Bras d'Or Yacht Club Membership
If you are an avid sailor, if you enjoy great racing, or perhaps you're just getting your wings and prefer a more leisurely pace, you'll find a welcome home at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club. We also have many members with power boats who enjoy the wonderful cruising grounds of the Bras d'Or Lakes. In between boats, or haven't bought your first one yet, that's alright too. Everyone is welcome at BYC. Come and join us in the friendly atmosphere of the upper lounge, or take in the vista of the beautiful Bras d'Or from our balcony that faces Benn Breigh.
Our Learn to Sail program is one of the best on Cape Breton Island. We host several regattas throughout the summer, our most famous regatta, now in its 107th year, is a week long celebration of sailing in the waters off the shores of Baddeck.
We are much more than a yacht club and open our doors to our entire community. Music, parties, celebrations, meetings, fitness classes, craft shows, dances, benefits, auctions, all take place at the Bras d'Or Yacht Club all through the year. These kinds of events, along with the many sailing and recreational programs we run are entirely built on volunteer hours. Every member has an opportunity to get involved, make new friends, let your talents shine.
Benefits of Membership
A variety of benefits is what makes membership at Bras d'Or Yacht Club valuable.
Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting
Eligibility to run for any Board of Directors position
Opportunity to volunteer and have your say with many different BYC committees*
Discounted rates on sailing lessons*
Eight free days on BYC moorings per calendar year
Exclusive access to moorings for seasonal use
Free access to boat launch ramp
Exclusive access and competitive rates for boat storage on BYC Grounds
Bar & Entertainment
Discounted beverage prices (excluding events when drink tickets are sold)*
Discounted admission prices for social events and entertainment*
Free admission to Member Appreciation Night*
Preferred rates on Lower Lounge rental
Waived clean-up fee for Lower Lounge rental
Free access to basic kitchen and preferred rates for access to industrial kitchen
BYC Members can access yacht clubs worldwide (excluding royal squadrons/clubs)
*All asterisked benefits apply to member, spouse/partner, and/or children under 18.
To apply for Membership at BYC, please contact us.