July 12, 2019

J24 CanadiansThe J24 Canadian Championships return to the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on July 19-21, 2019 Registration is open, expecting 15+ boats.

The nationals have generated a lot of renewed interest in Atlantic region. Young members have purchased three new boats, which arrived in RNSYS boatyard over the past two months. Local measurer Tom Hughes has provided new certificates to get fleet up to date.

RO Colin Mann and his team will provide excellent racing in the outer Harbour. PC Chair John Farquharson and a local team will ensure that conflicts are handled professionally and fairly.

RNSYS has scheduled three days of racing July 19-21 with practice race scheduled the afternoon of July 18t.  Berthing, trailer storage, launch and haul will all be included in the registration fee with boat arrivals starting as early as July 16th. Competitors looking for more time before or after the event can contact the RNSYS boatyard at 902-477-5653 to make further arrangements.

Atlantica Hotel in downtown Halifax has provided a special rate for J24 Nationals competitors, please contact event Chair Evan Petley-Jones 902-489-3321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Register at:https://www.rnsys.com/sailing/regatta-registration.html?eventId=276&controller=event&task=individualRegister 

Following racing on Friday and Saturday, there will be a social event at RNSYS for all competitors and race officials. Throughout the regatta there will be food and drink specials available.

Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 

 

 

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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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