Oakville Yacht SquadronAfter some anxious moments, petitions and a #SaveOYS effort by the club, the Oakville Yacht Squadron and the Town of Oakville have settled dispute that could have jeopardized club's future. 

Polsko Kanadyjski Jacht Klub Last week I had a terrific opportunity to connect with the members of the White Sails - Polish Canadian Yacht Club at their off-the-water home in Etobicoke.  I was honoured to be asked to ring the ships bell, starting the monthly...

 

 

Deep Cove Yacht ClubThe Deep Cove Yacht Club is a family and community minded club with a shared love of boating and water activities. 

Gimli Yacht ClubAs I scanned the race committee boats being used for the Canada Summer Games, I found it quite curious that the mark and pin boats were actually fishing boats. 

LRYC FacilitiesThis brief history of the early days of the LaHave River Yacht Club (LRYC) gives an idea of the DIY enthusiasm of the club’s founders and the unpretentious love of boating motivated them.

Chimo Race 1At 18:45pm October 4th 2017, the first warning signal was fired for the 42nd Annual Chimo Race, hosted by Windsor Yacht Club. 

 

 

 

DYC At The DocksLocated across the harbour from downtown Sydney the Dobson Yacht Club has an interesting history.

 

 

 

SYC AerialLocated in beautiful Summerside harbor, Summerside Yacht Club and Marina has room for 90 boats at slips with the ability to accommodate visiting yachts as large as 100ft. 

Beaconsfield Yacht Club 7Two-hundred-year-old homes are what ghost stories are made of, and Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC) has its fair share of both. 

 

 

 

DCY CakeAs we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday there is also much to celebrate in the revitalization of Halifax.

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Beneteau Antares 11By Andy Adams

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