Promoting Sailing Across Atlantic Canada
Sail Canada Programs Well Utilized by Participants
From learning to sail in a dinghy to officiating at world class events, Sail Canada training programs are an anchor for clubs across the country.
“Every member club is impacted by the Sail Canada programs,” said Frank Denis, executive director of Sail Nova Scotia in an interview. “Some use all. Some just use race officials or junior sailing. All of them offer some form of their programs.”
Denis said Sail Canada puts together ...
First 27: Sailing Reinvented
First 27 delivers fun and modern downwind planing sailing thanks to modern design and building technologies. Families will go cruising, you'll enjoy a fun and exciting day sailing, and she will win trophies on the club races. Interior of this pocket-cruiser can welcome up to six persons and offers a separated bow-cabin, open space saloon, galley with freshwater, fridge and separated classic marine toilet.
The main promise and differentiation of First 27 are her ...
Ultimate Global Sailing Races on Horizon for Halifax Sailor
Halifax sailor Sergei Morozov is hoping to be at the helm for either the 2022 Golden Globe Race or the 2024 edition of the Vendée Globe, described as “the greatest sailing race round the world, solo, non-stop and without assistance.”
Morozov, who completed his first solo circumnavigation on May 24, 2014, almost two and half years after leaving Halifax on Dec. 5, 2011, has been planning to do a second solo circumnavigation for several years, but competing in the renowned global races is ...
X4: Winner of the European Yacht of the Year Award 2020!
The all new X40 is the smallest model in the Pure X range; blending quality, performance and styling with cruising capability.
Hot out of the X-Yachts Design Office came the X40, a forty-foot performance cruising yacht that is just as capable for some serious mileage as it is blasting around the cans on the weekend. The new baby Luxury X-Yacht joins the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Pure X range.
The design philosophy was very clear from the outset — like all our yachts, we ...
Q&A – Summer 2020
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 ...
Nova Scotia Sailing Team Keeping the Rust Off Until Next Olympic Qualifier
Jacob Saunders, Oliver Bone Leading Men’s 470 Trials When Pandemic Hit
Halifax, Nova Scotia sailors Jacob Chaplin-Saunders and Oliver Bone haven’t let COVID-19 sidetrack them from their goal of making an Olympic comeback in the 470 class.
The team had qualified Canada as one of 20 countries for the 2020 Tokyo Games in January at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Miami and were leading the trials to be selected as Canada's Men's 470 team when COVID-19 sent the world into lockdown late ...
‘So Far, So Good’ for Summer Sailing Season in Atlantic Canada
The lessening of COVID-19 restrictions has worked out fairly well for the sailing and boating community in Atlantic Canada.
“So far, so good when it comes to sailing here in Nova Scotia,” said Frank Denis, executive director of Sail Nova Scotia. “We’re hopeful we'll be able to get through the summer before the second wave hits. I know the sailing programs for kids have been so important to the participants and also their families.”
Many clubs around the province have been able to ...
First 18: Sailing Reinvented
Competitive sailing is entering a new era with high-spirited boats designed for family and friends. Fun, Intuitive, tough, simple, smart: a brilliant reinvention of the FIRST legend!
There’s an air of adventure about the First 18. Combining all the pleasures of dinghy sailing, her versatility appeals as much to expert regatta racers as it does to novices who dream of coastal raids with family or friends.
Stable and lightweight, with a planing hull and high-performance rigging, the First ...
Oceanis 41.1: Performance at Sea
Living on board an Oceanis is a lifestyle in its own right. Her swiftness and safety find an echo in her elegance, comfort and a feeling of well-being. Each new Oceanis requires the passionate commitment of architects and designers, whose challenge it is to extend the limits of space, while increasing the craft’s performance at sea.
FINOT-CONQ ARCHITECTS: In forty years, Jean-Marie Finot and Pascal Conq have forged the reputation of designing perfectly balanced and admirably seaworthy ...
Beneteau: Standing the Test of Time
When Benjamin Bénéteau founded Beneteau Boats in 1884, he chartered a visionary course filled with determination, innovation, creativity and a love of the sea that is still central to the company’s philosophy.
At the time, it was the age of sail, when fishing boats were called luggers, dundees and smacks and performance was judged by who got back to the harbour first, since the first there would sell his fish at the best price.
For this reason and many others afterwards, this ...