2017 Silent Auction

We are happy to advise that we have had another 4 donations to our 2017 Silent auction… which you already know is a major fundraiser for us. We have 47 donated items available for bid, and they will be there until the auction ends on Friday , March 31st.  The items can be seen by clicking “here”. Just click on the individual pictures to see a description of the item and the latest bid. There is still time to donate, and your donations can be dropped off at the club at any time we are open, with an email to Pat at patchute144@gmail.com with a copy to Bruce Bennett at bennettbmi@gmail.com.

We look forward to making this auction another successful one, with your help.

Our Visitors

As it has been for many years, Shelburne continues to be a favourite for many cruising sailors, and we get, on average, about 250 visiting boats every year…..from all over the world. Everywhere from New Zealand…Australia… South Africa…Iceland…Sweden…throughout Europe, and all through the coastal US. We even had a visitor from Doha, Qatar this summer. This link will give you a birds-eye view of how far our visitors have travelled. You can read about what our visitors are saying at http://www.shyc.ca/comments

2016 Awards Night

ANNUAL SAILING AWARDS NIGHT 2016

The Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club held their annual end of season Awards Night Dinner and Dance on Saturday, October 15th at the Osprey Arts Centre. The delicious meal was catered byThe Lobster Shack and the music for the dance was the band “Hourglass”. Emcee, Guy Tipton, thanked Commodore, Gail Ringer and all the volunteers for helping make this year run so smoothly with the Sailing Academy and the Learn to Sail program. The Commodore also presented awards to 2 of the SHYC volunteers for all they have done this year…..Judy Seale and Linda McNichol.

 S.H.Y.C. KEEL BOAT AWARDS:

SPRING SERIES WINNERS:

A” Class.     “SOU’WESTER” – Bob Erwin, Bradd Wilson, Rick Brackett & cawards2016-061rew
“B” Class. “AMETHYST” – Dave & Annette Williams & crew
“C” Class.     “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crew

SUMMER SERIES WINNERS:

“A” Class. – “NATURAL HIGH” – Eric MacIntosh & crew
“B” Class – “AMETHYST” – Dave & Annette Williams & crew
“C” Class – “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crewawards2016-067

FALL SERIES WINNERS:

“A” Class – “HARD EI8HT” – Lawrence Taylor & crew
“B” Class – “FANCY FREE” – Paul & Doris Smith & crew
“C” Class – “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crew

OVERALL SERIES WINNERS:

“A” Class – “NATURAL HIGH” – Eric MacIntosh & crewawards2016-070
“B” Class – “AMETHYST” – Dave & Annette Williams & crew
“C” Class – “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crew

 

RACE TO LOCKEPORT:

“A” Class – “NATURAL HIGH” – Eric MacIntosh & crewawards2016-068
“B” Class – “AMETHYST” – Dave & Annette Williams & crew
“C” Class – “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crew

CENTENNIAL CUP RACE :
“CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crewawards2016-069

MCNUTT’S ISLAND RACE:

“A” Class – “HARD EI8HT” – Lawrence Taylor & crewawards2016-074
“B” Class – “FRASCATI” – Alan & Jan Pulfrey & crew
“C” Class – “CALIENTE” – Royden Nickerson & crew

ALL THE MARBLES RACE:

“CALIENTE” Royden Nickerson & crew

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SAILOR OF THE YEAR 2016
Kevin Locke

The Start Committee Jennifer Davis, Peggy Spurr, Harry O’Connor & Don Easterday received a standing ovation from everyone in the room and a gift in appreciation for all their time to volunteer starting and tabulating all the races. Without the start committee there would be no racing.

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Baddeck Race Week

 Baddeck Race Week is held annually held the first full week of August and is a high intensity regatta that allows racers the opportunity to compete in four (4) races each day for five (5) days.  With coaches from every participating club on the water with the racers, each sailor is coached throughout the regatta as they require; junior sailors receive encouragement and instruction as they race, the more experienced sailors receive more detailed and race specific instruction.  The week is free of charge for racers as well.  Changing wind conditions, an intensive and prolonged racing schedule, as well as more complicated race courses all mean this week is challenging in ways that help to develop racers for future events...read more