First two practical courses complete

2018-06-16T11:52:30+00:00 June 16, 2018|

We just completed the first 2 RYA practical courses for the season.  A Day Skipper followed by a Coastal Skipper.  Both courses full and with lots of practical skills for students to absorb.  Both were very good weeks!

One spot remaining on Mile Builder trips

2018-05-28T08:30:23+00:00 May 28, 2018|

We have only one spot available on our July 23-27 cruise/mile builder from basecamp in Mahone Bay to Saint John, New Brunswick.

This trip will cruise southwest to the most southern part of Nova Scotia then north across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John.  Depending on weather and progress, stops may be made in fishing villages.  There is a strong likelihood that we will see whales.

Navigationally, it can be interesting, as there are quite strong currents in the Bay of Fundy.

Come and join us!

 

Only 4 spots remaining for the season

2018-05-06T09:52:44+00:00 May 6, 2018|

We are almost full.  Here is what is left …..

We have space for 2 on the June 23 Yachtmaster prep and exams.  These are the last two available until 2019.

We have space for two on a 250 mile passage from our basecamp at Oak Island Marina to Saint John, NB.  July 23-27. Here’s a chance to get in a good variety of conditions, from coastal to offshore sailing, crossing the Bay of Fundy (and probably seeing Humpback whales) and getting to go through the reversing falls at Saint John into the Saint John River.

Hope you can join us!

RYA Celestial Navigation course complete

2018-03-27T19:38:28+00:00 March 27, 2018|

Just finished teaching the RYA Ocean Theory course in the classroom last Friday.  40 hours of hard but satisfying work for the candidates, in 5 days. Learning sight reduction and the mysteries of the sextant.

Final Schedule

2018-02-24T11:50:30+00:00 February 24, 2018|

With a few adjustments, the schedule of our courses is now set.  The only unknown is that the course September 10-14 could be either Day Skipper/Comp crew or a Coastal Skipper , but not both.  The first booking will determine the course.

AIS Transceiver

2017-12-12T10:49:56+00:00 December 12, 2017|

We have an AIS (Automatic Identification System) Transceiver on Michaela.  It allows us to be seen and tracked by a large range of vessels and in particular, the big ones.  It is a great collision avoidance device and as prices come down, more and more vessels are acquiring one.

You can see us on http://marinetraffic.com search for MMSI # 316001829, or look for Michaela with the Canadian flag.  We may not be visible everywhere but if we are close to our marina we will show up.  Even though we may not be updated on Marine Traffic, we are still visible to all vessels with an AIS receiver.