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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 racing:

PHRF whitesail and spinnaker divisions, plus the Shark one-design fleet. See race results.

PHRF spinnaker racing for boats 25-40 feet. 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 Fall Mid-Week Racing please CLICK HERE.

To register for the Fall Round the Island Race please CLICK HERE.

If you are having difficulty with online registration hard copy forms are available for pickup at the NYC Office or Sailing Office.

If you have any questions regarding NYC midweek racing please contact

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

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. Your PHRF certificate will be renewed after April 20. 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. A renewal fee of $35 will be billed to your account. PHRF-Lake Ontario no longer mails out renewal certificates but instead they are available for printing from the PHRF Lake Ontario website, If you 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.

Division Splits

Division allocations and the starting order for each race night will be posted prior to the practice starts on the official notice board, which is located in the west hallway.

Race Results

Race 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!

Other Opportunities for Racing at NYC

National Yacht Club offers two racing oriented clubs for its members. In both of these clubs NYC members sail on Club owned boats in a fun, but competitive atmosphere! For information click on the links below.