Canadian Sailing Clubs

Canadian Sailing Clubs

Address: P.O. Box 22105, 7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 4T7

The Armdale Yacht Club offers a complete range of facilities and services to meet the needs of todays yachtsperson. We offer a racing programme and cruising. We can also teach you to sail. The sail training area visible from the club offers what may be the best sail training conditions in sheltered waters offered in Atlantic Canada.

Address: P.O. Box 346, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
B0K 1V0

Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club, located at Sunrise Shore Marina 405 Brule Shore Road, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada is a casual, friendly group dedicated to boating activity enjoyment. We are a social-oriented club promoting boating safety for all ages. BHYC Racing begins in June and culminates with the Earle W. Forshner Memorial Regatta held on Labour Day weekend.

Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club is first and foremost a social-oriented club! Social functions are held throughout the summer, more often than not of the impromptu variety! That being said, there are planned BHYC Social Functions (Members may bring guests for a nominal fee.) BHYC Cruising: Located on the Northumberland Strait, BHYC offers some of the best cruising destinations to be found anywhere!

The Strait provides some of the most beautiful sailing north of the Caribbean, as the waters are clean, generally calm and warm. The prevailing winds here are WSW at 10-15 knots and the Strait is virtually free of fog. There are numerous beaches along the shore that are simply beautiful, and good anchorage almost everywhere for a swim, a barbeque or even for a few days if your schedule permits. Overnight anchorages are quite appealing as there is not much commercial traffic that can rock you all night. And the sunsets? Well, you”ll have to see them to believe them!


Bedford Basin Yacht Club was established in 1953 at the head of the Bedford Basin in Bedford. At the time it was a cottage community on the outskirts of Halifax. The cold fog that often envelopes Halifax Harbour seldom makes its way all the way up the Basin hence, the location has earned the nick names as Sunnyside and Summer Cove.

BBYC is a family and community oriented yacht club with an emphasis on sailing, racing and sail training programs for juniors and adults. Cruising coastal for power and sail, daysailing and a variety of events that make up a year-round social calendar place BBYC at the forefront of this vibrant community. Yacht Racing: Bedford Basin Yacht Club hosts annual regattas and championships, weekly club racing and other special events, and is home to some of the largest one design fleets of J24’s and Niagara 26’s in Atlantic Canada. All events are open to on-line registration available on this site. Highlights of the 2010 season include an opening Regatta, Tuesday Night One Design Series, Wednesday Night Racing Series, Thursday Night Women’s Racing Series, the NS Women’s Keelboat Championship, a Labour Day Weekend Regatta as well as various other races and regattas throughout the season.

Learn To Sail: Sailing at BBYC emphasizes safety, good sportsmanship, friendships, skills on and off the water, and most of all fun! Courses are taught by Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) certified instructors. CYA is the national sport organization for sailing in Canada. They provide us with the technical resources, materials and national standards from which we design and deliver our Learn to Sail Programs.

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Address: 21 South Street, Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada
B0J 1J0

Chester Yacht Club (CYC) is a private sailing club situated on beautiful Mahone Bay with excellent access to the best sailing in Canada. CYC is host to Canada’s largest keelboat regatta, Chester Race Week, the much anticipated and highly regarded annual Opti Jam dinghy regatta, and is home to robust and internationally respected IOD and Bluenose fleets.

Our objective is to encourage Club members to become more proficient in the personal management, maintenance and handling of their boats; to promote safety, proper navigation and seamanship; to provide social and instructional activities in the interests of all Club members and their guests; and to enhance the sport of sailing within our membership and community.


The Dobson Yacht Club sits on the western shore of the South Arm, directly opposite the Sydney downtown area. Its location on the chart (4266) is shown as Dobsons Point, formerly known as Shingle Point. The Club is justly proud of its facilities, which are the finest and most extensive in Sydney Harbour. The Club, with its newly renovated interior, harbourside lawn, and beautiful vista of the Sydney waterfront is also a major social centre on the Westmount shore of Sydney Harbour.

The primary goals of The Dobson Yacht Club are to provide first class boating facilities for its members and to promote the pastime of sailing and power boating in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. We invite non-members to be our guests and to join in the various activities that take place at the Club. Sydney Harbour is safe to enter in any weather, including thick fog. In early summer (May 15 to July 15) the Cape Breton coast, including the entrance to Sydney Harbour, is littered with lobster traps. The best approach, to avoid fouling a trap buoy, is to follow the fairway, which is marked by two fairway buoys (SA and SC) and a pair of range lights. Once past South Bar there are no more lobster traps.


