*Visitors Please Note* National's walkway is undergoing construction and as such there is no dockage available along the east or west shore walls and visitor space is VERY limited. If you are planning to visit, we recommend you hail on VHF channel 68 to inquire about slip availability in advance.
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.
2019 Cruising Schedule
  • May 20 – Spring Round the Island Cruise
  • June 8 – Sail Past
  • June 15 – Cruise to Etobicoke Yacht Club
  • June 22 – Summer Social with On Water Scavenger Hunt
  • June 29-July 1 – Cruise to Cobourg
  • July 6 – Bites on Boats
  • July 27-28 – Commodore’s Cruise to Port Credit Yacht Club
  • August 3-5 – Cruise to Island Yacht Club- Wilson, New York
  • August 10-11 – Cruise to Port Dalhousie Marina
  • August 17 – Poker Run
  • August 31-September 2 – Cruise to Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • September 6-8 – Cruise to Port Credit Marina
  • September 14-15 – Cruise to Lakeshore Yacht Club
  • September 28 – Fall Round the Island Cruise
Both sail and power boats are welcome. Registration is required as space must be arranged at the destination club. To register fill out the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board near the washrooms

For more information about Club Cruising contact cruising@thenyc.com.

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!