Dockage in Halifax

Contact Dockmaster Ann Acland to make mooring arrangements at RNSYS
[email protected]

Yacht Services & Information

Your One-Stop Liaison Shop – this information centre is located on the south side of the main yard in the MEC Sailing Centre near the main jetty and is run by Jeanne Church.  Jeanne and her team of volunteers will deal with all inquiries, regarding accommodations, reservations, mail, courier deliveries, internet connections, messages, telephone, laundry facilities, tourist information, airline reservations, automobile rentals and posted race results, etc.

“Race Duds” souvenir apparel will be available for purchase near Yacht Services

Telephone: (902) 446-RACE (7223)

Fax: (902) 477-6298 (RNSYS office at the Cottage)


Please refer family and friends to these numbers and have any courier packages directed to:

Yacht Services c/o RNSYS
2372 Purcell’s Cove Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3P 1C7


Customs & Race Inspection Requirements:

All vessels must report to the Customs & Inspection Dock immediately upon arrival.  Customs officials will be in attendance to clear all yachts at RNSYS.


Diesel, Gas, Water, Ice

These products may be purchased from the RNSYS Dock Office at the Water & Pump-out Facilities at the Squadron jetty.  Upon clearing Customs and Inspections, yachts may, depending upon the level of traffic, be given the opportunity to immediately proceed to the fuel dock in order to take on fuel and water and to pump out holding tanks.  Maximum length of stay is 30 minutes.  Alternatively, please contact the Dock Office to arrange an appointment of 30 minutes at a later time to come alongside for fuel, water and pump-out services.  Vessels with a draft greater than 9 feet should exercise caution when approaching the fuel docks. Visa and MasterCard are primarily accepted.  


Marina Services:

Upon clearing Customs and Inspection, yachts will be directed by the MHOR Dockmaster to an appropriate marina, mooring or anchorage as available through the generosity of members.  Yachts may be required to use their own anchors and rafting is encouraged.  Tender service will be provided 24 hours a day and sailors are to hail this service on channel 68, calling “Squadron launch” and identify the mooring number you are assigned vs yacht name.


Boat / Sail Repairs

Both the RNSYS Dock Office and Yacht Services will have a list of local experts pertaining to boat repairs, sail repairs and chandleries



Showers are located in the Spar Loft washrooms on the dock-side of the property.  Additional shower locations may be available at pool side on the Saraguay House property. Ask Yacht Services for directions.



Laundry machines are available in the Spar Loft.  Contact Yacht Services for information regarding the nearest additional laundry and dry-cleaning services.



Information regarding meal service and Race Week entertainment can be found in the RNSYS Schedule of events.


Medical Assistance

Professional medical and dental assistance can be provided while you are in Halifax, please contact Yacht Services for designated dental services and the nearest medical clinics.

If you require immediate medical advice call 811

If your medical situation is of an urgent nature call 911


Money Exchange

See Yacht Services during the Race Week for directions to the nearest bank locations


Taxis & Rental Cars            

There will be a taxi stand on site near Yacht Services.  Rental car information will also be available at Yacht Services.



Contact Yacht Services for a list of local grocery stores and food providers

Diving Services

Connors Diving
[email protected]

Accommodations in Halifax

Atlantica Hotel, SPECIAL RACE GROUP RATE available. Call or email for information.
1980 Robie Street
(902) 423-1161
(888) 810-7288 Toll Free

The Pepperberry B&B, 2688 Dutch Village Road
(902) 479-1700

Lakeview Inn & Suites, 98 Chain Lake Drive
(902) 450-3020

Future Inns – Halifax, 30 Fairfax Drive
(902) 443-4333

Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street

Casino Nova Scotia Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street
(902) 428-7810

Chateau Bedford, 133 Kearney Lake Road
(800) 565-3086

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax-Bedford, 980 Parkland Drive
(902) 444-6700

Marriott Halifax Harbourfront, 1919 Upper Water Street
(902) 421-1700

Courtyard by Marriott Halifax Downtown, 5120 Salter Street
(902) 428-1900 or 1-800-321-2211

For a complete listing of hotels and accommodations in Halifax, visit the Check Inns Nova Scotia website. Direct links and room rates for many of the individual properties can be found on these websites. and