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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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Bluenose II: 2021 Bluenose 100 — Sail Past Season Schedule
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, unfavorable sailing conditions or unexpected delays, this schedule is subject to change. Please follow Bluenose ll on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates (@sailbluenoseii) or call 1-902-640-3177.