About Richmond Adventure Planning

More than just sailing tours!

Mission and Vision

Mission

We plan to provide Richmond County, Nova Scotia’s visitors with adventures by being the go-to tour guide company in Richmond County. Richmond Adventure Planning will eventually provide even more fun-filled and educational experiences for tourists to the St. Peter’s area. Stay tuned!

Goal

Within five years, there will be at least a dozen more tour guides serving the tourism industry in Richmond County.

Our Sailing Tours

Choose a skippered charter for your sailing vacations and enjoy sailing in Cape Breton, swimming and dining. We will WOW you with spontaneous, authentic, and friendly adventures through the St. Peter’s Canal, on the Bras d’Or Lake or around the coast of Richmond County.

Our vessel and skipper meet all Transport Canada regulations for yacht charters.

We seek to promote the essence of Cape Breton by providing authentic, hands-on educational experiences on the Bras d’Or Lake in St. Peter’s that will leave visitors with a sense of discovery.

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Meet Your Skipper – Gordon Kerr

You are guaranteed to have a safe and enjoyable Cape Breton sailing charter with Gordon. You will find him to be both entertaining and informative!

Gordon began sailing in 1980 as a crew member racing on a J-24 in Halifax. This was an awesome training experience, as members of the top boats would mentor the less experienced sailors in order to make the fleet more competitive. Gordon competed in local races for five years and participated in the J-24 Canadian nationals in 1984.

Gordon went on to crew, navigate and pilot a C&C 44 on cruises along the coast of Maine, the Bay of Fundy, and along the South Coast of Nova Scotia. He also crewed for a number of years racing in Saint John, NB on a J-36.

Gordon finally purchased his own boat in 2008 and has been sailing in and around the Bras d’Or Lake since then.

Gordon developed his ocean sailing experience at work as a scientist on commercial fish trawlers on the Grand Banks and Northern Labrador and on scallop draggers off the Atlantic Coast.

He has the following certifications and his top priority is to ensure your safety.
•    ROC – MC – Restricted Radio Operators Certificate – Marine Commercial
•    SVOP – Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
•    MED-A2 – Marine Emergency and Disaster for Passengers
•    Nova Scotia Food Handlers & Education Training – Level 1
•    B. Sc. In Biology
•    P. Eng. (Agricultural Engineering)
•    Navigation – Self study since the 1970s

Gordon moved to St. Peter’s permanently in 2012 and has been very active in the community, creating a business plan for the Village Lighthouse so that it would be considered for heritage status, authoring a successful application for the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Spirit Award on behalf of St. Peter’s and area and he is Chair of the St. Peter’s Tourism committee.

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Our Sailboat, Cu Na Mara

The name Cu Na Mara is a Celtic word meaning “Hound of the Sea.” A stiff and comfortable yacht, it comfortably accommodates up to four people.

She is a perfect little boat for sailing, touring about, lounging and relaxing. Cu Na Mara is a 25-foot masthead sloop. These yachts were built by Hunter Marine (USA).

She is extremely stable for her size and can perform as comfortably or as close to the edge as our clients desire. She sails easily at five to six knots under various wind conditions and sail configurations. She is also equipped with a gennaker for fun-filled downwind sailing! She is a very easily sailed vessel, and a great sailboat on which to learn to sail.

The vessel is equipped with a cooler for snacks and drinks and a bathroom (head). The cabin accommodations are comfortable. She is both a sturdy and safe vessel and is designed to handle the rigors of ocean and lake sailing. This boat is in very good condition and is pampered by her captain.

S/V Cu Na Mara and your skipper are participants in Transport Canada’s Small Vessel Voluntary Compliance Program and meet stringent standards for sailing charter vessels and meeting or exceeding all applicable Transport Canada standards, regulations, and guidelines.

Come and experience sailing at its finest, aboard Cu Na Mara!