Full Season Boat4U Member Registration Opens - March 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Partial Season Boat4U Member Registration Opens - March 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

NYC's Boat-Share Program

NYC's Boat4U Program was created for sailors who do not currently own a boat to have access to a sailing vessel on a time-sharing basis with other members of NYC. Whether you’re a new sailor working towards getting your own vessel in the future or an old hand in search of a part time boat, this is a great way to “mess about in a boat” for the sailing season!

Vessel Information

  • 1991 Catalina 25 named ‘Away’
  • Owned and moored at NYC – typically on a swing mooring
  • Equipment includes – mainsail and furling genoa (no spinnaker), 9.9 HP outboard and all safety equipment required by Transport Canada

2024 Program Structure

Applicants can join the Boat4U program as a Full Season Member (60 points), Half Season Member (30 points) or Quarter Season Member (15 points). Each Boat4U member can then apply their designated points to book our boat for Day timeslots (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM) worth 2 points or Evening timeslots (4:00 PM – 10:00 PM) worth 3 points, Monday through Friday. This format allows Boat4U members flexibility to book sailing times based on what works best for their schedule! The scheduled 2024 Boat4U season is from May 13, 2024 to September 30, 2023 (21 weeks). 

Booking of time-slots will be managed through an online booking form and will be accessible to members on the following dates:
  • Full Season Booking Access - First Half of Points - Monday, March 25, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
  • Full Season Booking Access - Second Half of Points - Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
  • Partial Season Booking Access - Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Boat4U members are permitted to change their bookings during the season, however bookings will be locked on the Friday of the preceding week (available spots excluded). Members of the Boat4U Program are permitted to trade timeslots amongst each other and combine points, with written notice. Boat4U members can apply to participate in Club racing or solo sailing during their assigned timeslot.

Eligibility Requirements

The following minimum requirements and qualifications are required to become a member of the Boat4U Program:
  • NYC member in good standing in one of the following membership categories - senior, senior life, drysail, dinghy, crew, introductory crew, junior or student
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Certified at Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard – or equivalent experience and ability
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card holder (PCOC)
  • Toronto Port Authority Power Vessel Operator’s Permit holder (Toronto Harbour Licence)
  • Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate holder (ROCM or VHF Licence)

2024 Fee Structure

Full Season Membership Fee - 60 points + 1st access to booking portal - $1110 + HST + $250 Security Deposit
Half Season Membership Fee - 30 points - $690 + HST + $250 Security Deposit
Quarter Season Membership Fee - 15 points - $440 + HST + $250 Security Deposit

Boat4U membership is non-refundable upon cancellation, except where the Boat4U program is unable to operate and offer the vessel to its members due to unforeseen circumstances. There will be no refunds issued for unused points.

Each Boat4U member will be accountable for damage or loss incurred while the boat is their responsibility, lost items such as winch handles, fenders or safety equipment, as well as cleaning fee if cleaning procedures are not followed, up to the value of the security deposit. Unused security deposit or any of its remaining portion will be refunded to the Boat4U member at the end of the season.


Full Season Member Registration Opens - Wednesday, March 20, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
Partial Season Member Registration Opens - Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ 10:00 AM

Questions about the program or expressions of interest can be directed to Amelia Leeksma at [email protected] or 416-260-8686 ext 232.