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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 ...

Northern Yacht Club Hosts 2022 Mobility Cup

Nineteen racers were at the helm for the 2022 Mobility Cup hosted by the Northern Yacht Club in Sydney from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. “We were able to provide a great event,” said John Astephen, past commodore of the Northern Yacht Club, adding it was an honour to host the regatta. “We’ve had an AbleSail program for over 15 years now. Mostly in the past it was recreational sailing. We were very interested in trying to expand, to teach people how to sail and how to race. We’re ventur...

New Canadian Offshore Sailing Campaign Launched

Above photo: Scott Shawyer In late August, Canadian Scott Shawyer launched Canada Ocean Racing, a new offshore sailing team. Shawyer will compete in the solo, non-stop round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe, aiming to become the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet. Backed by renowned British sailor Alex Thomson, Shawyer’s campaign aims to lead and inspire the development of offshore ...

More Cruising Instructors for Adults Being Certified

Sail Canada is collaborating with its provincial counterparts to certify more cruising instructors in Atlantic Canada for the adult segment of the sailing and powerboat market. There are several reasons for the initiative, says Sail Canada Navigation Instructor Dan Cloutier. “There are very few instructors for adult sailors and powerboaters in all of Atlantic Canada” and “we know there’s limited certification on the water… that few adults on the water on their own boats are ...

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, ...