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What a great weekend it was. HMCS Oriole, the Royal Canadian Navy’s sail training ketch was in harbour as part of her centennial tour (the keel was laid in 1921). An 8-vessel flotilla steamed out to greet her Friday morning and Saturday, she fired her cannon at the start of SHYC’s annual Centennial Cup keelboat race (marking the centennial of Shelburne’s incorporation in 1907). See pics below followed by the list of all who made it possible along with some news and upcoming events.
Some of the flotilla: (left to right) Aslan’s Wind, HMCS Oriole, Homer’s Odyssey, Sou’wester
Start of the Centennial Cup Race (in very light air).
Boys playing with fire (and planked salmon).
Shelburne Deputy Mayor, Elizabeth Acker presents the 2021 Centennial Cup to “Snafu” and skipper, Royden Nickerson
Officers and Crew of HMCS Oriole.
Lt. Cmdr. Rob Pelton presents Oriole’s Centennial Patch to Commodore Rob Stork. “Hi, I’m Rob. No, I’m Rob”
Our most earnest and heartfelt thanks to the following volunteers who made the supper possible:
Salmon (Value $600) donated by Cooke’s Aquaculture
Sherri & Ken Taylor, who drove to Dartmouth to pick it up!
SALMON PREPARATION, WOOD SUPPLY AND COOKS:
CLUB SET UP & CLEAN UP:
Manager, Jennifer Atwood
Staff: Katie Peacock, Daniel Slack and Tara McNaughton
Apologies in advance for any we may have missed. Additional thanks go to your Rear Commodore, Bradd Wilson for his planning and coordination work with the town and the Oriole.
And truly massive thanks must go to your Vice Commodore, Sherri Taylor, who sweated every detail, figuratively and literally.
Cruising Club of America- Bras d’OR Station
In addition to last week’s successful ECAC event, we offer our thanks and appreciation for those involved in hosting the Bras d’OR station of the Cruising Club of America who were in for a couple of days, culminating in a lasagna dinner last Thursday night. They wrote later to let us all know it was the highlight of their cruise.
Lasagna Dinners were donated by: Ruth Waters, Wanda Nickerson, Gail Ringer, Annette Willilams, Mary Jane Brackett, Ethel Nickerson, and Rhoda Kelley. Garlic bread was courtesy of Willa Magee. Caesar salad was from Bradd & Maeve Wilson. Pies were provided by Linda McNichol, Debi King, Donna Harris, Louise Theriault, and Lori Harris.
Galley Prep and Serving
Sherry Thorburn, Jeannie Kerr, Kathy Spencer, Jane Petring, Jane Muir, Debi King, Donnna Harris, Annette Williams and Mary Jane Brackett.
There you have it – SHYC’s volunteer-driven club in action. Thanks a million, everyone!
I Am A Sailor
This story appeared in the April edition of the Sail Nova Scotia newsletter. Congratulations Owen !!!
I Am A Sailor…
The big boats get the glory but the little boats make the sailor. Fourteen year old Owen Hobbs of Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club certainly fits that bill. After trying a few sports like baseball and soccer Owen found that the sea was calling him. The availability of affordable sailing camps in Shelburne helped kick start this young sailor’s career. After learning to sail in under the guidance of Max Page, Nova Scotia’s 2015 Community Coach of the Year at the CANSail summer camp, Owen has quickly graduated to take command of his own vessel and teach his crew (Mom) to sail. Owen and Mom (Leslie) purchased a used Albacore sailing dinghy and lovingly restored it in time to make the start line of SHYC Wednesday Night Race Series. A true bonding experience for mother and son as they often go out for supper and talk about the race. Aside from the Wednesday night races, Owen often ventures out to the islands of Shelburne harbour with mom and little brother Miles for picnics on the beach. With ambitions of becoming an instructor or sailing coach, Owen has since attended the 420 Regatta in Baddeck and the East Coast Albacore Championship in Shelburne to hone his skills
As it has been for many years, Shelburne continues to be a favourite for many cruising sailors, and we get, on average, about 250 visiting boats every year…..from all over the world. Everywhere from New Zealand…Australia… South Africa…Iceland…Sweden…throughout Europe, and all through the coastal US. We even had a visitor from Doha, Qatar this summer. This link will give you a birds-eye view of how far our visitors have travelled. You can read about what our visitors are saying at http://shyc.ca/comments
Shelburne Sailing Academy Video
Premiered at the 2016 Awards Banquet, this is a great new video, produced by Marta and Rob Stork, about our Sailing Academy…..View:
Aerial View of Shelburne
If you have yet to visit our club, the following link with provide a birds eye view of our beautiful harbour and Town. Take a look…..