Social Events

Event Schedule

Social event schedule for 2017 has been updated below.

Wristbands for Drinks and Meals

In Marblehead competitors are able to purchase “wrist bands” for ashore programs in Boston and Halifax.  Following the start of the race Boston Yacht Club is to e-mail RNSYS a list of all individuals who have purchased a wrist band.  Upon arrival in Halifax the competitor exchanges their wrist band, at yacht services, for an envelope containing the following:

  • 1 breakfast ticket for Wed. July 12, 2017
  • 1 breakfast ticket for Thurs. July 13, 2017
  • 1 dinner ticket Wed. July 12, 2017 at the Spar Loft


  • BYC Pre-Race Schedule of Events
    • All times/events may be subject to change.

      Thursday July 6 to Saturday July 8, 2017

      Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm; Friday 10:00am-6:00pm & Saturday 8:30am-10:30am:  Registration open in Yardarm & Hospitality desk open in Clubhouse Main Lounge

      Friday, July 7

      5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Gosling’s Rum and Ipswich Ale tastings under the tent for race sailors/guests (wristband, over age 21 event, bring I.D.).

      6:30 pm to 11:30 pm: Buffet dinner and dancing in the BYC tent, featuring Better than Nothing band. All race participants are welcome (wristband). Additional guest tickets available for purchase at registration/hospitality desk.

      5:00 pm to 11:30 pm: Outdoor gazebo grille and bar open. Grille to close at 9 pm; bar to close at 11:30 pm.

      Saturday, July 8

      7:30 am to 9:30 am: Continental breakfast, clubhouse, 1st floor (wristband).

      10:00am (tbc): Walking tour of Old Marblehead

      12:00 pm to 2:00 pm: Regular lunch service available, clubhouse, reservations are highly encouraged.

      12:00 pm to 11:30 pm: Outdoor gazebo grille and bar open.

      12:00 pm: Skippers meeting in BYC Tent

      5pm to 8 pm: Informal beverage tasting (wristband) and appetizers in Gazebo area. Accompanied by live Jazz Music. Raffle drawing for Marblehead books

      Sunday, July 9

      7:30 am to 9:30 am: Continental breakfast, clubhouse, 1st floor (wristband).

      12:55 pm: Warning signal for the first start off Marblehead Neck.

      12:00 pm to dusk: Outdoor gazebo grille and bar open

  • Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron Schedule of Events
    • Monday July 10, 2017

      Food and Beverage service – Club House  **** depending on vessel arrival times and in accordance with Provincial Alcohol Service Laws

      Tuesday July 11, 2017

      7am-10am at Club House - Breakfast Buffet (see below for breakfast items)                  $14 inclusive

      11am-4pm at Club House - Lunch Buffet – Cabbage rolls, Garden Salad, Ceasar Salad, $15 inclusive

      5pm-6:30pm – at Club House - Dinner Buffet – Baked Meat and Cheese Lasagna, Baked Vegetable Lasagna, Garlic toast, Ceasar Salad, Garden Salad.                                 $22.00 inclusive

      Wednesday July 12, 2017

      7am-10am at Club House - Breakfast Buffet (see below for breakfast items)                   $14 inclusive (included in wrist band/ticket package)

      11am-4pm at Club House - Lunch Buffet– Beef Stir fry, or Meatballs with Rice , Ceasar Salad                                                                                                                            $15.00  inclusive

      5:30pm-8pm – Spar Loft – Charbroiled Full Pig Pork Roast, Baby Reds potatoes, Steamed vegetables,  Potato Salad and Pasta Salad                                                        $30 inclusive – (included in wrist band/ticket package)

      7pm-10pm – Live Music – Spar Loft Stage

      7pm-10pm Casino Night! – Poker, Blackjack, Roulette

      Thursday July 13, 2017

      7am-10am at Club House - Breakfast Buffet (see below for breakfast items)                   $14 inclusive (included in wrist band/ticket package)

      11am-4pm at Club House - Lunch Buffet – Barbecued 1/4 chickens, Pasta Salad , Garden Salad                                                                                                                            $15.00 inclusive

      3:30pm V.I.P. reception at Club House (Saraguay House if poor weather)

      5pm Awards Ceremony & V.I.P reception at the Spar Loft (Saraguay House if poor weather)

      5pm-6:30pm – at Club House – Dinner Buffet – RIB FEST, Barbecued Beef Ribs with multiple sauces to chose from! Served with Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Broccoli Salad $25.00 inclusive            (Spar Loft if poor weather)

      Friday July 14th, 2017

      7am - 10am - Breakfast service available at Club House


      BREAKFAST BUFFET

      Tuesday - Thursday

      Eggs,  Hash  Browns, Sausage  Bacon, & Juice