Bras d'Or Yacht Club

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Bras d'Or Yacht Club
Burgee of Bras d'Or YC.svg
Short nameBYC
FoundedJuly 26, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-07-26)
LocationBaddeck, Nova Scotia
CommodoreErnest Roberts
Websitewww.brasdoryachtclub.ca
Boats in the Baddeck Harbour

The Bras d'Or Yacht Club is a yacht club in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. It is located on its namesake body of water, the Bras d'Or Lakes. The club was founded in 1904. Among its founding members were Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, H. Percy Blanchard and Arthur Williams McCurdy.[1] The clubhouse was constructed in 1913. Longtime member J.A. McCurdy, while serving as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, donated the McCurdy Cup to the club.[2] This cup serves as the club championship.[3] Alexander Graham Bell frequently attended club functions and even composed a song about it.[3]

Notable events[edit]

  • Regatta Week -- Annual event since 1913
  • Canadian Snipe Championships -- 1954, 1965
  • OK Dinghy Championships -- 1977
  • National Laser Open -- 1979
  • National Laser Open Women -- 1982
  • Hobie Nationals -- 1987, 1992

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.racethecape.ca/news/a-taste-of-history-bras-dor-yacht-club/
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)