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 ...
Q&A – Spring 2019
By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine
Should I leave my mast up for the winter or take it down?
We have been asked this question many times and it’s a difficult one to answer.
First, as with all boating, it is the skipper’s decision. You know your boat better than anyone. Some boat yards make the decision for you (as removal is mandatory), but if you store your boat at a yard with either option, hopefully we can help with a little insight.
Removing your mast each season can be ...
New Oceanis 46.1 Shaping the Future of a Bestseller
When the very ﬁrst Oceanis set sail in 1986, it was hard to imagine that it would give rise to a legend that would set the standard in international cruising. Met with unwavering success for over thirty years, the Oceanis is comfortable, easy to handle and sail. At sea or at anchor, there is no contest; she withstands all weather and all points of sailing! The seventh generation offers enhanced balance, elegance, comfort and performance, giving a new lease of life to this legendary sailing ...
The New Way of Coastal Cruising: Antares 23
The Antares outboards are perfectly designed for a few days of coastal cruising. They exemplify all of Beneteau’s forty years of experience in this historic range, which is renowned worldwide for its sea-going qualities. These remarkably well-equipped and intelligently designed Antares Outboards provide a perfect introduction to cruising.
Agile, powerful and very livable, the Antares 23 oozes character. The ideal boat for exploring new shores, she is wonderful for taking a break for a few ...
‘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.