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St. John’s Company Supports Australian Sailor in Solo Circumnavigation of Antarctica

Newfoundland-based research and development company, C-CORE, is supporting acclaimed Australian sailor, Lisa Blair, for a second time as she embarks on her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica. C-CORE first supported Blair in 2017 when she made history — and the Guinness Book of World Records — as the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica with one stop. “We were immediately on board when we learned of Lisa’s plan to solo-sail around Antarctica. Our remote sensing team provided ...

Hubbards Sailing Club Dedicated to Youth

For more than 50 years, the Hubbards Sailing Club has been dedicated to teaching youth in the community life skills through sailing. “We don’t have one keel boat. We don’t have a senior membership. Just youth,” says Commodore Bill Doane. “We’re 100 per cent dedicated to learning to sail programs. Our biggest mandate is to make it as accessible as possible to the youth of our community.” Approximately 180 youth between the ages of five and 18 go through one of the club’s ...

Maritime Marine Supply Hosts Only 2021 Dealer Buying Show in Canada

Maritime Marine Supply made sure all of its product lines were covered at its first annual dealer buying show on Oct. 15, 2021, at the Halifax Convention Centre. The show attracted suppliers from as far as the Czech Republic, the U.S. and Canada and dealers from throughout Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec, said Lee Toole, vice-president of sales for Maritime Marine Supply. “Our entire product lines were covered,” he said, with 73 displays and 220 product lines represented at the ...

Lewin-LaFrance Take Canadian Skiff Sailing to New Horizons on International Stage

Above photo: Sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, Chester, N.S. competing last year in the 49er FX class. From medalling at the European championships, placing sixth overall at the 49er FX Sailing World Championships, to being named Sailors of the Year and Female Sailors of the Year by Sail Nova Scotia, 2021 was a year of achievements for the sailing team, sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance of Chester, Nova Scotia. The Lewin-LaFrance team became the first Canadians ...

Halifax International Boat Show Postponed

Boating Atlantic and Master Promotions Ltd. are announcing the postponement of the Halifax International Boat Show, which was scheduled for March 3-6, 2022. The next edition of the Halifax International Boat Show will now take place in February 2023. With the province announcing the extension of the current restrictions into mid-February, the runway has become far too short to present a quality event for both the exhibitor and attendee.   Promising Spring Ahead! Master Promot...

Atlantic Canada’s Largest Boat Show Returns to the Halifax Exhibition Centre

SAVE THE DATE! Atlantic Canada’s largest boat show returns to the Halifax Exhibition Centre! Originally scheduled for early February, this event WILL NOW TAKE PLACE MARCH 3-6, 2022! Tickets are now available! Use promo code ATLANTIC and receive $2.00 off all admission categories. Click here to purchase: https://bit.ly/31GVH6C The Halifax International Boat Show has everything from entry level to luxury boats, plus a full range of services and accessories. Talk to the experts, ...

Halifax International Boat Show Set to Return in February

Atlantic Canada’s largest boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 3-6, 2022. The Halifax International Boat Show has been Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating show for over 40 years. Products typically showcased include 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, ...

AbleSail’s National Board Steered by New Chair

Above photo: Far right, Paul on 3-person Sonar in Rio 2016 Nova Scotia’s Paul Tingley talks leadership and building momentum for AbleSailing By Jennifer Barnable Paul Tingley needs no introduction in the AbleSailing world. A five-time Paralympic medalist, he is considered one of the world’s top solo competitors in the sport. His deep involvement with SailAble Nova Scotia since the mid-90s and, later, service on the AbleSail Network Canada board of directors paved the way for his 2020 ...

New Marine Infrastructure Improves Access to Baddeck, Mahone Bay and Halifax

As a province that’s nearly surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that water access is an important part of daily life for both residents and visitors.  Investment in strategic places around the province can help revitalize waterfronts by encouraging more visitors by both land and sea. It’s in the support of quality marine infrastructure that Develop Nova Scotia was proud to contribute funds — and a little expertise — to two exciting community-led projects, as well as an ...

New Infrastructure, Resources for Boaters in Nova Scotia

Above photo: Located in the heart of the Halifax waterfront near Salt Yard, is the new Foundation wharf featuring 30,000 square feet of boardwalk and nearly 500 feet of additional floats accessible for free daytime berthage with overnight rates. Develop Nova Scotia photo From $14.2 million in infrastructure projects to the creation of informative boating guides, Develop Nova Scotia and its partners have been improving the province’s marine destination network with an eye to further ...