Heather McBriarty - RKYC

Heather McBriarty - RKYC

July 2017 - Heather McBriarty of Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club in New Brunswick

Sail Canada’s Sail East 2017 a success thanks to the leadership of Heather McBriarty!

Last year McBriarty took on the role of Event chair for Sail Canada’s championship for the Atlantic region. Set at the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club (RKYC), her dedication was unwavering…. from rounding up groups of volunteers to organizing the details with Sail Canada, sponsors and the devoted membership, the ultimate delivery of the 2017 Sail East event, now touted as a fantastic experience by all who were there. She worked tirelessly to present a great event for the youth sailors of Atlantic Canada.


Heather’s resounding leadership resulted in the empowerment of other volunteers and the positive development experiences of not only the sailors, but the coaches, officials, & host club staff - leaving a lasting legacy for the RKYC. All this was in addition to her volunteer duties as the club’s Rear Commodore and running their bar committee.

Volunteer Positions held:

  • Sail East 2017 Event Chair
  • Rear Commodore of the RKYC (currently)
  • Secretary of the RKYC executive
  • member at large on RKYC executive
  • Co-chair Bar Committee at the RKYC
  • Fleet Captain (2 years)

From Volvo Car Canada & sailors everywhere - thank you, Heather!

The Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club is a member Club & Sailing School with Sail New Brunswick & Sail Canada, delivering Sail Canada’s CANSail& Keelboating Programs. RKYC delivers week night races and weekend regattas – offering annual events open to any sailors.

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