National Yacht Club Has It All

On the water since 1890, National Yacht Club is an active, inclusive boating community located near the foot of Bathurst Street, right in the heart of downtown Toronto. Operating year-round, our club features comfortable dining and a spectacular patio with free on-site member parking – a rare find downtown!

Great City-Side Location

National Yacht Club offers safe dockage for your vessel, relaxation for Captain and Crew and a beautiful setting for your social events and leisure. You are on the lake in minutes, and back in the city at the end of the race or cruise just as quickly. Our location is equally convenient to the lake with quick access to the inner harbour, Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario. Find out more about our location.

Active Boating Community

With an active dry sail fleet, three nights of club racing, organized club cruises and a community of enthusiastic power boaters - you'll be sure to find like minded boaters at National. As a member of NYC, you’ll have access to our Racing Crew Bank and Weeknight Cruising Program, as well as our unique dinghy racing 420 Club and Boat4U boat share program where you can sail on club-owned boats.

Quality Dining

Quality and variety are the focal points of the menus created by our Executive Chef for daily enjoyment, special events and business meetings. National's striking clubhouse with licensed dining room and terrace provide superb views of on -water activities, the air show, the most romantic sunsets over the water and Toronto's city skyline. Find out more about dining at NYC.

A Home for Your Boat

Our stable and spacious docks for boats up to 45' are fully serviced with water, 30-amp power and dock-side Wi-Fi. For those on swing moorings it's a short ride to your boat on the Club tender. The drysail yard bustles with members using the club crane to launch and haul their boats for midweek racing or casual cruising. Members with dinghies, kayaks and paddleboards can often be found launching off our dinghy ramp on evenings and weekends. Members also have access to a pump-out station, workshop and optional winter storage. Find out more about our club facilities.

Learn to Sail

National proudly hosts a variety of high-quality learn to sail and nautical educational programs. Those interested in learning to sail have course options on Keelboats or Dinghies, both of which are guaranteed to help you get you out on the water quickly and confidently. Our Youth Sailing & Racing School summer camp programming has a proud 60+ year tradition of teaching sailing and racing to young people and has seen graduates go on to become Olympians, nationally ranked sailors and Sail Canada certified sailing instructors. Year-round programming also includes racing seminars, navigation courses, guest speaker series and licencing courses. Find out more about our education options.

A Self-Help Club

For those looking for a more involved boating lifestyle, National Yacht Club is maintained by its members with help from a small professional staff. We have an active volunteer committee system that organizes such activities as entertainment, racing, regattas, haul-out and publicity to mention just a few. If this type of boating appeals to you, please give us a call and come and check us out. Find out more about membership.

Find out why "The National" is the place to be for sailors and power boat enthusiasts!