July 26, 2018
This year the Halifax waterfront has been busier than ever. We’ve covered the Boxing Rock regatta and Route Saint Pierre and just recently the area near Bishop’s Landing was packed with over 60 boats, many sporting Pirate crews. All this activity helps bring new people into boating as visitors can see all the many ways they could be enjoying the harbour.
Rick Norman sent us this on the recent and very successful Dartmouth Yacht Club Poker Run.
Every year the Dartmouth Yacht Club (DYC) invites powerboaters and sailors from the area to join in a Poker Run which has various stops throughout Halifax Harbour.
This years “Pirates of Halifax Harbour” themed event was our biggest success ever with 65 boats taking part (42 Power and 23 Sail) and over 250 people for dinner back at the new DYC clubhouse. The day starts off with a captains meeting at DYC, various checkpoints throughout the harbour, Lunch stop at Bishops landing, and stops on the way back to DYC. Once back at the club we draw for the best poker hands, give away thousands of dollars worth of prizes followed by Dinner and a dance with a band on the deck!
We are lucky to have some great companies support our event. (listed below).
Try and support our sponsors when you can…….
Seamasters, VMG Marine, Edgewater Marine, Atlantic Car Stereo, Halifax Waterfront Development, Allains Sales and Service, Jesse Pizza, Expert Electric, Scanway Catering, Edgecombe Sports, Keiths Brewery, Nine Locks, Sawlor Build Homes, Dartmouth Hampton Hotel, Giant Tiger.
Rick J. Norman
Photos 1, 3 & 4: Credit Dartmouth Yacht Club. Photo 2: Credit G. Cairns