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2024 Regattas 

National Yacht Club is excited to be hosting a full roster of regattas this summer! In addition to our annual events, we are looking forward to welcoming Shark sailors back to NYC for the Shark Gold Cup on August 10-11 and are very excited to be hosting the J/80 fleet for their North American Championships on October 4-6.

NYC Racing

With a history steeped in competitive racing on Lake Ontario, National Yacht Club offers a comprehensive, three night midweek racing program for all skill levels.
Tuesday - Shark & PHRF White Sail and PHRF Spinnaker Fleets
Wednesday - PHRF Spinnaker Fleet
Thursday - Novice Racers/Beginners, Double/Single Handed & Women’s Fleet (male crew welcome)

Crew Bank

Introductory Crew and Crew members are encouraged to participate in our popular racing Crew Bank and get placed on mid-week racing boats. With the Crew Bank system you learn to race and/or sharpen your sailing skills. The Crew Bank helps crew members participate in mid-week races and this helps boat owners build teams that last from season to season. Find out more!

Skipper Information

One design or handicap racing - Once a week or multiple nights. We have lots of options! Skippers who are interested in registering their boat for Mid-Week Racing or Round-the-Island Races please visit our registration page. Participants from other clubs are welcome! Visit our registration page.

PHRF Certificates
All boat owners participating in the NYC Midweek Racing program must have a valid PHRF certificate or one-design measurement certificate for their boat. If you are new to PHRF or have purchased new sails you will need to have them measured. Please contact the club handicapper, at [email protected] to make arrangements to have your sails measured. An annual fee of $50 + HST will be billed to your account at the end of March. If you are no longer racing your boat, you will need to notify the Sailing Office so that you will not be billed for the certificate. PHRF-Lake Ontario no longer mails out renewal certificates, instead they are available for printing from the PHRF Lake Ontario website,


NYC’s racing program would not be possible without the support of dedicated volunteers. Please consider signing up to help with a weeknight race. No experience required, all training will be provided. This is a great way to see keelboat racing up close and counts toward club hours. Find out more about volunteering here.

General Information

Division Splits
Division allocations for Club racing are posted on the official notice board, which is located in the west hallway. Please refer to Sailing Instructions for starting order, available here.

Protest hearings are held on the last Thursday of each month during the sailing season. Protest Forms are available at the OOD Station.

Race Results
Results are posted on the bulletin board on the north side of the west hallway and are also available online here.

Find Out More

Details regarding dates, start times and other important information can be found in the racing documentation on the Club Racing Documents & Registration page. If you have any questions regarding NYC midweek racing please contact [email protected].

Local Racing Series

National Yacht Club members proudly represent their Club in local racing circuits including:

The Lake Ontario Racing Circuit (LORC) is an association of sailing clubs in the Greater Toronto Area whose members organize and promote competitive keelboat racing. NYC hosts the NYC Open annually as a part of the LORC Series. Find out more about LORC Series online here.

This racing series, named for it's founding Clubs - with the 'N' representing National - is comprised of eight day-long races that all start and finish in Humber Bay. Each year National hosts the Argosy Rose Bowl Race as a part of this series. Find out more about AHMEN online here.

And more!
National's racers also participate in regional PHRF and One Design racing. Check out Ontario Sailing's regatta schedule here.

Other Racing Opportunities at NYC

420 Racing Club
National Yacht Club offers a racing oriented dinghy club for its members. In the 420 Club, members sail on Club owned boats in a fun, but competitive atmosphere. Find out more!

The NYC Challenge
The NYC Challenge is a season-long time trial. Not technically a race, though the objective is to sail the course as quickly as possible. Find out more!