Get Out on the Water

Don't own a boat, but still want to feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your face? National Yacht Club has several programs to help you get out on the water and have fun shore-side too!

Being in the city and close to downtown means that sailors at National can enjoy quick evening cruises or after-work racing. There is no long drive, no ferry, and no launch to catch.

Social Membership

Believe it or not, not all our members own a boat! If you're looking to simply enjoy the beauty of Toronto's waterfront and a shared sense of community, NYC welcomes you! We offer year-round social events, excellent service, and delicious food. Our dining room and patios overlooking Lake Ontario offer private, member and guest dining with a view. Our downtown, city-side location and free on-site parking make us the perfect location for an after-work drink with friends or weekend brunch with the family.

Find out more about NYC's Dining & Events.

Kayak & Paddleboard Membership

If you’re looking for a great way to get outside and enjoy Toronto’s waterfront alone or with friends NYC’s Kayak and Paddleboard Membership is the perfect option! Our downtown, city-side location and free on-site parking mean that you’ll get out on the water faster and with less hassle than anywhere else.

Find out more about Kayak & Paddlebard Membership options.

Weeknight Cruising

Our Weeknight Cruising Program operates Monday and Thursday evenings June through September, not including Holiday Mondays. Serious racers, casual cruisers, complete novices are all welcome to participate in this program, included in the cost of membership. Sailboats of all shapes and sizes participate, so you have the chance to find the boat and crew that’s right for you. If you're interested in going for a casual evening sail look no further! To register for weeknight cruises participants must sign up through the Club office. 

Find out more about more Weeknight Cruising.

Racing Crew Bank

The NYC Racing Crew Bank is an excellent and easy way to gain experience or find a regular crew to sail with. Using either our manual sign-up sheet or NYC's one-of-a-kind Online Crew Bank you can sign up to participate in Club racing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday race nights and for occasional regattas. 

Find out more about our Racing Crew Bank.

Boat4U Program

If you don't own a boat, but have keelboat sailing experience the NYC Boat4U Program is the perfect program for you. This program gives you access to NYC's Club-owned Catalina 25 'Away' on a time-share basis with other NYC members. Sail 'Away' with us this season!

Find out more about the Boat4U Program.

420 Club

If you have dinghy sailing experience and are interested in fun and active sailing in Toronto, this is the program for you! 420 Club members sail on NYC's fleet of C420 dinghies for both casual and competitive sailing. Enjoy Tuesday night social sailing or Thursday night racing. 

Find out more about the 420 Club.