Charter Companies

Equipment Manufacturers

West Marine
West Marine Store online.

Helly Hansen
Proud sponsors of the Dartmouth Yacht Club power and sail.


Yacht World. com
The largest photo database of boats for sale.

Canadian Coast Guard Internet Site
Canadian Coast Guard Internet Site Internet de la Garde côtière canadienne

Mobility Cup

Randy and Susan Sherman's blog
All about the travels of Randy, Susan and Tom (DYC members) on the Nancy Dawson, a 42' Cheoy Lee ketch.

Executive Yachts
Beginner and Advanced CYA live aboard sailing courses in Gulf of Mexico, Florida. Bareboat charters on mono hulls and catamarans. Charter or learn to sail from fellow DYC members Mike & Linda Whitehouse 1201 S. Riverside Dr. #206 Pompano Beach, Fl. U.S.A. 33062 Life is Action Live the Dream U.S. Cell: (321) 368-9392 Business: (902) 434-9395

Jan and Ron Sabadash's blog
I started up a blog for Jan & I and the adventures (to come) of our boat Wind Warrior. There will be a lot of pics and I have a number of useful links there as well.

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
A Canada wide organization offering boating safety courses, including power and sail navigation courses as well as Canadian Coast Guard accredited boating courses, leading to the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), popularly known as the Boat Licence. CPS also offers VHF Radio courses leading to the Restricted Operator Certificate, ROC(M), which includes the new Digital Selective Calling endorsement ( DSC and GMDSS )

Sailboat Associations

Nova Scotia Yachting Association
"It is the Nova Scotia Yachting Association's mission to provide leadership, co-ordination and training to meet the needs of all Nova Scotian sailors and power boaters"

Northumberland Strait Yachting Association
This is the website for the Northumberland Strait Yachting Association.

Premier Class Association

Sailboat Equipment Retailers
The Binnacle is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has been in the marine supply business since 1976 and operated an online store since 1996. Our business has grown substantially over the years because we deliver superior service to our customers, while always maintaining very competitive prices.


Doyle Sails
Doyle Sailmakers' reputation for impeccable attention to engineering detail, quality of construction and application of the latest technology to cruising sails, has made Doyle the choice of some of the world's most spectacular yachts. Doyle has successfully integrated old-world craftsmanship with fully computerized design and laser cutting. Doyle has built sails for large yachts from traditional tall ships to America's Cup boats.


Full Service Marina & Yacht Brokerage. Check Out Our New Facilities, now catering to weddings, meetings and theme dinners. Located in St. Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. Only minutes from downtown Halifax.

DSS Marine
Supplier of Marine Safety Equipment, and Environmental Control Products. We strive to provide the best options for our client's unique needs in the Marine Industry."

Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts operates from the largest full service yachting facility in the Atlantic Canadian provinces. Over 380 yachts stored on site. Our offices are on the shores of beautiful Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.We offer clients a full range of services for their yachting needs. We are the largest new sailboat & motoryacht dealer in Atlantic Canada. In addition we offer extensive brokerage, assist in both on & off site refits, as well as deliveries by land or sea.

Derek Hatfield Sprit of Canada
Dartmouth Yacht Club is a proud sponsor of Derek Hatfield's Round the World voyage.

Convoy Cup
HONOURING THOSE WHO SERVED The original Convoy Cup races were established in 2002 by the Dartmouth Yacht Club, Royal Norwegian Consulate and the Camp Norway Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. An ocean race, that started and finished in historic Halifax Harbour/Bedford Basin, was held along with the day races and other club events on Bedford Basin, the staging area for the World War II convoys. Now a semi-annual event is held at the DYC with a companion event held at the Wooden Boat Festival in Risor (Norway's Convoy Town) on alternate years. The success and the growth of interest in these events, to commemorate and honour our convoy veterans who served their countries crossing the Atlantic during the Second World War, has been outstanding. There is interest expressed from several countries to hold additional Convoy Cup races.

Helly Hansen
Proud sponsors of the Dartmouth Yacht Club power and sail.

Weather Related Information

Canadian Weather Radar

Enviroment Canada Marine Weather Forcast

Halifax 5 day weather forcast
The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) is Canada's source for meteorological information. The Service monitors water quantities, provides information and conducts research on climate, atmospheric science, air quality, ice and other environmental issues, making it an important source of expertise in these areas. Welcome to our web site!

Tides, currents and water levels.

Current weather conditons at DYC
this is the current weather conditions at the Dartmouth Yacht Club.

Yacht Clubs

Armdale Yacht Club
Armdale Yacht Club extends a warm welcome to visiting yachts and their crews and can provide many needed services for club yachts and visitors alike

Shearwater Yacht Club
The Club was initially established as a Special Interest Club by permission of the Base Commander as part of the Personnel Support Program at CFB Halifax. The origins of the Club started in 1949 when at that time it was part of the Royal Canadian Navy Sailing Association (RCNSA). The Club was originally housed in an old seaplane hanger near the present day Club's location.

Chester Yacht Club
The Chester Yacht Club is located on Mahone Bay which is along the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Bay is dotted with many Islands (some say one for every day of the year) which makes for beautiful sailing and boating of all kinds. Chester has a long history of yacht racing. Below is an excerpt from the book, History of Chester 1759 - 1967.

Petpeswick Yacht Club
Petpeswick Yacht Club is open in summer of each year The Petpeswick Yacht Club is a small, family oriented club located on Petpeswick Inlet, some 7 kilometers up a scenic, winding inlet from the Atlantic Ocean. The Club was formed in 1967 by a group of local sailors who were looking for a place to call "Home" for racing Snipes and other non-class boats. Membership fees are kept low so that all can join. The Club grew in popularity and, in 1971, the Provincial, Maritime and Dominion Snipe championship were hosted by Petpeswick. Approximately 35 Snipes from the Atlantic Provinces and Ontario participated in the regatta. Cruising yachts are most welcome, The Club has docking facilities with both electric power and water. If you plan to cruise to Petpeswick, it would be best to phone beforehand [Club phone (902) 889-2896 or call Harvey Doane (902) 889-3281] Be advised that there is a sand bar at the entrance to Petpeswick Inlet which has only approximately 3 feet of water at extreme low tide (the tide range is about 5.5 feet). Plan to cross the bar shortly before high tide. The channel is well marked - keep to the middle

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron is the oldest yacht club in North America with a tradition of producing some of the best sailors in the world. We consider our Club as one of the premier facilities on the east coast of Canada and have always welcomed visiting yachtsmen from around the world. Please contact our manager should you wish any information concerning our Club's facilities, membership opportunities, or other topics of interest related to our sailing and social programs.

Marina Website
This website features marinas. Dartmouth Yacht club can be viewed on this site.

Bedford Yacht Club
Bedford Basin Yacht Club was established in 1953 at the head of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia. BBYC is a family-oriented yacht club with emphasis on racing and sail training programs for junior and adult. Cruising coastal Nova Scotia, daysailing and various social events round out this popular and well-established club.


About Us

The Dartmouth Yacht Club is nestled in Wright's Cove - a sheltered recess with high land on both sides located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. It is ideal for mooring, with a convenient marina for the launch and recovery of boats.

Dartmouth Yacht Club
697 Windmill Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B3B 1B7
Office: 902.468.6050
Fax: 902.468.0385

VHF - Channel 68






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