The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club
The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club (RNYC) is located in Long Pond, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Pond is protected by a barachois, a natural sandbar that serves to shelter this idyllic marina from the waters of Conception Bay and that of the Atlantic Ocean.
The RNYC began its rich history as the Avalon Yacht Club. Founded in 1936, the story goes that Arthur and Marjorie Johnson took Max Barbour canoeing at Long Pond, as they wanted to show Barbour the sheltered ...
Lunenburg Yacht Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary
There were many reasons to celebrate at the Lunenburg Yacht Club in 2022.
Youth and ladies learn to sail programs and the Able Sail program were full, volunteers spent thousands of hours making sure everything was shipshape and the club marked 75 years since it was founded in 1947.
“It’s a happy place for a lot of people,” says club general manager Gale Fullerton. “It truly is a community.”
Located on Herman’s Island about midway between the towns of Lunenburg and Mahone ...
Bras d’Or Yacht Club an Integral Part of Baddeck Community
It was the Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s junior sailing program that initially brought Commodore Peter Patterson to the community of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S. some 25 years ago.
At the time, he had just gotten back from a stint in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor and was looking for a job.
“I called the Nova Scotia Sailing Association, that’s what it was called at the time and they said they are looking for someone to take over the program at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club. I said ...
Bedford Basin Yacht Club is Your Typical Close to Home Boat Club
Deep in the Bedford Basin, as far as one can go, is the Bedford Basin Yacht Club, home port for more than 100 sailing and motoring vessels and a club to call their own for some 190 members.
“The Bedford Basin Yacht Club has a lot of history in the community and is your typical ‘close to home’ boat club,” says Commodore Craig Sooley.
“It’s kind of quirky looking outside and offers the same charm inside with interesting angles up in the wardroom and flags hanging everywhere. ...
Busy Season for Summerside Yacht Club and Marina
New members and visiting boaters, combined with weekly racing and entertainment, has added up to a busy summer at the Summerside Yacht Club and Marina.
“This has been a very busy season for our marina, with upwards of 12 new boats and members,” said general manager Tom Peters. “Visiting boats continue to be a large part of our activities.”
The Summerside Yacht Club and Marina is part of the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, a non-profit community complex managed and owned by its ...
LaHave River Yacht Club: ‘A Hidden Treasure’
Located 12 kilometres south of the Town of Bridgewater, on the West side of the picturesque LaHave River, is the LaHave River Yacht Club.
“It’s a hidden treasure, it really is,” said Barry Rofihe, who has been a member of the LaHave River Yacht Club since 1960. ” It’s a great little club. Friendly, not white tablecloth dining by any stretch of the imagination. The food has always been good with great service and wonderful people to chat with. It’s a very friendly place to ...
Ben Eoin Yacht Club and Marina Getting Ready for Another Great Summer
Plans are well underway for another great summer of boating and sailing at the Ben Eoin Yacht Club on the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton.
“I think this summer will be similar to last year,” said Commodore Ray Campbell. “We had a great summer last year and I think we will have a great summer this summer. I think the claws of uncertainty have been removed.”
The claws of uncertainty that Campbell is referring to is COVID-19. “We are very fortunate our members are more than ...
Spirit of Boating and Comradery Strong at Dartmouth Yacht Club
Above photo: Vessels lay berthed at one of the docks at the Dartmouth Yacht Club. Contributed photo.
It is all about boating, be it by motor or sail, at the Dartmouth Yacht Club.
“The spirit of boating together is strong at the Dartmouth Yacht Club,” said Commodore Steve Snider in an interview. “I find when people go through the gates, there’s no pretences. It’s all boaters together.”
Located in Wright's Cove on the eastern shore of Bedford Basin, the Dartmouth Yacht ...
Armdale Yacht Club: Keeps Sailing Tradition Alive
Nestled at the head of Halifax Harbour’s Northwest Arm on historic Melville Island is the Armdale Yacht Club (AYC).
Founded in 1937, the Club is home for approximately 150 boats, boosts around 300 members, provides berthage for visiting yachts, has a thriving Learn to Sail program and usually a full schedule of social and sporting events.
While this year will be different because of COVID-19, “members are very optimistic about the boating season since the bubble has been expanded to ...
Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club: A Vibrant Part of the N.B. Boating Scene
For more than 120 years the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club (RKYC) in Saint John, N.B. has been a vibrant part of the boating and social scene on the Saint John river system.
Located at the intersection of the Kennebecasis and Saint John rivers in Brothers Cove, the RKYC has recently upped its game when it comes to marine service capabilities.
“We have the best equipment in the area,” said manager Rob Ash, including a 75-tonne travel lift “which can lift any boat in the area,” and ...