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Bras d’Or Yacht Club an Integral Part of Baddeck Community

It was the Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s junior sailing program that initially brought Commodore Peter Patterson to the community of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S. some 25 years ago. At the time, he had just gotten back from a stint in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor and was looking for a job. “I called the Nova Scotia Sailing Association, that’s what it was called at the time and they said they are looking for someone to take over the program at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club. I said ...

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 ...

Bedford Basin Yacht Club is Your Typical Close to Home Boat Club

Deep in the Bedford Basin, as far as one can go, is the Bedford Basin Yacht Club, home port for more than 100 sailing and motoring vessels and a club to call their own for some 190 members. “The Bedford Basin Yacht Club has a lot of history in the community and is your typical ‘close to home’ boat club,” says Commodore Craig Sooley. “It’s kind of quirky looking outside and offers the same charm inside with interesting angles up in the wardroom and flags hanging everywhere. ...

Halifax International Boat Show Postponed

Boating Atlantic and Master Promotions Ltd. are announcing the postponement of the Halifax International Boat Show, which was scheduled for March 3-6, 2022. The next edition of the Halifax International Boat Show will now take place in February 2023. With the province announcing the extension of the current restrictions into mid-February, the runway has become far too short to present a quality event for both the exhibitor and attendee.   Promising Spring Ahead! Master Promot...

Atlantic Canada’s Largest Boat Show Returns to the Halifax Exhibition Centre

SAVE THE DATE! Atlantic Canada’s largest boat show returns to the Halifax Exhibition Centre! Originally scheduled for early February, this event WILL NOW TAKE PLACE MARCH 3-6, 2022! Tickets are now available! Use promo code ATLANTIC and receive $2.00 off all admission categories. Click here to purchase: https://bit.ly/31GVH6C The Halifax International Boat Show has everything from entry level to luxury boats, plus a full range of services and accessories. Talk to the experts, ...

Halifax International Boat Show Set to Return in February

Atlantic Canada’s largest boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 3-6, 2022. The Halifax International Boat Show has been Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating show for over 40 years. Products typically showcased include the latest in runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, pontoon boats, fishing boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal watercraft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, engines, outboard and inboard, marine electronics and accessories, ...

AbleSail’s National Board Steered by New Chair

Above photo: Far right, Paul on 3-person Sonar in Rio 2016 Nova Scotia’s Paul Tingley talks leadership and building momentum for AbleSailing By Jennifer Barnable Paul Tingley needs no introduction in the AbleSailing world. A five-time Paralympic medalist, he is considered one of the world’s top solo competitors in the sport. His deep involvement with SailAble Nova Scotia since the mid-90s and, later, service on the AbleSail Network Canada board of directors paved the way for his 2020 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bluenose Centennial Celebrations

As part of the Bluenose 100 celebrations, the Bluenose II has been visiting ports of call across the Maritimes this summer. Along with numerous Nova Scotia ports, the iconic vessel was also scheduled to visit harbours in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Further information on the Bluenose 100 celebrations is available on social media or the website bluenose100.ca.