Social Events

Event Schedule

Social event schedule for 2019 has been updated below.

Wristbands for Drinks and Meals

In Marblehead, competitors are able to purchase "wristbands" for ashore programs in both Marblehead and Halifax.  Wristbands must be handed in at Yacht Services at RNSYS at which time tickets for the included breakfast and dinners will be provided.


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

      Thursday July 4th, 2019

      10:00am - 12:00 pm: Registration open in Yardarm & Hospitality desk open in Clubhouse Main Lounge

      Friday, July 5th

      08:00 am - 5:00 pm: Registration open in Yardarm & Hospitality desk open in Clubhouse Main Lounge
      11:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Gear Truck available for loading (see separate information)
      5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Goslings’s Rum and Ipswich Ale tastings under the tent for race sailors/guest (wristband, over age 21 event, bring I.D.) 
      6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Buffet dinner in the BYC tent (wristband).
      8:30 pm - 11:00 pm: Dancing under the BYC tent to the music of Better than Nothing band.
      5:00 pm - 11:30 pm: Outdoor gazebo grille and bar open. Grille to close at 9 pm; bar to close at 11:30 pm.

      Saturday, July 6

      7:30 am - 9:30 am: Continental breakfast, clubhouse, 1st floor (wristband).
      7:30 am - 9:30 am: Registration open in Yardarm & Hospitality desk open in Clubhouse Main Lounge
      11:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Gear Truck available for loading (see separate information)
       
      11:30 am: Skippers meeting in BYC Tent
      12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Regular lunch service available, clubhouse, reservations are highly encouraged.
      12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Outdoor gazebo bar and grille open.
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      :30 pm - 6:30 pm: Music under the tent with Tony Gallo and Friends Band.
      8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Outdoor gazebo bar open.

      Sunday, July 7

      7:30 am - 9:30 am: Continental breakfast, clubhouse, 1st floor (wristband).
      12:55 pm: Warning signal for the first start off Marblehead Neck.
      12:00 pm - dusk: Outdoor gazebo grille and bar open

  • Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron Schedule of Events
    • RNSYS

      *Tickets for RNSYS events can be purchased on-site at the Squadron.

      *In addition to specialty events and buffet service, the RNSYS will offer its regular dining menu from 11:30am-9pm, daily

      *What’s on: pool & canteen, kayaks, lawn games, movies and more!  

      Plus, at 10am on Wednesday July 10th & Thursday July 11th, enjoy a morning yoga session overlooking the Northwest Arm...AND from 9am-1pm on Wednesday 10th July we have complimentary massages provided by the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy.

       

      Tuesday, July 9th

      ·       9am-11am, Brunch at the Clubhouse

      Eggs Benedict, hot skillets, hashbrowns and more!

       

      ·       11:30am-4pm, Lunch at the Clubhouse

      Offering our full Wardroom menu of tasty maritime classics 

       

      ·       5pm-8pm, Dinner at the Clubhouse

      Dinner buffet: House-made lasagna, creamy fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken or mixed vegetables, garlic bread, summer leaf salad and tiramisu. $24 inclusive

       

      Wednesday, July 10th

      ·       7am-11am, Breakfast at the Clubhouse

      Hot & continental breakfast buffet. $16 inclusive *(Wristband)

       

      ·       11am-4pm, Lunch at the Clubhouse

      Lunch buffet: Carvery of rolled pork-loin and roast chicken with Chef’s choice of local seasonal vegetables, baked rice pilaf and our house-made strawberry shortcake. $24 inclusive

       

      ·       3:30pm-4:30pm, Off-site by invitation only, MHOR Race Chairman’s V.I.P. Reception

       

      ·       4pm-6pm, Taste of Nova Scotia, Clubhouse, patio marquee and lawn

      Come aboard a culinary adventure! Sailors, guests, and members will enjoy a select tasting of authentic Nova Scotian food paired with local wine and craft beer.

       

      ·       6pm-10pm, Nova Scotian Kitchen Party, Clubhouse, patio marquee and lawn

      Where party vibes meets casual East Coast hospitality! Experience a true Nova Scotian Kitchen Party under a canopy of lights, cozy fireplaces, tartan blankets, cold drinks and savoury eats while overlooking the ocean. Local live music with authentic Maritime sounds and dance floor favourites all the way from 6-10pm!                             

      6:30pm-8pm, Dinner buffet: Choose from our classic haddock, Squadron beef & veggie burgers with sides of buttered corn on the cob, potato salad, caesar salad and our house-made Annapolis Valley apple crisp. $29 inclusive *(Wristband)

       

      Thursday, July 11th

       

      ·       7am-11am, Breakfast at the Clubhouse

      Hot & continental breakfast buffet. $16 inclusive *(Wristband)

       

      ·       11am-4pm, Lunch at the Clubhouse

      Maple glazed salmon, RNSYS signature haddock, caesar salad, roasted baby red potatoes, Chef’s choice of seasonal vegetables and mixed berry trifle. $24 Inclusive.

       

      ·       3:30pm-4:30pm, by invitation only, Commodore’s V.I.P. Reception

       

      ·       5pm-6:30pm, Prize Giving Ceremony, Spar Loft

      Celebrate the camaraderie and shared achievement of racing 363 nautical miles from BYC to the RNSYS!

       

      ·       6:30pm-9pm, Marblehead Wrap BBQ & Party, Spar Loft

      A Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race party to remember! What better way to celebrate sailors and supporters than with a BBQ and party featuring Live East Coast music through until the bar closes.

      6:30pm-7:30pm, Dinner buffet:  Pulled-pork sandwich, BBQ chicken supreme, veggie burger, coleslaw, tossed summer salad and house-made Annapolis Valley apple crisp.  $24 Inclusive