DYC PiratesThis 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.

ClubhouseAfter years of contemplation, discussion and planning, ground was finally broken for the much-anticipated DYC clubhouse in the summer of 2017. 

A Storm ApproachesWith no more than 20 members and 11 yachts, the official records have 1876 as the original formation of the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC). 

New Bridge 2Some of the finest sailing in the world is done on the famous Bras d’Or Lakes. Known for gentle, fog-free waters, beautiful anchorages and hundreds of coves and islands.

Waiting For The StartThe 50th Annual of the Southern Straits Classic Yacht race hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club on the Easter weekend was resounding success.

It’s Friday afternoon at the Newport Yacht Club in Stoney Creek, and that can only mean one thing - the members are preparing for their end-of-the-week social event that nobody wants to miss - yep, it’s ‘Mix ‘n Mingle’ time!

BedfordBBYC has brought back a new and improved Keelboat Learn to Race program. The first session is for women only and will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Zawisza Czarny LogoAs things are always better in the Bahamas, especially during Canadian winters, so too are things done better with friends.

 

 

 

YC SailsThe Squamish Yacht Club (SYC) in Howe Sound is a private, non-profit club. Since 1975, club members have demonstrated a passion for cruising and racing. 

Guysborough Sailing SchoolKate Tompkins from the Guysborough County Sailing Club sent us this information about their new sailing school.

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