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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 ...

Wrecked with Tony: In Search of the Mighty Scallop

By Tony Sampson As winter sets in across the Atlantic provinces from the tip of Newfoundland at St. Anthony all the way to Cape Sable Island, the colours change on the mainland and islands from a rich green to beautiful gold, orange and red and then to snow, ice and bare trees. The temperature drops, and ocean folk around the South Shore of Nova Scotia start preparing their lobster boats and traps for lobster fishing season. As most summer boaters are now out of the water, our hardy group of ...

Halifax to Host First Canadian Sail Grand Prix

Above photo: Canada’s SailGP team celebrates winning the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix. Credit: Ricardo Pinto for SailGP From June 1–2, 2024, Halifax Harbour will play host to the first-ever ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix (SailGP). The race, which will take place a short distance from the shores of Halifax between George’s Island and the MacDonald Bridge, will see Canada’s home team compete against Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, ...

Seeking Adventure Aboard the Bella J

Above photo: Rhinelander and his crew have had Bella J docked in the Caribbean since they completed the Newport to Bermuda Race. They’ve since competed in the Caribbean 600, Antigua Race Week, Heineken Race Week and the Antigua to Bermuda Race. Ray Rhinelander, a Newfoundland-based, lifelong sailor, has been taking on increasingly difficult races over the course of 2023 aboard the Bella J. Rhinelander grew up in an Air Force family and never had any permanent home growing up, but ...

Wrecked with Tony: The Wreck of the Clare Lilley

By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor Photos by Bob Daly and John Wesley-Chisholm Clare Lilley, what a beautiful name. It is a name that you would think belonged to a charming young lady, not a deadly tangled and twisted mass of steel, chain and munitions that lies just a stone’s throw off shore in beautiful Portuguese Cove, Halifax, Nova Scotia. On the 17th of March 1942, the American munitions ship, the Clare Lilley, ran aground close to the shore and wrecked ...

N.S. Sailor Recognized for Outstanding Accomplishments

Paul Tingley, a decorated sailor and three-time paralympic medalist from Halifax, was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame on November 19, 2022. After a skiing accident at age 24 left Tingley paralyzed from the waist down, he was paired with local physiotherapist and decorated sailor Judy Lugar. It didn’t take the young Tingley long to develop an interest in the sport. His first time out on the water after the accident gave him a chance to forget about his injury and embrace a ...

Wrecked With Tony: Pictou’s Mystery Ghost Ship

By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor As you walk along the charming Pictou waterfront, past the replica of the immigrant ship, Hector, that brought Scottish immigrants to the Pictou area in 1773, most people have no idea what sits under the murky water just a few hundred yards offshore. In 2015, the Canadian Hydrographic Service located a mystery wreck in Pictou harbour sitting upright in the silt bottom. Recently, while filming a local TV series, John Wesley Chisholm from ...

Nova Scotia Hosts World Championships

National Training Centre will be Legacy in St. Margaret’s Bay Photos by Tracey Wallace   National skiff team training camps, expected to start in the spring of 2023 in St. Margaret’s Bay, will be the legacy of the 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships hosted there on Aug. 31 to Sept. 5. Sail Nova Scotia won the rights to host the competition in partnership with the Hubbards Sailing Club, St. Margaret Sailing Club and Sail Canada. “The legacy of the event, ...

Cape Island Cruisers Pleasure Craft is Fuel Efficient and Has Proven Seaworthiness

Lunenburg County boatbuilders Scott Daigley and John Steele have taken a traditional Cape Islander-style hull and used it as the platform to design and build a 38-foot pleasure craft that is not only fuel efficient but has more than a century of proven seaworthiness to its name. The story begins several years ago, when Steele, now semi-retired, had his boat parked behind Daigley’s shop in Riverport for a refit and to lend a hand when needed. “The crew were chatting about the state of ...

Wrecked with Tony: The Wreck of the Rose Castle

By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor Newfoundland, also known as The Rock, is a magical Island filled with mystery and treasure. It is also an adventure playground and home to thousands of shipwrecks, dating back many centuries. On a family trip to this breathtaking province, I was fortunate enough to meet up with my old friend, and fellow shipwreck addict, Rick Stanley. Rick owns and operates Ocean Quest Adventures and invited me to join a group of divers (The Battle of ...