2018 SUMMER CRUISE - Cape Breton

The Summer Cruise is open to all of our boating members. Sailors and power boat owners alike are encouraged to bring the family for some cruising fun! We also have members who join us by road at many of our destinations! 


The 2018 Summer Cruise to Cape Breton, Revised

At the Cruise Meeting on March 28 we discussed who might sail the west coast (the Coasters) of Cape Breton and who the Bras d’Or Lakes (the Lakers).  At present 4 boats are interested in the outside passage.  We also discussed our destinations in the Bras d’Or Lakes.  In order of arrival: St. Peters, Johnstown Harbour, Crammond Islands, Orangedale, Maskells Harbour, Washabuck River or MacIvers Cove, Big Harbour (in the Great Bras d’Or Channel), and Baddeck.  You can find chartlets for each of these harbours at the free download:

http://cruising-cape-breton.info/download/BrasdorLakes-Book.pdf or


The Summer Cruise will start from the Squadron on Saturday, July 21st after an informal dinner at the Squadron the evening before.  We will take three days to sail to the Isle Madame Boat Club in Arachat, with stops on the way at Shelter Cove and Fisherman’s Harbour.  The fourth day will be a lay day and that evening we will have dinner at the Clubhouse with possible local entertainment.

The Cruise will then split.  Those choosing to sail the coast of Cape Breton (the Coasters) will sail to Port Hawkesbury and then on to Mabou, Cheticamp, around Cape North to Dingwall, Ingonish and finally Baddeck.  Those choosing to sail in the Bras d’Or (the Lakers) will cruise the Lakes and then meet the Coasters in Baddeck for the final dinner of the Cruise on Thursday, August 2nd at a local restaurant.  I am attaching the Revised Itinerary.

In early June we will have a meeting for inexperienced cruisers to talk over this Summer’s Cruise and help with general questions and specifics on safety equipment and the other “stuff” needed for a successful Cruise.


2018 Summer Cruise Itinerary


Click here to download your 2018 Summer Cruise Registration Form and return it to Manager of Communications & Membership, Mikela Sani

Once we receive your registration form, your name, vessel and the name of your crew will be added to our list below. Please return your registration form to Communications & Membership Manager Mikela Sani 


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