Lunenburg Yacht Club has easy access to some of the best cruising waters in North America which include the myriad islands of beautiful Mahone Bay. LYC operates a variety of family-oriented and water-based facilities for everyone from yacht racers to land-based gourmets. Instructional programs, racing, cruising, fuel, social events, restaurant, and bar service are available. Affordable and fun, come discover what Lunenburg Yacht Club has to offer.

With easy access to some of the best cruising waters in North America and the close promixity of islands in beautiful Mahone Bay, LYC is a favourite destination for members and for visitors. Cruisers from other yacht clubs are welcome to register and use our facilities for short-term visits. Talk to the Club Manager.

LYC has a recently expanded 40-berth marina. Some are available for rent on a short-term basis. Moorings are also available for rental. See tables on page for rates. Information on rentals may be obtained from the Club Manager, during the season. See contact page Other Services: Facility Rental Showers Mooring Rental Tender Service Launch Ramp Dock for Loading/ Unloading Water, Electricity, Ice Picnic Tables Barbecue Grills

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Address: 376 Purcell’s Cove Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 1C7

The RNSYS is primarily a sailing club and it is our goal to encourage and enhance the sport of sailing within our membership and community. Home to close to 900 members from Canada, the United States, and international regions, the RNSYS is proud to offer instructional programs and on water activities for all ages, with our learn to sail program being the largest in Atlantic Canada.

We also offer many social programs and accompanying facilities to ensure a wonderful experience for all. RNSYS membership offers: Year-round and fully serviced boatyard facilities Professionally organized and competitive sailing Renowned youth recreational and racing programs Informative, hands-on adult sailing programs 80′ x 30′ outdoor heated swimming pool & wading pool Fun and safe swimming lessons Year-round dining and bar facilities Private meeting and reception rooms Complete calendar of social events Access to various world-wide reciprocal clubs Count on our full-service boatyard for the best in care and attention:

Diesel and gasoline dock Pump out facility Haulout, winter storage and launch services Marine railway (capacity: 30 tonnes) Jib Crane (capacity: 10,000 lbs.) Spar Crane (capacity: 1,500 lbs.) Your vessel-servicing needs can be easily handled by our experienced boatyard staff. If your requirements are outside their expertise, they can recommend a specialized contractor in the marine field.

Address: 150 Churchill Blvd, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

The Algoma Sailing Club operates on funding raised within its membership and hence the club encourages you the general public to join to help keep our costs down and to also learn and discover the fun of sailing. Our “Social Events”, “Lazy Sailing”, and “River Races” all help to create new friendships and add a bit excitement to fun of Sailing.

The Algoma Sailing Club is located just north of Topsail Island within Bellevue Park and the Club’s members sail and race on the St. Mary’s River. These same waters are also busy with many Ships and Freighters as they journey up to Lake Superior or down to Lake Huron. Due to the difference of water heights between the two lakes, all ships will require docking and travelling through the International Soo Locks, shown on the far left.

Address: 2255B Queen St. E. Box 337, Toronto, Ontario
M4E 1G3

You will find the Aquatic Park Sailing Club about halfway down the Leslie Spit, which defines the eastern perimeter of of the Port of Toronto. Approximately one hundred boats, from large schooners to a graceful Yngling lie at moorings in this sheltered cove.

We break our fleet into two two PHRF divisions, Above 200 and Below 200. We typically have 12-16 boats on the line on a given day and our race courses are primarily in the Outer Harbour and range over to Dufferin Bell Buoy for a distance race. We race weekly from approximately May 24 to October 15.

Address: Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club, 30 Ashbridge’s Bay Park Road, Toronto, Ontario
M4L 3W6

ABYC is a private, working sailing club located in Ashbridge”s Bay on Lake Ontario, at the foot of Coxwell Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. ABYC was formed in 1932. We have very active racing and cruising programs as well as an excellent sailing school for children and adults. We have a fixed mark course on Lake Ontario for organized racing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during sailing season for both PHRF fleets (JAM and spinnaker) and one-design fleets.

Wednesday evenings are devoted to dinghy racing. We also host and support local, national, and international regettas and sponsor weekend cruises to various other clubs on the Lake with which we enjoy reciprocal privileges. We offer membership of various types.

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