Northern Yacht Club Hosts 2022 Mobility Cup
Nineteen racers were at the helm for the 2022 Mobility Cup hosted by the Northern Yacht Club in Sydney from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2.
“We were able to provide a great event,” said John Astephen, past commodore of the Northern Yacht Club, adding it was an honour to host the regatta.
“We’ve had an AbleSail program for over 15 years now. Mostly in the past it was recreational sailing. We were very interested in trying to expand, to teach people how to sail and how to race. We’re ventur...
Lunenburg Yacht Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary
There were many reasons to celebrate at the Lunenburg Yacht Club in 2022.
Youth and ladies learn to sail programs and the Able Sail program were full, volunteers spent thousands of hours making sure everything was shipshape and the club marked 75 years since it was founded in 1947.
“It’s a happy place for a lot of people,” says club general manager Gale Fullerton. “It truly is a community.”
Located on Herman’s Island about midway between the towns of Lunenburg and Mahone ...
Fair Winds for Chester Race Week
Photos by Tracey Wallace
With 117 boats sailing 77 races in 12 classes, by all accounts the 2022 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week, held Aug. 10 to 13, was a success both on and off the water.
It went very well,” said Pat Nelder, on-water chair for the annual regatta.
Registration was on par with previous years, which range from 80 to 120 vessels, said Nelder.
With 32 vessels registered, the Bluenose class was the largest fleet for Chester Race Week, which was “unpreced...
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 ...
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, ...
Hubbards Sailing Club Dedicated to Youth
For more than 50 years, the Hubbards Sailing Club has been dedicated to teaching youth in the community life skills through sailing.
“We don’t have one keel boat. We don’t have a senior membership. Just youth,” says Commodore Bill Doane. “We’re 100 per cent dedicated to learning to sail programs. Our biggest mandate is to make it as accessible as possible to the youth of our community.”
Approximately 180 youth between the ages of five and 18 go through one of the club’s ...
Busy Season for Summerside Yacht Club and Marina
New members and visiting boaters, combined with weekly racing and entertainment, has added up to a busy summer at the Summerside Yacht Club and Marina.
“This has been a very busy season for our marina, with upwards of 12 new boats and members,” said general manager Tom Peters. “Visiting boats continue to be a large part of our activities.”
The Summerside Yacht Club and Marina is part of the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, a non-profit community complex managed and owned by its ...
Back on the Water
Chester Race Week draws 107 vessels in 12 classes
Planning will soon be starting for Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2022 after a successful 2021 regatta, held Aug. 11 to 14, attracted 107 sailing vessels racing in 12 classes.
“The dates are set, Aug 10–13, 2022, but our first task will be to review 2021, then set out our planning schedule,” said Pat Nelder, On-Water Chair for Chester Race Week.
The largest keelboat regatta in the region, participation was down slightly this year ...
Remembering Mickey Cormier: Colleagues Reflect on Numerous Contributions of New Brunswick Sailor
The late Mickey Cormier will long be remembered by the Maritime sailing community for his passion, knowledge and contributions to the sport.
A lifelong resident of Shediac, New Brunswick, Cormier passed away on July 8 at the age of 82.
Among other things, Cormier was a long-standing member and supporter of the Shediac AbleSail/Handi-Voile Accessible Sailing program, was instrumental in starting the Northumberland Strait Yachting Association, was a director of the New Brunswick Sailing ...
LaHave River Yacht Club: ‘A Hidden Treasure’
Located 12 kilometres south of the Town of Bridgewater, on the West side of the picturesque LaHave River, is the LaHave River Yacht Club.
“It’s a hidden treasure, it really is,” said Barry Rofihe, who has been a member of the LaHave River Yacht Club since 1960. ” It’s a great little club. Friendly, not white tablecloth dining by any stretch of the imagination. The food has always been good with great service and wonderful people to chat with. It’s a very friendly place to ...