LaHave River Yacht Club: ‘A Hidden Treasure’
Located 12 kilometres south of the Town of Bridgewater, on the West side of the picturesque LaHave River, is the LaHave River Yacht Club.
“It’s a hidden treasure, it really is,” said Barry Rofihe, who has been a member of the LaHave River Yacht Club since 1960. ” It’s a great little club. Friendly, not white tablecloth dining by any stretch of the imagination. The food has always been good with great service and wonderful people to chat with. It’s a very friendly place to ...
There’s More Than One Way to Enjoy Being on the Water
Above photo: Sean Therien enjoys surfing in a kayak wave rider. Contributed photo
Depending on who you ask in the Therien family of Dartmouth, a good day on the water could mean windy, wavy or calm conditions.
Wife and mother Kate is a stand-up paddle boarder. Husband and father Sean likes to surf in his kayak wave rider, while son Luc, 14, is into sailing and looking forward to his first season on the i420 race team at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS).
“For the three ...
‘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 ...
Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club: A Vibrant Part of the N.B. Boating Scene
For more than 120 years the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club (RKYC) in Saint John, N.B. has been a vibrant part of the boating and social scene on the Saint John river system.
Located at the intersection of the Kennebecasis and Saint John rivers in Brothers Cove, the RKYC has recently upped its game when it comes to marine service capabilities.
“We have the best equipment in the area,” said manager Rob Ash, including a 75-tonne travel lift “which can lift any boat in the area,” and ...
Northern Yacht Club Ready to Welcome Big Boat Traffic
Above photo: The Northern Yacht Club in Cape Breton has made infrastructure improvements to better accommodate travelling superyachts. Contributed photo
Cape Breton’s Northern Yacht Club is ready to welcome some “big boat traffic” with recent infrastructure upgrades made to better accommodate travelling superyachts.
“The major part of the project was the provision for a three-phase power upgrade to the outer dock so the larger yachts can plug in and not have to run their ...