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 ...
The Fun Starts Now: New Flyer 23
Close your eyes and dream about your new exciting getaway. UNLIMITED.
Imagine your new day boat, a combination of style and performance. EXCEPTIONAL.
Let your eyes glide over its sleek lines. MAGIC.
Marvel at the care given to every detail, every accessory, each finish. LUXURIOUS.
Power, Style and Space
The innovative Flyer is at once powerful and elegant, and boldly revisits the day boat. Inspired by the design codes of the car industry, the Flyer’s clean modern lines have ...
One Step Ahead: Monte Carlo 52
The Monte Carlo 52 will be launched in September 2019 at the Cannes Yachting Festival, marking the introduction of the new generation of luxurious Monte Carlo motor yachts by BENETEAU. This elegant contemporary cruiser made in France is over 16 metres long and boasts enhanced spaces, light and comfort.
An Elegant Motor Yacht at The Cutting Edge of Design
BENETEAU will launch the new Monte Carlo 52 at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival. This exclusive 16.25-metre long and 4.60-metre ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Chance to Get Away: Swift Trawler 30
Youngest member of the ‘long-distance cruiser’ family, the Swift Trawler 30 is an excellent balance between style and seaworthiness. This live-aboard boat may be the smallest of the Swift Trawlers, but she is mighty. Her many innovations and strong performance make her stand out in her class.
The Swift Trawler 30’s unreservedly stylish, contemporary and yet protective lines make her very distinctive. Designed for travelling long distances as much as for enjoying ...
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 ...