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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 ...

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 ...

There’s More Than One Way to Enjoy Being on the Water

Above photo: Sean Therien enjoys surfing in a kayak wave rider. Contributed photo Depending on who you ask in the Therien family of Dartmouth, a good day on the water could mean windy, wavy or calm conditions. Wife and mother Kate is a stand-up paddle boarder. Husband and father Sean likes to surf in his kayak wave rider, while son Luc, 14, is into sailing and looking forward to his first season on the i420 race team at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS). “For the three ...

Promoting Sailing Across Atlantic Canada

Sail Canada Programs Well Utilized by Participants From learning to sail in a dinghy to officiating at world class events, Sail Canada training programs are an anchor for clubs across the country. “Every member club is impacted by the Sail Canada programs,” said Frank Denis, executive director of Sail Nova Scotia in an interview. “Some use all. Some just use race officials or junior sailing. All of them offer some form of their programs.” Denis said Sail Canada puts together ...