Upper Deck Now Open

   We are pleased to advise that revised Provincial guidelines will allow us to re-open the Upper Deck. Effective Saturday, June 5th, the Upper Deck will be open 12n – 8pm, offering outdoor seating for “consistent social groups” up to ten (10). We have a capacity for seating forty (40) in total. And should there be even greater demand, we will endeavor to provide table service to the lower deck where we have six (6) 4-person tables for a total of 24 additional patrons.

SHYC Cruising

We are pleased to advise that our 1st SHYC cruise has been scheduled and it will be a simple weekend out to McNutts Island. The purpose, besides visiting the island, is to shake out the boats’ systems and ensure that they all work while we are still close to home. See description here.

Employment Opportunity

Spring has sprung, Covid is in retreat (hopefully), and SHYC is getting ready for a busy summer season. Enjoy a fun, fast paced environment with competitive salaries. Some evenings and weekends. Will train. Students welcome.


Cruising Club of America- Bras d’OR Station

The Linens are Out

In addition to last week’s successful ECAC event, we offer our thanks and appreciation for those involved in hosting the Bras d’OR station of the Cruising Club of America who were in for a couple of days, culminating in a lasagna dinner last Thursday night. They wrote later to let us all know it was the highlight of their cruise.

Lasagna Dinners were donated by: Ruth Waters, Wanda Nickerson, Gail Ringer, Annette Willilams, Mary Jane Brackett, Ethel Nickerson, and Rhoda Kelley. Garlic bread was courtesy of Willa Magee. Caesar salad was from Bradd & Maeve Wilson. Pies were provided by Linda McNichol, Debi King, Donna Harris, Louise Theriault, and Lori Harris. 

And a good time was had by all…

Galley Prep and Serving

Sherry Thorburn, Jeannie Kerr, Kathy Spencer, Jane Petring, Jane Muir, Debi King, Donnna Harris, Annette Williams and Mary Jane Brackett.

There you have it – SHYC’s volunteer-driven club in action. Thanks a million, everyone!

I Am A Sailor

This story appeared in the April edition of the Sail Nova Scotia newsletter. Congratulations Owen !!!

I Am A Sailor…
Owen Hobbs

The big boats get thowen Hobbse glory but the little boats make the sailor. Fourteen year old Owen Hobbs of Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club certainly fits that bill. After trying a few sports like baseball and soccer Owen found that the sea was calling him. The availability of affordable sailing camps in Shelburne helped kick start this young sailor’s career. After learning to sail in under the guidance of Max Page, Nova Scotia’s 2015 Community Coach of the Year at the CANSail summer camp, Owen has quickly graduated to take command of his own vessel and teach his crew (Mom) to sail. Owen and Mom (Leslie) purchased a used Albacore sailing dinghy and lovingly restored it in time to make the start line of SHYC Wednesday Night Race Series. A true bonding experience for mother and son as they often go out for supper and talk about the race. Aside from the Wednesday night races, Owen often ventures out to the islands of Shelburne harbour with mom and little brother Miles for picnics on the beach. With ambitions of becoming an instructor or sailing coach, Owen has since attended the 420 Regatta in Baddeck and the East Coast Albacore Championship in Shelburne to hone his skills

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 https://www.shyc.ca/comments