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‘So Far, So Good’ for Summer Sailing Season in Atlantic Canada

The lessening of COVID-19 restrictions has worked out fairly well for the sailing and boating community in Atlantic Canada. “So far, so good when it comes to sailing here in Nova Scotia,” said Frank Denis, executive director of Sail Nova Scotia. “We’re hopeful we'll be able to get through the summer before the second wave hits. I know the sailing programs for kids have been so important to the participants and also their families.” Many clubs around the province have been able to ...

Don’t Forget our First Responders

“Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not”: American singer-songwriter and guitarist James Taylor. As many people in this strange, new world of COVID-19 struggle with the day-to-day routine of our new normal, recreational boaters, for the most part, seem to be doing just fine. For many, boating is an escape — a getaway from the routine and monotony of life. And while recreational boaters ...

Summer Boating Season Will be Unlike Any Other

The boating season in Atlantic Canada will be charting a course through COVID-19 waters this summer. “While I think organized sailing is going to take a bit of a hit this season, I think family-centred sailing and general recreational sailing is going to be off the charts this year,” said Ryan Kelly, outgoing president of Sail Newfoundland and Labrador in an interview. “I say that because it’s a socially distanced-friendly sport and an opportunity to get outside.” With the four ...

Boating: The New Normal

Welcome to the 2020 recreational boating season and the new normal of pandemic-related sailing. As every human on the planet already knows, the best way to avoid COVID-19 is through physical/social distancing — staying at least six feet away from the person next to you. Thankfully, boating is a safe, almost perfect, social distancing activity. Right now, boaters are not the only people navigating the uncharted waters of living in a world with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. But the ...

COVID-19: Restriction Updates

Measures put in place to help contain the spread of COVID-19 are gradually changing. As restrictions change, you need to continue to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing. Limit your driving and enjoy what’s available in your local community. 1 May 2020 Provincial and municipal parks can reopen Trails can reopen Community gardens can reopen   Private campgrounds can open for seasonal lot renters (renters with fixed RVs) that don’t require ...

C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd at 35

In 1984, with just one black, inflatable boat, and the drive and determination to succeed, Captain John MacDonald started a marine towing business that’s still in operation today. Though John is no longer with us, his vision for the company still lives on. C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd was first based on Bowen Island, B.C., where MacDonald and his wife Barb lived. Brian Biddlecombe, owner of Cormorant Marine Water Taxi (also based on Bowen Island), was there when it all started. He was also ...

Antares 27: The Ultimate Weekender

With an innate sense of detail and comfort, the Antares 27 is an invitation to spend more time at sea. Modern and stylish, she preserves the traditional elegance of an established range. Autonomy, habitability, panache: she has everything to make short cruising a great experience. Thanks to her Airstep® hull, the Antares 27 cuts gently through the waves offering a comfortable ride and safe navigation. With up to 2x200 hp power, the Antares 27 has the latest technological developments in ...

Environmentally Friendly

There are few groups out there as environmentally aware as recreational boaters. Most responsible boaters will make every effort to ensure they are not doing anything to negatively impact their surroundings. Many boat owners today are making greater efforts to improve the energy efficiency of their vessels in order to burn less fuel and reduce their carbon footprint. And what boat owner would not want to burn less fuel? The Sailors for the Sea Green Boating Guide contains a number of ...

Weed on the Water?

On October 17 of last year, the federal government’s much publicized Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) legalized, regulated and restricted access to cannabis in Canada. Government stated that this Act is a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale, possession and use of cannabis in Canada. It allows adults to possess and use small amounts of cannabis. This will no longer be a criminal offence in Canada. In addition, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (Bill C-46) ...

New Brunswick’s Largest Events for Boating, Fishing and the Outdoors Take Over Moncton This Weekend

The region’s largest fishing, hunting and outdoors events are returning to the Moncton Coliseum this weekend, March 29 to 31. The New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show, Moncton Boat Show, and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum are expected to attract thousands of visitors from across New Brunswick and the Maritimes. With a non-stop schedule of events and special attractions, the shows promise the latest and greatest gear and advice for all kinds of outdoors enthusiasts. “We always look forward to ...