Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club General Information

SHYC Bar: Hours: 11 am – 9 pm most nights
Restaurant: There are several restaurants within walking distance of the clubhouse.
Showers: Two showers are available inside the SHYC clubhouse.
Another two showers are available for use in the Muir-Cox Shipyard building
Towels are not supplied
Lockers: None on site. A locked designated area will be set up for storage of competitors’ belongings.
Trailer storage: All trailers will be stored in location “C”.

Food Facilities

There are numerous food facilities within walking distance of the SHYC clubhouse

Some of these include:

The Sea Dog Saloon
1 Dock Street
Family style casual dining & waterfront patio
The Beandock Café
32 Dock Street
Coffee, snacks, and light lunch fare
The Shelburne Café
151 Water Street
Lunch only
The Ship’s Galley
156 Water Street
Family style casual dining and bar
The Rendezvous Pub
129 Water Street
Sports oriented bar
A1-Pizza & Donair
31 King Street
Takeout pizza, subs and donair
Scotia Lunch
64 King Street:
Casual breakfast, lunch and dinner
Mister Fish
104 King Street
Takeout fish & chips, clams, burgers & seafood
Sophia’s Café
115 King Street
(Shelburne Mall): Casual dining


The Shelburne Mall is located at 115 King Street.  Shops include:
– Sobeys Supermarket
– NSLC (beer, wine, spirits)
– Lawtons Pharmacy
– The Bargain Shop department store
– The Great Canadian Dollar Store
– Sophia’s Restaurant

Craft Beer

Shelburne is home to a multi-award winning craft brewery:
Boxing Rock Brewing Company: 78 Ohio Road.
Tasting and hospitality room available 7 days a week.

Nearby Craft Breweries are:
Tusket Falls Brewing, Tusket NS
Hell Bay Brewing, Liverpool, NS
Heritage Brewing, Yarmouth, NS

Local Attractions:

There are numerous activities and attractions for participants and their families during, before or after the event which include:


Book early!  Accommodations fill up quickly.

Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals 
Mackenzie’s Cottages & the Wildwood Motel 
The Inner Harbour Inn 
Boulder Cove Cottage Rentals 
Shelburne Harbourside Cottages
Barrack’s Cove Cottage Rentals 
Roseway River Cottage Rentals
Ocean Mist Cottages, Lockeport
Seaside Cottages, Lockeport 
 The Cooper’s Inn Bed and Breakfast
Lockeport Landing Bed and Breakfast

Islands Provincial Park (camping) 

Billeting (by pre-arrangement): contact Julie Stewart  

There are some (but not many) Air BnB’s in the area

Recreational Vehicles & campers
There is a small area designated for RV parking. See location “D”. There are no hookups available. There is a designated dumping station at the Islands Provincial Park, approximately 5 km away from the regatta site. Dumping fees may apply.

Daily Meeting Area

The Shelburne Guild Hall will be the designated meeting area for pre-racing briefings, and post racing gatherings. Daily prizes, events and entertainment will all occur here, as well as the mid-week barbecue dinner.
A bar will be set up in the afternoons serving craft beer from the Boxing Rock Brewing Company.

Car Parking
There are two available parking areas. The first is designated location “A” for sailors whose boats are designated to be stored near the Town Wharf and Ramp.
Location “B” is the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club parking lot. Sailors whose designated boat storage locations are near the Yacht Club building are asked to park their vehicles in this location. Parking is free and we ask that competitors’ vehicles remain parked in their designated parking areas.
Please keep vehicles away from launch areas.

Chandlery Orders may be placed from The Binnacle by telephone.  Orders may be placed from YachtShop by telephone.
Orders placed before noon will arrive via courier the next morning by 08:30. Shipping fees will apply for all orders.

Children under 10 are welcome on the premises if accompanied at all times by an adult. Please remember that you are responsible for all children you bring onto the SHYC site. Lifejackets must be worn while on any dock area.

Competitors’ coaches must register with the registration desk in advance. Daily coaching fees and coach boat berthing fees will apply. Amounts TBD.

Club Membership
Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club welcomes visiting competitors and their families. Use of the SHYC facilities for two weeks prior to, and during the 2019 International Championship is reciprocal to those who are members of their respective home clubs. Those wishing to join SHYC may do so. Membership fees are $150 per year for individuals, and $300 per year for families.

Disabled Facilities
SHYC offers facilities for those with mobility challenges. Please inquire at [email protected]

Dogs are permitted on site but must be kept on a leash at all times and any mess must be cleared away immediately. Dogs are not allowed inside the SHYC building (except guide/assistance dogs).

Entry to the site
Areas around the SHYC clubhouse and launch facilities are public access areas. Please bear this in mind. Onsite overnight security will be provided, but all materials and property stored in public areas are at competitors’ own risk.

There are three designated launching areas designated on the site plan. Please use the launch and retrieval area you were designated for the entirety of the event.
1. The marina ramp
2. The Sailing Academy ramp
3. The Town ramp

SHYC Opening times
Monday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am to 7:00pm

Wi-Fi is available free of charge. Please inquire at the bar for a WiFi password.

How to find us

By Car
From Halifax: Take Hwy 103 West to Exit 25 Approximately 200 km from Halifax City
Follow Woodlawn Drive
At Shelburne Regional High School the road will veer to the right and become King Street
Follow King Street to the stop sign at Water Street
Turn left, follow Water Street to SHYC – 107 Water Street

By Air
Halifax Stanfield International Airport hosts flights from many points worldwide including many US cities, and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

By Sea
If arriving by sea, Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club is located at:
Latitude: N 43-45-29.364
Longitude: W 65-19-21.32
Daily, weekly and monthly moorings are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please call ahead at +1-902-875-4757 or email [email protected]

Locations are within a 3 minute walk.

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