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Northern Yacht Club Ready to Welcome Big Boat Traffic

Above photo: The Northern Yacht Club in Cape Breton has made infrastructure improvements to better accommodate travelling superyachts. Contributed photo Cape Breton’s Northern Yacht Club is ready to welcome some “big boat traffic” with recent infrastructure upgrades made to better accommodate travelling superyachts. “The major part of the project was the provision for a three-phase power upgrade to the outer dock so the larger yachts can plug in and not have to run their ...

Remembering Rudy: Looking Back on the Life of a Chester Legend

There must have been a fair wind blowing the day the late Rudy Haase decided to move his young family to East Chester, Nova Scotia back in 1967. A naval architect by profession, a sailor in the purest sense of the word and a conservationist through and through, “he did a lot for Nova Scotia,” said long-time friend Syd Dumaresq. “He was just a wonderful guy. I would say Nova Scotia was lucky that he decided to move here with his family.” A native son of the United States, Rudy ...

From the Arm to the Azores in 18 Days

Sailing from Halifax’s North West Arm across the Atlantic to the Azores and beyond has been on Judy Robertson’s bucket list for a long time. “Anybody that knows me knows its been on my list of things I have to do,” said Robertson in a recent interview. “I wanted to do it before I turned 50 but that didn’t happen and I’m going to turn 60 in December, so I decided nope I’ve got to do it now.” Robertson, her boyfriend David Sawatzky, 19-year-old daughter Marine Robertson ...

Fair Winds for Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada

Above photo: Bras d'Or Lake, N.S. Photo by Pat Nelder From the ever-growing number of youth getting involved in sailing, to catering to travelling yachts, to offering boating excursions and experiential tours and hosting world-class races and events, the recreational boating scene is a busy one in Atlantic Canada. “We have three marinas here in Charlottetown at capacity,” said Andrew Rankin, commodore at the Charlottetown Yacht Club. “Everybody is saying they are full. I know ...