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Rothesay Yacht Club: A Place for Comradery

Above photo: Rothesay Yacht Club Facebook Photo Just north of Saint John, New Brunswick tucked away on the Kennebecasis River is the small community of Rothesay, home to the Rothesay Yacht Club (RYC). The club, according to its most senior member Bruce Tennant, was founded in 1907 by several families that lived in what was then the village of Rothesay. The clubhouse, which is still in use today, was built around 1910–1920. While the original building remains, the site of the ...

Shediac Bay Yacht Club

Above photo: SBYC serves as a gateway to the Shediac area thanks to their proximity to the downtown core and amenities useful to travellers of all stripes. Photos supplied by Gerry O’Brien, SBYC Manager Two hurricanes and a global pandemic may have set the Shediac Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) back a few times, but each time they’ve come back stronger. The SBYC was first incorporated in 1933, which existed as a mooring field until the early 1980s when the marina was built. The club ...

Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club: Serving the Sailing Community for More Than a Century

Officially formed in 1903, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club (SHYC) has always and continues to foster a prestigious association with yachting in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The original two-storey clubhouse used to be located on the Shelburne waterfront on the corner of Dock and George Street before being lost to Hurricane Edna in 1954. For a time after the loss of the original clubhouse, the group was effectively homeless. “The club was washed away in a hurricane and for many subsequent years ...

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 ...