The Terry O'Connell Destination Rally will include two days of racing & cruising to YYC on Saturday July 8th and back to RCYC on Sunday July 9th. Experienced and beginner cruisers and racers are welcome! You have the choice of cruising at your own pace or participating in the rally start/finish.


Rally Logistics:


Saturday July 8th

        8:30am Skippers and event briefing – RCYC verandah

        9:55am Rally start near T2 (see SIs for details)

        4:30pm Rally finish line curfew

        5:00pm Dock-side Champaign reception and pot-luck appetizers

        7:30pm Private rally dinner and awards 

Sunday July 9

        9:00am Breakaway from dock/moorings

        9:50pm Rally start for return trip




You can register for one of 3 divisions:

Cruise at your own pace - no rally start/finish.  

This is for sailors that don’t want to be bound by a clock, a start/finish line or sailing instructions.   These sailors want to cruise over as part of a broader group at their own pace and enjoy the festivities on the other side. Registration is still mandatory if your want a spot at YYC.  We recommend you plan to arrive in Youngstown around 5:30pm so that you can participate in the activities. Register separately for this division below. 

Double Handed White Sail (cruising).  

Flying sails or spinnakers are not allowed. Extra sailors are welcome to take part as long as only two people are actively sailing at anyone time. This division qualifies Cruising Sailors Squadron trophies.

Double Handed Flying Sail (racing).

Flying sails or spinnakers are allowed. Extra sailors are welcome to take part as long as only two people are actively sailing at anyone time.       


Registration Instructions:


Note: If you do not have a sail number please enter 000. Please register as a PHRF boat if your class is not identified.


Registration for the Rally is below. We will do our best to accommodate each boat, however, space will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 


The Terry O'Connell Destination Rally includes a sit-down dinner on the Saturday evening on the upper level of the Youngstown Yacht Club overlooking the Niagara River as it opens into Lake Ontario. One (1) dinner ticket is included with each boat registration Boat registration plus one dinner ticket costs $63.00. Additional tickets may be purchased for $53 CAD (taxes included) ahead of time below. There will not be any dinner tickets available for day-of purchase.

Register Here



Terry O'Connell Destination Rally Dinner

Dinner will begin at 7:30 PM on the upper level of the YYC Clubhouse.




House Soup or Salad


Choice of Chicken Capresse or 10oz Prime Rib or Crab Cakes (dinner portion)

Seasonal Vegetables


Locally Baked Mini Pies and Cakes

Coffee / Tea    


Vegetarian Option available upon request.




Cancellation Policy:

Please ensure that you receive a confirmation of your online registration. If confirmation is not received, then it has likely not been properly processed and will not be honored. 

Should you need to cancel registration for a cruise, we ask that you please notify the RCYC Sailing Office at your earliest opportunity. Please contact sailing@rcyc.ca . This will allow other yachts on the waitlist to attend. 

There is a 72 hour cancellation policy in effect.

Entry into the USA:

For more information about entering the USA by boat please click here.