HMCS OrioleIt’s history in the making. The oldest yacht club in the Americas welcomes Canada’s oldest commissioned ship in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) this Saturday in Halifax.
An official reception was held at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS), Saturday, May 4th.

HIBS WrapupAtlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre last week February 7th through 10th, celebrating success following an increase in show traffic and added attractions.

Spring Thaw200 tickets at $100 pp include a welcome glass, dinner w/wine, dessert, dancing to live music, silent auction and $20 tax receipt. Some parking is available.

Richard BirchallThe Shellbacks Club of Toronto started their Christmas season with their annual Moosemilk luncheon. Gathering at Mimico Cruising Club, the Shellbacks had a delicious meal complemented by moose milk (egg nog and rum) and other Christmas delicacies. The buffet and dessert table that Mimico put out was spectacular.

Moorings in the BVISAfter last year’s large-scale efforts to stage the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta in the wake of Hurricane Irma, organizers and participants are looking forward to a more “normal” event this year. The stage is set for the 48thedition to begin on March 25-31, 2019.

Classic CarsThe City of Havana, Cuba, is celebrating its 500th anniversary this year and thanks to our friends at Florida Yachts Charters, you can be part of it.

Crates SoupIt has become tradition at Crate's and we welcome everyone again on Saturday, February 16 from 11am - 3pm at Showroom at Crate's, 5 Dundas St West Belleville, Ontario! To change things up we have decided to also make it a skating party so lace up!

Victoria Harbour LightsThere is something extra special about bright lights that decorate communities during the Holiday Season that brings people out on brisk winter nights. 

Youth SailingOn November 28, Sail Canada announced that the 2019 Sail Canada Youth Championships will take place at CORK International at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (POH) in Kingston, Ontario.

Roche Harbour MarinaThe Orcas Island Yacht Club and the Friday Harbor Sailing Club hosted the 31st annual "ROUND the COUNTY" sailboat race. 

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