National Yacht Club’s weekend cruising program is a fantastic way to meet your fellow members and get out on the water to visit reciprocal yacht clubs! Our cruises take place various weekends throughout the sailing season and vary from fun day-trips to extended two to three day journeys throughout the Great Lakes, the St Lawrence and beyond. Reciprocity with other yacht clubs means that NYC welcomes guests from other club and in exchange, our members enjoy the services and hospitality of a large network of clubs around the lakes.

NYC’s Club Cruises are scheduled by member-volunteers who organize a flotilla of NYC boats to journey to other yacht clubs for sailing, fun and frolic. For those new to boating or cruising, this is a great way to gain cruising experience by taking advantage of safety in numbers while you get your sea legs! Along with the enjoyment of travelling by boat between clubs, a typical cruise schedule might include a group BBQ, dinner at a local restaurant, group potluck, patio dancing, costume or boat decoration competitions, shopping, swimming, a winery tour or live theater, depending on the venue.
2024 Cruising Schedule
  • May 18-20 - Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club
  • May 20 - Spring Round the Island Season Opening Cruise & Race
  • May 25 - Steel Island Cruise
  • June 8 – Sailpast at NYC
  • June 14-16 - Newport Yacht Club
  • June 22/23 - Etobicoke Yacht Club
  • June 29/30/July 1 – Youngstown Yacht Club
  • July 6 - Bites on Boats at NYC
  • July 13/14 - Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club
  • July 19/20/21 – Dalhousie Yacht Club
  • July 26/27/28 – Youngstown Yacht Club *NEW Cruise-In & Race-In Event, Shore Party event for 2024!*
  • August 3/4/5 – Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • August 14 - Thousand Island's Meet Up - Waupoos
  • August 17 – Poker Run at NYC
  • August 24/25 - Port Credit Yacht Club
  • August 31/September 1/2 - Fifty Point Yacht Club
  • September 7/8 - Commodores Cruise - Destination TBA
  • September 14/15 - Lakeshore Yacht Club
  • September 28 – Fall Round the Island - Cruise, Race & End of Season Celebration

Registration
Both sail and power boats are welcome. Registration is required as space must be arranged at the destination club.

For more information about Club Cruising contact [email protected].

National Yacht Club is not just a place for boat owners. For members who enjoy cruising, but don’t have boats, the club has developed a program to enable them to participate in casual, weeknight cruising. Join the Weeknight Cruising Program to sign up for a cruise!