COVID-19: Restriction Updates
Measures put in place to help contain the spread of COVID-19 are gradually changing. As restrictions change, you need to continue to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing. Limit your driving and enjoy what’s available in your local community.
1 May 2020
Provincial and municipal parks can reopen
Trails can reopen
Community gardens can reopen
Private campgrounds can open for seasonal lot renters (renters with fixed RVs) that don’t require ...
Para Sailing Increasing Through Able Sail
Accessible sailing opportunities continue to increase in Atlantic Canada through the Able Sail network, with Newfoundland joining the umbrella organization in 2019 with much success.
“We had great interest for our first year,” said Matt Debicki, president of Able Sail Newfoundland. “We had exceptional numbers. We had over 40 people in boats. We had 10 solid athletes that returned quite often and most importantly, we had incredible uptake and support from the yacht club establishment....
The Oceanis 38.1 cleverly combines practical features, performance, and elegance on boat sizes where function generally outweighs personalization.
Designed to suit a variety of sailing programs and increasingly different lifestyles on board, she is available respectively in six versions with varied layouts: number of cabins and bathrooms, modularity of the saloon, choice of galley, storage capacity, etc.
The Oceanis 38.1 offers a performance to habitability ratio second to none on this ...
Sail Nova Scotia Celebrates Successful Year
Above photo: The 29er class leaves the start line during the 2017 Youth National Championships at the St. Margaret Sailing Club. Frank Denis photo
There were fair winds for Sail Nova Scotia in 2019 leading to a positive outlook for 2020 which will see a full-time skiff coach hired for the province through a partnership agreement with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) and Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.
“This is going to be a great asset to the program,” said Frank ...
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 ...
Oceanis 30.1 for Everyone
The Oceanis 30.1 is easy to sail but lively to steer and promises new experiences and thrills. This robust little smart cruiser is small enough to trail, opening up endless possibilities for sailing on lakes and rivers, as well as coastal sailing and high sea adventures. With unbeatable living space for its size and a focus on simplicity of use, the smallest model of the cruising range is nevertheless stylish, and fast.
With an overall size of under 9x3 metres and a weight of less ...
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 ...
Around the Globe Again
Above photo: While Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov is planning a second solo circumnavigation, his ultimate goal is to row around the world. Kathy Johnson photo
Second Solo Circumnavigation Being Planned by Halifax Sailor
It will be by a different route when Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov casts off for a second solo sail around the globe — one that he hopes to start next year.
“This time I don’t want to go fast like the first one,” he said in a recent interview. “I want to ...
RNYC to Host Able Sail NL
Disabled sailing has empowered, motivated and enhanced the lives of people living with disabilities across the country and beyond.
Although it is a relatively newer sport with a sparser history, it continues to attract people to the water and provide opportunities for challenge, excitement and freedom.
In Newfoundland and Labrador, such a sport has never truly been introduced, but there is a solid effort today to change that. The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club and its volunteers will be ...
Charlottetown Yacht Club Looking Forward to Another Great Season
Everything is ship-shape at the Charlottetown Yacht Club (CYC) for the 2019 boating season.
“We’re looking forward to another great season with our junior sailing program and water education. We are also looking forward to another great year for visiting boats. We had a banner year last year and hope to repeat it,” said Andrew Rankin, past commodore and Charlottetown Race Week chair.
Rankin said the Wet Feet program offered by the CYC for the youngest of sailors is already full for ...