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NYC Racing 2021

Plan to Race
NYC Racing is working hard to make 2021 a great racing season for all. We can’t be sure what will happen, but we do have a determined race committee, dedicated sailors, all the right tools and experience in making the best of the current situation.

In the GTA, in 2020 National Yacht Club Racing was the first on the water, the first to organise weeknight racing and the first to host an open regatta - all while respecting the provincial guidelines and working hard to keep our sailors safe.

In 2021, we are focused on another successful season of competitive sailing. Our primary plan includes three nights of club racing from beginner to PHRF spinnaker fleets, three weekends of Club events and three weekend regattas. Our fallback plans include self-timed starts, structured challenges and reduced-crew events.

Highlights of the planned 2021 season:
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Evening Racing
  • Whitesail, Spinnaker, Beginner, Doublehanded and Women’s Fleets
  • Shark, J80, 36.7 Fleets
  • Spring, Fall and Summer Fun Club Races
  • The NYC Open, TNE Dinghy & Skiff Regatta, 2.4 CanAm North Events and Argosy Bowl Regattas
  • The NYC Challenge
  • and more!
Checkout the NYC Online Calendar and 'Plan to Race' in 2021!

2021 e-Sailing Series 

Virtual racing, REAL fun! Keep your racing skills honed during the "off-season" and have some fun with friends in our virtual racing series. Find out more!

Three Nights of 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 - PHRF Whitesail, Quarter Ton and Shark.
Wednesday - PHRF Spinnaker Racing.
Thursday - Women’s, Double-Handed and Beginner Skippers.

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 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. 2020 volunteer registration coming soon!

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 Monday 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

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!