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2020 August Racing

NYC's weeknight races will begin the week of August 4, 2020. Shark One Design racing will start on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Division Splits online here.

Please note that there are some changes and constraints you should be aware of:
  • We are not accumulating scores across these races nor are we awarding flags or trophies. We believe that this avoids constituting a league and allows the NYC to have 100 people on the course and allows skippers and crew to race in other events.
  • Skippers and Crew are required to be compliant with the “Reopening Ontario – Stage 3” framework. This means proper distancing and use of face coverings where and when appropriate.
  • Daily registration will be capped at 95 declared participants (100 maximum in an event, 5 reserved for RC).
  • Skippers are encouraged to reduce crew.

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
Returning for 2020, 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!