Regattas are a fabulous way to test your racing skills as well as the ability of your boat and crew. They give you more options in terms of your competitors, courses and depending on the type of boat you own you might enjoy class level racing, or PHRF racing. Either way, they’re sure to be filled with fun and excitement.

Not only are regattas great fun on the water, they also include many shore-side activities after racing. With the anticipation building towards the final announcements of results, you won’t want to miss a thing! National Yacht Club members participate in many regattas throughout the year and hosts many others.

Even if you don’t race on a boat, volunteering at a regatta is a great way to experience the excitement this great sport has to offer. If you are interested in volunteering at a regatta this season, please fill out our online form here.

2019 Regattas

Summer Social - June 22

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Celebrate the Summer Solstice and enjoy some friendly competition and socializing at NYC’s 5th Annual Summer Social! There is something for everyone at this event - racers, cruisers, powerboat and kayaks are all invited to come on out for a great day on and off the water. Kids welcome as well!

Summer Solstice Celebration
The longest day of the year – when the sun is over the yardarm – is celebrated to bring good fortune, good food and good sailing weather. It is a celebration of life, light and love. It is returning to nature and finding the spirit of adventure. In that spirit, this year's Summer Social will be Hippie themed, so we encourage everyone to get their flower power on!

Big Sun. Big Sails. Huge Fun. Bigger Tales.
Spirit of Adventure Pursuit Race – Sail boats of all sizes are invited to participate in this exciting and fun “catch-up” style race, where the slower boats get a head start on the competition.

On The Lake Scavenger Hunt – Power boaters or sailors who prefer to take a leisurely cruise will be sure to have an adventure deciphering poems that will take you to various locations in the inner harbour and around the Toronto Islands.

In-the-Basin Kayak Race – Loan, borrow or bring your own kayak and participate in an afternoon race around NYC's basin.

On Shore Activities – After the morning’s on-water activities members are invited to gather on the Club's west lawn and chartroom for fun and games! Even if you aren't participating in the on-water activities you are welcome to join in the shore-side fun. Draw prizes, vendor demos, lawn games and a delicious BBQ. Top it off with a dipped cone from the Ice Cream Truck and your day will be complete!

Summer Social Registration Form

Schedule of Events:
10:00 – 11:30 – Registration and Check-In for Pursuit Race and On-Water Scavenger Hunt , Lobby
10:00 – 3:30 – Register for On-Land Games and Demos, Chartroom
11:30 – 12:00 – Skippers Meeting for Pursuit Race & On-Water Cruise, Chartroom
1:00 – 3:30 – On-Water Scavenger Hunt or Pursuit Race
3:45 – 5:30 – Kayak Race, Lower Deck and NYC Basin
4:00 – 5:30 – Lawn Games - Tug O' War, Limbo, Mini Putt, Hula Hoops, West Lawn & Lower Deck
4:00 – 8:00 – Music, Lower Deck
5:30 – Awards Presentation & Prizes, Lower Deck
6:00 – 8:00 – BBQ Dinner, Lower Deck $28.00

Kayak Race:
All members who have kayaks, or who know how to kayak and want to participate in a race on the day of the Summer Social (June 22), are invited to sign up for our first In-the- Basin Kayak Race!

Pre-Race Meeting - 3:45 PM all participants will meet on Club's Lower Deck.
Start Time - Approximately 4:00 PM (when most boats are back from the pursuit race and the cruise).
Race Course - Will LIKELY BE from main dock on east side, around all docks/boats, ending at main dock on west side. Course is subject to change, so be flexible.

If you have a kayak and want to participate, or if you have a kayak that you are willingto lend to someone else, or if you want to race but don't have a kayak, please email Don Williams IN ADVANCE OF JUNE 22 at Don will sign you up, and also match those with kayaks who don’t want to race, with those who want to race and don’t have a kayak.

BBQ Dinner:
$28 (tax & gratuity included)

BBQ Jerk Chicken OR Jerk Vegetable Skewers
Roasted Corn on the Cobb with Sweet Citrus Butter
Coconut Infused Rice and Peas
Creamy Coleslaw

Alberg GLAA Syronelle Cup - June 22-23

Cancelled due to high water.

The National Event (Dinghy Regatta) - July 13-14

NYC LORC Open & Argosy Rose Bowl - August 10-11

2.4 mR Great Lakes Regatta - August 17-18

Alberg GLAA Great Lakes Championship - August 24

Broadreach Jilasi for Youth Regatta - September 7

2018 Regattas

NYC Summer Social - June 23

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Get off the dock and enjoy some friendly competition and socializing at NYC’s 4th Annual Summer Social! All NYC racers, cruisers and power squadron are invited to come on out for a great day on and off the water.

Something for Everyone!
Pursuit Race – Sail boats of all sizes are invited to participate in this exciting and fun “catch-up” style race, where the slower boats get a head start on the competition.

On The Lake Scavenger Hunt – Power boaters or sailors who prefer to take a leisurely cruise will be sure to have an adventure deciphering these tricky poems.

On Shore Activities – After the morning’s on-water activities gather at the club for fun and games, draw prizes, vendor demos and giveaways, lawn games and a delicious BBQ. Top it off with a dipped cone from the Ice Cream Truck and your day will be complete!

