National Yacht Club are proud supporters of our long-standing and new partnerships with Able Sail Toronto, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders, Sea Scouts, and the University of Toronto Sailing Club - Race Team, that allow people access to sailing and the sailing community.  


Able Sail Toronto 

Able Sail Toronto is an accessible sailing club based out of NYC that provides sailing for people with physical disabilities. Able Sail Toronto’s activities are designed to relieve the physical obstacles that challenge people with mobility disabilities – sailing is one of the few sports that can accommodate people with higher level disabilities. Outdoor physical activities & enjoying a sport with freedom and independence has a positive effect on an indviduals' personal and social life.

Able Sail Toronto depends on the support of private, public and corporate donations. Funds donated are used to purchase and maintain the adapted sailboats as well as other equipment. Able Sail Toronto currently has 16 members with physical disabilities ranging from paraplegia and quadriplegia to amputees.

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Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders

The Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders focuses on four aspects of participants’ lives – intellectual, physical, emotional, and vocational. Broad Reach sailing programs focus on building self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, problem solving, reliability, and responsibility. Hosting programs on a sailboat promotes physical activity and exposes participants to an activity and social environment that they may not otherwise seek out or have the opportunity to encounter and enjoy. Broad Reach has been at NYC since 1998.

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Sea Scouts

The Sea Scouts are a keen bunch of students aged 5-26 who have rebuilt “United”, their ex- Royal Canadian Navy 27-foot Montagu whaler. In the past 8 years, the 65th Toronto Scout Group have learned a lot about boat maintenance under the supervision of NYC member John King, with the assistance of other club members and adult Scouters. King takes the Sea Scouts on mini-voyages during the summer months, sometimes to the Humber River or around Toronto Island, under sail, oars or motor power.

They also take United on the road each year, dressed as War of 1812 re-enactors for historical naval battles as far away as Penetanguishene, Fort George and Fort Willow. The Scouts have been eager volunteers at club regattas and at every launch and haul out. The Scouts collect empty wine bottles and beer cans for recycling, a service that keeps the NYC tidy and helps fund the Scout programs. The Sea Scouts are very grateful that the NYC has let them keep their tent at the east end of the yard, where they store their gear and work on their boat.

For more info about the Sea Scouts, please visit: [email protected]


University of Toronto Sailing Club - Race Team 

The University of Toronto Sailing Club – Race Team has been providing sailing opportunities for experienced sailors at Canada’s largest university since 2003, and at NYC since 2008. National hosts the team’s tryouts and training sessions in September and October on our fleet of Club 420s. The team competes in the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association (CICSA) regatta circuit, competing in fleet racing, team racing, and keelboat racing events against other Canadian universities.

The UofT Competitive Team provides an opportunity for young people to continue sailing while they are studying at university and promotes participation in the sport for those who might otherwise stop sailing as they age out of youth sailing and racing programs. The program is fun and social and allows these students to keep up their sailing skills while meeting other like-minded people. UofT’s Competitive Team members assist with fleet pack up each fall once the sailing season ends. In 2018 the UofT Team ranked 5th overall in CICSA and placed 1st in CICSA’s Keelboat Nationals.

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