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On the waterfront in Downtown Toronto since 1894 From novice to old salt, there is a place for everyone at National Yacht Club.

About Club 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. One design racing is offered as well as handicap racing. Participants from other clubs are welcome!

Mid-week Racing

There are currently three nights of keelboat racing:

PHRF whitesail, Quarter Ton and Shark. See race results.

PHRF spinnaker racing. See race results.

Women’s, double-handed and beginner skippers. See race results.

Dates and times for Club Racing are outlined in the NOR and Sailing Instructions. Click Here.

Crew Bank

New Introductory Crew and Crew members are encouraged to find places 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. Learn more about the NYC Racing Crew Bank.


To register for Mid-Week Racing or Round-the-Island Races please visit the registration page, here.

For details regarding dates and start times please review the racing documentation, available here.

If you have any questions regarding NYC midweek racing please contact

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 to make arrangements to have your sails measured. An annual fee of $40 (tax included) 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,

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.

Race Results

Results are posted on the bulletin board on the north side of the west hallway. For online race results choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from the navigation to the right.


Please consider completing your volunteer hours by helping your race committee.

Click here to Volunteer!

Race Map

Download map here.

Other Opportunities for Racing at NYC

420 Racing Club

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

NYC Challenge

New for 2018, the NYC Challenge is a season-long sailing challenge, open to all sailors with or without PHRF certificates. Though not technically a race, the objective is to navigate a fixed course approximately 6.7 nautical miles in a fun and low stress format. Find out more about the NYC Challenge here.