Schedule of Events:
10:30 – 11:45 – Check In & Race Materials Pick Up, Lobby
11:45 – Skippers Meeting, Chartroom
1:15 – 3:30 – On Water Scavenger Hunt or Pursuit Race
3:30 – 5:30 – Opti Challenge, NYC Basin
3:30 – 5:30 – Massage Tables, Vendor Demonstrations, Games, Popcorn, West Lawn
4:00 – 7:00 – DJ, Limbo Contest & Games, Lower Deck
5:30 – Awards Presentation & Raffle Giveaway, Lower Deck
5:00 – 6:30 – BBQ Dinner, Lower Deck $30.00 – Steak, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob and Salad

More Information:
For additional information or to volunteer please contact event organizers, Zoe Adrian or Scott Blair

Event Photos:
Summer Social 2018 | Summer Social 2017 | Summer Social 2016

The National Event - July 14-15

Dinghy & Skiff Regatta
Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018
National’s annual dinghy and skiff regatta will return in 2018! NYC invites dinghy and skiff sailors of all ages to participate in some friendly competition. NYC invites C420, I-14, 2.4 mR and any other single and double-handed classes with 5 boats or more, to register for this year’s event.

If you would like more information about our regatta or would like to volunteers to help with a range of jobs, please contact Regatta Chair David Foscarini at

History of The National Event
The National Event was first held in the summer of 2010 with a mandate to provide quality racing for skiff competitors. Since it’s inception, the event has continue to grow, with 50 boats attending last year’s regatta from clubs within the GTA as well as a number of sailing schools outside of the Toronto area. It is a good midsummer event for skiff competitors, who in the past have used this event as a benchmark in fine-tuning their racing skills for events held later in the summer. In the past, The National Event has welcomed youth and adult sailors from 29er, 49er, Club 420, 1-14, Contender and the 2.4mR classes.

This is a multi-generational event, one of the few to be held on Lake Ontario. It offers the opportunity for youth sailors to interact with competitive athletes a generation or two older than themselves, reconfirming that quality competitive dinghy and skiff sailing is available for all ages.

More Information

Past Results & Photos:
2017 Results | 2017 Photos

J-Fest - July 21-22

Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22, 2018
National Yacht Club, Toronto is excited to be hosting the second annual ‘Great Lakes J/Fest’ from July 21st to 22nd, 2018. J/Fest promises to be another top-notch event hosted by National Yacht Club.

For more information about this event, please contact Regatta Chair Trudy Murphy – J/80 CAN78 Feisty at You can also visit the Great Lakes J/Fest Facebook Page for updates and news leading up to the event!

History of J/Fest:
There has been tremendous support for J Boats from the fleets, owners and admirers around the Great Lakes. In 2017, the first annual J/Fest was hosted by ABYC and was fantastic. With a desire to build on the success, National Yacht Club could not be more excited to invite all J Boat owners to participate in what promises to be fierce one-design and PHRF competition and just as exciting shore parties.

More Information

Past Results & Photos:
2018 Results | 2018 Photos

NYC Open & Argosy Rose Bowl - August 11-12

Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12, 2018
Come out and take part in the third annual NYC Open! The format of this event is unique, offering course racing on Saturday and the Argosy Rose Bowl distance race on Sunday, which will run in conjunction with the AHMEN series. All classes are welcome including IRC, PHRF and One Design fleets. We are excited to welcome back the confirmed IRC, J105, J80, Laser 28 and PHRF fleets!

We are also pleased to announce that the NYC Open is once again, a Volvo Sailing Series event. Volvo cars will be on display at the club on Saturday and there will be free Volvo Ocean Racing hats to everyone who registers here. A Volvo/Helly Hansen branded jackets will be presented to the winning skipper of every fleet! This includes all of the IRC divisions! Tim Horton’s will once again provide lots of swag and on Saturday morning, dockside coffee-and-Timbits-by-donation, to The Dorothy Ley Hospice.

After racing on Saturday, everyone is invited to return to the club for a spirited onshore gathering, dinner, silent auction in support of The Dorothy Ley Hospice and awards presentation. The dinner menu is set….BBQ chicken or vegetable skewers, loaded baked potato with bacon bits, mixed cheese, green onions and sour cream and garden salad and dessert, all for $20. We’re excited that Beau’s will be the beer on tap!

If you took part last year, you’ll remember the great sailing conditions for the 60 boats/eight division event and the “retro” post-race flavour that harkened back to the days of the NYC Open when boats flocked to the club after racing, rafts formed, competitors enjoyed dockside games and a strong post-race energy. We’re looking forward to the same energy this year!

Competitors are welcome to arrive and dock at National Yacht Club on Friday night and join our pub night featuring the sounds of Ben Roscoe. 20oz Draft Beer for $5 will be served from 6:00 -7:30 PM. Pub Fare Specials from NYC’s kitchen.

This will be the best value regatta on the lake, with a $60 entry fee for Saturday and complimentary racing on Sunday. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

To register, for Saturday’s racing go to and for the Argosy Rose Bowl on Sunday, go to

Regatta Documents:
2018 NYC Open Sailing Instructions
2018 NYC Open SI – Amendment 1
2018 Schedule of Events
2018 Dinner Menu
2018 Silent Auction Items


Shark Gold Cup - September 8-9

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018
National Yacht Club is proud to continue its tradition of hosting the annual Shark Gold Cup Regatta again in 2018.

This year’s event will also serve as a warm up event for some crews competing in the 2018 Canadian Women’s Keelboat Championship being run in Toronto the following weekend. This has been a favourite regatta for many in the shark fleet since National Yacht Club took over the event in 2012.

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GLAA Syronelle Cup - June 23-24

GLAA Great Lakes Championship - August 25

Jilasi for Youth Regatta - September 22