Halifax Venetian NightAn annual tradition, Venetian Night is a parade of brightly decorated vessels that participate in a magnificent evening Parade of Sail along the North West Arm. This is the event where Christmas lights in August are encouraged, along with sparklers, fireworks, noisemakers and more! The Halifax clubs share the festivities.

MLM Fundraiser ChequeFor the entire August long weekend, Friday July 31 to Monday, August 3, five participating Ontario marinas – Bay Port, Beacon Bay, Paragon Marina, South Bay Cove and Wye Heritage  - donated...

 

National Vintage Boat BurgeeIf your organization has had to cancel events this summer, but you’re still looking for a way to keep your club members engaged, why not join National Vintage* Boating Day – Saturday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon (local time).

2020 Halifax St Pierre CancelledIn view of the international health situation, we regret to cancel the 2020 edition of ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre and ROUTE Saint-Pierre Quebec.

CORKThe situation with respect to CORK events remains uncertain. On one hand, the City has changed the previous order that recreational facilities will remain closed until 31 August to be "until further notice", and as you will read below, City staff are conducting annual maintenance at the two municipal marinas. 

Pucker ProSeveral dozen fans of the fluted, pink-lined conch shell displayed their pucker power Saturday March 1st, during Key West’s 58th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in the Florida Keys.

1st Overall New RacerThe snow storm on the first day of the Toronto International Boat Show last month didn’t prevent sailors from as far away as Albany NY, attending PHRF-Lake Ontario’s presentation of the awards for the Chapman New Racers and the Season Championship at its AGM.

Martin 242 Around the MarkBOOM! goes the start signal, and you are under way. Trim sails to perfection, hike out, monitor the compass for wind shifts, scan the race course and fleet to plan your next moves!

LOOR 2020The LOSHRS Awards Banquet is coming up on February 8th, followed by another spectacular offshore racing season planned for 2020 including the 31st LO300 Challenge.
Great news for all those long-long distance racers, the LO600 returns in 2020.

ShellbacksJanuary 8th: Melodie Ridge: will tell us of her time spent aboard as crew on the Southern Ocean Leg of the Clipper around the World Race. 

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Neptunus 750 Enclosed FlybridgeBy Andy Adams

In the February 2020 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, we featured our review of the Neptunus 750 Flybridge, the company’s flagship yacht. The boat had been bought by a gentleman from Newfoundland and we reviewed it just before it was to be delivered.

We learned later that the boat did not leave immediately after delivery. The story is that the new owner reconsidered the beautiful big open flying bridge layout. 

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View of Ganges HarbourText and Photos by Marianne Scott

Salt Spring Island, the largest among the Gulf Islands, has a certain mystique—much of it having to do with locally produced food. It started thousands of years ago when the Coast Salish First Nations used the Island as a summer camp, collecting wild foods while also processing the abundant sea food for winter sustenance.

In the 19th century, five main groups settled here and began farming: Northern Europeans—some of whom had abandoned gold rush dreams; Hawaiians brought here by Vancouver Island’s second governor, James Douglas...

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National Invasive Species Awareness WeekThis week, Feb. 22-26, is National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) released an animated video to raise awareness about the threat Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) pose to the boating industry and what manufacturers can do to limit the spread.

AIS can damage ecosystems and negatively impact fishing and the future of the boating lifestyle. Boat access to many aquatic resources has been limited due to AIS concerns and AIS infestation can result in serious damage to boats and their components. Invasive plant life can foul propellers,

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A Freedom Boat Club StafferAs a life-long marine journalist, it has often occurred to me, that it’s a big leap to lay out the cash, (especially for those with no previous boating experience), to try it out. How does someone even know that they will like boating it if they haven’t tried it? 

Well, joining a boat club, or a yacht club that has boats available for members to use, can get you started without the big financial commitment and with the support of the club’s education and resources. Try before you buy.


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invasive species video 400AIS can damage ecosystems and negatively impact fishing and the future of the boating lifestyle. Boat access to many aquatic resources has been limited due to AIS concerns and AIS infestation can result in serious damage to boats and their components. Invasive plant life can foul propellers, jam impellors and cause bilge pump failure. Mussels can attach to boats and negatively affect performance, attach to engines causing component failure, and obstruct water lines causing system failure.

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fibreglass recycling part2 400 By Jay Weaver

Interest in finding alternative uses for used fiberglass can spark creativity and innovation. For example, a partnership involving the US, Ireland, and Northern Ireland Universities called Re-wind developed some interesting civil engineering project ideas for reusing and repurposing fiberglass blades. These include using decommissioned blades in civil engineering projects as part of powerline structures or towers, or roofs for emergency or affordable housing. In Northern Ireland, Re-wind is also considering piloting them for use in pedestrian bridges along greenways.

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Theodore TugboatAccording to the Nova Scotia Tourism website, Theodore Tugboat began his travels in 1989, created by Cochran Entertainment, with master model maker Fred Allen, as a children's television series inspired by the Halifax Waterfront and the stories Andrew Cochran would tell his son at bedtime. The CBC television program Theodore Tugboat ran from 1993 to 2001.

A working replica of Theodore, named "Theodore Too" was built in Dayspring, Nova Scotia. Designed by Fred Allen and Marius Lengkeek, the tug was launched on April 19, 2000 at the Snyder Shipyard. After a successful tour of several North America ports, it made its home in Halifax. 

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