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We have Junior and Adult sailing programs, taught by qualified CYA instructors, to help you master the basics or polish up your skills. Our harbour, naturally sheltered and blessed with gentle breezes, is perfect for windsurfing and sailing - there are club sailboat races every Monday and Wednesday evening throughout the summer.
Also during the summer months, over 500 power and sail boats visit our beautiful marina. Visitors are from all parts of the world. Sailors on Northumberland Strait can't afford to miss this great stop-over with the best facilities in Eastern Canada.
Our sheltered marina is equipped with many slips. Dock personnel will greet your arrival at quayside with a friendly welcome...and a helping hand with mooring and fuel.
Our club's facilities include power, water, pump-out, telephones, computer capabilities (Hi- Speed plug-in and Hi-Speed Wireless), showers, laundry, change rooms, a restaurant, games room and a licensed lounge with live entertainment each weekend. We have barbecues on the patio for the do-it-yourself chefs with fresh seafood available at a nearby market. We can provide you with marine charts and we can arrange car rental for touring around the island. We are also within walking distance of a marine supply store.
A Little History About Us:
In 1964, the Summerside Yacht Club 1965 Inc was the FIRST to give us all the facilities, breakwater, finger piers etc... It was all put together by a few dedicated boaters, wishing to pursue their hobby and at the same time clean up the town waterfront, previously the words "environment and friendly" had never been used together. The group were described by the local wags at that time as a bunch of youngsters "full of piss and vinegar".
Their first clubhouse was the vacated dental office from CFB Summerside, purchased and moved for the grand sum of $2,000 to a newly reclaimed landfill between the Hymie's Gulf and the Marine wharf. The location became nicknamed "Rozmann Cove" (the name of the DOT engineer who in many ways encouraged the small group, and who "found" the funds to build a breakwater (to protect the Marine Wharf from being undermined). This site is now the location of Spinnakers Landing, in the center of downtown Summerside.
In 1974, to make way for the new Waterfront Drive, which was to be constructed through the "Old Marina", SYC moved to the a new larger modern 5000 sq ft clubhouse and "New Marina" on the adjacent "Summerside Waterfront Development" property. Eight (8) acres were reclaimed from the harbour, thanks to P.E.I. Comprehensive Development Plan monies, and a renewed interest in our waterfront, spurred on by "friends" of the yacht club.
In 1982 SYC and the Summerside Curling Club joined together and added a single span 6 sheet curling rink. The complex is known as The Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex.
The photo on the left shows the SYC Marina as it appeared in 1986. The "Old Marina Basin" (Rossman Cove) is barely visible at the top centre of the picture. The EPTEK CENTRE is at the top right and the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex at the bottom right of photo.
This photo shows the Marina in 1995 as one of the Tall Ships is leaving. Spinnaker's Landing, a popular summer time attraction, is visible in the upper left corner and in 1996 a new Theatre of the Arts, the Wyatt Centre, was opened and encompasses the two brown buildings just over the light house at the left of the marina basin.
In 1993 SYC doubled their berthing capacity to over 120 boats! Further marina expansion was carried out the winter of 1999.
SYC offers a full facility marina, with showers, laundry, lounge, meals (weekdays at noon, Friday evening also), fuel and pump out facilities. The finger piers have 30 and 60 amp service and cable TV hookup. A shopping mall is situated on the same parking lot as the club (less than a one minute walk) containing liquor, department and many other stores. A marine supply store, GREENSHORE MARINE, is located a ten minute walk away.
This picture was taken during the sailing season of 2000. SYC offers the best facilities and hospitality for sailors in Atlantic Canada.
Summerside Yacht Club monitors VHF CH 16 and 68 and also has a Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel, TeAMO on duty 24 hrs/day.
On your approach, a call on VHF will have someone direct you to a suitable berth and help you tie-up.