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ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre race this week.

2014 Race Start

The Halifax Waterfront will host the ROUTE Halifax Saint-Pierre race, a prestigious international 350-mile Ocean Race running from Halifax, NS, Canada to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, France.The Race happens Bi-annually, in the off year for the Marblehead to Halifax Race. This year the race departs at Noon on June 26. Boats will be along the waterfront beginning today.

In the past, the Race has begun off the RNSYS in the Northwest Arm.

This years race will include a group of 25 international sailboats and their 200-person crew.  The boats are coming to Halifax from both sides of the Atlantic, including 14 Canadian boats (7 NS, 1 NB, 2 NFLD, 4QC), 4 French boats (3 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, 1 France Mainland), 2 English boats and 5 American boats. The boats will be moored between Bishop’s Landing to the Summit Seawall (just north of the Stubborn Goat Beer Garden).

Details about the vessels can be found at https://www.routespm.com/en/route-halifax-saint-pierre/2018-entries/

Also in attendance will be the French Marine National ship Fulmar, which patrols the water of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, and put into Halifax today.

 

As part of the event, there will be two evenings of free, live, all ages, French music (June 23 and 24 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm), taking place at Foundation Place, 1549 Lower Water Street. (next to Waterfront Warehouse) Acts Performing will be:

Blague et Halewww.blagueethale.com
Hailing from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Blague et Hale (French saying meaning “Talk but work”) have been performing their original upbeat pop and rock songs along with French and English covers for the past decade. They have performed throughout Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Newfoundland, and as far as Paris.
Chanson d’Occasionwww.facebook.com/chanson.doccasion/
Chanson d’Occasion is a familiar name to many who live in France. These three musicians cover French hits from the past while bringing them to new life with a gipsy/swing twist. Let Chanson d’Occasion’s show take you back to the 80s with its signature blend of flashy colours, vintage video game vibes that blend the kitsch with the classy.
Known for her powerful voice and captivating stage presence, Izabelle’s career took off in 2012 when she was noticed by star music producer Henry Hirsch (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Pink). Since then, she has been a regular name on the iTunes’ Top 10 list and has had the opportunity to perform alongside stars such as Serena Ryder, Deadmau5, and Randy Bachman. Izabelle in concert is not a performance to be missed.
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Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 at RNSYS

Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss Imoca 60 racing yacht arrived at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron last night. built to compete in Distance off shore races – Thomson last ran the 2016 Vendee Globe. The yacht is built for single handed operation.

The Yacht will be making stops in Canada and America in June & July this year. The dates and stops are as follows: Montreal – 2nd – 4th June Toronto – 11th – 15th June Boston 1st – 3rd July New York – 10th – 15th July

 

Thompson is probably best known outside sailing circles for his Hugo Boss Promotional work Which featured climbing the mast while the boat was heeled, Standing on the Keel, And wakeboarding behind the boat.

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Beyoncé and jay-z in town?


Probably not, but a yacht that was tied to them is currently tied up on the south side of Purdys Wharf.

In 2016 rumours were swirling that the Yacht Jamaica Bay was in Ireland chartered by the famous musical couple. That was never confirmed, though they are in known to have spent time a yacht Gattica Star. That vessel is owned by a Nigerian Oil Tycoon, who is currently reported to be hiding out on the boat.

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Super Yacht at the Museum Wharf..

Brand new, she is on her delivery trip to Florida. The Hull was built in Norway and is made of carbon fibre. the Hullwas Shipped over to the yacht builder Palmer Johnston in Wisconsin. She is now on her delivery trip to florida. She currently is using her yard Hull Number as a name – PJ265, but will take the name Khalilah. Photo to follow.

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Route Halifax Saint Pierre. Starts Tomorow.

Tomorrow marks the Start of the  Route Halifax Saint Pierre yacht race. Held Every second year, opposite the MarbleHead to Halifax Race. The Start is at noon, with the starting line near Sackville Wharf on the downtown Halifax waterfront (near Lat 44° 38.9’ N,Lon 63° 34.0’ W)
 
The finishing line will be between a flagpole with a red flashing light (Lat 46° 47.643′ N, Long 56° 09.560′ W) on the Frigorifique deep water wharf and the North Cardinal Buoy “Bouée du Flétan” with a white flashing light (Lat 46° 47.342′ N, Long 56° 09. 170′ W)
The french naval Patrol Boat Fulmar is in town for the race, and will be escorting participants. You can Follow the race progress With Yellow brick (Needs Flash)
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French Yacht Paolyre.

Designed by Joubert/Nivelt and built in aluminium by the OCEA Shipyard, Sables-d’Olonne, this 32m Super Yacht is custom-built. With its retro lines and Art Deco-style interior, it combines private and charter use. (Presumably you can charter it when the owner is not using it.)

PAOLYRE  has a maximum speed of 18.0 knots and a range of 4 000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Accommodation for 10 guests in 4 staterooms

Find out more at her website http://www.paolyre.com/en/index.php

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Another Super Yacht ties up in Halifax

the Yacht To-Kalon arrived today and tied  up infront of the Maritime Museum. Built by the Burger Boat Co. in 2008, she is 30m long, carries 4800HP (About the same as Atlantic Oak), has a max speed of 27knots, and can carry 23,000l of fuel, which is good for a range of 625nm.
You can see some interior shots of the vessel at Superyacht times.  To Kalon is Greek for “most beautiful”. Robert Mondavi has a Napa valley Vineyard with the To Kalon name.
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Bread

As Mega yachts go, Bread is pretty impressive. Reportedly owned by a major North American bakery Owner, Bread was built in Ontario, Reworked in Florida, and is now back on her way to the lakes.
Very modern, She seams to suffer from an identity crisis of wanting to be both a sailing yacht, or a Steam yacht. (See Amazon (Number 10) for an example of an actual period Yacht of this type)

Bread is Tied up next to EcTug, if you want to go have a look. Shipfax has more history on her.

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