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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 Marilyn Murphy (Secretary/Treasurer) at 889-2764]

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.

Each year, in early August, the club runs the Mid-summer Regatta in which sailors from all Atlantic Provinces race during a very full weekend.

The club also runs a Sailing School each summer at which some twenty children are instructed in a series of Canadian Yachting Association courses ranging from White Sail (beginners) to Silver Sail (advanced).

Petpeswick Bay is an ideal location for small boat sailing and, during the past year, the Snipe Class has been rejuvented at the Club. Each Sunday afternoon a crowd has been gathering at the Club to watch the Snipe races.

A number of entertainment functions are held during the summer months. These include dances, moonlight cruises, family weekends etc.

For further details, write to:
The Secretary,
Petpeswick Yacht Club,
P.O.Box 21,
Musquodoboit Harbour,
Nova Scotia,
Canada, B0J 2L0



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