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First-Class Comfort: X4

The X43 is the second model in a new range, aimed at the discerning sailor and his crew. It utilizes advanced, proven technology and build techniques that only incorporate first-class components, enabling the exploration of new uncharted horizons in comfort.   EXTERIOR The hull is made using vacuum infused epoxy sandwich lamination technology to ensure maximum strength and safety. The X43 offers sailors a substantial keel weight and sail plan making it a dream to sail into wind ...

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...

New Canadian Offshore Sailing Campaign Launched

Above photo: Scott Shawyer In late August, Canadian Scott Shawyer launched Canada Ocean Racing, a new offshore sailing team. Shawyer will compete in the solo, non-stop round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe, aiming to become the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet. Backed by renowned British sailor Alex Thomson, Shawyer’s campaign aims to lead and inspire the development of offshore ...

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...

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, ...

Racer-Cruiser Royalty: First 44

The FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the FIRST 36 and FIRST 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance and comfort — a new Biscontini/Argento creation that truly denies itself nothing. She’s a lovely sailing yacht with a remarkable design, offering through her architecture and build quality an experience underway that is simply second to none.   THE MAIN POINTS TO REMEMBER: The FIRST 44 is presented in two main setups, FIRST 44 and FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, ...

St. John’s Company Supports Australian Sailor in Solo Circumnavigation of Antarctica

Newfoundland-based research and development company, C-CORE, is supporting acclaimed Australian sailor, Lisa Blair, for a second time as she embarks on her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica. C-CORE first supported Blair in 2017 when she made history — and the Guinness Book of World Records — as the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica with one stop. “We were immediately on board when we learned of Lisa’s plan to solo-sail around Antarctica. Our remote sensing team provided ...

Pat Nelder: A Champion of the Boating Industry in Atlantic Canada

For more than 20 years, Pat Nelder has been one of the biggest promoters of sailing and boating in Atlantic Canada. Nelder, who served as the executive director of Boating Atlantic, formerly the Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA), retired from that role on March 31. But Nelder won’t be far from the water or promoting the sport she’s loved since she first learned to sail in Scotland. Nelder joined AMTA as its coordinator in 1999. At the time, she was living in Big Pond, Cape Breton ...

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 ...