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“They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore”: Remembering Paul Gallant

The sailing world lost a devoted advocate of the sport with the passing of Paul “Moto” Gallant on November 2, 2023. According to Gallant’s wife, Amber, his first foray into the sailing world was through his friend and then-neighbour, John Roy — a seasoned sailor and the former owner of Ocean Yacht Sales. By her account, Paul took to the sport with a fervour that painted the dedicated attitude he would have towards sailing for the rest of his life from the very beginning. “They ...

Yachting Community Loses a Leader and Entrepreneur

The Atlantic Canadian pleasure boat community lost a loyal friend and colleague with the passing of John Roy on August 12, 2017. John, 61, passed away quietly at home after a short battle with cancer. Music was in his blood, playing both trombone and piano, but it was on the ocean that John found his calling. He first took to the water in the mid-1960s aboard his father’s schooner, the Jeto. Soon after he began his 50-year relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) ...