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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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