides unequaled pleasure under sail. In keeping with the scientific approach honed with his work on America Cup racers, Roberto Biscontini went through several revisions and improvements to finally deliver a powerful and well-balanced hull, which is coupled with an ample sailplan to deliver speed and vivacity in any conditions. The FIRST 44 was imagined ...

Wrecked with Tony: The Wreck of the Clare Lilley

By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor Photos by Bob Daly and John Wesley-Chisholm Clare Lilley, what a beautiful name. It is a name that you would think belonged to a charming young lady, not a deadly tangled and twisted mass of steel, chain and munitions that lies just a stone’s throw off shore in beautiful Portuguese Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia. On the 17th of March 1942, the American munitions ship, the Clare Lilley, ran aground close to the shore and wrecked ...

Halifax’s Largest Boating Event Sails into the City This February

Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 2-5, 2023. The Halifax International Boat Show has been much anticipated since its last edition in 2020. For over 40 years, this event has showcased the latest in runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, pontoon boats, fishing boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal watercraft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, engines, outboard and inboard, marine electronics and accessories, docks ...

First-Class Comfort: X4

The X43 is the second model in a new range, aimed at the discerning sailor and his crew. It utilizes advanced, proven technology and build techniques that only incorporate first-class components, enabling the exploration of new uncharted horizons in comfort.   EXTERIOR The hull is made using vacuum infused epoxy sandwich lamination technology to ensure maximum strength and safety. The X43 offers sailors a substantial keel weight and sail plan making it a dream to sail into wind ...