The Martinon Yacht Club (MYC) has been around for over 70 years and it has always been a volunteer club committed to safe & enjoyable use of the our beautiful rivers and waterways. With almost 150 active sailing and power boat members, the club is open to all ages and widely regarded as being family oriented.
MYC membership fees are the lowest around - offering great value to anyone wanting to be part of a boating community where “many hands make light work” and boating knowledge is available for the asking.
If you are a sailor and are interested in racing, our racing program is one of the best racing clubs in the area. If you don’t want to race your own boat there are many opportunities to crew with one of our skippers. If you would like to cruise up river we have an annual cruise that includes many events for all ages; the children love it and over the years MYC has taken hundreds of children up river on many cruises.
New members are always welcome. We offer full membership to those wanting to race, cruise or require use of our boating facilities. We also offer an Associate Membership for those of you who only want to launch kayaks, crew with one of our skippers or just hang out with other club members.
Marine Services: Although we do not have berths or onsite winter storage for boats, we do have one of the best wharves on the St John River for easy access to the river. The wharf has a water supply and a gin pole with a winch. We offer: winter and summer mast storage for a nominal fee; two launch and two haul out days each season for a fee; use of a mooring mover for members to maintain their moorings; dinghy storage and a cart for easy launch; storage sheds for outboard motors and oars.
Learn: For those just starting out, MYC members regard boating safety as a top priority.
New members are provided a sponsor who will help them feel at home and show them the ropes. What better way to learn to sail than to help crew in one of our races. We can help find you a skipper to crew with.
Racing Program: MYC was founded on the love and passion of racing which has not diminished over the last 65+ years. We have an active racing program with about fifteen boats out every Tuesday night and a few Saturday races as well.
Cruising: The MYC prides itself on organizing a number of cruises throughout the year including a Canada Day weekend Cruise, our Annual MYC Cruise to a number of points of interest up the Saint John River, as well as other cruises.
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Junior Membership: We pride ourselves on offering a free Junior Membership for anyone 14-21 years of age (parental approval is mandatory). This is a great opportunity to learn to sail. We will get you out on race night crewing with one of our skippers. After the age of 21 you can remain a member for free until the age of 25. Although we waive the membership dues other fees still apply such as fees for marine services.
Club House: Our Clubhouse is a quaint and charming space complete with a kitchen and bathroom. It has a great deck to socialize on, watch club races or to just sit back enjoy the summer breeze and the beauty of the river.
Kayaking: Do you love to kayak?
We offer an Associate Membership for anyone with a kayak and needing a place to launch.
Float Our Boats
Situated along the shore of the Saint John River close to Grand Bay, th
e Martinon Yacht Club is ideally situated to access both the Saint John River and the Kennebecasis River . Grand Bay (hence the name) is
the largest bay in the river system and it is where the two rivers meet. We are also only a few miles upriver from the Reversing Falls and neighboring Atlantic ocean. Whether you are drawn by our shore-side MYC clubhouse, our marine services, our active boating calendar, our regatta standard racing program, or to watch a club race, our members come from all points to enjoy the company of family, friends, and fellow members just like you. Steeped in Maritime history, these waterways have offered generations of local inhabitants both
livelihood and untold hours of recreation. Today, the numerous rivers, lakes, inlets and coves which await continue to invite seasoned and new boaters alike to come and experience one of the most beautiful and pristine areas anywhere in Atlantic Canada.
Our 2022 Executive
Commodore – Claude Smith
Vice Commodore – Dan Connolly
Past Commodore – Gail Mitchell
Rear Commodore - Peter McDevitt
Rear Commodore - Marc Arsenault
Secretary – Sue Ash
Treasurer – Johanne McInnis