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Around the Globe Again

Above photo: While Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov is planning a second solo circumnavigation, his ultimate goal is to row around the world. Kathy Johnson photo Second Solo Circumnavigation Being Planned by Halifax Sailor It will be by a different route when Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov casts off for a second solo sail around the globe — one that he hopes to start next year. “This time I don’t want to go fast like the first one,” he said in a recent interview. “I want to ...

Wind in Their Sails: Nova Scotia Family Literally Living Their Dream on the High Seas

Above photo: Karen and Brad Cook along with their sons Ben and Charlie have been living life at sea aboard their 47-foot catamaran Hangtime for a year now. For a year now, home for Brad and Karen Cook and their two sons, eight-year-old Charlie and Ben, 10, has been their 47-foot catamaran Hangtime, where every day is an adventure and the scenery never stays the same for very long. “It’s pretty dreamy,” said Karen Cook when asked during an interview what it was like living at ...

New Brunswick’s Largest Events for Boating, Fishing and the Outdoors Take Over Moncton This Weekend

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this weekend, March 29 to 31. The New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum are expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes. With a non-stop schedule of events and special attractions, the shows promise the latest and greatest gear and advice for all kinds of outdoors enthusiasts. “We always look forward to ...

2019 Halifax Boat Show

Congratulations to Cindy Turner, winner of the Helly Hansen jacket at the 2019 Halifax Boat Show!

RNYC: Training the Next Generation of Sailors

From passionate racers to dockside loungers, the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club has harboured sailors from 1935, when Arthur and Marjorie Johnston, along with Max Barbour, decided that the great maritime nation of Newfoundland needed a yacht club.  The following spring, a determined group built a 20 x 40-foot clubhouse on the shore of inner basin in Long Pond and the Avalon Yacht Club was born.  After years of growth and an amalgamation with a newly-formed Newfoundland Yacht Club ...

Into the Lion’s Den

As I look out my front window, the house across the street plays peek a boo through the swirling snowdrifts — fading in and out of view as the wind throws a fluffy white blanket over the ground.  Writing about sailing and cruising seems a little out of context as I begrudge the plow operator for leaving another towering mound snow in my driveway. Winter and sailing in Newfoundland do not play well together. Perhaps it’s time for a little mental holiday… Thinking back a ...

From the Arm to the Azores in 18 Days

Sailing from Halifax’s North West Arm across the Atlantic to the Azores and beyond has been on Judy Robertson’s bucket list for a long time. “Anybody that knows me knows its been on my list of things I have to do,” said Robertson in a recent interview. “I wanted to do it before I turned 50 but that didn’t happen and I’m going to turn 60 in December, so I decided nope I’ve got to do it now.” Robertson, her boyfriend David Sawatzky, 19-year-old daughter Marine Robertson ...

Chester Race Week 2018

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