Dartmouth Yacht Club


Exciting sailboat racing happens at Dartmouth Yacht Club!

Sailboat racing in the Bedford Basin is a safe, active, and challenging activity and Dartmouth Yacht Club’s racing program is designed to meet the needs of the modern sailor. Whether you skipper your own boat, crew with a team, single hand, or just want to get your kids out on the water, DYC offers a best-in-class racing program.

Competitive club racing, prestigious regattas, and a comprehensive junior program mean sailors of all ages can take part. Join us for the spectacular DYC Open, the gruelling Convoy Cup Ocean Race, or the family friendly pursuit style Beancrock Regatta. DYC sailboat racing embodies camaraderie, competition, and excitement on the water. Skippers are always looking for crew, if you want to get out and sail – meet you at the dock, and stick around at the clubhouse for camaraderie and libations. Guests welcome, and we have a crew membership available for regular sailors.

Sailboat racing on the Bedford Basin


DYC and the Bedford Basin are a racing destination for sailors all over Nova Scotia.

DYC Open
Convoy Cup
Sailboat racing during club race nights at DYC under a beautiful sunset.

Club Racing

DYC offers competitive weeknight club sailing for all skill levels.

Monday “Win the Night”
Wednesday Series
Women’s Series
New Skipper Series
Youth sailboat racing, a fleet of Opti's

Junior Sail

DYC provides education and competitive opportunities for sailors age 4-18

Junior Learn to Sail
Bamse Cup

Competitive sailboat racing at its finest

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