Q&A – Summer 2019
By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine
Should I Compete in an Offshore Race with my Boat?
Let me ask — why wouldn’t you? Which race you do is the skipper’s decision, but there are several options available. Check with your yacht club/marina and sailing associations to see which race would be right for you.
The important thing is that you do one. Here are a few reasons that stand out for me as reasons to participate:
The personal challenge. From organizing crew to completing ...
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 ...
‘Cream of the Crop’: World-Class Sailors to Compete at International Albacore Championship Regatta in Shelburne
The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club will be hoisting the race signals this summer for the 2019 International Albacore Championship Regatta.
As many as 50 teams from Europe, the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete in the week-long event scheduled for Aug. 24 to 30.
“We’ve got 14 confirmed teams coming from overseas. We expect to have another 14 to 18 to come up from the U.S. and the remainder will come from Canada,” said head organizer Henry Pedro in an interview.