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.
Wrecked with Tony: Halifax Harbour Dive, Trash or Treasure?
By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor
How many times have you driven over the harbour bridges in Halifax and not given a thought to what lies under those waters?
Halifax harbour has been a home, hunting ground, playground and alas, dumping ground to inhabitants of the area for many centuries. It is a natural deep water harbour that has made it strategic both for military and commerce which also makes it a very interesting dive.
During the winter months when the harbour ...
Back to the Races at Chester Race Week
Brian Todd served as a race officer with Chester Race Week for about 12 years. But Todd has since retired from that role and this August is racing at Canada’s largest keel boat regatta.
“I am fairly old and it’s time for younger people to do that job and I just love racing,” Todd says. “I’ve been racing all my life and I enjoy every moment.”
Last year’s event was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And while this year’s regatta will look a bit different and crews ...
Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2021
We are so excited to think of sailing in Chester Race Week this summer.
Do you remember the beauty of Mahone Bay and the Village of Chester?
Well, Race Week is back, and we are looking at many innovative ways of keeping everyone safe on the water and at the same time offering the fun things that all competitors enjoy.
There will be a variety of classes and courses including, Bluenose, One Design, Inshore and Distance courses and Pursuit racing for the Classics and other boats that want ...
New Infrastructure, Resources for Boaters in Nova Scotia
Above photo: Located in the heart of the Halifax waterfront near Salt Yard, is the new Foundation wharf featuring 30,000 square feet of boardwalk and nearly 500 feet of additional floats accessible for free daytime berthage with overnight rates.
Develop Nova Scotia photo
From $14.2 million in infrastructure projects to the creation of informative boating guides, Develop Nova Scotia and its partners have been improving the province’s marine destination network with an eye to further ...
Wrecked with Tony: Visiting the Wreck of the SS Atlantic
By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor
On any given weekend from April to November, in the shallow waters off Mosher Island in Lower Prospect, you can find a party of divers swimming around Golden Rule Rock at the site of one of the greatest disasters in Maritime history.
Few people know that the White Star Liner SS Atlantic (of the same line as the Titanic) lies in our local inshore waters. Starting at a depth of just eight feet and going down to 80 feet, lies a wreck that bore ...